Bharatiya Janata Party made handsome gains sweeping through most parts of India. Repeating its near improbable feat of landslide victory in North, East and West India with a vote share of nearly 50 per cent, the NDA surpassed its last tally of 336 to achieve a super-sized number of 350 seats, out of the total 542 Lok Sabha seats. BJP itself scored a triple ton by winning 303 seats across the country.
With the BJP riding a Modi wave that took it past its 2014 tally of 282, the opposition was left way behind with the Congress winning only 52 seats, two less than it needs for a Leader of Opposition post in the lower house and marginally more than the 44 it got in the last general elections.
Adding insult to injury, Congress chief Rahul Gandhi conceded defeat on home turf Amethi against BJP’s Smriti Irani.
What’s interesting to note here is that along with Rahul Gandhi, several the top caps of Congress who have even served as Chief Ministers could not perform well.
Following is the list of nice former Chief Ministers who lost in the 2019 Lok Sabha Election
|Sheila Dixit||Delhi||North East Delhi||Manoj Tiwari||BJP|
|Bhupinder Singh Hooda||Haryana,||Sonipat||Ramesh Chander Kaushik||BJP|
|Harish Rawat||Uttarakhand||Nainital||Ajay Bhatt||BJP|
|Ashok Chavan||Maharashtra||Nanded||Prataprao Govindrao||BJP|
|Sushil Kumar Shinde||Maharashtra||Solapur||Jai Sidheshwar||BJP|
|M Verappa Moily||Karnataka||Chikkballapur||BN Bache Gowda||BJP|
|Nabam Tuki||Arunachal Pradesh||West Arunachal||Kiren Rijiju||BJP|
|Mukul Sangma||Meghalaya||Tura||Agatha Sangma||NPP|
|Digvijay Singh||Madhya Pradesh||Bhopal||Pragya Singh Thakur||BJP|