Modi is King, BJP crushes Congress

Whatever misgivings we have about the Hindu Brotherhood getting an absolute majority all on its own (the first time this happened since Congress got the sympathy vote in 1984), the first feeling is pure elation.

The dynasty (just like every other Indian dynasty) has collapsed under its own weight.

The crown prince is metaphorically banished to the jungle and should come back after 14 years (if ever) and rule with the consent of his people. Never ever assume the privileges of power if you are not responsible enough to wield power in a dutiful manner.

The real interesting thing is the performance of the regional parties, each of whom had claimed the king-makers position which has been the most sought after role in all post-1984 coalitions.
For UPA-I it was the Left with a few dozen seats (till the Nuclear accord with the USA), for UPA-II this role was assumed by the Trinamul Congress of Mamata Banerjee (AITC). 

In this election the key power-brokers were identified as AIADMK (Jayalalitha Jayaram), Biju Janata Dal (Naveen Patnaik), YSRC (Jagan Mohan Reddy), Bahujan Samaj Party (Mayawati), Samajwadi Party (Akhilesh Yadav), Rashtriya Janata Dal (Lalu Yadav) and AITC (Mamata B). The most significant nation-wide impact was expected from the Aam Aadmi Party (Arvind Kejriwal).

Of the above, Jayalalitha (leading in 37/39 seats), Jagan (9), Naveen (18), and Mamata (34/42) have performed very strongly. SP (5) and BSP (0) were crushed in UP by the BJP, while RJD (4) was similarly crushed in Bihar. AAP is leading in only 4 seats. Telengana Rashtriya Samity (TRS) is expected to do very well in …..well Telengana (leading in 11 seats). The Left is totally crushed in Kerala and in Bengal (only 8 seats)– hopefully it will teach them to be a bit more humble while peddling outdated ideologies.
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VERDICT 2014

NDA

340 (+199)

20092014
BJP 116284


Shiv Sena 1119


TDP 616


LJP 06
S.A.D44
RLSP03
SWP12
Apna Dal02
NPF11
AINRC01
NPP01
PMK01

UPA

58 (-176)

20092014
INC 20644
NCP95
RJD44
IUML22
JMM22
KECM1

OTHERS

146 (-22)

20092014
AIADMK 937


TMC 1934


BJD 1418


TRS 211


YRSC 9
CPM 168


SP 235
AAP4
PDP03
AIUDF13
JD (U) 202
JDS32
Misc10
2014 Seats above are results + leads

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Link: http://www.outlookindia.com/
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