India’s 2024 General Election Results – A Tumultuous Battle

Election 2024 Results


Author: Hriday Verma

Published: June 4, 2024

The world’s largest democracy, India, recently witnessed a high-stakes general election that captivated the nation. As the Election Commission of India (ECI) meticulously counted votes, the political landscape shifted dramatically. Let’s delve into the key highlights:

  1. BJP-led NDA vs. INDIA Bloc:
    • The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) faced stiff competition from the opposition’s INDIA bloc.
    • Early trends indicated that the INDIA bloc had crossed the 200-seat mark, defying exit poll predictions. It led in at least 227 seats.
    • Despite this challenge, the BJP-led NDA was inching closer to the 300-seat mark, standing at 295 at the moment.


  1. Statewise Battles:
    • Uttar Pradesh (UP): A shocker for the BJP, where the INDIA bloc, fueled by Akhilesh Yadav’s Samajwadi Party (SP), led in 43 seats.
    • West Bengal: The BJP lost considerable ground here, with the Trinamool Congress (TMC) consolidating its lead in at least 32 seats.
    • Maharashtra: The opposition gained ground after the BJP split the regional heavyweights Shiv Sena and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP). The opposition held 30 seats, while the NDA trailed with 17.
  2. Key Leaders:
    • Rahul Gandhi: The Congress leader continued to lead in both Wayanad and Rae Bareli.
    • Narendra Modi: After briefly trailing, PM Modi regained the lead.
  3. Goa’s Close Contests:
    • In Goa, the BJP was set to retain the North Goa constituency, while Congress led in the South Goa constituency.
    • BJP’s Shripad Naik, a five-time winner, led in North Goa against former Union Law Minister Ramakant Khalap.
    • South Goa, a traditional Congress bastion, saw Congress’s Captain Viriato Fernandes leading against BJP’s Pallavi Dempo.
  4. Challenges Ahead:
    • The election results raised questions about the system of checks and balances if the next president were already a felon.
    • Faith-based groups assisting migrants faced heightened risks due to vitriol over immigration.

In summary, India’s 2024 election was a rollercoaster ride, with unexpected twists and fierce battles. The INDIA bloc’s resurgence and the NDA’s tenacity kept the nation on edge, shaping its political future.

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