Lok Sabha polls 2024: How small drop in BJP vote share led to big dent in tally

The BJP experienced a slight dip in its national vote share, falling from 37.3% in 2019 to 36.6% in 2024. However, this small decline led to a significant drop in its seat count, which fell by 63 from 303 to 240, leaving the party below the halfway mark. Meanwhile, Congress saw a modest increase in its vote share, moving from 19.5% in the last election to 21.2%.