Modi 'Tsunami' sweeps Congress-led UPA
Moneylife Digital Team 16 May 2014

When outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said, where is the Modi wave?, he may have wanted to say, the wave had become a Tsunami. No wonder, Sonia Gandhi-led Congress received its worst defeat in history from Narendra Modi and BJP


As expected by common people, the Narendra Modi-led Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has defeated Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) by a landslide margin. Contrary to media pundits predictions, the BJP even managed to cross the 272 figure, required for majority in the Lok Sabha, on its own. In fact, in several states, Sonia Gandhi-led Congress could not even win a single seat. Several top guns and stalwarts from Congress and UPA, like ministers Kapil Sibal, Sachin Pilot, Sushilkumar Shinde, Milind Deora, CP Joshi, Pawankumar Bansal, Farooq Abdullah, Praful Patel and corporate honcho-turned politician Nandan Nilekani lost their seats, many of them to BJP. Even Arvind Kejriwal, the founder of Aam Admi Party (AAP) and several of his bigwig party members like Kumar Vishwas, Ashutosh, Yogendra Yadav had to face the defeat.

 

ALL INDIA Result Status

 

 

Status Known For 539 out of 543 Constituencies

 

Party

Won

Leading

Total

Bharatiya Janata Party

13

265

278

Communist Party of India

1

0

1

Communist Party of India (Marxist)

0

10

10

Indian National Congress

1

41

42

Nationalist Congress Party

1

5

6

Aam Aadmi Party

0

4

4

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam

0

35

35

All India N.R. Congress

0

1

1

All India Trinamool Congress

0

34

34

All India United Democratic Front

0

3

3

Biju Janata Dal

0

20

20

Indian National Lok Dal

0

2

2

Indian Union Muslim League

0

2

2

Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party

0

3

3

Janata Dal (Secular)

0

2

2

Janata Dal (United)

0

2

2

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha

0

1

1

Kerala Congress (M)

0

1

1

Lok Jan Shakti Party

0

6

6

Naga Peoples Front

0

2

2

National Peoples Party

0

1

1

Pattali Makkal Katchi

0

1

1

Rashtriya Janata Dal

0

4

4

Revolutionary Socialist Party

0

1

1

Samajwadi Party

0

7

7

Shiromani Akali Dal

1

3

4

Shivsena

1

18

19

Sikkim Democratic Front

0

1

1

Telangana Rashtra Samithi

0

11

11

Telugu Desam

0

14

14

All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen

0

1

1

Apna Dal

0

2

2

Rashtriya Lok Samta Party

0

3

3

Swabhimani Paksha

0

1

1

Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party

0

10

10

Independent

0

4

4

Total

18

521

539

Courtesy: Election Commission of India Last Updated at 2:57 PM On 16/5/2014

 

Ever since media came out with its exit polls for the Lok Sabha election 2014, several people, mostly politicians from Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) were saying that in last two elections, these surveys were proved wrong. Well, all the media and all the survey can't be wrong all the time. In fact, this time, the Narendra Modi'fied' campaign was so powerful that it not only proved exit poll results below estimate but completely swept Congress and its (UPA).

 

The Congress has accepted its defeat (what else can it do?). Although the BJP was saying that Congress would find it difficult to reach 100 seats, after the verdict, both must be wondering, how this could happen?

 

Full credit to BJP's clean victory goes to Narendra Modi and his non-stop campaign across the country. Even the Congress and its allies, by passing remarks and provoking Modi, helped the BJP to keep its prime ministerial candidate in the focus throughout the elections.

 

On the other hand, opposition parties, especially Congress appeared to be divided as to on whom to focus. So it brought Sonia and Rahul Gandhi during the first phase only to be replaced by Priyanka Gandhi Vadra. Unfortunately, none can match the already 'running in full steam' Modi and thus were found to be on the defensive all the time.

 

During last elections, Congress had won 206 seats in the 543-seat Lok Sabha and was the single largest party. On the other hand, BJP had only 116 seats.

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