G SBasavaraj secured 5,96,127 votes while Gowda got 5,82,788votes, according to the EC details.
The chief minister also rejected charges of dynastic politics by the Congress, maintaining that Rahul Gandhi was never thrust on people but was duly elected the president of the Congress.
BJP candidates were leading over their rivals on all the seven seats in Delhi by margins ranging from 1-5 lakh votes. Final results are expected later tonight.
Except North-West and South Delhi seats, where they are at the second spot, the ruling party in Delhi is trailing at the third position in all the other five constituencies.
Prime Minister Modi on May 23 led his Bharatiya Janata Party towards a super-sized victory for a second term in office.
People have started discussing if the Congress chief, as an Opposition MP, would be able to bring developments as promised, during his poll campaign, in the constituency nestled in the Western Ghats.
The people's verdict - which has the NDA cruising to power such that the BJP will itself have a comfortable majority - will ensure in policy continuity, they said.
For now, there is no challenge to Modi from Bihar except if Nitish Kumar picks up the cudgels to press for the state’s demands.
In a tweet, he said, the people of Kashi are "remarkable".
The rupee ended at 70.01 against the dollar, as compared to close of 69.66 in previous close, marking the biggest single session fall since May 13. It touched a high of 69.37 against the greenback in intraday trade.
Vijayan, who issued a release instead of meeting the media after the setback, said his party would examine in detail the factors which led to the dismal performance.
The Congress is leading in Amritsar, Faridkot, Anandpur Sahib, Jalandhar, Khadoor Sahib, Ludhiana, Fatehgarh Sahib and Patiala seats.
The results, however, have been a disappointment for the four-time Uttar Pradesh chief minister, who former prime minister P V Narasimha Rao famously called a “miracle of democracy” when she became the CM the first time in 1995.
The party’s impressive show in West Bengal and Odisha is a wake-up call for the respective chief ministers. Its next pit stop is the state Assembly.
Modi led his Bharatiya Janata Party towards what is certain to be a resounding victory for a second term in office.
Top CEOs have called for the government to continue with taxation reforms, promote ease of doing business and boost job creation.
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Abdullah polled 1,06,750 votes, while his his nearest rival PDP candidate Aga Syed Mohsin polled 36,700 votes, an election official said.
Speaking at a press conference after the trends showed that the Left Front was virtually routed in its bastions of Kerala and West Bengal, Yechury said it was time for the entire opposition to introspect.
Sena MP Sanjay Raut also claimed the NDA's victory this time would be bigger than in 2014.
Earlier, one night’s stay at the cave used to cost Rs 3,000, which has now been reduced to Rs 990.
Surya won the seat with a margin of over three lakh votes against Congress’ BK Hariprasad
Gadkari, the BJP candidate from Nagpur, said the development works carried out by Prime Minister Narendra Modi were unparalleled in the last 50 years.
The saffron tsunami- powered by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's charisma, his planks of nationalism and development, and the BJP's organisational heft-rolled on in the Hindi heartland once more and even the apparently formidable SP-BSP combine has been blown away.
As per the trend, the BJP-led NDA will form the government at the Centre for the second successive term with absolute majority.