Thursday, 15 May 2014

India General Election Results 2014-Counting Trends and Seats Tally

2014 Lok Sabha Results - Counting Trends & Tally (543 Seats)
Top & Latest Trends: (16-May 2014 on and after 8:00 AM)

Total Trends / Tally: 543/543
BJP-led NDA UPA (Congress+) AAP SP BSP AITC Others
337 58 4 5 0 34 105

* BJP-led NDA is ahead over 335+ Seats.
* BJP is ahead on 281 seats alone.
* Satyapal Singh won from Baghpat. Ajit Singh is lost the seat.
* V K Singh won in Ghaziabad seat. APP is on 5th place.
* L K Advani won in Gandhi Nagar seat over 2,50,000+ votes.
* Narendra Modi won Vadodara seat by 5,80,432 votes.
* Narendra Modi won Varanasi seat by 3,71,000. Kejriwal on 2nd place.
* Smriti Irani lost Amethi seat. Kumar Vishwas on 4th place.
* Harshvardhan won from Chandni Chowk.
* Arun Jaytley lost Amritsar seat.
* Yogendra Yadav lost Gurgaon seat and on 4th place.
* Ajay Makan lost New Delhi seat. BJP (Minakshi Lekhi) won.
* Kiran Kher won from Chandigarh seat.
* Mulayam singh won from Azamgarh seat.
* BJP won 2 seats of J&K.
* BJP won both seats of Goa.
* Nitin Gadkari won Nagpur seat. AAP is on 4th place.
* AAP candidate Bhagwant Maan won from Sangrur seat of Punjab.

U.P. (80 Seats) Trends & Tally:

* Narendra Modi won Varanasi seat.
* Rahul won Amethi seat.
* Hema Malini won Mathura seat.
* Satyapal Singh is won from Baghpat. Ajit Singh is lost the seat.
* BJP+ 73 seats in UP.

Gujarat (26 Seats) Trends / Tally:

* BJP won all 26 Seats.
* Clean Sweep by BJP.
* Narendra Modi won Vadodara seat by 5,70,128 votes.

Maharashtra (48 Seats) Trends/Tally:

* BJP+ is ahead on 40 seats of this State.
Bihar (40 Seats) Trends & Tally:

* BJP is ahead from 21+ seats.
* LJP is ahead on 3 seats.
* RJD is ahead on 5 seats.
* JDU is ahead on 2 seat only.

Madhya Pradesh (29 Seats) Trends:

* BJP is ahead over 26 seats in MP.

Rajasthan (25 Seats) Trends & Tally:

* BJP is ahead from 25 seats.
* Clean Sweep by BJP.

West Bengal (42 Seats) Trends:

* BJP is ahead on 4 seats in WB.
* AITC is ahead on 33 seats.

Andhra+Telangana(42 Seats) Trends:

Tamil Nadu (39 Seats) Trends & Tally:

* AIADMK is ahead on 34 seats.
* BJP+ is ahead on 3 seats.
* Congress is ahead on 1 seat only.

Karnataka (28 Seats) Trends & Tally:

Odisha (21 Seats) Trends & Tally:

* BJP is ahead on 4 seats of Odisha.
* BJD is ahead on 13 seats.
* Congress is ahead on 4 seats.

Kerala (20 Seats) Trends & Tally:

* BJP is ahead from 1 Seat in Kerala.

Assam (14 Seats) Trends & Tally:

* BJP is ahead on 8 seats of Assam.

Jharkhand (14 Seats) Trends & Tally:

* BJP is ahead from 10 seats from State.

Punjab (13 Seats) Trends / Tally:

* Arun Jaytley is ahead from Amritsar.
* AAP is ahead on 3 seats.
* Bhagwant Maan won from Sangrur seat of Punjab.

Chhattisgarh (11 Seats) Trends/Tally:

* BJP is ahead from 10 Seats of the State.

Haryana (10 Seats) Trends & Tally:

* BJP is ahead on 7 seats of Haryana.

Delhi (7 Seats) Trends & Tally:

* Harshvardhan is ahead from Chandni Chowk.
* BJP is ahead from all 7 seats.
* Clean Sweep by BJP.

Uttarakhand (5 Seats) Trends / Tally:

* BJP is ahead from all 5 seats.
* Clean sweep by BJP.

Himachal Pradesh (4 Seats) Trends:

* Anurag Thakur is ahead from Hamirpur seat.

Tuesday, 6 May 2014

Will Nitish Government Collapse after Lok Sabha Poll Result?

Poor show in the Lok Sabha poll and disenchantment amongst cadre with party’s way of functioning is likely to hurt Nitish Kumar Government in Bihar badly.

As per reports, Kumar may be one of the biggest losers of this general election, as his minority Government may face threat if the party performs poorly.

Surge of the Modi-wave in the State and opinion polls predicting an unprecedented performance of the BJP in the Lok Sabha poll in Bihar may trigger more desertions in the party already suffering from suspension and resignations of MLAs.

Reports also claim that RJD, an age-old Congress ally, is mounting pressure over the party to withdraw support from the Bihar Government. It is to be noted that Congress supported the JDU after it pulled out alliance from the BJP in July, 2013.

Senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi on Tuesday said over 50 legislators from JDU are in touch with his party as they are unhappy with the Chief Minister.

“More than 50 JDU MLAs are in touch with us. They have openly supported us and worked for our candidates in this Lok Sabha poll. They are not happy with the way things are in Bihar now,” senior BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi told reporters at the airport here before leaving for campaigning.

“Nitish Kumar’s political graph has plummeted and these JDU MLAs are supporting us out of their fear that RJD and Lalu Prasad may come back to power in Bihar. They don’t want this to happen. They do not want the State to slip back to its old days,” he said.


Tuesday, 1 April 2014

Lok Sabha Elections 2014: Do's and Dont's for First-Time Voters

There's a lot of buzz around Lok Sabha elections 2014 as political parties up their campaigns. Every party is trying to capture a major portion of youth votes which is determinable for the number of seats to be won.

Hence, it is imperative that first time voters keep a checklist of things to do before selecting their candidates and know the ground-rules.

Go through the list and check for yourself:

1. Confirm your registration as voter weeks before the election. Update your registration information such as address changed etc.
2. Know the voter identification documents required in your State much before polling.
3. Identify your representatives, research and select your candidates as per your discretion.
4. Cast your vote on basis of performance.
5. Be aware about your constituency.
6. Get information regarding candidates.
7. Always discuss your problems with the candidates who come for campaign.
8. Recognize your booth level officers.
9. 49 O is your right, use this correctly - (49 O describes the procedure to be followed when a valid voter decides not to cast his vote, and decides to record this fact).
10. Read about political parties and their manifestos.
11. Be familiar with your polling station and how to reach there on the election day.
12. Be informed regarding polling timings.
13. Remain patiently for your turn.
14. Inspire others to cast their vote for a strong democracy.
15. If your employer doesn't give time to vote , It is an offence. Please complaint to the Election Commission about the same.
16. Select your representatives without any influence.
17. Read about NOTA option as an alternative.

Source: DNA

Monday, 31 March 2014

BJP Pits Smriti-Irani against Rahul from Amethi, Fields SC Lawyer to Fight against Sonia Gandhi in Rae Bareli

The BJP in a late night decision on Monday named actor-politician Smriti Irani as its Amethi candidate to take on Rahul Gandhi and make a match of a contest tilted heavily in favour of the Congress vice-president.

Contrary to speculation, the BJP opted for a Supreme Court lawyer, Ajay Aggarwal, and not Uma Bharti, for Rae Bareli from where Congress president Sonia Gandhi is seeking a re-election.

With the Congress making public its intention to put up a "formidable" candidate against its PM candidate Narendra Modi in Varanasi, the BJP decided to challenge Rahul, who is leading the Congress’ Lok Sabha campaign.

The party expects its Rajya Sabha MP to put up a "tough" fight in a likely triangular contest in which Aam Aadmi Party’s Kumar Vishwas, a poet, is the third contestant.

The Samajwadi Party, which is in power in Uttar Pradesh, has decided against fielding candidates from the Gandhi pocket boroughs of Amethi and Rae Bareli.

Irani, who became a household name playing Tulsi in a popular TV soap, has served the party in various capacities — national secretary, chief of women's wing and now as a vice-president.

The 38-year-old, feels the party, would not only add glamour to the fight, but will also have the advantage of being the only prominent woman candidate from Amethi that goes to the polls on May 7.

"She is an energetic politician, who will make a difference despite the delayed announcement of her candidature," a BJP leader said.

The party didn’t opt for Bharti as she was reluctant to give up the Jhansi seat from where her candidature had been announced. "The party was not willing to concede to her demand for contesting from two seats in Uttar Pradesh," BJP sources said.

Earlier, she had flip-flopped on the party's offer to take on Sonia. First, Bharti said she would not leave Jhansi but a few days later she declared that she was ready to contest both the seats.

Minutes after his he was named the Rae Bareli candidate, Aggarwal told reporters that it was his petition before the Supreme Court in the Taj corridor case that eventually led to the fall of Mayawati government. He claimed contributing “a lot in exposing the truth in Bofors scandal”.

The BJP, said sources, was also close to sealing an alliance with N Chandrababu Naidu’s Telugu Desam Party (TDP), delayed by last-minute glitches over seat-sharing. The talks with the TDP were "not over" and might take "a couple of more days", the party said.

The BJP wants to contest 40 of the 119 assembly seats and eight of the 17 Lok Sabha seats in Telangana. "We are even ready to accept two or three Lok Sabha seats (of 25) in Seemandhra, but agreeing to anything less than 25 assembly seats (out of 175) would be not possible," a BJP leader said.

Andhra Pradesh is holding assembly polls along with the Lok Sabha polls in two phases – April 30 in Telangana and May 7 in Seemandhra. The southern state is to be split on June 2 when a formal notification will name Telangana as the 29th state of the Indian union.

Source: Hindustan Times

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

India to Have 9-Phase Lok Sabha Elections from 07-April to 12-May 2014

Phase-1 Lok Sabha Poll: 07-April 2014 Phase-2 Lok Sabha Poll: 09-April 2014 Phase-3 Lok Sabha Poll: 10-April 2014 Phase-4 Lok Sabha Poll: 12-April 2014 Phase-5 Lok Sabha Poll: 17-April 2014 Phase-6 Lok Sabha Poll: 24-April 2014 Phase-7 Lok Sabha Poll: 30-April 2014 Phase-8 Lok Sabha Poll: 07-May 2014 Phase-9 Lok Sabha Poll: 12-May 2014



Tuesday, 4 March 2014

2014 Lok Sabha Elections:Partners & Possibles in BJP Target 272-Plus

Its eye on the prime minister’s chair for Narendra Modi, yet not certain of a majority of its own, the BJP has set about forging and looking for alliances, state by state, in its quest for 272 seats. A look at who are or could be with the BJP in nine of those states (counting Andhra Pradesh and Telangana as one), which together account for 255 of the 543 Lok Sabha seats:

Raj factor: Maharashtra<

The BJP has forged a five-party alliance, Mahayuti, with the Shiv Sena, the RPI, the Swabhimani Paksha and the Rashtriya Samaj Paksha. Additionally, to prevent a split in the anti-UPA vote, the BJP is trying to convince Raj Thackeray not to field MNS candidates.

In 2009, the BJP and the Shiv Sena won 20 of 48 seats between them while the Swabhimani Paksha, then not in the alliance, won one. The Congress-NCP alliance has 25 seats in a state where it is in power; the Mahayuti is hoping for anti-incumbency accumulated over three terms.

Naidu an option: Andhra Pradesh

N Chandrababu Naidu’s TDP made several overtures to the BJP in the run-up to the passage of the Telangana Bill. Since then, the TDP has gone quiet, apparently putting on the BJP the onus of taking the initiative for an alliance, or possibly preferring to wait until after the polls. With the TRS in Telangana rejecting a merger with Congress, the BJP senses a window of opportunity there too, but again only after the polls.

The BJP had won four of 42 seats in 1998 and seven in 1999, in alliance with the TDP. It has been routed since they parted ways in 2004.

Paswan Won Over: Bihar

The BJP-JD(U) alliance in 2009 won 32 of 40 seats, but the parting of ways made the BJP look vulnerable given the JD(U)’s base among the backward castes and Dalits — until the BJP forged alliances with Ram Vilas Paswan’s LJP and Upendra Kushwaha’s RLSP. The BJP will contest 30 seats, twice as many as in 2009, with the rest shared between the LJP (seven) and the RLSP (three).

Vaiko Done, DMK a teaser: Tamil Nadu

The BJP has sealed an alliance with Vaiko’s MDMK, is moving forward in talks with the PMK, and is waiting for a final word from the DMDK. The BJP is wary of initiating a dialogue on its own with the DMK given that the 2G scam is linked to the party, though DMK chief Karunanidhi has tempted the BJP by praising Narendra Modi.

In 1998, the BJP won three seats of 39 in alliance with the AIADMK, part of the most successful combination; in 1999 it bagged four in alliance with the DMK, the MDMK and the PMK.

BSY is Back: Karnataka

As the ruling party in the state, the BJP won 19 of 28 Lok Sabha seats in 2009 while the Congress bagged six and the JD(S) three. The exit of former chief minister B S Yedyyurappa cost the BJP in last year’s assembly elections, which returned the Congress to power. Now the BJP has got Yeddyurappa back; his fledgling KJP had bagged about 10 per cent of the votes in the assembly elections. The BJP state unit is rooting for merging in former minister B Sreeramulu’s BSR Congress, too; it got three per cent of the votes in the assembly elections.

Smaller Parties Targeted: Orissa

The BJP won seven of 21 seats in 1998 and nine in 1999, contesting in alliance with the BJD both times. However, they parted ways ahead of the 2009 and the BJP now has no seat in the state. With Naveen Patnaik having avoided an alliance since, the party is exploring a grand alliance with Soumya Ranjan Patnaik’s Aam Orissa party, Braja Kishore Tripathy’s Samata Kranti Party and Kharavela Swain’s Utkal Bharat Party. Talks with Pyari Mohan Mohapatra’s party have hit a roadblock with the state unit not keen on an alliance.

Divide over AGP: ASSAM

The AGP had contested in 2009 in alliance with the BJP, which won four of 14 seats. However, they parted ways during the assembly elections of 2011, leading to a miserable performance by both parties. The AGP has since shown an interest in a pre-poll alliance with the BJP. The BJP’s state unit is, however, divided. The BJP central leadership too is unsure how useful an ally the faction-ridden AGP will be; it is not in the mood to concede too many seats. The onus is on the AGP to forge an alliance with its share reduced since 2009.

Still with Akalis: Punjab

The BJP’s alliance with the Shiromani Akali Dal is already in place and their coalition is in power in the state. The BJP will contest three seats and the SAD the remaining 10.

Deal with HJC: Haryana

The BJP has forged an alliance with the Haryana Janhit Congress led by Kuldeep Bishnoi, with the latter to contest two of 10 seats. O P Chuatala’s INLD, too, has been eyeing an understanding with the BJP. However, the conviction of Chautala and his struggle to get relief from court have come in the way of an alliance, with the HJC against one in any case.

Source: Indian Express

Wednesday, 26 February 2014

US-based Pew Survey: More Indian Voters Favour Narendra Modi than Rahul Gandhi

Washington: More than 60 per cent of Indian voters favour the BJP in the general election, due by May, while less than 20 per cent back the ruling Congress, a major American survey released yesterday said.

"With the Indian parliamentary elections just weeks away, the Indian public, by a margin of more than three-to-one, would prefer the Hindu-nationalist opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) to lead the next Indian government rather than the Indian National Congress (INC), which heads the current left-of-centre governing coalition," Pew Research said.

The survey, which does not project the number of seats that each party is likely to win, said the BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi is more popular than Rahul Gandhi, who is leading his Congress party's struggling campaign.

Pew, a Washington-based think tank, interviewed 2,464 randomly selected voters in states and territories that are home to roughly 91 per cent of the Indian population, between December 7 and January 12. The margin of error is 3.8 per cent.

According to the survey, less than a third of Indians are satisfied with the way things are today.

The survey said more than six-in-ten Indians prefer the BJP to lead the next government. Just two-in-ten picked the incumbent Congress, which is battling perception of a government mired in corruption scandals and unable to check a sliding economy.

Other parties have the support of 12 per cent of the public. The BJP's backing is consistent across age groups and almost equal between rural (64 per cent) and urban (60 per cent) Indians, the survey found.

The northern states of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Haryana, Punjab and Delhi, together home to more than 400 million, support the BJP most, with 74 per cent saying they preferred the party.

The BJP's weakest backing, around 54 per cent, is in Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh and Mr Modi's Gujarat.

Nearly 60 per cent voters said the BJP is likely to be more successful than the Congress in creating job opportunities, reducing terrorism and check corruption. The Pew survey said only 17 per cent say Congress would do a better job dealing with graft.

Source: NDTV