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The Indian General Elections – 2014

With the Indian Elections drawing to a close, and all the TV news anchors doing exit poll analysis 24×7, I think it fit to dedicate my first post on this topic. The Indian General Elections is the largest human process of it’s kind, with a billion people choosing the person who will run the nation for the next 60 months.

As voting in the world’s biggest election ends after weeks of polling, the Nehru-Gandhi dynasty defeat looms for the ruling UPA

In these elections, over 551 million people voted over a five-week period. The election season wasn’t without it’s whims ‘n’ fancies -“draamebaazi”, allegations and counter-allegations, and obviously, the “tu tu mein mein” between all rival political parties.

The general sentiment of the nation has been one which is looking for a change – in terms of better governance, administration, economic reforms and so on and so forth.

The voter turnout this time has also seen a great rise, and risen by over 20% since the previous general election of 2009. The election commission gave final figures for the world’s biggest election, saying 551 million had voted – 130 million more than in 2009 – with turnout also at a record high of 66.38%

Most of the exit-polls are pitting the Narendra Modi led BJP and it’s allies (NDA-National Democratic Alliance) to form the next  government. The UPA (Union Progressive Alliance), with it’s key member being the Congress, has supposedly had a dismal performance.

 

None the less, we have to wait till the 16th of May to find out for sure who’s going to rule India for the next 1800 days.

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