Lok Sabha Election Results 2024

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Election Result 2024

The BJP had a tough time in its strongholds like Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan, facing lower numbers. Their attempts in south and West Bengal didn’t go as planned. However, Odisha was a success story for the BJP, winning power for the first time and securing 19 out of 21 Lok Sabha seats. Congress made significant gains in Uttar Pradesh by reaching out to OBC voters through an alliance with the Samajwadi Party, winning 44 seats and reducing BJP’s count to 35 from 62 in 2019. 

The election results indicate that the BJP, though leading in numbers within the NDA, will need to adopt a more collaborative approach due to the crucial contributions of its allies in achieving the majority in the Lok Sabha. A key NDA meeting is set for Wednesday, with major allies TDP and JD(U) confirming their participation. Additionally, the INDIA bloc of parties is convening in New Delhi on the same day. It seems like a pivotal moment for coalition dynamics and future strategies. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets supporters as he arrives at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) headquarters in New Delhi on June 4, 2024

Prime Minister Narendra Modi commended the BJP workers and leaders at the New Delhi headquarters, highlighting the historic significance of a third term for the NDA. He praised the Election Commission for successfully conducting the world’s largest democratic exercise and recognized the impactful role of women voters in these elections. Modi expressed gratitude for their support, acknowledging the NDA’s reliance on allies like the Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Janata Dal (United). He specifically lauded the performance of the NDA under Chandrababu Naidu in Andhra Pradesh and Nitish Kumar in Bihar. 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised the significance of the Indian Constitution’s 75th anniversary, describing it as our guiding light for national development. He called for unity to propel the country towards a bright future. Additionally, he mentioned the upcoming 350th birth anniversary of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj, extending a gesture towards former ally Uddhav Thackeray of the Shiv Sena. Modi reaffirmed his government’s dedication to the welfare of the SC/ST community, crucial amidst BJP leaders’ campaign focus on supporting reservations.