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0 in 14 states; 1 seat each in 9: Congress-mukt Bharat

Last updated on: May 24, 2019 05:08 IST

Apart from Kerala, in no state has the Grand Old Party scored in double digits.
Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com reports.

IMAGE: Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses a media conference on the 2019 Lok Sabha election results at the party headquarters in New Delhi on Thursday, May 23, 2019. Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI Photo

There is unlikely to be a Leader of the Opposition in the 17th Lok Sabha too as the Congress has failed to secure the mandatory 55 seats needed to quality for the post.

A party must win a minimum of 10 per cent Lok Sabha seats to qualify as Leader of the Opposition.

In 2014, the Congress had won 44 seats and failed to secure the post.

As per the latest trends, the party is likely to win 52 seats this election.

The Congress drew a blank in as many as 14 states.

In 9 states, it won or is likely to win only one seat.

Here's the state-wise break-up of the Congress's performance.

 

0 seat in the following states:

Andhra Pradesh

Rajasthan

Gujarat

Haryana

Himachal Pradesh

Jammu and Kashmir

Mizoram

Manipur

Nagaland

Tripura

Uttrakhand

Sikkim

Delhi

Arunachal Pradesh

1 seat in following states:

Bihar

Goa

Jharkhand

Karnataka

Madhya Pradesh

Maharashtra

Meghalaya

Odisha

Uttar Pradesh

2 seats in these states:

West Bengal

Chhattisgarh

3 seats in the following states:

Assam

Telangana

In Kerala, the party won 15 seats.

In Punjab, the Congress won 8 seats.

In Tamil Nadu, it won 7 and was leading in 1.

The party also won 1 seat in Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Puducherry, while drawing a blank in other Union Territories. 

** Kindly note that the numbers are provisional and will change once counting is complete.

SYED FIRDAUS ASHRAF / Rediff.com
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