THE ELECTION RESULTS OF 2019
Once again NAMO NAMO in India for the next 5 years, these election results were the most awaited thing since few days, and finally, they are out with a big bang for the Bharatiya Janata Party. We Indians have a very strong connection with the politics that we see, so the elections, voting, and the ruling party is literally a feeling for us, ain’t it? So to resolve your eagerness we have the election results throughout India for you.
After the victory, PM Modi and party chief Amit Shah reached party headquarters in New Delhi to a rapturous welcome. In his speech, Modi promised that he will devote “every moment of my life and every fiber of my body” to the welfare of the nation. Modi also promised the bitterness exhibited during the campaign would be pushed behind.
The BJP not only repeated its 2014 tally by heading towards a win in all the 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat but also improved its vote share from 59% in 2014 to over 62% this year as the party returned to power at the Centre with a larger mandate. Leading the BJP’s win in the state was party president Amit Shah, who won from the prestigious Gandhinagar constituency with a margin of over 5.57 lakh votes. In Gujarat, voting was held in a single phase on April 23, which had witnessed a record turnout of 64.11%.
Riding a Modi wave, the BJP and Shiv Sena alliance swept the 2019 Lok Sabha elections in Maharashtra on Thursday, winning 41 of the state’s 48 seats. In a near replay of the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Congress-NCP alliance was completely routed. While the Congress was leading in just one seat Chandrapur (Vidarbha), its ally NCP won four seats — Satara, Shirur, Baramati in western Maharashtra and Raigad in Konkan region. The AIMIM, under the banner of Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi (VBA), won from Aurangabad in Marathwada. In Amravati, an Independent candidate (backed by NCP) was leading
JAMMU AND KASHMIR:
It was almost Jammu and Ladakh versus Kashmir in Jammu and Kashmir, as BJP won the two seats from Jammu and the lone Ladakh seat, while the National Conference (NC) won the three seats of Kashmir Valley. The BJP, in its manifesto, had promised to abrogate the special status provided to J&K by Indian Constitution through Articles 370 and 35-A. The NC — like the PDP — promised to fight attempts at changing this, as also work for getting more autonomy for J&K.
At a time when the Congress has swept away even in the states where it had won the recent Assembly polls, the party won eight of the 13 Lok Sabha seats in Punjab, where Amarinder Singh delivered a second win for the party after the impressive win in the 2017 Assembly elections. The Congress win even bucked the post-Balakot surge for Prime Minister Narendra Modi, with Amarinder, an ex-Armyman, accusing him at every rally of using air strikes to garner votes. Among the biggest Congress wins was in Patiala, where Amarinder’s wife Preneet Kaur defeated Surjit Singh Rakhra of SAD. The Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and BJP won two seats each and the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) retained one.
While the Akali Dal fared poorly, losing by huge margins in eight seats, the wins for both president Sukhbir Singh Badal and wife Harsimrat will consolidate the hold of the family on the party.
The BJP created history in Haryana by winning all 10 constituencies with comfortable margins. The Modi factor was one big reason for the landslide win. Besides, Haryana sends a large population of its youth to the armed forces and the ripples of the Pulwama attack were felt in its villages. The Congress, on the other hand, was a divided house, as was evident both in the panchayat polls and in the Jind bypoll, in which party national spokesman Randeep Singh Surjewala came a distant third. The INLD split vertically with party supremo Om Prakash Chautala’s younger son Ajay Chautala forming his own Jannayak Janata Party. Traditionally, Haryana was ruled by the party that got the Jat votes. But the BJP managed to polarise the voters, creating a Jat, non-Jat divide. While the Jat votes got split among Jat candidates, the BJP managed to consolidate the non-Jat electorate.
With the BJP breaching West Bengal, the Trinamool Congress has emerged substantially scathed in this semi-final ahead of the 2021 Assembly polls. For the BJP, it was as much an ideological victory as an electoral victory, powered by meticulous planning on the ground. The growth of the party’s organizational strength in a state where it had little base has been meteoric. While it successfully pushed its Hindutva narrative and polarised voters, it consistently fanned the angst around Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee’s “appeasement” politics. The Left and the Congress, the other two players in the state, have been pushed to the margins. While the Left has been wiped out from what was once its citadel, the Congress managed to win just one seat.
Although its Lok Sabha tally is set to dip, the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Thursday managed to withstand the wave in favor of the BJP across the country. The party also retained power in the Odisha Assembly polls, with its supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik set for a historic fifth term.
In Odisha, one of its focus states where it contested on its own, the BJP’s vote share has risen from 21.5% to 38% this time. It has managed to recapture the ground lost to the BJD in Western Odisha. However, the BJP was unable to translate this advantage to the Assembly seats, where the Naveen Patnaik-led BJD won 113 of the 147 seats. The BJP managed to win only 22. While the BJD registered a 12% lead against its nearest rival, the BJP has reaffirmed its position as the growing alternative party in the coastal state.
While the alliance between the BSP and the SP managed to make some dent in the mandate that the BJP got in Uttar Pradesh in 2014 — 71 seats — the BSP emerged to be the major gainer. The BJP lost numbers compared to 2014 but gained in terms of vote-share. The SP got around the same number of seats but lost in terms of vote-share. The BSP, which led on 10 seats, maintained its vote-share.
Despite losing about 15 seats to the alliance, the BJP’s vote share increased in the state from 42.63 percent in 2014 to approximately 49.5 percent this time. The BSP maintained the same vote-share (around 19.27), while the SP’s share dipped from 22 percent in 2014 to about 18 percent. Congress’s vote-share came down from 7.53 percent to about 6.3 percent. The party got a major shock in Amethi, where AICC president Rahul Gandhi lost to Union minister Smriti Irani of BJP by about 55,000 votes. Irani maintained her lead against Rahul through all the rounds of counting.