Congress President Rahul Gandhi congratulated BJP and PM Narendra Modi on Thursday, as Election Commission’s trends pointed towards a landslide victory for the NDA in the Lok Sabha elections.The BJP could end up winning more than 280 seats, which is enough to form the government on its own.PM Modi won the Varanasi seat by over 4.5 lakh votesAmit Shah also registered a resounding victory in Gandhinagar, winning with a margin of over 5.5 lakh votesRahul Gandhi leads in Wayanad but is likely to lose Amethi, where he is trailing far behind BJP’s Smriti IraniSonia Gandhi won Raebareli, edging past BJP’s Dinesh Pratap Singh(Catch all the live updates on 2019 Lok Sabha results here. For updates on Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal , Maharashtra and South of India, follow The Quint.)(The Quint will no longer be on WhatsApp, owing to changes in its policies regarding news publishers. You can now get the latest news updates on our Telegram channel. For handpicked stories every day, subscribe to us on Telegram.)PM Narendra Modi is seeking a re-election from the Varanasi constituency. While his victory on the seat is almost a foregone conclusion, what remains to be seen is whether he can better the margin of victory, as compared to last time.In 2014, he had defeated AAP's Arvind Kejriwal by more than 3.37 lakh votes.This time, he is up against Congress' Ajay Rai and Samajwadi Party's Shalini Yadav.Besides the mandate of inspiring his party's countrywide fight, Congress President Rahul Gandhi is also tasked with the job of winning on both the seats he contested with Lok Sabha elections 2019.Apart from his traditional seat of Amethi in Uttar Pradesh, he is also vying for the Wayanad seat in Kerala.In Amethi, he is up against Union Minister Smriti Irani , while in Wayanad his challenge is against PP Suneer of CPI(M).In his first bid to enter the Lok Sabha, BJP President Amit Shah is up against Congress MLA CJ Chavda on the Gandhinagar seat in Gujarat.Shah, who is currently a Rajya Sabha member, replaced party veteran Lal Krishna Advani on the seat. Advani, had won the 2014 election by a margin of over 4.60 lakh votes to get elected for a sixth term.While all seven seats in the capital city of Delhi are engaged in a three-way battle between the BJP, Congress and AAP, the East Delhi seat is one of the most keenly watched contests.AAP's Atishi, who is often credited for having played a major role in the reform of government schools in Delhi, is up against former cricketer Gautam Gambhir, who has been fielded by the BJP. Congress' Arvinder Singh Lovely, too, has a solid base in the constituency and can definitely not be regarded as a rank outsider.Former JNUSU President and CPI's Begusarai candidate Kanhaiya Kumar's poll campaign generated a lot of interest and frenzy.Pitted against BJP candidate and Union minister Giriraj Singh on the Bihar seat, Kanhaiya's bid will be one closely followed. In 2014, BJP's Bhola Singh had defeated RJD's Tanveer Hassan by a comfortable margin of over 58,000 votes. Hassan, too, is contesting the elections this time and is expected to put up a fight against Kanhaiya and Giriraj, making it a three-way battle.Veteran Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam Singh Yadav is once again in the poll battlefield contesting from the party’s bastion, Mainpuri, in Uttar Pradesh. BJP’s Prem Singh Shakya is challenging him.His son and former UP Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav is fighting on Samajwadi Party ticket from Azamgarh. BJP’s Dinesh Yadav ‘Nirahua’, a popular Bhojpuri actor, is his main contender.Akhilesh’s wife, Dimple Yadav, is the party’s Kannauj candidate and is facing BJP’s Subrat Pathak.Controversy erupted when BJP fielded terror-accused in Malegaon blast Pragya Singh Thakur from the Bhopal seat in Madhya Pradesh. In the lead up to the counting day, Pragya has not helped her case, thanks to her controversial statements, on more than one occasion.Pitted against her, is senior Congress leader and former Chief Minister of the state Digvijaya Singh.Shatrughan 'Shot Gun' Sinha, who was formerly in the BJP, has now shifted camps and contested the Patna Sahib seat on a Congress ticket. Sinha, who expressed his displeasure towards the Modi government for a large part of the last five years, joined Congress a few days before the elections commenced.Sinha was up against Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad. With both Sinha and Prasad being locals, the fight on Patna Sahib seat is expected to be a hotly contested one.Home Minister Rajnath Singh is leading in initial trends. Samajwadi Party’s Poonam Sinha is his main contender.BJP’s Dushyant Singh, fighting in the Jhalawar-Baran seat in Rajasthan, is leading. Congress’ Pramod Sharma is up against Dushyant.Congress President Rahul Gandhi is leading in Wayanad seat. He is up against PP Suneer of CPI(M).Senior Congress leader Shashi Tharoor is trailing in Thiruvananthapuram. K Rajasekharan of BJP and C Divakaran of CPI(M) are up against him.Cabinet Minister VK Singh, who won by a huge margin in the 2014 election, is leading in initial trends from the Ghaziabad seat in Uttar Pradesh.Leader of Opposition in 16th Lok Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge is trailing in Gulbarga seat in Karnataka. Umesh Jadhav of BJP is leading in the seat.BJP President Amit Shah is leading in Gujarat’s Gandhinagar, as per the initial trends.Former Prime Minister and JD(S) chief HD Deve Gowda is leading from Tumkur seat in KarnatakaCongress President Rahul Gandhi is trailing behind BJP’s Smriti Irani in Amethi seat. He is, however, leading in the Wayanad seat.CPI’s Kanhaiya Kumar is trailing behind BJP’s Giriraj Singh in Begusarai in Bihar.Congress’ Shashi Tharoor who was trailing in initial trends, has now wiped out the deficit and is leading.Senior Congress leader Digvijaya Singh is ahead of BJP’s Pragya Thakur in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal.Senior DMK leader Kanimozhi is leading in Tuticorin in Tamil Nadu. DMK is also leading in Namakkal seat.AAP’s Atishi is trailing against BJP’s Gautam Gambhir in the East Delhi constituency.Former UP Chief Minister and Samajwadi Party’s Azamgarh candidate Akhilesh Yadav is leading in Azamgarh in Uttar Pradesh.UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi is leading in her traditional seat of Rae Bareilly.Former Delhi CM Sheila Dikshit is trailing behind BJP’s Manoj Tiwari in the North-Delhi constituency.Senior National Conference leader Farooq Abdullah is leading in J&K’s capital Srinagar.RLD’s Ajit Singh is trailing in the Muzaffarnagar seat. Sanjeev Balyan of BJP is leading in the seat.CPI(M)‘s sitting MP from Raiganj Mohammed Salim is trailing behind BJP’s Deboshree Chowdhury.Bhojpuri singer and BJP’s candidate from Gorakhpur Ravi Kishan is leading by more than 14,000 votes.UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi is leading by a narrow margin of 829 votes in Rae Bareli.Union Minister Manoj Sinha is trailing in Ghazipur.Congress President Rahul Gandhi is still trailing behind BJP’s Smriti Irani in Amethi. He, however, is leading in Wayanad.Congress’ Bhupinder Singh Hooda is trailing behind Ramesh Chander Kaushik of BJP in Haryana’s SonipatFormer Maharashtra Chief Minister and Congress’ Nanded candidate Ashok Chavan is trailing.BJP’s Hema Malini leading in Uttar Pradesh’s Mathura.Former Prime Minister Deve Gowda is trailing in Karnataka’s Tumkur.Wiping out his deficit, Congress President Rahul Gandhi is leading by nearly 1,800 votes in Amethi.In Wayanad, he is ahead by 43,000 votes.PM Narendra Modi is leading by more than 21,000 votes in Varanasi after second round in counting.BJP President Amit Shah is ahead by more than 50,000 votes in the Gandhinagar seat.NCP chief Sharad Pawar’s daughter and party’s Baramati candidate Supriya Sule is leading by nearly 30,000 votes.AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi is leading Hyderabad seat by more than 22,000 votesBJP’s Pragya Thakur leading in Bhopal by more than 30,000 votes against Congress’ Digvijaya Singh.CPI’s Kanhaiya Kumar is trailing behind BJP’s Giriraj Singh by nearly 59,000 votes.BJP’s Babul Supriyo leading in West Bengal’s Asansol by more than 48,000 votes.BJP’s Tejasvi Surya is ahead by more than 98,000 votes in Bengaluru South seat in KarnatakaSamajwadi Party veteran Mulayam Singh Yadav is leading in the Mainpuri seat by more than 7,500 seats.Union Minister Nitin Gadkari is leading in Nagpur seat by more than 13,000 votes.Home Minister Rajnath Singh is leading by nearly 60,000 votes in Lucknow against Samajwadi Party’s Poonam Sinha.BJP’s Poonam Mahajan is ahead of Congress’ Priya Dutt by more than 1.86 lakh votes in Mumbai North Central seat.Congress’ Urmila Matondkar is trailing behind BJP’s Gopal Shetty by 74,883 votes.Prominent Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia is trailing in Guna in Madhya Pradesh by nearly 28,000 votes.Congress’ Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury is ahead of Trinamool Congress’ Apurba Sarkar in West Bengal’s Baharampur by nearly 28,000 votes.Congress’ Karti Chidambaram is ahead of BJP’s H Raja in Tamil Nadu’s Sivaganga by 39,500 votes.Kalavakuntla Kavitha, daughter of TRS chief K Chandrashekhar Rao is trailing in Nizamabad seat by more than 13,500 votes.BJP’s Delhi chief Manoj Tiwari is ahead of Sheila Dikshit by close to 1.30 lakh votes.BJP’s Gautam Gambhir is leading in East Delhi constituency by more than 63,500 votes. AAP’s Atishi has slipped to third position in the seat as Congress’ Arvinder Singh Lovely is in second place.Congress’ Milind Deora is trailing behind Shiv Sena’s Arvind Sawant in Mumbai South seat by more than 47,000 votes.Congress’ Sushmita Dev is trailing behind BJP’s Rajdeep Roy in Assam’s Silchar by nearly 35,000 votes.Congress President Rahul Gandhi has reduced the margin of his deficit behind Smriti Irani. While at 12:15 pm, he was trailing by 4,600 votes, at 12.50 pm, he is down by 2,500 votes.BJP’s Babul Supriyo is ahead of Moon Moon Sen by nearly 69,500 votes in West Bengal’s Asansol.Senior NC leader Farooq Abdullah is leading Srinagar seat by more than 65,500 votes. PDP’s Aga Syed Mohsin is in second place.Union Minister and BJP’s Amritsar candidate Hardeep Singh Puri is trailing by 73,199 votes. Congress’ Gurjeet Singh Aujla is leading in the seat.Actor-turned politician Sunny Deol is ahead of Sunil Jakhar of Congress in Gurdaspur seat by 77,825 votes.BJP’s sitting MP Hema Malini is ahead in Mathura seat by 1.45 lakh votesBJP’s Smriti Irani is ahead of Rahul Gandhi by 11,226 votes in Amethi at 2:25 pmTerror accused in Malegaon blast and BJP’s Bhopal candidate Pragya Singh Thakur is ahead of Congress’ Digvijaya Singh by 1.61 lakh votes.Senior Congress leader Veerappa Moily is trailing Chikballapur seat in Karnataka by a big margin of 1.81 lakh votes. BJP’s BN Bache Gowda is leading in the seat.Congress’ Shashi Tharoor extended his lead in Thiruvananthapuram to 1.2 Lakh votes over BJP’s Kummanam Rajasekharan.BJP’s Lok Sabha candidate from Odisha’s Kendrapara Jay Panda is trailing behind BJD’s Anubhav Mohanty by 45,027 votes.