The BJP has crossed the magic figure of 272 by leading on 277 seats as per the figures put out by the Election Commission website. The Congress is a distant second by leading on leading on 51 seats.
The NDA is leading on 342 seats as per media houses which peg the BJP lead figures at 288. The BJP is leading on all the seats in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh while it has notched a huge lead in states like Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Haryana, Bihar (in alliance with JDU), Maharashtra (In alliance with Shiv Sena) and Delhi.
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