PM Modi first since Indira Gandhi to return to power to the majority!
PM Narendra Modi is the first leader since Indira Gandhi to return to power with a single-party majority in Lok Sabha. His Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has secured 303 out of the 542 Lok Sabha seats that were contested. In 1971, Indira Gandhi led the Congress to victory with a full majority after having done the same in 1967.
In this process, Modi wipes out the Congress credentials ruthlessly. As many as nine former Congress Chief Ministers lost in 17th Lok Sabha elections, results of which were declared on Thursday. Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit lost the North Delhi seat, while ex-Haryana CM Bhupinder Singh Hooda lost the Sonipat constituency. Other CMs include Harish Rawat, Digvijaya Singh, Ashok Chavan, Sushil Kumar Shinde, Mukul Sangma, Veerappa Moily and Nabam Tuki.
Meanwhile, actor Shah Rukh Khan took to Twitter to congratulate Prime Minister Narendra Modi on winning the 17th Lok Sabha elections, saying the electoral mandate and democracy is a winner. "We...as proud Indians...have chosen an establishment with great clarity and now we need to get behind it and work with it to have our hopes and dreams fulfilled," he added.