February 22, 2020
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The Look Of An Election

Now that the verdict is out, a few snapshots to bookmark the general election journey

The Look Of An Election
The Look Of An Election

“This is a victory for the people of India. Today crores of people of this country have filled the jhola of this fakir.”

PM Narendra Modi, after the sweeping electoral victory of the BJP


Deadly duo

A man rests amid chairs and a Modi cut-out.

Photograph by Getty Images

Amit Shah cut-outs at a BJP rally in Delhi

Photograph by Getty Images

Power finger

Men pose after casting their vote in Ajmer.

Photograph by PTI

BJP members on the Dal, J&K

Photograph by PTI

An old hand getting the vote mark

Photograph by Getty Images

Coalition Co

DMK chief Stalin gets his cheeks pulled in Vellore, TN.

Selfietime for SP’s Akhilesh Yadav

Photograph by PTI

Priyanka Gandhi Vadra plays with snakes in Rae Bareli


  • 81.8% Percentage of seats retained by the BJP, opposed to 37.2% for Congress
  • 39 Years Amethi lasted as a bastion for Nehru-Gandhi family
  • 68 Years it took the BJP to open its account in Kerala
  • 41,667 Votes for NOTA in Bastar, higher than difference between winner and runner-up.
  • 71 NDA wins, out of 115 districts listed ‘aspirational’ by Niti Aayog
  • 19 The number of states/UTs where Congress drew a blank
  • 6.5 CPM’s voteshare dropped to in West Bengal from 22.9 in 2014
  • 25 Muslim MPs in Parliament, up by one from 2014, less than half of 1989
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