BJP bags Karnataka, Jaya sweeps Tamil Nadu
6.00 pm: Karnataka final results: BJP wins 17 seats; Congress wins 9 and JD(S) wins 2 seats.
5.24 pm: Congress candidate from Mandya, Ramya congratulates JD(S) candidate K Puttaraju on his victory.
There was a good fight, but finally there has to be just one winner: Ramya, Congress candidate.
5.05 pm: ADMK candidate Dr. K Gopal wins from Nagapattinam and B Senguttuvan wins from Vellore in Tamil Nadu.
4.37 pm: CS Puttaraju of the JD(S) defeats Ramya in Mandya.
4.30 pm: BJP worker Shafiullah, 38, dies after suffering heart attack while celebrating party's victory in Davanagere.
4.15 pm: ADMK candidate Gopalakrishnan C wins from Nilgiris with 463,700 votes, defeating A Raja from DMK. NOTA stands third with around 46,000 votes.
3.19 pm: Gaddigoudar Parvtagouda Chandanagouda of BJP wins in Bagalkot.
3.12 pm: Congress candidate Prakash Hukkeri wins in Chikkodi.
3.05 pm: BJP candidate of Bangalor South, Ananth Kumar overwhelmed at victory.
I am overwhelmed, I dedicate this victory to people of Bangalore: Ananth Kumar, BJP pic.twitter.com/CypvcVhfLw— ANI (@ANI_news) May 16, 2014
3.03 pm: Congress candidate Veerappa Moily wins from Chikballapur, Bangalore.
2.46 pm: 42,000 NOTA votes in Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu.
2.27 pm: ADMK candidate Vasanthi M leads from Tenkasi, Tamil Nadu by over 224,370 votes.
2.15 pm: Kanimozhi says the party will take time to think over what went wrong.
1.55 pm: Bangalore South candidate from Congress - Nandan Nilekani says he's disappointed but happy that he had a nice campaign.
Want to thank lakhs of people who voted for me,disappointed that I didn't win but have no regrets, had a good campaign: Nandan Nilekani,Cong— ANI (@ANI_news) May 16, 2014
1.47 pm: Congress candidate BV Naik wins in Raichur. Close fight with Shivanagouda Naik of BJP.
1.42 pm: 31,000 NOTA votes in Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu at 3rd place. 11,000 NOTA in Bellary, Karnataka at 4th position.
1.35 pm: BJP candidate GM Siddeshwara wins in Davangere constituency.
1.31 pm: JD(S) candidate Deve Gowda wins in Hassan constituency.
1.24 pm: Congress candidate KH Muniyappa wins in Kolar.
1.20 pm: Jayalalithaa extends her wishes to the new Prime Minister.
I wish the new government and new Prime Minister well, says AIADMK Chief Jayalalithaa.— Press Trust of India (@PTI_News) May 16, 2014
1.07 pm: BJP candidate Suresh Angadi wins in Belgaum constituency.
1.04 pm: Jayalalithaa thanks voters for clear majority.
The AIADMK has achieved this victory on it's own, without any partners: J.Jayalalithaa #Elections2014— ANI (@ANI_news) May 16, 2014
12.58 pm: BJP candidate PC Mohan wins in Bangalore Central. Tight fight between Mohan and Congress candidate Rizwan Arshad.
12.45 pm: Union railway minister M Mallikarjuna Kharge wins in Gulbarga by a margin of 51000 votes.
12.42 pm: BJP candidate Ananth Kumar wins in Bangalore South constituency. Nandan Nilekani faces defeat.
12.39 pm: JD(S) candidate SV Puttaraju leads in Mandya. Ramya trails.
12.33 pm: ADMK candidate Prabhakaran is leading from Tirunelveli in Tamil Nadu with over one lakh votes. ADMK candidate Jayasingh Thyagaraj Natterjee leading from Thoothukuddi with over 20,000 votes.
12.17 pm: Karnataka BJP president Prahlad Joshi wins in Dharwad by a margin of 50,000 votes.
12.07 pm: BJP candidate Pon Radhakrishnan leads from Kanyakumari, Tamil Nadu.
PMK candidate Anbumani Ramadoss leades from Dharmapuri, Tamil Nadu.
ADMK candidate Thambidurai leads in Karur, Tamil Nadu.
DMK wiped out.
11.47 am: BJP's Bangalore South candidate Ananth kumar lead by over 104,360 votes.
Bangalore Central Congress candidate Rizwan Arshad leads and Bangalore Rural candidate DK Suresh leads.
11.40 am: BJP Bangalore North candidate D V Sadananda Gowda secures victory 90 thousand votes in Karnataka.
11.27 am: BJP candidate Ananth Kumar Hegde wins in Uttar Kannada.
11.15 am: BJP candidate Shobha Karandlaje wins in Udupi-chikkamagaluru, Karnataka with over one lakh votes.
11.00 am: Sriramulu wins in Bellary, karnataka.
10.50 am: Congress candidate Ramya trails in Mandya.
10.38 am: BJP will make government under Modi's leadership, says Anant Kumar. Congress candidate BN Chandrappa is leading in Chitradurga.
10.36 am: Jayalalithaa to address a press conference soon.
10.28 am: BS Yeddyurappa wins from Shimoga, Karnataka with 1,20,000 votes.
10.27 am: AIADMK is all set to sweep Tamil Nadu, the party leads with majority seats. DMK office wears deserted look.
10.22 am: BS Yeddyurappa leading by over 1 lakh votes in Shimoga, Karnataka. Prepares for victory.
10.18 am: DMK alliance from Thenkasi- Dr. Krishnaswamy trailing in Tamil Nadu. ADMK candidate AP Nagarajan leading by 2200 votes in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.
10.15 am: Congress candidate R Dhruvanarayan is leading in Chamrajnagar.
10.10 am: BJP candidate Nalin Kumar Kateel wins in Mangalore.
10.08 am: BJP candidate Ananth Kumar Hegde leads in Uttar Kannada. BJP candidate Mallikarjuna Siddeshwara trails in Davangere. Congress candidate Mudde Hanumegowda leads in Tumkur.
10.00 am: Nandan Nilekani of Congress leaves counting centre in a huff after the margin of lead of his rival, Ananthkumar from BJP, grows by over 10,000 votes in Karnataka.
9.40 am: MDMK candidate Vaiko trailing from Virudhunagar in Tamil Nadu.
9.35 am: South Chennai DMK candidate Dayanidhi Maran is leading in Tamil Nadu. Yeddyurappa leading with over 60,000 votes in Shimoga, Karnataka.
9.32 am: Congress candidate Veerappa Moily leads in Chikkaballapur.
9.30 am: Congress candidate Prakash Hukkeri leads in Chikkodi. BJP candidate Prahlad Joshi leads in Dharwad.
9.24 am: Congress candidate Mallikarjuna Kharge leads in Gulbarga. BJP candidate Sanganna Karadi leads in Koppal.
9.20 am: DMK candidate in Ramanathapuram Lok Sabha constituency - Mohammed Jaleel's wife passes away.
9.18 am: JD(S) candidate Geetha Shivrajkumar trails in Shimoga. BJP candidate Sanganna Karadi is leading in Koppal. Congress candidate Mallikarjuna Kharge leads in Gulbarga. JD(S) candidate Puttaraju leads from Mandya.
9.12 am: DV Sadananda Gowda leading by 7000 votes in Bangalore North, Karnataka.
9.09 am: DMK candidate R Raja trailing from Nilgiris, Tamil Nadu.
9.05 am: BJP candidate Suresh Angadi leads in Belagaum, Karnataka. Congress opens account in Tamil Nadu.
8.56 am: ADMK leads with 7 seats in Tamil Nadu.
8.51 am: BJP's Ananth Kumar from Bangalore South and Bangalore North's DV Sadananda Gowda leads.
Congress's Bangalore Central candidate Rizwan Arshad and Bangalore Rural candidate DK Suresh lead.
BJP's B.S. Yeddyurappa leads from Shimoga.
8.45 am: V. Balakrishnan trails from Bangalore Central in Karnataka.
8.34 am: Karnataka: BJP 16; Congress 12; JD(S) 1.
8.25 am: ADMK opens account in Tamil Nadu with 1 seat leading.
8:18 am: Hassan : JDS candidate HD Deve Gowda Leads
Mysore : Pratap Simha, BJP candidate leads
8.12 am: Karnataka: Congress 3; JD(S) 1; BJP 1.
8.10 am: In the first round, Janardhana Poojari, Congress, lagging behind in Dakshina Kannada.
8.06 am: First seat comes for BJP.
8.03 am: Counting begins across the 39 seats of Tamil Nadu and 28 seats of Karnataka.
7.58 am: Bangalore South candidate from AAP - Nina Nayak says they've done their best.
7.50 am: There will be around 17 to 18 rounds of counting in Karnataka. Counting expected to end by 2 pm.
7.42 am: Clashs between police and party workers in Raichur.
7.37 am: Section 144 imposed in Mangalore, Karnataka. No party workers will be allowed to hold any celebrations till 6 pm.
7.20 am: Sadananda Gowda says BJP is confident of winning with huge margin.
7.10 am: CEC VS Sampath assures of transparency during vote counting.
Counting is a critical activity, utmost transparency ensured in counting hall: CEC VS Sampath on #Elections2014— ANI (@ANI_news) May 16, 2014
Counting of votes begins from 8 am onwards.
Fate of nearly 8000 candidates is being decided from about 1000 centers across the country.