Lok Sabha Elections 2024: NDA Clinches Power for 3rd Term, INDIA Alliance Fights Surprisingly Well

Lok Sabha Elections 2024
Lok Sabha Elections 2024

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Results

The Lok Sabha elections 2024 results have finally arrived, and the BJP-headed National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has won, clinching a historic third term in office. But the mandate is not as clear as most exit polls had suggested, with the opposition INDIA alliance fighting surprisingly well.

As vote count unfolded on June 4th, the NDA won 293 seats, with the INDIA alliance breaching the 234-seat mark, against exit poll predictions. It is a reflection of the larger ideological contest that the polls witnessed, with the BJP’s brand of nationalism going up against a united opposition.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024  Results
Lok Sabha Elections 2024 Results

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 : NDA Wins, But Moods Are Somber

Even though it’s a decisive win for the NDA, the moods among the BJP workers are rather somber. That is largely because the party and its prime minister Narendra Modi had set the bar impossibly high.

“The mood in the ruling coalition is that of defeat,” said a political observer, “even though it is the NDA that has won for the third time in a row.” The SP’s impressive show in Uttar Pradesh, against the BJP’s record fourth term, is one reason

Lok Sabha Elections 2024
Lok Sabha Elections 2024

Lok Sabha Elections 2024 : INDIA Alliance Fights Surprisingly Well

Meanwhile, the written-off opposition INDIA alliance has put up a much better show. The 234 seats that the alliance has bagged, though far from the 272 needed for a majority, have brought jubilation in the opposition ranks.

The Congress, in particular, has bucked the overall downward trend, and almost doubled its 2019 tally.

India Scripts Another World Record in Voter Turnout, in Lok Sabha Elections 2024

In yet another milestone for Indian democracy, the 2024 Lok Sabha elections have recorded the highest ever voter turnout, and thus established a new world record. 64.2 crore voters, including 31.2 crore women, are exercising their franchise. The unflinching faith of the Indian voter in democracy has stood the test of time.

This gigantic exercise, the largest poll exercise in the world, has also mobilised an immense workforce. The smooth conduct of this mammoth showpiece is a testimony to the Election Commission’s (ECI) meticulous vigilance and planning.

Voter Apathy, Violence, ECI’s Transperancy

Before the results, the ECI had to contend with allegations and demands from the opposition INDIA alliance. The Commission had then said clear instructions had been issued for the counting process, and the demands of the delegation would be placed before it.

The CEC had also categorically rejected the charges that were questioning the credibility of the polls, and had dared the opposition to come up with evidence. He had said that there were multiple layers of checking and the counting mechanism would be foolproof. All instructions in this regard had been duly notified.

Lok Sabha Elections 2024
Lok Sabha Elections 2024

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q. What was the final seat tally for the NDA and INDIA bloc?

A. The NDA won 293 seats, while the INDIA bloc had crossed 234 seats, defying exit poll projections.

Q. How did the performance of the Congress party compare to the 2019 elections?

A. The Congress party made significant gains, nearly doubling its tally from the 2019 elections, providing hope for the opposition’s long-term prospects.

Q. What role did regional parties play in the 2024 Lok Sabha elections?

A. Regional parties like the Samajwadi Party, Trinamool Congress, and others performed well, posing a formidable challenge to the BJP’s dominance in their respective strongholds. Leaders like Nitish Kumar and Chandrababu Naidu are likely to play a crucial role in government formation.

Q. Why was the mood subdued among BJP supporters despite the NDA’s victory?

A. The BJP’s supporters were subdued due to the party’s high expectations, fueled by Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ambitious “400 paar” (cross 400 seats) pitch, which set the bar too high for the party.

Q. How will the 2024 Lok Sabha election results impact the country’s political landscape?

A. The results will lead to a more complex coalition dynamic, a more robust and engaged opposition, and a greater emphasis on federal power-sharing and addressing regional aspirations.


The 2024 Lok Sabha polls would be remembered in annals of Indian democracy as a grand celebration of the country’s electoral process and the unflinching faith of the citizenry in the democratic right to vote. The voter turnout, which has been recorded as the highest ever, is a new world record.

While the NDA alliance has won for the third time in row, the INDIA alliance has put up a surprising fight. Electoral politics would henceforth be defined by the dynamics of both national and regional politics, and also by how the ruling and opposition coalitions respond to the existential challenges of its voters.

For India’s democratic future, however, the Lok Sabha polls 2024 would certainly make us wiser.


The contents of this article are based on the official announcements, news reports and other authentic sources. The opinion and views expressed are solely of the author and do not represent those of Wini Media , its partners and other organizations.

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