"Modi ji took strong steps for the security of the country and also for development. It is a mix of all of these initiatives", Jugal Kishore Sharma said. He said the BJP had performed well in Kashmir too in the last local body polls and "our efforts are on to do better in these polls as well".
The biggest shocker was from Chandauli where BJP state President Mahendra Nath Pandey was trailing behind SP candidate Sanjay Chauhan.
BJP President Amit Shah has won the Gandhinagar constituency of Gujrat by 5.7 lakh votes defeating Dr C J Chavda of the Indian National Congress.
Amid market euphoria, the rupee appreciated 14 paise to 69.51 against the US dollar trade.
Counting has begun in the Guna constituency. Early trends show Congress'Jyotiraditya Scindia in trailing.
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Counting in the Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituency is underway and as per trends, Congress leader Urmila Matondkar is trailing.
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In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Babul Supriyo defeated Dola Sen of TMC by receiving 36.80 per cent of the votes cast in this constituency.
Former chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda of the Congress was trailing in Sonipat. Hooda was trailing behind sitting MP Ramesh Chander Kaushik by a margin of 1,115 votes, as per early trends given by the Election Commission.
Among the 40 constituencies, Nalanda, Begusarai and Arrah comprise seven assembly segments each while the remaining 37 have six Vidhan Sabha segments. He said trends were likely to be available after 9 am while results should start pouring in from 2 pm onwards.
Most of the exit polls have predicted that the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) is on course to retain power for a second term.