At the time of filing this story, the BJP was leading in 28 seats out of 29 seats of Madhya Pradesh, on all the 25 seats of Rajasthan. and 10 seats out of 11 in Chhattisgarh.
The feeling in the BJP party centre is that the promise of CAB - and opposition to it by Trinamool Congress and Congress - helped consolidation of the Bengali Hindu vote behind the BJP and led to astounding gains in West Bengal, Assam and Tripura.
Delhi BJP chief Manoj Tiwari, who contested from the Northeast Delhi constituency against Congress veteran and former chief minister Sheila Dikshit and AAP's Dilip Pandey, was leading with a margin of over 2.99 lakh votes.
A host of ex-Congress leaders who jumped ships to the BJP to ensure their survival in Gulbarga politics- Baburao Chinchansur, Malakareddy, Malikayya Guttedar- snatched the victory away from Kharge as he took on Dr Jadhav.
Together are in charge of an extraordinary 350 of the 542 lok sabha (lower house of parliament) seats.
Among the prominent BJP winners are Chief Minister Pema Khandu, who won the election from the Mukto seat, bordering China, for the third time in a row, and his deputy Chowna Mein, who bagged the Chowkham constituency. In the second general elections held in 1957, the Congress won 371 seats out of the 494. "The BJP's successes today are possible because greats like him spent decades building the party and providing a fresh ideological narrative to the people", Modi tweeted. The Congress, even though it came down to three seats in Assam from seven, could pick up seats in the other NE states and match the BJP's total tally of eight from the region.
Jodhpur was one of the keenly watched Lok Sabha seats as Ashok Gehlot's son, Vaibhav Gehlot made his political debut.
In projecting himself as the choreographer of air raids on Balakot across the border, Mr Modi severely bruised a fractious and unequal opposition.
This strategy has been defeated, with the BJP doing exceedingly well in the Mumbai-Karnataka, Coastal, Central, Hyderabad-Karnataka, Bengaluru regions.This is bound to make coalition parties rethink their political future. In Tripura too, even though NEDA partner Indigenous People's Front of Tripura (IPFT) is in the BJP state government, it is contesting the Lok Sabha polls separately.
Buoyed by the victory, Prime Minister Modi said he dedicates it to his countrymen.
The party's highest decision-making body is set to meet Saturday. In 2014, the BJD got 20 and the BJP just one.