Lok Sabha 2024: How did Cabinet Ministers Perform? The Big Wins & Loses

The Election Commission of India has released the outcomes for 542 out of 543 Lok Sabha constituencies, revealing that the BJP has secured 240 seats while the Congress has attained 99.

Following the announcement of results for 542 out of 543 Lok Sabha constituencies by the Election Commission of India, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as a significant victor, securing 240 seats, while the Congress obtained 99. Despite facing setbacks in three Hindi heartland states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on track to lead the government for a third consecutive term, courtesy of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) securing a majority in the Lok Sabha. This election, portrayed as a referendum on Modi’s popularity, witnessed a fiercely contested battle. Amidst this backdrop, several cabinet ministers from the ruling BJP clinched victories in their respective constituencies.

Meanwhile, here’s a breakdown of the cabinet ministers who won in the Lok Sabha Elections 2024:

  1. Rajnath Singh, the Union Minister of Defence, secured victory in Lucknow with a significant margin of 1,35,159 votes.
  2. Amit Shah, serving as the Union Minister of Home Affairs and Minister of Cooperation, emerged triumphant in Gandhinagar, clinching victory with an impressive margin of 7,44,716 votes.
  3. Nitin Jairam Gadkari, the Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways, secured his seat in Nagpur with a comfortable margin of 1,37,603 votes.
  4. Piyush Goyal, who holds multiple portfolios including Commerce and Industry, Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution, and Textiles, won in Mumbai North with a substantial margin of 3,57,608 votes.
  5. Dharmendra Pradhan, serving as the Union Minister of Education and Minister of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, secured victory in Sambalpur with a margin of 1,19,836 votes.
  6. Pralhad Joshi, the Union Minister of Parliamentary Affairs, Coal, and Mines, emerged victorious in Dharwad with a margin of 97,324 votes.
  7. Narayan Tatu Rane, the Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises, won in Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg with a margin of 47,858 votes.
  8. Sarbananda Sonowal, serving as the Union Minister of Ayush and Minister of Ports, Shipping and Waterways, secured victory in Dibrugarh with a margin of 2,79,321 votes.
  9. Dr Virendra Kumar, the Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, emerged triumphant in Tikamgarh with a significant margin of 4,03,312 votes.
  10. Giriraj Singh, holding portfolios of Rural Development and Panchayati Raj, secured victory in Begusarai with a margin of 81,480 votes.
  11. Jyotiraditya M. Scindia, the Union Minister of Civil Aviation and Minister of Steel emerged victorious in Guna with an impressive margin of 5,40,929 votes.
  12. Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, the Union Minister of Jal Shakti, secured victory in Jodhpur with a margin of 1,15,677 votes.
  13. Mansukh Mandaviya, holding portfolios of Health and Family Welfare, and Chemicals and Fertilizers, won in Porbandar with a margin of 3,83,360 votes.
  14. Bhupender Yadav, serving as the Union Minister of Environment, Forest and Climate Change, and Labour and Employment, secured victory in Alwar with a margin of 48,282 votes.
  15. Parshottam Rupala, the Union Minister of Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairying, emerged triumphant in Rajkot with an impressive margin of 4,84,260 votes.
  16. G. Kishan Reddy, holding portfolios of Culture, Tourism, and Development of North Eastern Region, won in Secunderabad with a margin of 49,944 votes.
  17. Anurag Thakur, the Union Minister of Information and Broadcasting, and Minister of Youth Affairs and Sports, emerged victorious in Hamirpur with an impressive margin of 1,82,357 votes.

Meanwhile, here’s a breakdown of the cabinet ministers who won in the Lok Sabha Elections 2024:

  1. Smriti Irani, serving as the Union Minister of Women and Child Development and Minority Affairs, suffered defeat in Amethi, losing by a significant margin of 1,67,196 votes.
  2. Rajeev Chandrasekhar, the Union Minister of State for Electronics and Information Technology, and Skill Development and Entrepreneurship faced defeat in Thiruvananthapuram, losing by 16,077 votes.
  3. Ajay Mishra Teni, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, lost in Kheri by a margin of 34,329 votes.
  4. Arjun Munda, the Union Minister of Tribal Affairs and Agriculture, faced defeat in Khunti, losing by 1,49,675 votes.
  5. RK Singh, the Union Minister of Power, New & Renewable Energy, suffered defeat in Arrah, losing by 59,808 votes.
  6. Kailash Choudhary, the Union Minister of State for Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, faced defeat in Barmer, losing by a significant margin of 4,17,943 votes.
  7. L Murugan, the Union Minister of State for Fisheries, Animal Husbandry, and Dairying, suffered defeat in Nilgiris, losing by 2,40,585 votes.
  8. Nisith Pramanik, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, faced defeat in Cooch Behar, losing by 39,250 votes.
  9. Bhagwanth Khuba, the Union Minister of State for Home Affairs, suffered defeat in Bidar, losing by 1,28,875 votes.
  10. Kapil M. Patil, the Union Minister of State for Panchayati Raj, faced defeat in Bhiwandi, losing by 66,121 votes.

 

Lok Sabha 2024 Results

The Election Commission of India has released the outcomes for 542 out of 543 Lok Sabha constituencies, revealing that the BJP has secured 240 seats while the Congress has attained 99. Despite facing significant setbacks in three crucial Hindi heartland states, Prime Minister Narendra Modi appears poised to lead the government for a third consecutive term, courtesy of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) garnering a majority in the Lok Sabha, seen as a reflection of Modi’s enduring popularity.

Under Modi’s leadership, the BJP clinched 240 seats, falling short of the 272-majority mark and necessitating support from NDA allies for government formation. This marks a decline from its previous victories, securing 303 and 282 seats in 2019 and 2014, respectively, where it enjoyed a standalone majority.

With the backing of crucial allies like N Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party (TDP) with 16 seats in Andhra Pradesh and SNitish Kumar’s JD(U) with 12 seats in Bihar, alongside other coalition partners, the NDA managed to surpass the halfway threshold.

Meanwhile, the Congress, a component of the opposition INDIA bloc, saw an improvement by securing 99 seats, compared to 52 in 2019, notably making inroads into the BJP’s stronghold in states such as Rajasthan and Haryana.

 

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