The 2019 Lok Sabha elections have been a long fought journey. The election was held across 542 Lok Sabha constituencies in India. Over 8,000 candidates were in the fray for 542 Lok Sabha seats across the country this year. The 2019 Lok Sabha election of seven phases, saw many big names like Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah, Congress president Rahul Gandhi and Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Akhilesh Yadav contesting from their respective constituencies.
While exit polls had already predicted a clear victory for the BJP led National Democratic Alliance (NDA). However, the results on May 23 proved the exit polls to be true. The BJP (of the NDA) being the single largest party for the second time has gained majority by winning 303 seats out of 542 seats in the 2019 Lok sabha elections. The Indian National Congress (INC) (of the UPA) got successful in securing 52 seats only. The NDA secured 353 seats and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) secured 92 seats and others secured only 97 seats in the 2019 general elections.
In 2014, the NDA secured 354 seats, the UPA secured 66 seats and the others secured 107 seats. BJP achieved an absolute majority with 282 seats out of 543 seats and the INC only managed to secure 44 seats.
Now, here is the list of some prominent leaders who won or lost the 2019 General elections.
BJP’s eminent leader and Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi, who was contesting from Uttar Pradesh’s Varanasi won 6,74,664 votes. He won against SP’s Shalini Yadav by 4,79,505 votes.
Narendra Modi won seats from Gujarat’s Vadodara and Varanasi in 2014, out of which he retained his Varanasi seat. He got 5,81,023 votes in Varanasi. He won against AAP’s Arvind Kejriwal by nearly 3,72,000 votes.
Rahul Gandhi from Congress won his seat from Wayanad, Kerala in 2019 elections. He got 7,06,367 votes. He won the seat against Communist Party of India’s P.P Suneer by nearly 4,32,000 votes. Meanwhile, he lost in Amethi (Uttar Pradesh) against Smriti Irani.
Amethi has been the constituency of Nehru-Gandhi family since 1980. Amethi has been Congress’ stronghold since the beginning i.e. from 1966. Rahul Gandhi held the seat from 2004 to 2019. Rahul Gandhi got 4,01,651 votes in 2014 whereas Smriti Irani from BJP was second in the list and got 3,00,748 votes. In 2019, Smriti Irani won the seat in Amethi by securing 4,68,514 votes and Rahul Gandhi got 4,13,394 votes. Rahul Gandhi lost to Smriti Irani by 55,000 votes in Amethi.
Sonia Gandhi from Congress was successful to retain the seat from Raebareli, Uttar Pradesh by 1,67,178 votes. She got 5,34,918. She won the seat in 2014 as well and got 5,26,434 votes.
Amit Shah won the seat from Gandhinagar, Gujarat by 5,57,000 votes. He got 8,94,624 votes in 2019 elections.
Nitin Jairam Gadkari from BJP won his seat from Nagpur constituency of Maharashtra. He got 6,57,624 votes in 2019 general elections whereas he got 5,87,767 votes in 2014 where he had won the seat in 2014 as well.
Mulayam Singh Yadav from SP won the seat from Mainpuri in 2019 elections. He got 5,24,926 votes in 2019. He defeated BJP’s Prem Singh Shakya by 94,586 votes. In 2014, Mulayam Singh Yadav had won the seat by almost 3,00,000 votes and later in the by-elections, the seat was won by SP’s Tej Pratap Singh Yadav by 3,00,000 votes. Mulayam Singh Yadav retained his seat from Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh where he won the seat by 63,000 votes against Ramakant Yadav of BJP.
Rajnath Singh from BJP won his seat from Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. He got 6,33,026 votes in 2019. He won the seat by almost 3,47,000 votes against SP’s Poonam Shatrughan Sinha. He won the seat in 2014 by almost 2,72,000 votes.
Akhilesh Yadav, a former chief minister of Uttar Pradesh, won the seat from Azamgarh, Uttar Pradesh (UP) and he got 6,21,578 votes in 2019 elections. He won by almost 2,60,000 votes against BJP’s Dinesh Lal Yadav Nirahua. Akhilesh Yadav was the Chief Minister of UP from March 2012 to March 2017.
Sheila Dikshit from Congress lost the seat from North East Delhi. She lost the seat to BJP’s Manoj Tiwari, who won the seat by almost 3,66,000 votes. She was the longest serving Chief Minister of Delhi, serving for a period of 15 years from 1998 to 2013. Dikshit led Congress party to three consecutive electoral victories in Delhi. In the December 2013 elections of the Delhi Legislative Assembly, Dikshit was defeated in New Delhi constituency by Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Arvind Kejriwal, who replaced her as Delhi’s chief minister.
Feroze Varun Gandhi, son of Maneka Gandhi and Sanjay Gandhi, from BJP won the seat from Pilibhit, Uttar Pradesh. He won the seat by almost 2,56,000 votes. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, he won the seat from Sultanpur, Uttar Pradesh.
Digvijay Singh from Congress party lost the seat of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh (MP) to BJP’s Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur by almost 3,64,000 votes. Pragya Singh Thakur got 8,66,482 votes whereas Digvijay Singh got 5,01,660 votes.
Akhilesh Yadav’s wife Dimple Yadav from SP lost the seat from Kannauj, Uttar Pradesh by 12,000 votes to BJP’s Subrat Pathak. She won the seat in 2014 general elections by almost 20,000 votes against Subrat Pathak. However, this time, she has to vacate the set for BJP.
Raj Babbar from Congress lost the seat from Fatehpur Sikri, Uttar Pradesh, to BJP’s Rajkumar Chahar by almost 4,95,000 votes. In 2014, he contested from Ghaziabad, UP and lost to BJP’s General V. K. Singh by 5,67,000 votes.
Bollywood actress Hema Malini from BJP won the seat from UP’s Mathura by almost 2,93,000 votes against Rashtriya Lok Dal’s (RLD) Kunwar Narendra Singh. She won the same seat in 2014 as well by about 3,30,000 votes against RLD’s Jayant Chaudhary.
Actor turned politician Shatrughan Sinha from Congress Party lost the seat from Patna Sahib (Bihar). He lost the seat to BJP’s Ravi Shankar Prasad by about 2,85,000 votes. In 2014, Sinha Contested from the same constituency on BJP’s ticket. He won the seat by about 2,66,000 votes.
Actress turned politician Urmila Matondkar who contested from Mumbai North constituency from Congress Party lost the seat to BJP’s Gopal Shetty by about 4,65,000 votes.
Jyotiraditya M. Scindia of Congress Party lost the seat from Guna, Madhya Pradesh to BJP’s Krishna Pal Singh (Sr. K.P. Yadav) by almost 1,25,000 votes. He was the Member of Parliament (MP) from Guna from 2002 to 2019.
Actor turned politician Sunny Deol, who contested from BJP from Gurdaspur constituency won the seat by about 82,000 votes against Congress party’s Sunil Jakhar.
BJP’s Giriraj Singh won the seat from Bihar’s Begusarai constituency by about 4,22,000 votes against Communist Party of India’s (CPI) Kanhaiya Kumar. Giriraj Singh won the seat of 2014 from Bihar’s Nawada Constituency against Rashtriya Janata Dal’s (RJD) Raj Bhallah Prasad by about 1,40,000 votes.
Congress party’s Dr. Shashi Throor won the seat from Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala by nearly 1,00,000 votes against BJP’s Kummanam Rajasekharan. Tharoor had won the seat in 2014 as well as 2009 Lok Sabha Elections. In 2014, Tharoor won the seat by about 15,000 votes.
BJP’s Poonam Mahajan won the seat from Mumbai North-Central against Congress party’s Priya Dutt. She had won this against Priya Dutt in 2014 as well. She won the seat by about 1,30,000 votes in 2019 whereas she won by about 1,86,000 votes in 2014.
Congress party’s Sanjay Nirupam who served as President of Mumbai Regional Congress Committee from March 2017 to March 2018, lost the seat in Mumbai North-West constituency. He lost the seat to Shiv Sena’s Gajanan Kirtikar by about 2,60,000 votes. He lost to BJP’s Gopal Shetty in 2014 general elections by about 4,47,000 votes from Mumbai North Constituency.
Congress party’s Milind Deora who contested elections from Mumbai South, lost the seat to Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant by 1,00,000 votes. In 2014 General elections as well, Deora lost the seat by nearly 1,29,000 votes against Arvind Sawant.
Congress party’s Ashok Chavan, who formerly served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, lost the seat from Nanded Constituency against BJP’s Prataprao Patil Chikhalikar by 40,000 votes. Chavan won the seat from Nanded Constituency in 2014 elections against BJP’s Digamber Bapuji Patil by about 81,000 votes.
Congress party’s Sushilkumar Shinde who also served as the Chief Minister of Maharashtra, lost to Dr. Jai Sidheshwar Shivachary Mahaswamiji of BJP in Maharashtra’s Solapur Constituency by about 1,58,000 votes. Shinde lost the seat in 2014 as well to BJP’s Sharad Bhansode by nearly 1,50,000 votes.
Dr. Sambit Patra who serves as one of the National Sokespersons of BJP lost to Pinaki Misra of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) by about 11,700 votes in Puri Constituency of Orissa.
Actress turned politician Kirron Kher who was the candidate of BJP in Chandigarh Constituency won the seat against Congress party’s Pawan Kumar Bansal by nearly 47,000 votes. She won the seat against Bansal in 2014 as well.
Cricketer turned Gautam Gambhir won the seat of East Delhi constituency by almost 4,00,000 votes. Some prominent candidates contesting against him were Congress party’s Arvinder Singh Lovely and Aam Aadmi Party’s (AAP) Atishi.
Bhagwant Mann is the only Candidate from Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) who won the 2019 general elections. He won the seat from Sangrur by 1,10,000 votes. He won the same seat in 2014 by about 2,12,000 votes.
Actor turned politician Ravindra Shyamnarayan Shukla alias Ravi Kishan won the seat from UP’s Gorakhpur Constituency by 3,00,000 votes against SP’s Rambhaul Nishad. Ravi Kishan contested unsuccessfully in General election 2014 from Jaunpur Constituency from Congress Party. Then in February 2017, he left Congress and joined BJP.
This election has seen many big leaders like Jyotiraditya Scindia, Ashok Chavan, Sambit Patra, Rahul Gandhi from Amethi, Sheila Dikshit, etc. unexpectedly loosing the seats.