General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

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Postby KJo » 23 May 2014 23:40

prahaar wrote:Vaghela was the favorite to become CM but he was sidelined. Eventually Khajuraho abduction happened, after which he went to the dark side. He was senior to NaMo. I feel there is a good chance of SV joining BJP, seeing an opening in BJP leadership.


Yes, I remember when he was in the BJP and also was CM. I think he was CM after he broke away and formed his own party. I don't understand how the hell anyone can join the Congress from BJP. It's a completely different frame of mind and one has to be an opportunist in most cases.
NaMo was nowhere in the late 90s when he was the man from Gujarat, and now NaMo is PM of India. This would cause intense taqleef to Vaghela. He has now criticized Rahul Gandhi, so he maybe looking for a way out of the Congress.

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Postby KJo » 23 May 2014 23:41

pankajs wrote:
Zee News ‏@ZeeNews 3h

Wrong to blame Rahul Gandhi, UPA-II was not good product: Congress leader http://zeenews.india.com/news/nation/wr ... 34322.html
Most of the blame will finally get dumped on Munna Singh.


I think the fault goes mostly to MMS and Sonia. Poor Rahul, incompetent as he is, got caught in the mix. He did not make this Govt pathetic. Sonia and MMS did.

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Postby Rahul M » 24 May 2014 01:14

Kati wrote:As per one bong daily,
there are thousands of members of CPM, INC, TMC willing to join BJP apart from those who left BJP in the last few years for greener pasture. To take these turncoats, state BJP has drafted a strong letter which includes promise to work for the party first before asking for any plum post. They have to first prove they loyalty for some time by doing hard work.
....Similarly, KB should be asked to do a lot of organizational work first before she can dream of getting any suitable post. Otherwise, it'll be the recipe for demoralizing the sincere party cadres.

another tidbit is the % of votes BJP has polled in muslim majority areas. in one alimuddin street (houses CPM party HQ) booth, where all voters are muslim, bjp got more votes than CPM ! :lol:


state bjp would do well to point out to WB muslims that BD immigrants make life worse for them, not only in general but also give them a bad name and take away a share of the muslim only facilities.

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Postby RajeshA » 24 May 2014 01:20

Published on May 23, 2014
Cracks in BJP over Bedi’s candidature for Delhi CM: IANS

New Delhi: A storm is brewing in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with many Delhi leaders allegedly threatening to “not co-operate” and even “lose deliberately” if former top cop Kiran Bedi was named the party’s next chief ministerial nominee, party sources said.

“There is severe opposition to her (Bedi) in the party. A majority of the leaders and workers don’t want her to be the candidate for the post of chief minister,” a source said.

The leaders have reportedly complained to BJP Delhi chief Harsh Vardhan and senior leader Nitin Gadkari against the move to prop Bedi as the chief ministerial candidate.

“The party cadre is miffed with her (Bedi) for several reasons, including her refusal to fight assembly and Lok Sabha elections on BJP’s ticket and her anti-BJP stand during the Jan Lokpal movement in 2011.”

Bedi along with activist Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal, who later went on to form the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), had on numerous occasions, lambasted both the Congress and the BJP for not wanting to pass the bill.

“She cannot be forced upon us... we will not accept her. We want a leader who is from amongst us,” said a legislator from west Delhi who did not wish to be named.

Interestingly, the pandemonium was caused by a tweet from a fake Twitter account in Gadkari’s name last month wherein Gadkari announced Bedi as the party’s chief ministerial candidate who would take on Kejriwal in Delhi.

The tweet created a flutter before Gadkari’s rebuttal. However, the speculations have not stopped since and the media has been pestering Bedi as well as BJP leaders to clarify their respective stands.

Bedi, in fact, on Wednesday admitted that she would accept the offer for the top job. “I have spent 35-40 years of my life in Delhi and (now) want to devote my remaining life for its welfare,” Bedi told a TV channel.

A section of BJP’s central leadership is persistently lobbying for Bedi who, they believe, is the only person who can take on Kejriwal especially if Harsh Vardhan gets the health ministry in the Narendra Modi-led union cabinet.

Meanwhile, Harsh Vardhan, who was the party’s chief ministerial candidate ahead of the December poll, said the final decision would be taken by the central party leadership.

“The central party leadership is aware of all the developments in Delhi and the final decision will be taken by them. It’s up to them to select the right candidate for the post,” he said.

Winning 31 of the 70 assembly seats, the BJP emerged as the single largest party in Delhi under Harsh Vardhan but could not form a government as it failed to reach the halfway mark of 36.

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Postby Manu » 24 May 2014 01:31

SandeepA wrote:
Shamlee wrote:Could a possible line of campaign in Delhi for BJP be "As there is a `BJP govt at the centre it would be easier to solve Delhi's problems if they elected BJP at the Assembly level".?

May not be enough if the Punjabi preponderance in Delhi is the reason for the sympathy for AAP. Here is where I think the KB factor could be a game changer

For the third time, that is not the reason AAP won Delhi. And they didn't win. They came in second. JJ colonies, Auto/Taxi Walas, Temp Employees and Muslims were the reason they got 28 seats. This time they will get 4-5 max.

Meenakshi Lekhi and Smiriti Irani (formerly Malhotra) are both safe bets if Dr. Harshvardhan Goel can't be available.

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Postby member_27987 » 24 May 2014 01:35

RajeshA wrote:Published on May 23, 2014
Cracks in BJP over Bedi’s candidature for Delhi CM: IANS

New Delhi: A storm is brewing in the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with many Delhi leaders allegedly threatening to “not co-operate” and even “lose deliberately” if former top cop Kiran Bedi was named the party’s next chief ministerial nominee, party sources said.

“There is severe opposition to her (Bedi) in the party. A majority of the leaders and workers don’t want her to be the candidate for the post of chief minister,” a source said.

The leaders have reportedly complained to BJP Delhi chief Harsh Vardhan and senior leader Nitin Gadkari against the move to prop Bedi as the chief ministerial candidate.

“The party cadre is miffed with her (Bedi) for several reasons, including her refusal to fight assembly and Lok Sabha elections on BJP’s ticket and her anti-BJP stand during the Jan Lokpal movement in 2011.”

Bedi along with activist Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal, who later went on to form the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), had on numerous occasions, lambasted both the Congress and the BJP for not wanting to pass the bill.

“She cannot be forced upon us... we will not accept her. We want a leader who is from amongst us,” said a legislator from west Delhi who did not wish to be named.

Interestingly, the pandemonium was caused by a tweet from a fake Twitter account in Gadkari’s name last month wherein Gadkari announced Bedi as the party’s chief ministerial candidate who would take on Kejriwal in Delhi.

The tweet created a flutter before Gadkari’s rebuttal. However, the speculations have not stopped since and the media has been pestering Bedi as well as BJP leaders to clarify their respective stands.

Bedi, in fact, on Wednesday admitted that she would accept the offer for the top job. “I have spent 35-40 years of my life in Delhi and (now) want to devote my remaining life for its welfare,” Bedi told a TV channel.

A section of BJP’s central leadership is persistently lobbying for Bedi who, they believe, is the only person who can take on Kejriwal especially if Harsh Vardhan gets the health ministry in the Narendra Modi-led union cabinet.

Meanwhile, Harsh Vardhan, who was the party’s chief ministerial candidate ahead of the December poll, said the final decision would be taken by the central party leadership.

“The central party leadership is aware of all the developments in Delhi and the final decision will be taken by them. It’s up to them to select the right candidate for the post,” he said.

Winning 31 of the 70 assembly seats, the BJP emerged as the single largest party in Delhi under Harsh Vardhan but could not form a government as it failed to reach the halfway mark of 36.


More "trial baloons"?

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Postby ashish raval » 24 May 2014 01:49

Dhananjay wrote:
ashish raval wrote:Do you have roads in Delhi to cop up with the increase in population density due to high rises !! Believe me it is horrific.


^^The same kind of argument was put up by congi CM candidate hkl bhagat and his team ridiculing Shri Khurana's promise that "Have you thought of how much pressure it'd put up on the sewage-gutter system of Delhi? Have you factored in that?"

Pat came the answer from Sh. Khurana "We'll use the stamp-duty money from these sales of floorwise houses and create much better sewage for Delhi", and by the blessings of Mahadev they did. :D

Imagine a 200 house society doubling up 400 houses capacity, there stamp-duty registration money can buy the best Mono-Rail and Metro systems plus more flyovers!


Sewage systems don't require land acquisition you only need bigger pipes to deal with the issue underground. With high density of people you need large space for parks, school, flyovers, monorail, people movement, traffic management, huge density of vehicles. It is better to construct satellite towns. There are plenty of examples where high rises have not solved these issues especially in country with high density population like India, unless you make your infrastructure on there size and scale of Chinese. Ever heard planning for 100 year horizon ? Since the dawn of civilisation west has followed that and has successfully managed it.
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Postby ashish raval » 24 May 2014 02:03

chaanakya wrote:
Dhananjay wrote:
Super corrupt family, sahib singh verma and sajjan kumar are related and were sharing loot and contacts openly, even gifting each other's children shops like toys. It was sahib singh verma's greed that destroyed Delhi BJP which was flourishing under Madal Lal Khurana, who had won over the public with two promises:

1.) All the houses will be allowed to make extra 3rd floor and also they'll be made 'freehold' so each house can be sold to many people floorwise.

2.) Promise of Metro and flyovers.

by the way

One promise that can win BJP 90% seats in Delhi is:

"BJP will allow all the housing societies to demolish more than 20 year old buildings and built 10 story high rises allowed to make 3 time more flats than already existing in that society"

This will bring much needed more houses + also bring the prices in Delhi down due to over-availability. 8)

Many Housing Societys' federation have met kasai sibal over last 5 years and he kept on promising to bring a law on these lines but didn't do anything. So congis got zilch from flat owners too.


ashish raval wrote:Do you have roads in Delhi to cop up with the increase in population density due to high rises !! Believe me it is horrific.


Actually if govt allows high rise by asking the plot owners to surrender lands abutting the roads and using UG Parking lots in Basements that would create roads of required width and enough parking space. On Road parking could be banned. Pooling of Land could be done and owners could share highrise in pro-rata basis. One can put ceiling depending on the obtainable road width and UG parking lots. Don't allow vehicles below certain emission limits and ban some type of vehicles. Create drop zones for cars, not requiring parking, without obstructing flow of traffic. The most of the congestion comes from vehicles obstructing the road, improper driving and being parked on the road meant for free flow traffic. Of course you need stringent traffic rules and strict enforcement and for that you need Traffic police and proper training and motivation.

Idea may not sound so horrific if you think of solutions.

Agreed, This will solve the problem temporarily, unless we make it to scale of Chinese and strict as west because India will have the same population density to cope with. The simple idea is to make cluster cities or satellite towns with are connected by fast railways and ring roads. Pollution free quality life is also achieved by this.

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Postby RajeshA » 24 May 2014 02:46

Mulayam Singh Yadav is going to keep Azamgarh and leave Mainpuri, so there is going to be by-elections in Mainpuri. Any chances that BJP could win it. Mulayam's nephew Tej Pratap Yadav is likely to be nominated as the party candidate from the seat.

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Uttar Pradesh - Mainpuri

Candidate                     Party                  Votes
MULAYAM SINGH YADAV         Samajwadi Party          595918
SHATRUGHAN SINGH CHAUHAN    Bharatiya Janata Party   231252
DR. SANGHMITRA MAURYA       Bahujan Samaj Party      142833


It's possible that not the same number of Mulayam supporters would again come to vote for his nephew, as they will get only a useless MP.


Published on May 23, 2014
Mulayam clueless on taking on Modi in LS. Deccan Herald

Lucknow: Mulayam, whose party managed to win only five seats in UP in the recent Lok Sabha polls, will have only his family members, accompanying him in the house. These include his daughter-in-law Dimple Yadav and his two nephews - Akshoy, a first-timer, and Dharmendra.

“How will I take on Modi....there is no one to speak with me in the House,” Mulayam reportedly remarked at a review meeting of the party here on Friday.

SP leaders said that the party supremo, who appeared to be very upset with the performance of the party in the polls, made the remarks in the presence of Akhilesh Yadav.

“Akshoy is a novice and Dimple cannot speak,” he remarked.


This is Mulayam's opinion of the woman of his house, his bahu, whom he chose to represent a parliamentary constituency, of Dimple Yadav, that "she cannot speak"!

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Postby jimmyray » 24 May 2014 06:51

[quote="RajeshA"]Mulayam Singh Yadav is going to keep Azamgarh and leave Mainpuri, so there is going to be by-elections in Mainpuri. Any chances that BJP could win it. Mulayam's nephew Tej Pratap Yadav is likely to be nominated as the party candidate from the seat.

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Uttar Pradesh - Mainpuri

Candidate                     Party                  Votes
MULAYAM SINGH YADAV         Samajwadi Party          595918
SHATRUGHAN SINGH CHAUHAN    Bharatiya Janata Party   231252
DR. SANGHMITRA MAURYA       Bahujan Samaj Party      142833


Mainpuri a very tough nut to crack for BJP. But if it is to be cracked then no better time than in the next by-election. It is a Yadav stronghold with about 35% Yadavs, 19% SC and only ~4% Muslims. Mulayam typically gets 50-55% of votes in Mainpuri.

This article gives some more info http://indianexpress.com/article/india/politics/mainpuri-senses-a-bypoll-and-tej/2/

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Postby RajeshA » 24 May 2014 10:46

jimmyray wrote:Mainpuri a very tough nut to crack for BJP. But if it is to be cracked then no better time than in the next by-election. It is a Yadav stronghold with about 35% Yadavs, 19% SC and only ~4% Muslims. Mulayam typically gets 50-55% of votes in Mainpuri.

This article gives some more info


It is a bye-election, and everybody knows how it went the last time -
1) Mulayam won the seat.
2) NaMo wave swept UP with 73/80 seats.
3) There is a BJP govt. at the Center and a BJP MP would have more access to it. And it is about 5 years of access.

Everybody knows how strong each party is.

Last time BSP came third. Voting for BSP again this time doesn't change anything. So I wonder if it would be possible for BJP
- to get their votes, as well as
- to get a higher voting %age, as well as
- dampen Yadav voters voting for Tej Pratap Yadav, as Mulayam dumped the voters for Azamgarh, and the one standing is not the big boss Yadav

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Postby chaanakya » 24 May 2014 10:55

ashish raval wrote:
Agreed, This will solve the problem temporarily, unless we make it to scale of Chinese and strict as west because India will have the same population density to cope with. The simple idea is to make cluster cities or satellite towns with are connected by fast railways and ring roads. Pollution free quality life is also achieved by this.


That is how NCR has been or is being developed. Satellite townships like Gurgaon NOIDA Gaziabad and Faridabad are developed with that idea in Mind. But the pressure of population throws all planning away. What is needed is to develop other centres of economic growth, urban centres well connected with HSR and multi modal transport system within a given cluster is the answer.

There are many alternative models of which High rise is one , and may not be the best and cluster development is another. We need to see what is more suited. But ultimately pressure of city migration needs to be eased first. That can be done by developing second and third tier cities into economic power houses.

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Postby RajeshA » 24 May 2014 11:34

Some articles have been castigating BJP for only getting 31% of the vote and thus not having sufficient mandate for any radical changes.

Some facts:

In 2009 Congress contested 440 seats and got 28.55%.
In 2014 BJP contested 427 seats and got 31%.

In 2009 UPA won 37.22% of the votes.
In 2014 BJP also won around 38%.

For BJP to contest (2014) less seats than Congress (2009) and still getting 2.45% more votes means it has a far bigger mandate than Congress received in 2009, not just seat-wise but also vote-share wise.

In fact BJP translated two-thirds of all seats it contested.

Even in 1984, when Congress got 414 seats it had 49.1% votes and not over 50%.

In 2009 Congress got 119,110,776 votes. In 2014 BJP got 171,459,286 votes.

There is no denying Modi has all the mandate he needs.

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Postby abhik » 24 May 2014 12:28

RajeshA wrote:Mulayam Singh Yadav is going to keep Azamgarh and leave Mainpuri, so there is going to be by-elections in Mainpuri. Any chances that BJP could win it. Mulayam's nephew Tej Pratap Yadav is likely to be nominated as the party candidate from the seat.

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Candidate                     Party                  Votes
MULAYAM SINGH YADAV         Samajwadi Party          595918
SHATRUGHAN SINGH CHAUHAN    Bharatiya Janata Party   231252
DR. SANGHMITRA MAURYA       Bahujan Samaj Party      142833


It's possible that not the same number of Mulayam supporters would again come to vote for his nephew, as they will get only a useless MP.

Mainpuri is a safe seat for SP, I think the only reason he is Azamgarh is that they might have lost it incase a 'lesser' candidate was put up for the by-election.

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Postby James B » 24 May 2014 14:35

Mainpuri is a SP stronghold. They did a lot of development there & so no one would go against SP I think.

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Postby Virendra » 24 May 2014 15:41

James B wrote:Mainpuri is a SP stronghold. They did a lot of development there & so no one would go against SP I think.

Dynasties always keep certain fixed strongholds, be it Gandhis or the Yadavs, Scindias etc etc.

By the way, did anyone astro-analyze the coronation time and coming years of NaMo??

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Postby IndraD » 24 May 2014 16:16

Inviting Salman Khan in swearing in is a mstake which shd be fixed
He has serious charges of murder & in media 4 wrong reasons these days

On other hand Dhyanchand's family has been invited!

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Postby Kati » 24 May 2014 16:25

VikasRaina wrote:
JE Menon wrote:Wasn't Shankar Singh Vaghela formerly in the BJP?


Yes he was. In fact If I am right, he too was a Sanghi


Like Modi, Vaghela joined RSS at an early age too......

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Postby Sridhar » 24 May 2014 16:25

RajeshA: all that matters at the end of the day in terms of mandate is how many seats he has. He has a clear majority in that and therefore full power to effect the changes he would like. The vote shares are immaterial.

I have been a critic and will continue to keep a watchful eye. But the best thing about this election in my view is that there is a clear mandate and a freeing from the compulsions of coalition politics it has entailed. Vajpayee could have achieved so much more if he were not hostage to all the smaller parties in the coalition. Modi now has a great opportunity to redefine the nature of our Government and undertake deep systemic reforms.

Good luck to him for taking India forward. That in the end binds us together even if our political views are different.

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Postby Rahul M » 24 May 2014 17:42

well said Sridhar saar.

meanwhile, WB update : yesterday, around 5000 ( :shock: ) RSP workers, including panchayat pradhans and the like joined BJP. with this BJP also gained 2 panchayats.
when an empire starts unraveling, it is the peripheries that grow cold first. left front's smaller allies are breaking away at breakneck speed, even CPIM is losing cadres to the BJP at an alarming rate (for them). interestingly enough a significant number of muslims are joining BJP.

WB was supposed to hold municipal elections around july but frightened by BJP's prospects, as they are winning a number of those going by LS election voteshare, mumtaz begum is trying to postpone it to september, when they hope BJP wave would taper out. state EC mira pandey will probably go to court against this.

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Postby Hari Seldon » 24 May 2014 17:45

^^WB is indeed the next frontier. TN-KL axis will be tough to crack. But like the man himself said "Waqt aane par sab kuch badlega. Saathi bhi badlenge, Padosi bhi badlenge, Mahaul bhi badlega." :) onlee.

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Postby member_28442 » 24 May 2014 18:06

IndraD wrote:Inviting Salman Khan in swearing in is a mstake which shd be fixed
He has serious charges of murder & in media 4 wrong reasons these days

On other hand Dhyanchand's family has been invited!


i see it more as an attempt to cover all sections of the society.
with bigB not coming, he had to invite one of the 3 khans

atleast salman is perceived as being the most dildaar and patriotic of the lot

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Postby Victor » 24 May 2014 19:33

SSharma wrote:...with bigB not coming, he had to invite one of the 3 khans...

Where did you get this? Big B is invited and it is difficult to imagine he would pass up the biggest social event of the century.

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Postby Bade » 24 May 2014 19:43

As for the TN-KL axis, the KL lock-in to two fronts will be far more easier to crack than the TN parochialism inspired political outfits. In KL which has no significant regional parties, with time will push the left supporters more to the centrist positions and the current Congress supporters more to the right...BJP. The rising standards of living across board is what will do this transformation and not some wooly ideology.

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Postby SanjayC » 24 May 2014 19:48

prahaar wrote:Vaghela was the favorite to become CM but he was sidelined. Eventually Khajuraho abduction happened, after which he went to the dark side. He was senior to NaMo. I feel there is a good chance of SV joining BJP, seeing an opening in BJP leadership.


He should be offered a ministerial post of Gujarat if he is willing to join BJP. He is a hardcore RSS guy who joined Cong some years back at being sidelined by BJP for CM post, in favour of Modi. I think his comments wishing that Modi would now be able to make Ram Mandir were not off the cuff. They were deliberate to rile the Cong leadership. And now these comments trashing Rahul -- something is brewing.

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Postby abhik » 24 May 2014 20:33

SanjayC wrote:
prahaar wrote:Vaghela was the favorite to become CM but he was sidelined. Eventually Khajuraho abduction happened, after which he went to the dark side. He was senior to NaMo. I feel there is a good chance of SV joining BJP, seeing an opening in BJP leadership.


He should be offered a ministerial post of Gujarat if he is willing to join BJP. He is a hardcore RSS guy who joined Cong some years back at being sidelined by BJP for CM post, in favour of Modi. I think his comments wishing that Modi would now be able to make Ram Mandir were not off the cuff. They were deliberate to rile the Cong leadership. And now these comments trashing Rahul -- something is brewing.

Let him, and others like him stay in the Congress. Its better to hedge one's bets. Tomorrow if the congress comes to power its better to have to have it under the leadership of people like him than another dynasty stooge.

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Postby member_22733 » 25 May 2014 09:54

Watch out for NewsX Channel folks, Vir Singhvi has a long winded programme taking a sympathetic view of all the ills of CON UPA raj.

Presstitute central in making.

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Postby Vayutuvan » 25 May 2014 10:05

Singha wrote:Gloves are off in Congress as leaders openly target Rahul for poll debacle
CNN-IBN | May 23, 2014 at 07:57pm IST

... senior leader Shashi Tharoor too trained his guns on the party saying that communication is a must and party leaders should be allowed to speak freely. "There is a reticence within Congress, even I was not allowed to speak," he confessed.


Who does he think he is? Nehru Gandhi dynasty? Desh ka damaad? He was an ornery pretty face UN official. What comeuppance? Thode paise agaye to sab apne aap ko nabob soch Lethe hain? Kahan kahan se aajate hain.

Sarc just in case anybody missed it.
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Postby Vayutuvan » 25 May 2014 10:12

JE Menon wrote:Wasn't Shankar Singh Vaghela formerly in the BJP?

When he left the BJP stable the talk was that there is complete breakdown in the party which is known for the discipline if it's cadre. Now we know how the Cong(I) fortunes turned out in which party sycophancy to the dynasty is legendary and grass roots discipline and marching to the tune of Nehru family high command is the unwritten and unbreakable rule.

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Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Postby kmkraoind » 25 May 2014 10:55

Inside track: DD wakes up

Red herring
Amit Shah was amazingly accurate in predicting voting trends in favour of the BJP in Uttar Pradesh and even elsewhere in the country. But for a man who was so clued in, he was way off the mark in insisting that the BSP would be the No. 2 party in the state after the BJP. Mayawati’s party drew a blank and cynics suggest that the BJP in-charge for UP deliberately floated the rumour of the BSP’s better performance so as to confuse Muslim voters. Shah thus succeeded in dividing the minority vote.

Ignoring advice

During the last days of the campaign in UP, Amit Shah got a feedback from Amethi that the mood in the constituency was quite unfavourable towards Rahul Gandhi. Since the Congress seemed unaware that Rahul was on a weak wicket, Shah urged Smriti Irani not to bring this to public notice.

Shah sent the BJP candidate from Amethi several e-mails urging her to keep away from journalists. But Irani ignored the messages. Because of the extensive publicity that Irani received, the Congress was alerted to the fact that all was not well in Amethi. The party hastily sent reinforcements in the last fortnight of the campaign. Rahul finally won by a little over a lakh votes — much below his usual margin — suggesting that Irani should have heeded Shah’s advice.


This time Chaankya (Shah) was younger in age than Chandragupta (Modi)

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Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Postby Vikas » 25 May 2014 11:09

SanjayC wrote:
prahaar wrote:Vaghela was the favorite to become CM but he was sidelined. Eventually Khajuraho abduction happened, after which he went to the dark side. He was senior to NaMo. I feel there is a good chance of SV joining BJP, seeing an opening in BJP leadership.


He should be offered a ministerial post of Gujarat if he is willing to join BJP. He is a hardcore RSS guy who joined Cong some years back at being sidelined by BJP for CM post, in favour of Modi. I think his comments wishing that Modi would now be able to make Ram Mandir were not off the cuff. They were deliberate to rile the Cong leadership. And now these comments trashing Rahul -- something is brewing.


He is the ex-CM of Gujarat. Do you think he will accept to be just a minister.
Anyways he has burnt his bridges, the world has moved on and now BJP has strong line of leaders in Gujarat. SV can continue to do "Christina fair" to dynasty.

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Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Postby Kati » 25 May 2014 18:33

Yes, BigB is not coming. Jaya bacchhan has confirmed this. (Remember her closeness to Mullah Yadav.)

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Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Postby abhik » 25 May 2014 23:24

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abhik wrote:Have the Detailed Election results(Excel file) been released yet?

Scraped the "Constituency wise- All Candidates" data from the ECI website myself and created a google spreadsheet. May be a week too late, but if any of you are still looking for it I have uploaded it LINK

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Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Postby pankajs » 26 May 2014 00:26

Athul Lal A G ‏@athulag 3h

Author & Left supporter P Valsala supports #NarendraModi & #BJP; says #Kerala cant go ahead ignoring BJP; cannot sideline great men forever

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Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Postby IndraD » 26 May 2014 01:08

In Bengal CPI-M cadres & leaders joining BJP http://www.thestatesman.net/news/56582- ... n-bjp.html

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Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Postby svenkat » 26 May 2014 07:11

News X is owned by jehangir poocha.I found its election coverage the most obnoxious among all channels.vir singhvi would make goebells blush in comparison.Man to watch out.

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Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Postby manju » 26 May 2014 07:13

http://www.thestatesman.net/news/56565- ... s-tdp.html Hyderabad, 25 May

YSR Cong MP joins TDP

YSR Congress MP Mr SPY Reddy today joined the TDP dealing a body blow to the party, which is yet to recover from its shock defeat in the Andhra Pradesh elections.

In the results that came exactly ten days ago the TDP-BJP won 106 of the 175 MLAs and 17 of the 25 MP seats in Coastal Andhra and Rayalaseema. The YSR Congress won 67 MLAs and 8 MPs, including one from Telangana.

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Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Postby Kakkaji » 26 May 2014 07:39

manju wrote:http://www.thestatesman.net/news/56565-ysr-cong-mp-joins-tdp.html Hyderabad, 25 May

YSR Cong MP joins TDP

YSR Congress MP Mr SPY Reddy today joined the TDP dealing a body blow to the party, which is yet to recover from its shock defeat in the Andhra Pradesh elections.


Does this not invite disqualification under the anti-defection law? :-?

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Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Postby Gus » 26 May 2014 07:46

matrimc wrote:Who does he think he is? Nehru Gandhi dynasty? Desh ka damaad? He was an ornery pretty face UN official. What comeuppance? Thode paise agaye to sab apne aap ko nabob soch Lethe hain? Kahan kahan se aajate hain.

Sarc just in case anybody missed it.


actually tharoor has not standing to question sonia/rahul. he is not a mass leader himself. his type of 'leader' and gandhi family type of leadership attract each other.

so, he does not have any standing to question this arrangement.

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Re: General Elections 2014 : RESULTS thread

Postby suryag » 26 May 2014 08:42

Kakkaji wrote:
manju wrote:http://www.thestatesman.net/news/56565-ysr-cong-mp-joins-tdp.html Hyderabad, 25 May

YSR Cong MP joins TDP

YSR Congress MP Mr SPY Reddy today joined the TDP dealing a body blow to the party, which is yet to recover from its shock defeat in the Andhra Pradesh elections.


Does this not invite disqualification under the anti-defection law? :-?


This is apparently the reason
Senior TDP MLA Yanamala Ramakrishnudu too made it clear that YSRCP can't impose a whip as it is just registered party but not recognised political party. This is said to be opening doors for many more leaders to join the legion. Looks like, Jagan is going to bore the brunt of his leaders. - See more at: http://www.gulte.com/news/27292/30-YSRC ... rpCG8.dpuf


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