After facing a defeat in party bastion Amethi, Congress president Rahul Gandhi wins Wayanad seat in Kerala by a margin of over 4 lakh votes.The five southern states held elections in a total of 128 of the 542 Lok Sabha constituencies – 38 in Tamil Nadu (plus, 1 in Puducherry), 17 in Telangana, 25 in Andhra Pradesh, 28 in Karnataka, and 20 in Kerala.BJP’s youngest candidate Tejasvi Surya wins in Bengaluru SouthAIMIM’s Owaisi leading in Hyderabad, Telangana, while TRS MP and KCR’s daughter Kavitha trails in NizamabadFormer Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda trailing in Tumakuru, Karnataka(Catch all the live updates on 2019 Lok Sabha results here. Updates on Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal here and here .)Congress president Rahul Gandhi wins Wayanad seat with a margin of over 4 lakh seats.Son of Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy, Nikhil, has lost from Mandya to independent candidate Sumanlatha Ambareesh by a margin of over 1 lakh votes.Former Prime Minister and JDS supremo HD Devegowda loses from Tumkur by a margin of 13,000 votes.Tejasvi Surya, the BJP’s youngest candidate, has won the Bengaluru South constituency by a margin of over 3.2 lakh votes.DMK president MK Stalin leaves from his residence to the party headquarters.Verrappa Moily, former Karnataka CM, loses to BJP candidate BN Bache Gowda in Chikkballapur constituency in Karnataka, reports The News Minute. He had represented the seat from 2009.PM Modi took to Twitter to congratulate YSRCP’s Jagan Reddy for winning the state assembly elections in Andhra Pradesh.Speaking to ANI, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said: “We accept the result in Gulbarga, the verdict that people gave us, we are accepting it. We believe in democracy. We will discuss how to correct our mistakes and how to strengthen the party.”Taking to Twitter in light of Congress’ imminent defeat, Karnataka leader Siddaramaiah wrote: “Win and loss is a part and parcel of political life. This is the beauty of Democracy. Our party loss is unexpected. I bow down to people's decision and accept it. I thank everyone who voted for my party candidates.”JDS leader and Karnataka CM HD Kumaraswamy’s son Nikhil Kumaraswamy is headed for a loss in Mandya as independent candidate Sumalatha leads by 85,861 votes.Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde wins Uttara Kannada seat by a margin of 4,76,657 votes, according to The News Minute.As Congress-led UDF leads in the state, Rahul Gandhi looks all set to win his Wayanad seat.Meanwhile, Union Minister Ananth Kumar Hegde is leading by a margin of 4,40,000 votes from Uttara Kannada seat.Actor-turned-politician Prakash Raj tweets as trends show him losing in Bengaluru Central seat.Independent candidate Sumalatha leading by around 19,923 votes from Manya constituency, standing against him was Chief Minister Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil.In Gulbarga, Mallikarjun Kharge is trailing by 63,000 votes. In Mandya, Nikhil Kumaraswamy is trailing by 22,000 votes. In Bengaluru North, Congress candidate Krishna Byre Gowda trails by a margin of 85,152 votes.Andhra Pradesh is witnessing simultaneous Assembly polls. Chief Minister (CM) Chandrababu Naidu is reportedly going to submit his resignation in the evening, as he trails.YSRCP’s Jagan Mohan Reddy is looking to become the state’s CM for the first time.Congress and JD(S) had earlier alleged that the BJP is planning to lure their MLAs and topple the state government.According to EC, YSRCP is leading in all 25 Lok Sabha seats.Nara Lokesh, Andhra IT Minister and CM Naidu's son trailing in Mangalagiri.AIADMK+: 2DMK+: 32Oth: 4According to EC, BJP leads in 23 seats, Congress in 3.Sumalatha Ambareesh, the independent candidate, is leading against Chief Minister Kumaraswamy's son Nikhil in Mandya.The difference between Sumalatha and Nikhil Kumaraswamy in Mandya is 1084 votes, but the three 'other Sumalathas' have won 2852 votes.DMK-Congress alliance leading in 37 seats, including one seat in Puducherry.Kanimozhi leading in TuticorinThambidurai trailing in KarurKarthi leading in SivagangaOP Ravindranath leading in TheniPon Radhakrishnan trailing in KanyakumariAnbumani leading in DharmapuriA Raja leading in NilgirisStaunch Modi supporter and BJP candidate Tejasvi Surya leading by almost 98,454 votes in Bengaluru South.In Karnataka, Congress candidate Rizwan Arshad is the sole Congress leader leading in Bengaluru. He leads by 25766 seats in the Bengaluru (Central) constituency, reports Suvarna News.As per EC, BJP leads in 17 seats, Congress and JD(S) lead in two seats each in Karnataka.In Nizamabad, MP Kalvakuntla Kavitha of TRS is trailing, Arvind Dharmapuri of BJP is leading with 10,952 votes.YSR: 20TDP: 5Others: 5“Stalin made best alliances well in advance, that’s the reason DMK is leading in the state today,” DMK MP Tiruchi Siva tells The Quint.DMK celebrations are in full swing in Tamil Nadu.BJP's candidate in Bengaluru central, is leading ahead of Congress candidate Rizwan Arshad and actor-turned-politican Prakash Raj.BJP+: 24Cong+: 4Others: 0Congress’ Mallikarjun Kharge is trailing by close to 10,000 votes against Umesh Jadav, who had recently defected from the Congress to the BJP.JD(S) supremo HD Deve Gowda trails with a margin of 8,422 votes, according to ECI.Congress-led UDF alliance maintains leads in all 20 seats.AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi, the sitting MP of Hyderabad, is leading in the constituency. He is followed by BJP's first time candidate Dr Bhagavanth Rao, according to ECI website.Congress leading from Puducherry, reports ANI.TRS: 13BJP: 2Cong: 1AIMIM: 1DMK-Congress alliance currently leading in 30 seats and the AIADMK-BJP alliance is leading in 3. Smaller parties such as AMMK and MNM yet to make a mark in the polls.AIADMK+: 4DMK+: 28Others: 4In Bengaluru Central, actor Prakash Raj trails, so does Congress’ Rizwan Arshad.BJP+: 21Cong+: 7Others: 0BJP+: 21Cong+: 6Others: 0In Andhra Pradesh, according to NTV, Nara Lokesh, son of CM Chandrababu Naidu, is leading in Mangalagiri constituency.YSR: 3TDP: 3Others: 3BJP+: 2Cong+: 14OTH: 1BJP has lost their lead in Thiruvananthapuram as Congress-led UDF's Shashi Tharoor leads in the seat. So that makes the UDF leading in 13 seats and LDF leading in 7 seats, reports Manorama News.Cong: 1IUML: 2KC (MANI): 0BJP: 2Left Front: 5RSP: 0BDJS: 0TRS: 3BJP: 1Cong: 1AIMIM: 0YSR: 1TDP: 0OTHl 0BJP+: 12Cong+: 2OTH: 1Tejasvi Surya, BJP's candidate from Bengaluru South is leading as on 8:30 am. Surya is a 28-year-old lawyer and a staunch supporter of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.BJP+: 0Cong+: 5OTH: 0Andhra Pradesh held simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections on 11 April. The results in Andhra Pradesh could play a key role in deciding which party comes to power at the Centre, in case of a fractured verdict.The exit polls threw up mixed results for Andhra Pradesh as some surveys predicted a victory for Naidu’s TDP while others predicted that Jagan’s YSRCP would bag most of the 25 Lok Sabha seats.A BJP ally till March 2018, TDP quit the NDA alliance last year.YSRCP chief Jagan Mohan Reddy and Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu are locked in a battle for the head of the state.Can Padayatra and I-PAC Edge Propel Jagan to CM’s Seat in Andhra?The Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) led by Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao (KCR) is up against the Congress and BJP, who were routed in December 2018 Assembly polls.KCR has repeatedly spoken and made efforts to build a non-Congress, non-BJP ‘federal front’.While most exit polls predict TRS will win anywhere between 12 and 15 seats of the total 17 seats, the Congress and BJP are expected to get one seat each, and the AIMIM is expected to retain their hold on Hyderabad.TRS ally AIMIM’s Asaduddin Owaisi is the frontrunner, touted to win in the Hyderabad Lok Sabha constituency. Another candidate to watch out for is KCR’s daughter and TRS MP Kavitha in Nizamabad.In KCR’s Telangana, Congress Stares at Rout After Losing Most MLAsKerala is seeing a battle between Congress-led United Democratic Front (UDF) and the CPI(M)-led Left Democratic Front (LDF). BJP is a marginal player in the state.Six out of eight exit polls have predicted a definitive victory for UDF, while ruling LDF will see a drastic decline in its vote share, according to predictions.The key contests in the state include Rahul Gandhi’s fight for a second seat in Wayanad, a constituency formed in 2008 where Congress has a strong hold. Gandhi faces CPI candidate PP Suneer.Another crucial seat to look out for is Thiruvananthapuram, where Congress’ two-time MP Shashi Tharoor battles BJP’s Kummanam Rajasekharan.Rahul, Rahul KE, Raghul – the Many Gandhis of Wayanad This LS PollThis is the first Tamil Nadu election in decades without the presence of stalwarts Jayalalithaa and Karunanidhi for the AIADMK and DMK respectively.Exit polls have given the DMK alliance a decisive lead. Congress is an alliance partner of DMK in the state, and BJP that of AIADMK. Both the national parties, though, have only a marginal presence in Tamil Nadu, known for its Dravidian politics.Tamil Nadu has 39 constituencies, but elections in Vellore were cancelled over the allegations of money being exchanged for votes. Now, the state awaits results of 38 seats on 23 May.In 2014, the AIADMK swept the polls on the back of Jayalalithaa’s popularity and won 37 of the 39 Lok Sabha seats, leading to disappointment for the DMK.This time around, will DMK’s Stalin stand tall?Multiple exit polls predicted that the BJP will win a majority of the 28 seats in Karnataka in the Lok Sabha elections, while the Congress-JD(S) coalition is predicted to win very few. According to BJP leaders in the state, the exit polls reaffirmed the party’s belief that they will at least meet its expectation of winning 22 seats, reports The News Minute.In 2014, the Congress had won 9 seats, while the BJP and JD(S) had bagged 17 and 2 seats respectively in the state.The Congress in Karnataka has forged an alliance with the JD(S) ahead of the general elections this year. The Congress has chosen to contest from 20 constituencies, while the JD(S) has been offered eight segments. The two parties, considered arch rivals in Karnataka, had forged an alliance with the goal of defeating the BJP in the state. However, speculation of hostility between Congress and JD(S) is rife and rumours say the coalition may not last after results. We'll get through this! Meanwhile, here's all you need to know about the Coronavirus outbreak to keep yourself safe, informed, and updated. The Quint is now available on Telegram & WhatsApp too, Click here to join.