Ok. So, the results are here and so is the results of the poll on this blog. Though not as famous as the ones on IBN or NDTV or some other media, just 20 odd people voted here. I wish i had put up the poll a month ago when India started voting, but it never came to my mind. Anyways, now that the results are here, i would like to take off the polls as it serves no purpose anymore.
Given below is the results on the poll on this blog
According to the latest trends and the declared results, its been a virtual sweep for the UPA. The NDA has been utterly humiliated in a lot of places. There are several reasons for both the results but the most important lesson for BJP is this. LK Advani will NEVER be the PM of India. NEVER. Dump him and his kind of politics if it really wants to challenge the Congress / UPA on a pan-India basis. The only reason why the NDA / BJP won the elections in 1999 was because it had a moderate leader in the form of AB Vajpayee.
BJP / NDA lost the elections the moment it declared Advani as its PM candidate. In one stroke, not only did it alienate all the minority votes, but also the moderate Hindus. Same is the case with Modi. I have always believed that Modi would remain confined to Gujarat as its probably the only state where his type of politics work. It has been confirmed again in this election.
The also rans and regional parties have also bitten the dust. The message is simple, the people of India are fed up of regional, communal, communist and other divisive characters. Time to strengthen the hands of a government that can unite people and not divide them on the basis of religion, region, caste, creed etc.
I would love to do a detailed analysis of this elections. But that’s only after a few days. Would like to see the voting patterns in all the states, the percentage of votes etc and then write. Meanwhile here is the leads / results as at 1930 hrs (IST) on 16th May 2009.
UPA – Won 192 – Lead 66 – Total 258
NDA – Won 123 – Lead 41 – Total 164
Third Front – Won 53 – Lead 24 – Total 77
Others – Won 29 – Lead 15 – Total 44
The BJP abused Sonia Gandhi in 2004 and lost. They abused Manmohan Singh in 2009 and lost. What does that prove? A significant number of Indians might be uneducated and poor, but one thing that they do realise is that they never give into negative campaigning.
The “goongi gudiya“, “baccha” kind of comments are only good for claps. They dont fetch you votes. The earlier the BJP realises this, the better it is for Indian politics.And when, Manmohan Singh said these words, he hit the nail on the head
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday said he did not wish to have a live television debate with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani, as he did not want to accord him the privilege of being an alternative prime minister.
The commies can go back to the gutter from where they came. Or else, they can migrate back to their mother country China as its their dictates that they follow anyway.
3 cheers to the public of the country. 3 cheers to the Election Commission of India for running a free and fair and relatively incident free elction.