Prominent winners and losers in Lok Sabha elections


Lok Sabha elections

WEB DESK: The 2024 Lok Sabha elections have yielded a mixed outcome, with the BJP facing significant setbacks in traditional strongholds like Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Rajasthan, but making gains in states like Odisha, Telangana, and Kerala. Despite this, the BJP is likely to fall short of the majority mark of 272. The unified opposition bloc, INDIA, has secured leads in around 230 seats, posing a challenge to the BJP’s dominance. Congress, which had faced successive defeats, is poised to surpass the 100-seat mark, signaling a potential revival.

In Delhi, the BJP has secured a triumphant victory on all seven seats, leveraging the “Modi factor” and a targeted campaign against the AAP’s alleged corruption. The election outcome sets the stage for Delhi’s Assembly elections next year, with the BJP facing challenges in local politics. The results also indicate that voters have prioritized concerns like unemployment and inflation over religious issues, despite the BJP’s emphasis on the latter.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has suffered a significant defeat in Uttar Pradesh, notably in Ayodhya, where Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s inauguration of a grand Hindu temple had been seen as a key factor in the party’s electoral prospects. Despite the high-profile temple inauguration, dedicated to Lord Ram, the BJP is facing heavy losses in the state, with the opposition Samajwadi Party and Congress leading in over half of Uttar Pradesh’s 80 seats, including Ayodhya city. While the temple inauguration fulfilled a long-standing promise by the BJP, voters appear to have prioritized concerns like unemployment and inflation over religious issues, dealing a blow to the party’s campaign rhetoric.

Here are some of the prominent figures who either won or lost elections

Narendra Modi

Narendra Modi, a 73-year-old veteran of public life and political activity from the Bharatiya Janata Party, contesting from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, won the election by securing 612,970 votes. His closest rival, Congress candidate Ajay Rai, garnered 460,457 votes as the runner-up.

Amit Shah

Amit Shah, a 59-year-old social worker and agriculturist from the Bharatiya Janata Party, contesting from Gandhinagar, Gujarat, secured a significant victory with 1,010,972 votes. Sonal Ramanbhai Patel of Congress trailed behind, securing 266,256 votes as the runner-up.

Rahul Gandhi

Rahul Gandhi, a 53-year-old Member of Parliament from the Indian National Congress, contesting from Wayanad, Kerala, emerged victorious with 647,445 votes. Annie Raja of the CPI secured 283,023 votes as the runner-up.

Shashi Tharoor

Shashi Tharoor, a 68-year-old social worker from the Indian National Congress, contesting from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, secured 358,155 votes. His BJP rival, Rajeev Chandrasekhar, trailed closely with 342,078 votes as the runner-up.

Smriti Irani

Smriti Irani, a 48-year-old public servant from the Bharatiya Janata Party, contesting from Amethi, Uttar Pradesh, lost the election to Congress candidate Kishori Lal, who secured 539,228 votes. Irani garnered 372,032 votes as the runner-up.

Dimple Yadav

Dimple Yadav, a 46-year-old social worker from the Samajwadi Party, contesting from Mainpuri, Uttar Pradesh, won the election with 598,526 votes. Jayveer Singh of the BJP secured 376,887 votes as the runner-up.

Ravi Kishan

Ravi Kishan, a 55-year-old actor and Lok Sabha member from the Bharatiya Janata Party, contesting from Gorakhpur, Uttar Pradesh, emerged victorious with 585,934 votes. Kajal Nishad of the Samajwadi Party secured 482,308 votes as the runner-up.

Annie Raja

Annie Raja, a 60-year-old social and political worker from the Communist Party of India, contesting from Wayanad, Kerala, lost the election to Congress candidate Rahul Gandhi, who secured 647,445 votes. Raja garnered 283,023 votes as the runner-up.

Anurag Singh Thakur

Anurag Singh Thakur, a 50-year-old businessman, social activist, and Union Cabinet Minister from the Bharatiya Janata Party, contesting from Hamirpur, Himachal Pradesh, won the election with 607,068 votes. Congress candidate Satpal Raizada secured 424,711 votes as the runner-up.

Asaduddin Owaisi

Asaduddin Owaisi, a 54-year-old politician from the All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen, contesting from Hyderabad, Telangana, emerged victorious with 661,981 votes. BJP candidate Madhavi Latha Kompella secured 323,894 votes as the runner-up.

BY Raghavendra

BY Raghavendra, a 50-year-old agriculturist, educationist, and businessman from the Bharatiya Janata Party, contesting from Shimoga, Karnataka, won the election with 778,721 votes. His Congress rival, Geetha Shivarajkumar, secured 535,006 votes as the runner-up.

Charanjit Singh Channi

Charanjit Singh Channi, a 61-year-old businessman from the Indian National Congress, contesting from Jalandhar (SC), Punjab, emerged victorious with 390,053 votes. BJP candidate Sushil Kumar Rinku secured 214,060 votes as the runner-up.

Giriraj Singh

Giriraj Singh, a 71-year-old social worker from the Bharatiya Janata Party, contesting from Begusarai, Bihar, won the election with 649,331 votes. Abdhesh Kumar Roy secured 567,851 votes as the runner-up.

Kangana Ranaut

Kangana Ranaut, a 37-year-old actor, producer, and director from the Bharatiya Janata Party, contesting from Mandi, Himachal Pradesh, emerged victorious with 537,022 votes. Congress candidate Vikramaditya Singh secured 462,267 votes as the runner-up.

Jitendra Singh

Jitendra Singh, a 67-year-old retired professor of medicine from the Bharatiya Janata Party, contesting from Udhampur, Jammu & Kashmir, won the election with 571,076 votes. Congress candidate Lal Singh secured 446,703 votes as the runner-up.

Madhavi Latha Kompella

Madhavi Latha Kompella, a 49-year-old businesswoman from the Bharatiya Janata Party, contesting from Hyderabad, Telangana, lost the election to Asaduddin Owaisi,There was a problem generating a response. Please try again later.

Omar Abdullah

Omar Abdullah, the 53-year-old politician from the Jammu and Kashmir National Conference, contested the election from Baramulla, Jammu & Kashmir, but lost to independent candidate Abdul Rashid Sheikh. Abdul Rashid Sheikh secured 472,481 votes, while Omar Abdullah garnered 268,339 votes, finishing as the runner-up

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