Friday, May 16, 2014

Indian election map (thanks google)

This is what a (tidal) wave looks like (map generated at 4pm IST). BJP wins a seat in Tamil Nadu (another seat won by partner PMK) while the DMK is rubbed out. BJP wins two seats in West Bengal, CPI(M) does the same. BJP wins Udhampur against "son of the soil" Ghulam Nabi Azad of the Congress.

Just five years ago in 2009, DMK had won 18 seats, while the CPI(M) and the Left bagged 15 seats in Bengal. How the mighty have fallen indeed.


In other news since Congress total count is not expected to touch 54 (10% of total Lok Sabha seats), there will be no Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha. In 1984, when Indira Gandhi's murder resulted in 415 seats for the Congress the boot was on the other foot (BJP got just 2 seats).

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