In 2014, when the Narendra Modi government came to power in Delhi, the BJP ruled just seven states. The Congress was in power in 13 states. It is now down to three— Punjab, Mizoram and Puducherry. If BJP manages to form government in Karnataka, the party will be an unprecedented position. After today's results go in its favour, BJP and its allies will rule over 21 out of 29 states in India.
After a series of losses, Congress is looking at being reduced to only two states Punjab and Mizoram and one Union Territory Pondicherry. Today's results may limit the Congress rule to only 2.5 per cent of the Indian population, whereas it main rival NDA could be governing 70 per cent of people across India, by the end of the day.
By March 2018, NDA ruled over seven of the country’s 10 most populous states as per Census 2011: Uttar Pradesh (199 million), Maharashtra (112 million), Bihar (104 million), Andhra Pradesh (84 million), Madhya Pradesh (72 million), Rajasthan (68 million) and Gujarat (60 million). If declared winner today, BJP will add another dense state Karnataka (64 million) to is kitty. The other two states are Trinamool Congress-ruled West Bengal and AIADMK-ruled Tamil Nadu. TDP-ruled Andhra Pradesh has since left the NDA.
Here are the states ruled by BJP and Congress:
Jammu and Kashmir
To Be Decided