In numbers: Just how big is the BJP’s victory
The saffron party, along with its allies, has won more than 50 per cent of the votes in 15 states and UTs. In 10 states and UTs, the NDA won all the seats.
No kidding, this election was all about Narendra Modi. And just like in 2014, he won by a landslide, across castes and geographies.
He has rewritten history, and has become the first non-Congress—and third ever—prime minister in India to return to power after a full five-year term.
From claiming just two seats in the 1984 Lok Sabha polls to securing a consecutive thumping victory, the BJP now firmly occupies the position of dominance that the Congress once held.
The 303 seats won by the BJP in 2019 is the saffron party's highest ever Lok Sabha tally. It won 282 seats in 2014.
And just so you know, the BJP has the highest vote share in at least 21 states and Union Territories.
The BJP's vote share in rural areas was higher (39.5 per cent) than in urban constituencies (33.9 per cent). This means that the BJP is not restricted to just cities.
In 224 out of the 446 constituencies it contested, the BJP won more than 50 per cent votes. In 2014, this number was 136.
The saffron party, along with its allies, has won more than more than 50 per cent of the votes in 15 states and UTs. In 10 states and UTs, the NDA won all the seats.
In the Hindi heartland, the BJP got over half the votes in 141 of the 198 seats it contested. At least 15 of its candidates won with a margin of over 5 lakh votes.
The BJP's victories in Chhattisgarh, Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh come within six months of it losing assembly polls in these states. That's unprecedented!
Besides keeping its core states, the BJP posted its biggest victories in West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar and the northeast. Only Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Andhra Pradesh remained untouched by the Modi wave.
Eight out of 10 (81.8 per cent) BJP MPs retained their seat against 37.2 per cent by Congress leaders.
In 20 states and UTs, the Congress hasn’t even been able to open its account. It has a double-digit tally in only one state: Kerala.