Posted By :- Singh 122 , Anchor , New Delhi , India .
The election results of the 5 states , including the most populous state of
Uttar Pradesh and Punjab gave a rude shock to the both , the ruling
Congress party and the main Opposition party , the BJP .
In Uttar Pradesh , the Samajwadi Party , headed by Mr.
gave a big scare to all the parties , winning a clear majority on its own for the
first time winning 224 of the 403 Assembly seats . The Bahujan Samaj
Party of Ms. Mayawati which was ruling the state could get only 80 of
the 403 seats . The BJP which has ruled the state a number of times could
only manage to win 47 seats while the congress party and its ally , Ajit
Singh!s Rashtriya Lok Dal ( RLD ) could only win 38 seats getting only
6.9 % of the votes where as the Samajwadi Party got a whopping 55.6 %
of the votes , the BSP and BJP got only 19.9 % and 11.7 % valid votes .
The hi tech campaign of the Congress Party , by its General Secretary
and a future Prime Ministerial candidate ,proved a flop
show as the election results demonstrated . The congress party performed
miserably even in the belts nourished by the Nehru - Gandhi family
including Amethi and Rae Bareilly . The party could only win 2 out of
the 10 seats at stake . On the other hand Mr. Akhilesh Yadav , the
President of the Samajwadi party and the son of the former Chief Minister
and Defence Minister , Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav , led a very impressive
compaign to conquer the most important and populous state of the
country . He desreves all the credit for this historic win .
The Bahujan Samaj Party led by Ms. Mayawati could not stop the stop
the march of the Samajwadi party and could win only 80 of the 403 seats .
But she became the first Chief Minister to complete a 5 year term .
The BJP , which is the main opposition party in the Parliament performed
so miserably that it lost its prestigious Ayodhya seat to the Samajwadi
party by over 5 thousand votes . The party had not lost this seat since
PUNJAB RESULTS :-
In Punjab , the ruling Shiromani Akali Dal led by the Chief Minister ,
Mr. Prakash Singh Badal and its ally , the BJP created history by
retaining majority in the state assembly . The coalition led by their
star campaigner , Mr. Sukhbir Singh Badal , the Deputy Chief Minister of
the state and son of the Chief Minister captured 68 of the 117 seats
while the main opposition in the assembly , the congress party could win
only 46 seats . This SAD secured more than 52 % of the valid votes while
the congress party could only get only about 39 % of the votes . This only
goes to show that the government worked well for the welfare of the people
and for the first time in the history of Punjab , returned to power .
UTTARAKHAND RESULTS :-
The state of Uttarakhand which was once a part of Uttar Pradesh gave
a very tight verdict for both the ruling BJP and the opposition party , the
Congress . The Congress Party won 32 of the 70 seats while the BJP got
only 31 seats . The most miserable happening for the ruling BJP , was
that the Chief Minister , Mr. Khanduri who was projected as Mr. Clean by
the BJP lost from the Kotdwar Constituency .
The Congress party got 45.7 % of the valid votes while the BJP secured
44.3 % of the valid votes . The 3 BSP legislatures and the 4 independents
will play a very important role in the formation of the next government .
MANIPUR RESULTS :-
The ruling Congress Party may draw some satisfaction from the results
of the Manipur Assembly , where the party was able to wrest power for
the third consecutive time . The congress party won 42 of the 60 seats ,
securing 70 % of the valid votes and is comfortably placed to form
its goverment .
GOA RESULTS :-
Time for BJP to draw some satisfaction as it defeated the ruling Congress
Party in the elections to the Goa Assembly . The BJP and its allies captured
24 of the 40 seats , securing 60 % of the valid votes while the Congress
Party could win only 9 seats . The BJP will comfortably form its government
in the state .
These election results have jolted both the national parties , the Conress
Party and the BJP as both these parties performed miserably . The UPA
government led by Dr. Manmohan Singh will face a very tough time ahead .
Regional parties will now dominate the Indian political scenerio making
both the national parties to bow before their wishes . Regional leaders
like Mamta Bannerjee ,, Mr. Modi . Ms. Jayalalitha ,
Mr., Mr. Sharad Psawar and Mr. Mulayam Singh Yadav
are likely to increase their domination of the Indian political scene in
the times to come . As the national parties become weaker , the regional
parties will dominate .
These election results will also have a serious effect on the Presidential
Elections , slated for July . It will be very difficult for the ruling Congress
Party to get its candidate elected as the next President of the country
and to occupy the prestigious Rashtrapati Bhawan . The co operation
between the regional parties is likely to increase in the times to come ,
and will lead to a weak central government which will have to bow to
the pressure of the regional parties . This will definitely help the Federal\
structure of India .