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The time is coming up to 23:30 in India (18:00 GMT). Prime Minister Modi’s alliance has met the 272-seat threshold needed to form a government.

Before we pause our live coverage, let’s have a closer look at how the parties in each alliance have done:

According to India’s Electoral Commission, these are the total figures for the NDA (excluding seats they are leading in) as of 23:20 (17:50 GMT):

BJP – 228

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) – 12

Janata Dal (United) – 12

Lok Janshakti Party (Ram Vilas) – 5

Janata Dal (Secular) – 12

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And here is the latest data showing the opposition INDIA alliance:

Congress – 88

Samajwadi Party – 36

Trinamool Congress – 29

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) – 15

Shiv Sena (Uddhav Thackeray) – 7

Nationalist Congress Party (Sharad Pawar) – 5

Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party (YSRCP) – 4

Communist Party of India (Marxist) – CPI(M) – 4

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