Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Will the Bharatiya Janata Party-led NDA return to power for a historic Modi 3.0 or will INDIA opposition bloc stop the BJP juggernaut? This will be answered today as counting of votes takes place bringing an end to a mega polling exercise that lasted for more than two months. Counting of votes begins at 8am today- beginning with postal ballots across all counting centres followed by electronic voting machines and matching VVPT slips with EVM results, the Election Commission said.

Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: A child holds a placard depicting PM Modi and BJP election symbol during a public meeting addressed by Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath for Lok Sabha polls, in Varanasi.(PTI)

Read more: 3 key factors to look at in today’s Lok Sabha results

The Lok Sabha elections were conducted in seven phases: April 19, April 26, May 7, May 13, May 20, May 25, and June 1. Twenty states including Delhi voted in a single-phase while Maharashtra and Jammu and Kashmir polled in 5 phases, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and West Bengal voted in all seven phases of voting and Karnataka, Rajasthan, Tripura and Manipur polled in two phases, Chhattisgarh and Assam had 3 phases of voting and Odisha, Madhya Pradesh, and Jharkhand saw 4 phases of polling.

Read more: Lok Sabha election 2024 results: How and where to watch vote counting live

The results are crucial for Congress- facing an existential challenge in the country- as they will show whether the party has the organizational strength and leadership to challenge the BJP as for the past two consecutive Lok Sabha polls, the party has failed to secure even the main opposition party status. Results today are also crucial for regional stalwarts like Sharad Pawar and Uddhav Thackeray as well as several Union ministers, including Piyush Goyal, Bhupender Yadav, Sarbananda Sonowal and Dharmendra Pradhan as well as former chief ministers like Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Basavaraj Bommai, Trivendra Singh Rawat, Digvijay Singh and Bhupesh Baghel.

What did the Exit Polls predict?

Hindustan Times’ complete election coverage here

All major exit polls projected a massive victory for the NDA with the BJP expected to better its own 2019 tally of 303 seats. India-Today-My Axis poll and Today’s Chanakya projected the NDA tally to be over 400 seats, ABP-CVoter gave them 353-383 seats and Jan Ki Baat estimated the alliance may win between 362 seats and 392 seats.

A look at 2019 election results

In 2019, NDA surged to 353 seats, of which the BJP won 303 alone. The Opposition’s UPA won only 93 seats of which the Congress got 52 in the last Lok Sabha elections.

Follow all the updates here:

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 06:45 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: BJP headquarter is all set up for a victory

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: BJP headquarters today is prepared to celebrate the party’s victory in the elections with a white shamiana with orange and green stripes and separate media booths.

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 06:42 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Sushma Swaraj’s daughter Bansuri Swaraj makes electoral debut

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Bansuri Swaraj, late Sushma Swaraj’s daughter, has made her electoral debut from the New Delhi seat as she faces AAP’s Somnath Bharti.

    Will she win the seat? Check latest updates here

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 06:40 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Hindustan Times explains postal ballots and how they work

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Postal ballots are ballots that are sent by mail, allowing eligible voters to cast their vote remotely, rather than in person at a polling station. Read our explainer on postal ballots here

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 06:36 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Manoj Tiwari’s hat-trick in Delhi possible?

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Manoj Tiwari’s ‘Hind ka Sitara’ was a hit in Panchayat web series. But the Bhojpuri actor-singer is also looking to win his seat North East Delhi for the third time today. Against him is Congress’ Kanhaiya Kumar as INDIA alliance’s joint candidate.

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 06:28 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Sensex soared yesterday. Will it continue rally today?

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: BSE Sensex and NSE Nifty 50 continued its bull run after most exit polls predicted the return of PM Modi-led BJP government. BSE Sensex closed 2,507 points, or 3.39 per cent higher at 76,468.78. Nifty 50 closed at 733.20 points, or 3.25 per cent higher at 23,263.90.

    The stock market is likely to see a surge today as well, analysts said.

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 06:25 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Tejashwi Yadav says INDIA bloc to get 295 seats. What he predicted for Bihar

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: RJD leader Tejashwi Yadav said, “INDIA alliance is going to form the government. We won’t get anything less than 295 seats. If you talk about ‘Modiji ka exit poll’, they have shown a positive swing of 14 per cent for us in Bihar, on the other hand it is 7 per cent negative swing for Modiji and his alliance partners. In Bihar, we will get nothing less than 25 seats.”

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 06:23 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Uma Bharti says BJP-led NDA to get 450 Lok Sabha seats

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: BJP leader Uma Bharti said the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will win around 450 Lok Sabha seat.

    She said, “The exit polls came out day before yesterday, whatever their estimates are, but my estimate cannot be less than four hundred and fifty (seats for NDA).”

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 06:21 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: What Congress leader Harish Rawat said

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Congress leader Harish Rawat said, “We are quite hopeful that Congress is winning. We are winning big in Himachal Pradesh, and INDIA (bloc) is winning across the country, we will get majority and form government. BJP supporters are disappointed. They have just tried to make a psychological impact through exit polls.”

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 06:20 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Bhupesh Baghel claims EVMs changed after polling in Rajnandgaon Lok Sabha seat

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Bhupesh Baghel claimed that numerous electronic voting machines in his Rajnandgaon constituency were changed. The state’s Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) said that the “mismatch” in the number of EVMs shared with Bhupesh Baghel is not supported by facts as, “The alleged mismatch in EVMs number shared with the INC candidate of Rajnandgaon PC is not based on facts. The EVMs used during polls are exactly according to the list of machines shared by Returning Officer after randomization with contesting candidates.”

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 06:15 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: So how many rallies did PM Modi hold this election season?

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: PM Modi led 206 outreach events during the campaign- including public rallies and road shows. The PM gave 80 interviews during this period.

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 06:13 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: What happened in BJP meeting ahead of counting day

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: BJP leaders met at the headquarters of the party for a meeting chaired by president J P Nadda and attended by senior ministers, including Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh on Monday.

    BJP national general secretary Vinod Tawde said, “The meeting only reviewed the elections and voting and discussed arrangements and deployment (of party workers) for counting of votes.”

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 06:07 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Nitish Kumar in Delhi as Bihar awaits Lok Sabha election results

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Ahead of counting day, Bihar CM Nitish Kumar traveled to Delhi to meet Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 06:05 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: A look at Delhi, where AAP stands and what is at stake for BJP

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: For 7 Lok Sabha seats in Delhi, BJP is going solo while AAP and Congress have a 4-3 seat-sharing deal under which Arvind Kejriwal’s AAP is contesting four seats while Congress is vying for three.

    AAP contested from South Delhi, New Delhi, West Delhi, and Northwest Delhi while Congress contested from East Delhi, Northeast Delhi, and Chandni Chowk.

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 05:55 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: What is the INDIA bloc and which parties are in the alliance

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: If you have been tracking news for the past few months, you must have read headlines saying: INDIA bloc meets… INDIA bloc holds talks… and so on.

    For the uninitiated, 26 opposition parties formed a grand alliance before the 2024 Lok Sabha elections and called it the Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance and its acronym ofcourse is INDIA.

    What INDIA bloc has?

    The alliance includes Indian National Congress, Trinamool Congress and regional parties like the Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) and Samajwadi Party.

    What INDIA bloc does not have?

    A prime ministerial candidate.

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 05:51 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: What is going on at counting centres

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: As you await the results of the Lok Sabha elections, authorities ramped up security measures at various locations nationwide.

    In order to ensure fair counting of votes, law enforcement agencies, including police and paramilitary forces, intensified their patrols around the counting centres.

    Seems like the stage is truly set for the counting process to begin.

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 05:47 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Maharashtra’s Sena vs Sena fight today

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Maharashtra’s Sena vs Sena battle is straight out of a book everyone is waiting to read. The Shiv Sena, led by Uddhav Thackeray, faces a significant challenge following party’s split in 2022 which led to a separate faction led by Maharashtra Chief Minister Eknath Shinde which has been recognised as the official Shiv Sena by the Election Commission.

    In 2019, the Shiv Sena allied with BJP, securing 18 out of the 48 seats in Maharashtra.

    This time Eknath Shinde is with the BJP and it remains to be seen who wins the most seats: Sena or Sena?

    Follow latest updates here

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 05:41 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: This election saw major voter participation in Jammu and Kashmir

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: The Lok Sabha elections saw Jammu and Kashmir witnessing the greatest voter participation in the last 35 years. The Election Commission said, “The final voter turnout in J&K is 143889, which is approximately 11.3% more than the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. It is the highest voter turnout in the last 35 years.”

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 05:38 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: PM Modi may equal this Jawaharlal Nehru record today

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: If PM Modi secures a third straight term in office, he will match the feat achieved by India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, who is the only premier till now to have won three consecutive terms.

    Jawaharlal Nehru held the position of Prime Minister for 17 years, from 1947 to 1964 making him the longest-serving prime minister in India’s history.

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 05:31 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: A look at exit polls

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: India-Today-My Axis poll and Today’s Chanakya predicted NDA tally to over 400 seats while My Axis forecasts 322-340 seats for the BJP and 60-75 seats for the Congress.

    Axis projected INDIA alliance to get 131-166 seats while Chanakya predicted it to be between 96 and 118.

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 05:25 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Shashi Tharoor’s Thiruvananthapuram conundrum

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Arduous? Gruelling? Tiresome? Exasperating? No one knows which word would Congress’ Shashi Tharoor use for the entire election process but it remains to be seen whether he can win his Lok Sabha seat Thiruvananthapuram again.

    His main challenger is Union minister and BJP leader Rajeev Chandrasekhar who marks his first foray into Lok Sabha elections while Pannyan Raveendran from the Communist Party of India (CPI), who won in 2005, is also in the fray.

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 05:18 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: It’s not a regular day in Rae Bareli today

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Rahul Gandhi, Rae Bareli and results- the three to look out for today. And why not? After all, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi is contesting the 2024 Lok Sabha elections from Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh instead of his former constituency Amethi.

    Rae Bareli has been a stronghold of the Gandhi family as Sonia Gandhi has represented the constituency since 2004. In the last Lok Sabha elections, Sonia Gandhi won the seat by a margin of over 1.6 lakh votes.

    In 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Rahul Gandhi faced a stunning defeat at the hands of BJP leader Smriti Irani by a margin of over 55,000 votes in Amethi.

    So yes, we do await the results of Lok Sabha elections with a special focus on Rae Bareli.

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 05:14 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: A look at India’s first Lok Sabha elections

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: No time like now to revisit the first Lok Sabha election in India after Independence.

    Well, it took four months and were conducted in 1951-52 for 489 Lok Sabha seats.

    Who won? The Indian National Congress won 364 seats and formed the government under the prime ministership of Jawaharlal Nehru.

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 05:11 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: How does the counting process work?

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Ever wondered how Election Commission undertakes the counting process? Wonder no more. We got you covered.

    Basically, as per Rule 54 A of the Conduct of Elections Rules 1961, the counting of postal ballot papers shall be started first at the Returning Officer’s (RO) table.

    After 30 minutes of the commencement of counting of postal ballots, the counting of votes from EVMs should be started.

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 05:05 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Where to watch election results today?

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: The Election Commission of India will provide live updates and results on its official website. You can also check real-time updates on the Voter Helpline App will also be available for real-time updates.

    And ofcourse, keep reading Hindustan Times’ blog for all the latest updates.

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 05:03 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Key things to know

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: The counting of votes will begin at 8am today. The complete results are expected to be announced by the evening.

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 04:52 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: A look at key battleground states

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Key batttleground states today include Bihar, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi and Haryana where the INDIA bloc will hope to stop the BJP. Of these, Haryana and Maharashtra go to Assembly polls later this year while Bihar will hold Assembly polls late next year.

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 04:45 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Rules of counting as per the Election Commission

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: The rules of counting have been defined by the Election Commission of India. Rule 51 (“Time and place for counting of votes”) of The Conduct of Election Rules, 1961, which says that “returning officer shall, at least one week before the date, or the first of the dates, fixed for the poll, appoint the place or places where the counting of votes will be done and the date and time at which the counting will commence.”

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 04:44 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: What exit polls predicted

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: All major exit polls say that the NDA will be returning with a huge majority and the BJP will better its previous numbers.

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 04:42 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Polling process in numbers

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Over 67,000 ballot units, along with 1.47 lakh postal ballots for Lok Sabha elections and 1.46 lakh for assembly elections, will be tallied today.

    A massive, massive process, right?

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 04:40 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: The curious case of Uttar Pradesh

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: The BJP won 71 of 80 Lok Sabha seats from Uttar Pradesh in 2014 polls while its ally Apna Dal (S) also won two seats in Uttar Pradesh. In 2019, the BJP’s tally was 62 out of 80 Lok Sabha seats in the state as its ally Apna Dal (S) won two seats.

    Will BJP again have a stellar performance in the state?

  • Tue, 04 Jun 2024 04:38 AM

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Cabinet ministers in the fray

    Lok Sabha Election Result 2024 LIVE: Ofcourse we are watching out for PM Modi’s seat today from Varanasi as he seeks a third consecutive term but don’t forget to look out for senior cabinet members like Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh who are also in the fray.



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