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52 Congress MPs come from 18 states, UTs

NEW DELHI: Who are the 52 candidates of the Congress who won despite the Narendra Modi wave in the just-concluded Lok Sabha elections?

Smriti Irani's supporter shot dead in Amethi

AMETHI: A former village head, known to be close to the newly elected BJP MP Smriti Irani, was shot dead in Baraulia village in Uttar Pradesh's Amethi district on Sunday.

Congress top decision-making body meets to discuss LS rout

MUMBAI: The Congress Working Committee (CWC) met on Saturday to discuss the reasons for the party's abysmal performance across the country in the 2019 general elections.

Modi to meet mother on Sunday, visit Varanasi on Monday

NEW DELHI:  After the landslide victory in the Lok Sabha elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit his mother in Gujarat tomorrow to seek her blessings for the second term.

Yet again, Delhi elects only one woman to LS

NEW DELHI:  Once again, Delhi has elected only one woman to enter the Lok Sabha, keeping with a sort of pattern.

Mamata calls meeting to find out reason for LS setbacks

KOLKATA:  With her party seemingly rattled after the Lok Sabha setback, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has convened an emergent meeting on Saturday afternoon at her Kalighat residence in South Kolkata to review the results and come up with a road map for a turnaround ahead of the Assembly polls.

N-E India sends 3 women to Lok Sabha, one more than 2014

 AGARTALA / GUWAHATI:  North-east India, comprising eight states, is sending three women to the Lok Sabha -- one more than the 2014 general election. Of the three women, elected for the 17th Lok Sabha, two are new faces and belong to the BJP: Queen Oja (from Guwahati parliamentary seat) and Pratima Bhowmik (Tripura West).

Bhagwant Mann's victory revives hope for third political alternative in Punjab

CHANDIGARH: The thumping victory of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) state president Bhagwant Mann from Sangrur Lok Sabha seat has revived the hopes of third political alternative in Punjab. The split in the AAP and defection by its MLAs had frustrated the people who wanted to see a government with good governance.

Uttar Pradesh to face by-elections in 11 Assembly seats

LUCKNOW: A total of 11 MLAs have been elected to the Lok Sabha from Uttar Pradesh this time and by-elections will be held in their constituencies.

Six Muslim MPs win from Uttar Pradesh

LUCKNOW:  In 2014, Uttar Pradesh did not have a single Muslim MP from the state but the scenario has changed this time and the state is sending six Muslims to the Lok Sabha.

Narender Modi is no more a 'Chowkidar', removes prefix from twitter handle

CHANDIGARH: Indian Prime Minister Narender Modi who won the Lok Sabha 2019 elections on the 'Chowkidar' slogan is no more a 'Chowkidar' as he and other BJP leaders have removed the prefix of Chowkidar' from their Twitter handels.

Several film celebs win in LS battle, some lose

NEW DELHI:  In the political 'dangal' of the Lok Sabha elections 2019, a slew of film celebrities including Hema Malini, Sunny Deol, Kirron Kher, Manoj Tiwari, Anubhav Mohanty, Mimi Chakraborty and Nushrat Jahan emerged victorious.

Rahul Gandhi may offer to resign at CWC meet on Saturday

NEW DELHI:  Amid speculation that Congress President Rahul Gandhi may offer to resign, a Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting is scheduled on Saturday to look into the reasons for the party's Lok Sabha elections debacle and decide on its further course of action to take on the BJP, which has grown in strength over the last five years.

Modi's mega swearing-in ceremony likely on May 30

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi may be sworn-in for the second term on May 30 and some world leaders could be invited for it, making it an event bigger than the 2014 when heads of governments of SAARC countries were invited, sources said here on Friday.

Chorus grows to change Sidhu's portfolio

CHANDIGARH:  Punjab Forest Minister Sadhu Singh Dharamsot on Friday joined the chorus blaming Navjot Singh Sidhu for Congress' poor performance in the state and said his action during the parliamentary elections had not only harmed Chief Minister Amarinder Singh but also party President Rahul Gandhi.

Australian PM Scott Morrison calls Modi

NEW DELHI:  Australian Prime Scott Morrison called up his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to congratulate him on winning the Lok Sabha elections and sought to boost bilateral ties, according to an official statement.

Bhutanese King and PM congratulate Modi

NEW DELHI:  Prime Minister Narendra Modi was called by his Bhutanese counterpart Lotay Tshering and King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck to congratulate him on winning the Lok Sabha elections.

Santokh Singh Chaudhary wins Jalandhar seat by 19491 votes

JALANDHAR: Congress candidate  Santokh Singh Chaudhary today registered an impressive win in elections for Jalandhar Parliamentary Constituency by defeating his nearest rival Dr. Charanjit Singh Atwal of Shiromani Akali Dal by a margin of 19,491 votes.

Salman goes shirtless, pitches for 'Swachch, fit Bharat'

MUMBAI:  After congratulating Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his "decisive victory", Bollywood superstar Salman Khan went shirtless in a bid to urge Indians to work towards a 'swachch and fit Bharat'.

Ravneet Singh Bittu of Congress wins Ludhiana seat by margin of 76372 votes

LUDHIANA: Ravneet Singh Bittu of Indian National Congress won the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 from Ludhiana-07 Parliamentary Seat by securing 3,83,795 votes. He defeated Mr Simarjeet Singh Bains of Lok Insaaf Party with a margin of 76,372 votes. Bains secured 3,07,423 votes, while  Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal of Shiromani Akali Dal stood third by securing 2,99,435 votes and Prof Tejpal Singh Gill of Aam Aadmi Party stood fourth by securing 15,945 votes.

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