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16th Lok Sabha dissolved with resignation of PM Narendra Modi; NDA set to form new Government

With its clean sweep, the Narendra Modi-led NDA is set to form the Government. This is the first time that a non-Congress party will form the Government at the centre for a second consecutive term.

May 25, 2019 12:57 IST
16th Lok Sabha dissolved with resignation of PM Narendra Modi

The 2019 Lok Sabha Election Results are out, the Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) has won 303 seats on its own, surpassing its previous record of 282 seats in 2014. The 16th Lok Sabha has been dissolved with the acceptance of the resignation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his Council of Ministers by President Ram Nath Kovind on May 24, 2019.

However, President Kovind requested the Government to continue to serve till the new Government assumes office.  The term of the 16th Lok Sabha will officially end on June 3, 2019. Hence, the 17th Lok Sabha will be constituted prior to that.

The procedure to constitute a new Lok Sabha will begin once the Chief Election Commissioner along with the Election Commissioners meets the President and hands over the complete list of the newly-elected members.

Lok Sabha Election Results 2019

Party

Seats

BJP

303

Congress

52

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)

23

Trinamool Congress (TMC)

22

Yuvajana Sramika Rythu (YSR) Congress

22

Shiv Sena

18

Janata Dal (United)

16

Biju Janata Dal

12

Bahujan Samaj Party

10

Telangana Rashtra Samithi

9

Others

55

Total

542

Following the declaration of results, the Union Cabinet passed a  resolution recommending the dissolution of the 16th Lok Sabha. The Prime Minister Modi met the President at Rashtrapati Bhawan and tendered his resignation.

NDA set to form new Government at centre

As per the Lok Sabha Election Results final tally, the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance wins over 350 seats; UPA gets 90 seats; the DMK wins 23 seats; Trinamool Congress and YSR Congress win 22 seats each; the Shiv Sena bags 18 seats and the Janata Dal (United) gets 16.  The Left parties, CPI gets 2 and CPI-M gets 3. Over 10 parties could only secure one seat including AIADMK, JD(S), Aam Admi Party, and JMM.

The BJP, with 303 seats, displayed a thumping victory in states like Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, Delhi, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Arunachal Pradesh. The Congress could not even attain the status of 'Leader of Opposition', securing just 52 seats this time.

Note: With this clean sweep, the NDA is set to form the Government at the centre. This is the first time that a non-Congress party will form the Government at the centre for a second consecutive term.

Key highlights

In Rajasthan, BJP got 24 of the 25 seats and its ally party won one

In Uttar Pradesh, BJP won 62 seats with a vote share of 49.56 percent

Note: From Uttar Pradesh alone, 9 women candidates would become MPs in the 17th Lok Sabha including prominent names like Smriti Irani, Anupriya Patel, Rita Bahuguna Joshi, actress Hema Malini and Maneka Sanjay Gandhi.

In Gujarat, the BJP won all the 26 Lok Sabha seats

BJP swept 28 of the 29 seats in Madhya Pradesh

BJP retained all 5 seats in Uttarakhand

In Delhi, the BJP won all 7 seats with massive margins

In Jammu and Kashmir, BJP and the National Conference won 3 seats each.

In Haryana, the BJP won all the 10 Lok Sabha seats.

In Maharashtra, of 48 seats, BJP won 23 and its ally Shiv Sena bagged 18.

BJP displayed its record-breaking score in West Bengal, winning 18 of 42 constituencies.

In Jharkhand, BJP got 11 of the 14 seats.

BJP won 9 of total 11 seats in Chhattisgarh.

In Karnataka, BJP secured 25 of 28 seats.

In Assam, of all the 14 seats, BJP won 9.

In Tripura, BJP won both the parliamentary seats.

Daman & Diu seat was won by Lalubhai Babubhai Patel of BJP.   

BJP bagged both Arunachal East and Arunachal west seats of Arunachal Pradesh.

In Nagaland, single Lok Sabha seat was won by Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party candidate Tokheho Yepthomi.

In Manipur, BJP  candidate Rajkumar Ranjan Singh won from Inner Manipur Lok Sabha.