General Elections 2014- Transition of power & World Reaction

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General Elections 2014- Transition of power & World Reaction

Postby SwamyG » 07 Apr 2014 06:14

From Wiki
A general election will be held in nine phases, the longest election in the country's history, from 7 April to 12 May 2014 to constitute the 16th Lok Sabha in India. Voting will take place in all 543 parliamentary constituencies of India to elect Members of Parliament in the Lok Sabha. The result of this election will be declared on 16 May, before the 15th Lok Sabha completes its constitutional mandate on 31 May 2014.

According to the Election Commission of India, the electoral strength in 2014 is 81.45 crores (814.5 million), the largest in the world. There is an increase of 10 crores (100 million) newly eligible voters. This also will be the longest and the costliest general election in the history of the country with the Election Commission of India estimating that the election will cost the exchequer Rs 3,500 crores, excluding the expenses incurred for security and individual political parties. Parties are expected to spend 30,500 crores (about US$5 billion) in the election, according to the Centre for Media Studies. This is three times the amount spent in the previous election and is the world's second highest after the US$7 billion spent on the 2012 U.S. election. Though unelected, incumbent Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is retiring and has ruled himself out as a prime ministerial candidate.


Election Commission website : http://eci.nic.in/eci/eci.html

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Elections begin today (7th) in Assam and Tripura. http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-as ... ls-1975767



Mods, with the elections starting can this be outside GDF?
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Postby SwamyG » 07 Apr 2014 06:29

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Polling officers carrying electronic voting machines are accompanied by security personnel on the eve of elections in Assam on Sunday. Five of the 14 constituencies in the state, along with one constituency in Tripura, will vote today, marking the first phase of the polls to elect the 16th Lok Sabha.

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More than 76 lakh voters from six constituencies — five in Assam and one in Tripura — will kick off the country's nine-phase general elections on April 7, as weeks of hectic campaigning came to an end on Saturday evening.

In the first phase, voters in five constituencies in Assam — Lakhimpur, Tezpur, Kaliabor, Jorhat and Dibrugarh — will elect their MPs. A total of 1,221 polling stations will be in operation, out of which 8,588 are hypersensitive and will see a higher deployment of security forces. In Tripura West constituency, state chief electoral officer Ashutosh Jindal said a three-tier security arrangement has been made across the state for peaceful election. The Indo-Bangladesh international border in Tripura has been sealed to prevent any cross-border infiltration during the election process.


"We are all ready for polls," Assam additional chief electoral officer R C Jain told TOI. "The 1,221 hypersensitive polling stations will have static forces deployed. The other polling stations will be covered by mobile patrol parties.

The ECI has also categorized 2,710 polling stations as 'critical' as these have a record of polling over 90% votes, with 75% going in favour of one candidate. These stations also have a history of poll-related violence, with a high gap between the number of voters having their photo identity card and the number of absentees.

In Tripura, Jindal said the duration of polling has been extended by an hour, ie from 7am to 5pm. The timings apply across the northeast, except in Manipur and Nagaland.

Assam will vote in two more phases. Three constituencies will vote on April 12 and the remaining six will vote on April 24. Polling for the East Tripura (ST Reserve) seat will be held on April 12.

http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/new ... 356754.cms

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Postby SwamyG » 07 Apr 2014 06:47

District officials in Tezpur carrying election materials.
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Steel trunks containing election material are stacked inside a school hall, meant for distribution, in Dibrugarh in Assam.
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Postby Singha » 07 Apr 2014 06:51

Entire schedule of elections is here
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indian_gen ... tion,_2014

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Postby SwamyG » 07 Apr 2014 07:04

From Indian Express: A polling official on his way to a booth in Lakhimpur constituency of Assam, Sunday. AP
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An Indian paramilitary soldier stands guard as poll officials check an electronic voting machine at a polling material distribution center in Agartala, in the north-eastern Indian state of Tripura.

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Postby Prasad » 07 Apr 2014 07:40

Mint has a really good election schedule by state, graphic -
http://www.livemint.com/Object/lyeGgAJo ... /home.html

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Re: General Elections 2014- Largest peaceful transition of p

Postby ramana » 07 Apr 2014 08:25

I am going to move this thread to Strat Forum. No political tirades.

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Postby Vayutuvan » 07 Apr 2014 08:29

Thanks swamyg wonderful thread

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Postby SwamyG » 07 Apr 2014 08:39

People casting their vote in Jorhat in Assam. From NDTV.
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Vigilant: A security personal keeps vigil from of a strong room from where EVMs are being distributed, on the eve of the first phase of the elections in Lakhimpur district of Assam. Pic/EPA From Mid-Day
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Postby SwamyG » 07 Apr 2014 08:50

From The Hindu
A polling officer pastes a candidate list of Jorhat Lok Sabha constituency at a polling station ahead of the first phase of Lok Sabha elections at Jorhat district of Assam on Sunday.
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Postby Victor » 07 Apr 2014 17:49

72% votes in Assam, 74% in Tripura at 5 PM when polls closed with thousands still in line.

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Postby SwamyG » 07 Apr 2014 18:02

West Tripura increases to 83% voting. http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-ov ... ra-1976020

"Around 83% of 12.46 lakh voters cast their votes when the last reports were received here at 5 pm The polling percentage may increase after the final reports come here from all four districts," Tripura Chief Electoral Officer Ashutosh Jindal told IANS.

As per NDTV, EC reports 84% in West Tripura.
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Postby krishnan » 07 Apr 2014 18:05

wow, hope such turnouts happen in TN, esp chennai

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Postby rsingh » 07 Apr 2014 19:21

Any pic of elephants and camels transporting election materials ?

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Postby UlanBatori » 07 Apr 2014 19:54

Awesome. Scary too, given the level of precautions needed to protect freedom. Sandbags and automatic rifles!

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Postby KJo » 07 Apr 2014 19:55

High turnout is helpful to the challenger. In this case Modi.

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Postby UlanBatori » 07 Apr 2014 20:06

Manifestos of the major parties/blocs

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BJP Manifesto

INC

AAP

What happened to Manifestos that IBNLive did NOT present? UBCNews is as always, ahead:

Here is a link to all Manifestos
1. CPI
2. CPI(M)
3. Telegu Desam
4. NCP
5. Muslim League
6. DMK
7. AIDMK
8. Shiv Sena
9. JD(S)
9. RJD

etc? Aren't they ahead of this AAP in seats and constituencies?
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Re: General Elections 2014- Largest peaceful transition of p

Postby ramana » 07 Apr 2014 20:14

NCP Called BJP manifesto "old wine in new bottle!" They(NCP) didnt post their manifesto as people might recognize it as cat-pi**.

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Postby UlanBatori » 07 Apr 2014 20:36

I don't c MY favorite party there! :( PWP
Party of Biju M******* etc.

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Postby SwamyG » 07 Apr 2014 21:21

Courtesy: Hindustan Times.
Woman holding her son inside a polling booth, Majuli, Assam.
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Courtesy: Indian Express. Assam pictures.
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Re: General Elections 2014- Largest peaceful transition of p

Postby SwamyG » 07 Apr 2014 21:36

West Tripura 85%, Assam 78%
There are different numbers floating, but looks like West Tripura has at least 84% and Assam has at least 74%

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Postby Gus » 07 Apr 2014 22:04

Is there a list of standout data - like number of booths, number of polling officers, number of candidates, number of voters etc?

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Postby Patni » 07 Apr 2014 22:17

Gus wrote:Is there a list of standout data - like number of booths, number of polling officers, number of candidates, number of voters etc?


For Assam:

http://ceoassam.nic.in/generalinformation.html

Constituency-wise report of Electors in the
Final Rolll-2014


List of Contesting Candidates

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Postby SwamyG » 07 Apr 2014 22:59

rsingh wrote:Any pic of elephants and camels transporting election materials ?

Here you go.
Courtesy: NDTV
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Postby arshyam » 07 Apr 2014 23:07

Wonderful idea SwamyG sir, thanks for starting this thread.

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Postby UlanBatori » 08 Apr 2014 01:16

How touching! Any pics of yaks carrying voting material, or running the polling booths?

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Postby Ramu » 08 Apr 2014 01:47

Our elections are being watched by many countries. I haven't seen any cheer about the outcome or prospects of this year's election. After many months of denial and modi bashing, there seems to be a form of acceptance of reality in western countries.

Here is a piece written about bjp's foreign policy. Very interesting read.

The Indian Elections—What the BJP Has to Say About Foreign Policy


So: the BJP lays down some markers on FDI, India’s nuclear doctrine, and how it would approach its bilateral and multilateral relationships. As a roadmap for what the possible next Indian government might undertake, it thus offers some high-level guideposts, and important areas for external observers to watch closely.

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Postby UlanBatori » 08 Apr 2014 07:12

Way too early to count chickens and turkeys.

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Re: General Elections 2014- Largest peaceful transition of p

Postby shiv » 09 Apr 2014 06:33

Ramu wrote: I haven't seen any cheer about the outcome or prospects of this year's election.

That is the extent to which anything that is associated with "Hindu" has been demonized by Congress, Indian communist parties and their allies in Pakistan and the west. If it's Hindu it can't be good.

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Postby SwamyG » 09 Apr 2014 09:40

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http://www.hindustantimes.com/elections ... e-of-lok-s

Second phase begins
Voting began on Wednesday in six constituencies spread across four northeastern states - Arunachal Pradesh, Nagaland, Meghalaya and Manipur - in round two of the nine-phase Lok Sabha elections.

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A security guard protects electronic voting machines in a truck traveling to a polling center before the start of the second phase of voting on April 8 in Senapati.

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Re: General Elections 2014- Largest peaceful transition of p

Postby Patni » 09 Apr 2014 12:41

Fantastic arrangement done by Chief Election officier, Manipur.

SMS based Live Poll Day Report

Even live web streaming of many polling booths!

http://ceomanipur.in/index.aspx


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