Early election results in India predict “change of government is imminent”

Early election results in India predict “change of government is imminent”

Early election results in India predict “change of government is imminent”

Written by Staff Writer

16 May, 2014 | 12:43 pm

India’s main opposition BJP is making hefty gains over the Congress Party as early election results predict a landslide victory for the opposition.

Indian media reports that BJP and its allies are on course for a significant victory.

According to earlier results by India media, BJP is leading in 334 of 543 seats, while congress which is only leading in 65 seats

Indian media suggests that ruling Congress is likely to record its worst ever performance in an election this time.

Narendra Modi will be the next prime minister of India, with counting trends showing upper hand for the Gujarat CM.  The New government’s imminent victory reflected in Indian stock market as well.

In his first tweet after the election results Modi has said ” India has won”

 

Celebrations are now under way at the BJP Headquarters and party offices around India.BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi won Vadodara in Gujarat by a record three lakh votes over his Congress rival Madhusudan Mistry in Vadodara.

However, Tamil Nadu has been an absolute walk-over for Jayalalitha, the Chief Minister. Leads show her party, the AIADMK, will get 34 of the state’s 39 parliamentary seats, giving her the biggest chunk of the Lok Sabha after the BJP and the Congress.

TheCongress has accepted that it has been trounced by the opposition BJP in the national election .Congress leader Satyavrat Chaturvedi has told the party accepted the mandate of the people and its defeat in the general elections.

BJP’s prime ministerial nominee Narendra Modi won Vadodara in Gujarat by a record three lakh votes over his Congress rival Madhusudan Mistry in Vadodara.

Nearly 8000 candidates, including Narendra Modi, Sonia Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi and Arvind Kejriwal were in the fray, in the largest-ever electoral exercise held in Indian history.

Voter turnout was a record 66.38%, beating the previous 1984 poll record.

About 551 million votes from more than 1.8 million electronic voting machines are being tallied to determine the fortunes of 8,251 candidates.

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