India Election Results 2019 Vote Counting HighlightsPrakash Jayaram (Author) Published Date : May 23, 2019 11:23 IST
The race startsThe postal votes were the first to be counted as a part of the first round of counting. Some of the centres were slow to start with South Chennai in Lok Sabha counting started after late after 30 mins and Sulur centre for assembly by-poll counting also started 40 minutes late.
Highlights so far
- Two EVM machines were found faulty in Cuddalore centre and one machine in Thirukovilur No 6 centre in Villupuram.
- Theni where three big names of Ravindra Nath (son of OPS), Thanga Tamilselvan of ADMK and EVKS Ilangovan of Congress competing for the seat.
- BJP is leading in 320 seats well past the magic number of 272 required to form the government.
- BJP is leading in West Bengal where Mamta Banerjee promised an overwhelming win.
Most exit polls predicted the results precisely which predicted 300+ for BJP and this has been the case so far.
Another shocker is DMK leading the LOK Sabha polls in Tamilnadu as opposite to the condition of its alliance in the national arena.
ADMK might keep the majority in the assembly
ADMK is leading in 10 seats in the assembly by-polls signifying a comfortable majority for the party in the assembly of TN if the condition persists.
All the leads are with the big two parties i.e. DMK and ADMK. The new and emerging parties like AMMK, MNM and NTK are not in the lead anywhere signifying that the people are not ready to switch or support the young and new yet.