The BJP-led NDA on Thursday appeared set to create history by improving its 2014 performance as it maintained its lead on nearly 350 seats. The opposition parties particularly the Congress looked to face more humiliation as the party looked certain to lose its traditional bastion, Amethi in Uttar Pradesh. Congress President Rahul Gandhi is contesting from here against BJP’s Smriti Irani.
The Congress’ also suffered setbacks in Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, where the party had registered significant wins by dislodging BJP governments here. In all three states, the BJP appeared set to win almost all seats.
The BJP’s juggernaut continued even in Uttar Pradesh, where it had won 71 seats in 2014. The saffron party was facing a united opposition this time around but the former was all set to win nearly 60 seats.
In Karnataka, it seems the BJP has improved its tally of 2014 and was on course to win 24 out of 28 Lok Sabha seats. The BJP has also won nearly half of the 42 Lok Sabha seats in West Bengal.
In Bihar too, the party led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Amit Shah has decimated the opposition as it appeared all set to win 37 out of 40 seats.
The BJP is also set to win all seven seats of Delhi and 10 in Haryana.
This year’s Lok Sabha polls were held in seven phases spread over 45 days.