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PM Modi elected from Varanasi with margin of 150,000 votes


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Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi (File Photo)

Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, has been elected as a member of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of India's bicameral Parliament.

Modi was elected by defeating his rival of Indian National Congress, Ajay Rai, with a margin of 1, 50,000 votes, according to The Times of India.

Modi secured 611,439 votes while his closest rival of Congress, Rai, obtained 459,000 votes. However, this is a very low score of votes compared to the votes Modi secured in the previous elections.

Earlier, in the previous elections held in 2019, Modi had won the elections by a margin of almost 500,000 votes.

The results of 2024 Lok Sabha elections came as a disappointment for the BJP, which seems to be falling below the majority mark of 272 even though the ruling alliance is all set to form the government. In 2019, BJP had 303 seats on its own, while the NDA had over 350.

The BJP has suffered heavy losses in its strongholds of Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Rajasthan. However, the party has made significant gains in Odisha, Telangana, and Kerala. The rival INDIA bloc, united by their opposition to the BJP and its ideology, is leading in about 230 seats, making significant gains in several states.

The Congress, which was decimated in the last two Lok Sabha elections, is set to touch the 100-mark, according to Indian media outlets. 


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