Indian Election Results Overview 2024

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Based on the search results provided, here are the key highlights of the 2024 Lok Sabha election results in India:

Election Results Overview

  • The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) secured 293 seats, crossing the majority mark of 272 seats required to form the government.
  • However, the BJP on its own won only 240 seats, falling short of the majority. This is the first time since 2014 that the BJP could not cross the halfway mark independently.
  • The Opposition INDIA (Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance) bloc put up a strong performance, winning 232 seats collectively.
  • The Congress, a key member of INDIA, improved its tally to 99 seats compared to 52 in 2019.

State-wise Performance

  • In Uttar Pradesh, a crucial state, the Samajwadi Party emerged as the star performer of INDIA, winning 37 seats. The BJP’s tally dropped from 64 in 2019 to 33 seats.
  • The BJP faced setbacks in states like Maharashtra, West Bengal, and Rajasthan due to effective opposition alliances.
  • The NDA made gains in Odisha, Telangana, and Andhra Pradesh, with the support of allies like the TDP and JD(U).

Key Contests and Battles

  • High-profile contests were witnessed in constituencies like Varanasi (PM Modi vs Ajay Rai), Rae Bareli (Rahul Gandhi vs Dinesh Pratap Singh), Wayanad (Rahul Gandhi vs Annie Raja), and Amethi (Smriti Irani vs KL Sharma).
  • The BJP faced challenges from regional parties like the Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress, and the Maha Vikas Aghadi alliance in Maharashtra.

Government Formation

  • With the BJP falling short of a majority, allies like Nitish Kumar’s JD(U) and Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP have emerged as potential kingmakers.
  • The NDA held a crucial meeting on June 5th to discuss government formation, attended by PM Modi, Nitish Kumar, Chandrababu Naidu, and other allies.
  • PM Modi resigned on June 5th and is expected to be sworn in for his third term, likely on June 8th.

The 2024 Lok Sabha elections witnessed a strong performance by the Opposition INDIA bloc, which prevented the BJP from securing a majority independently. Regional parties and alliances played a crucial role, making allies like Nitish Kumar and Chandrababu Naidu potential kingmakers in the government formation process.

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