NDA leads in 294 seats, INDIA trails behind 231 as vote counting continues in Lok Sabha elections 2024

According to the Election Commission figures at this hour, the NDA has won or is leading in 294 seats, putting it comfortably past the majority mark of 272 seats required to govern.

With vote counting well underway across the country, the latest election results as of 2:19 pm show the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) taking a strong lead in the race to form the next government.

According to the Election Commission figures at this hour, the NDA has won or is leading in 294 seats, putting it comfortably past the majority mark of 272 seats required to govern.

The main opposition bloc, the Indian National Democratic Inclusive Alliance (INDIA), trails behind at 231 seats so far. Other smaller parties and independents account for the remaining 18 seats.

While these numbers are still fluid with a number of constituencies yet to be finalized, the NDA’s performance gives it a distinct advantage in staking a claim to power at the centre.

Political analysts cite the NDA’s robust campaigning, decisive leadership projections, and its alliance arithmetic as factors that appear to have swayed voters in several key battlegrounds.

The INDIA camp, however, has not conceded defeat yet and has expressed hope that the final results could potentially swing in its favour as more rounds of counting take place.

All eyes are now on the final tally expected to emerge in the coming hours, which will determine the exact balance of power and set the stage for government formation.

As the world’s largest democracy concludes another hard-fought electoral exercise, the focus will also shift to the formation of alliances and the crucial topics that will shape the policy agenda for the next five years.