Reacting to the debacle in the LS polls, former PM and party supremo Deve Gowda said, "Even great leader like Indira Gandhi had tasted defeat in elections".
Meanwhile, BJP workers from Varanasi Friday handed him the official certificate of election. According to which a NDA meeting has been convened at the Central Hall on Saturday at 5 a.m.
The prime minister shrewdly projected himself as the leader of choice against a confusing array of claimants in the opposition.
Exit polls predicted TRS to win at least 13-14 LS seats. This was in the backdrop of the recently held parliamentary elections in Isarael in which the right-wing bloc in Israel registered a victory, winning 65 out of 120 seats, with Netanyahu's Likud party bagging 35 seats.
The question is not about winning 300 seats, but the huge margin through which the BJP candidates defeated their nearest rivals ... that is a huge, huge surprise.The Mizoram seat was held by the Congress in 2014.
It is for the first time in history that BJP got four Lok Sabha seats in Telangana on its own, he said. "Definitely, with the support of Modiji and Amit Shah, we will not only become a viable alternative, principal opposition here, next assembly elections, we are going to form government here", Laxman said.
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The party drew a blank in 18 states and union territories, including in Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Delhi and Haryana. The party had won 282 seats in the 2014 general election. The BJP is likely to double its presence in the Assembly with 20 seats.
On the other hand, Dilip Pandey lost by over five lakh votes to BJP candidate Manoj Tiwari, Singh lost by over six lakh to BJP candidate Hans Raj Hans and Jakhar lost by over six lakh votes to BJP candidate Parvesh Singh Verma.
But from the latest update by the ECI, it seems the BJP is set to win eight of the ten seats it is contesting in the state by itself besides AGP mopping up two seats.
A day after his win, a jubilant Modi visited party veterans Murli Manohar Joshi and L K Advani to seek their blessings.
While Congress scored nil in Rajasthan, it retained Chhindwara in MP and two seats in Chhattisgarh.
The unopposed candidates of the party include Kento Jini from Along East constituency in West Siang district, Taba Tedir from Yachuli seat in Lower Subansiri district and Phurpa Tsering from Dirang seat in West Kameng district.