The Candid Eye

May 17, 2009

Election Results 2009

Filed under: Elections '09,India — thecandideye @ 12:07 AM
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Now that election results have been announced and clearly Indian National Congress have done well over BJP.Here are the list of winning candidates. Once again people have favoured the congress party and placed their faith on it. They have been given another chance to correct their mistakes in the past.This victory for congress would not have come easily without the support of English media.Even though the election manifesto of BJP promised so many things like good governance, security,employment etc.., it seems people are not ready to buy those things.There could be number of reasons for BJP losing the battle this time.Some of them,I can think of are:

1.Voter turnout of this election is not so great this time.Many parts of the country only saw around 30 -40 % of turnout .Many educated, working people have not felt the importance of casting their votes.Many people are staying away from home for work and thus felt hesitant to shell out few thousands/hundreds of rupees in travelling to cast their votes.

2.BJP does not have any place in media virtually.They need to fight not only congress but also the so called secular media.People who see something in the newspaper/TV tend to believe the same whether it is correct or not.The subtle/direct anti BJP compaign has won once again.BJP reigns supreme only in the internet and blogosphere.90% of the population rely on News Channels for information and not the internet.

3.Money played a major role in this election.Certainly in TN.Voters in Madurai were given Rs.5000/vote in the last election by DMK.This time the people are not happy because they are given only Rs.200/vote by Congress-DMK alliance.It is a very sad situation.People are happy in receiving freebies such as color TVs,Gas stoves and they are not ready vote for long term plans.

4.Many people in rural India still believe Congress party is of Mahatma Gandhiji/Nehru/Indira Gandhi.’Gandhi’ name has reached far-flung areas of India and people need to be educated on the evils of dynastic politics.BJP or any party who wants to win the elections needs to reach out people in each village/city/town and create a base of supporters.

5.Unless or until a large section of people are made aware of  the truth about Congress party and its misdeeds/misgovernance in the past  they keep winning.People have to be given a strong, compelling alternative to congress party.

In the latest news, BJP has promised to play constructive role as opposition in nation building.


  1. The first point of people not going to vote is also because of lots of misconceptions. You don’t have to travel to your hometown for voting. You can get it transfered to the constituency you are staying in, simply by filling up a form. The only thing important is, it needs to be done 2 months in Advance.

    yeah, its a second and last chance. if the government doesn’t do good now, its digging up its coffin, forever.

    Any party that wants to win against the ruling party, will need to show good work. grass root level good work. simple. 5 years is enough time to do some good work. and they need to field opposition like players of football do.

    Comment by ak — May 18, 2009 @ 8:48 AM | Reply

  2. in the article linked for BJP’s statement – its nonsense to say that country’s mandate is for UPA! Country hasn’t voted, only half of it has. I hope the present government and opposition also goes all out to make the country vote fully first.

    Comment by ak — May 18, 2009 @ 8:51 AM | Reply

  3. Yes.Not many people had used the services such as Jago Raho for the transfer of their voting constituency.Still many people need to be made aware of this.

    Comment by thecandideye — May 23, 2009 @ 10:15 PM | Reply

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