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India ‘MODI’fied

The Bhartiya Janata Party, under the leadership of it’s Prime Ministerial candidate Narendra Modi won the 2014 Indian general election with a clear majority,  the strongest showing of a single party in the Lok Sabha since 1984.

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17th Lok Sabha

The Modi led BJP secured 282 seats,  10 more than the half way mark of 272. The coalition partners of BJP also did pretty well, securing about another 50 seats.

BJP’s astounding victory is being attributed to an increased dissent amongst the electorate against the Congress led UPA government, and also a general pro-Modi wave across the nation, who is often seen as the poster boy of development and superior governance, thanks to the transformation he’s shown in Gujarat.

Modi’s primary nation wide opponent,  the Indian National Congress, experienced it’s worst ever show, securing less than even 50 seats, even though they had fielded candidates in a majority of the 543 seats.

Narendra Modi and his new cabinet, along with all the other elected members of the Lok Sabha, shall very soon assume office, and, hopefully, the 17th Lok Sabha will be extremely productive and beneficial for the Republic of India.

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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.