The BJP was leading in all the seven seats in the national capital, with three of its candidates ahead by over one lakh votes, while the Congress and the AAP were trailing at the second spot in five and two seats respectively.
In a series of tweets, Home Minister Rajnath Singh said the people of India have once again given a decisive mandate to the BJP-led NDA, and reposed their faith in Modi's leadership and vision of New India.
In 2014 general elections, the NDA had won 104 of the total 120 seats (80 in UP and 40 in Bihar) and going by the leads, it looks like it will manage to retain a large majority of its seats in these two states.
In the first warm-up match, Virat Kohli & Co will take on New Zealand. India are ranked second in the ICC ODI rankings while the Kiwis are fourth. The two teams will meet again on June 13 at Trent Bridge in the tournament proper.
The exit polls had already plunged the Congress into gloom, but some leaders were still holding out hope that the predictions will be off-the-mark, as they had often been in the past. On Thursday, that hoped quickly vanished.
On Tuesday, the Mumbai Mahila Congress had demanded the police to lodge an FIR under Section 509 (gestures or acts intended to insult the modesty of a woman) of the Indian Penal Code (IPC) against actor Vivek Oberoi.