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While the party can count on the support of one Independent MLA for sure, a BJP leader claimed the other independent MLA, who now supports the coalition, could switch sides should the need arise. In some states such as Bihar and Jharkhand, the BJP contested fewer seats than it had in 2014 to accommodate its alliance partners. The Mizoram seat was held by the Congress in 2014.

The unprecedented victory for the BJP in Karnataka has pushed the ruling Janata Dal Secular (JD [S])-Congress coalition to the brink. Khan was defeated by actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada of the BJP. While former AASU leader Mani Madhab Mahanta is ahead of Gogoi with 9,343 votes in Kaliabor, AGP's Kumar Deepak Das is leading in Barpeta by 26,080 votes.

The All India United Democratic Front led by perfume baron Badruddin Ajmal secured only one seat in the state - Dhubri. As a result, JD (S) with 38 seats and Congress with 77 seats came together to form the government.

Elections in Madhya Pradesh have always been a bi-polar contest between the BJP and the Congress. BJP alone can take on TRS.

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.

Samajwadi Party had fielded its Rampur MLA Mohammad Azam Khan from the Lok Sabha seat of the same name. Some turncoats however managed to win the general election. The lone seats in Mizoram, Nagaland and Sikkim too went to polls in this phase.

Elections in Karnataka were held on April 18 and April 23.

However, Rajasthan Chief Minister Gehlot's son Vaibhav Gehlot was trailing from Jodhpur Lok Sabha seat in Rajasthan.

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While Congress bagged only one Lok Sabha seat and nine assembly seats in Odisha, Patnaik also faced defeat in the assembly polls.

Overall, the ECI had noted around 67-83% voter turnout in these states. The party had 15 MPs in the previous Lok Sabha.

The NDA won 351 seats out of a total of 542.

Asom Gana Parishad president Atul Bora.

The poor performance of the Congress party in the election was especially bitter after it was expected to make notable gains in this poll, even if the BJP was tipped to win. This is a big boost for the party before the next assembly elections in the state scheduled for 2021.

In projecting himself as the choreographer of air raids on Balakot across the border, Mr Modi severely bruised a fractious and unequal opposition.

In Bhopal, BJP candidate and terror accused Pragya Singh Thakur had polled 866,000 votes, or 61.5 per cent of the vote, leaving Digvijay Singh of the Congress trailing with 500,000 votes, or 35.6 per cent. The BJP has fielded candidates separately.

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