2013 elections in India

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Legislative Assembly[edit]

Legislative Assembly elections in India were conducted for nine legislative assemblies in 2013. Voting in Chhattisgarh was be held in two phases on 11 November and 19 November 2013.[1] The Election Commission of India (ECI) successfully conducted elections in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland in February[2] and in Karnataka on 5 May. The Elections in Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan were conducted in December while the counting that took place on 8 December showed a clear majority for BJP in the states of Madya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, while Congress retained the state of Mizoram and Delhi got a hung assembly, with no single party getting a clear majority.[3]

Tripura[edit]

Tripura had assembly elections on 14 February 2013. The eleventh general election to the Tripura Vidhan Saudha started after Tripura's Chief Election Officer of the election department, Ashutosh Jindal, announced the event on 11 January.[2] According to the report by Times of India, the chief election officer of the state told that the voter turnout across the state was 93.57%, which set the record for the country's highest-ever voter turnout,[4] beating the previous record of 91.22 which was also set by Tripura in its 2008 assembly election.[5]


e • d Summary of results of the Tripura Legislative Assembly election, 2013 [6]
Political PartyFlagSeats
Contested
WonNet Change
in seats
 % of
Seats
VotesVote %Change in
vote %
Communist Party of India (Marxist)CPI-M-flag.svg5549Increase 381.67105932748.11-
Indian National CongressFlag of the Indian National Congress.svg4810Steady 016.6780445736.53-
Communist Party of IndiaCPI-banner.svg21Steady 01.67345001.57-
Total60Voters23,58,493Turnout22,02,065 ( 93.57 %)

Meghalaya[edit]

Meghalaya held elections on 23 February to elect its 21st government. Meghalaya had a voter turnout of 71.24%.[2] Results: INC - 29, UDP - 7 (out of 60) [7]

S. No.PartySeats wonSeats change
1Indian National Congress29Increase 4
2Independents13Increase 8
3United Democratic Party8Decrease 3
4Hill State People's Democratic Party4Increase 2
5Nationalist Congress Party2Decrease 13
6National Peoples Party2Increase 2
7Garo National Council1Increase 1
8North East Social Democratic Party1Increase 1
Total60

Nagaland[edit]

Nagaland held elections on 23 February, with a voter turnout of 92%.[2][7]

S. No.PartySeats wonSeats change
1Naga People's Front37Increase 11
2Indian National Congress8Decrease 15
3Independents8Increase 1
4Nationalist Congress Party4Increase 2
5Bharatiya Janata Party1Decrease 1
6Janata Dal (United)1Increase 1
Total59

Karnataka[edit]

The Karnataka Legislative Assembly election was held in single phase on 5 May 2013 in all the 224 assembly constituencies in Karnataka.[8][9]


e • d Summary of results of the Karnataka Legislative Assembly election, 2013 [10]
Political PartyFlagSeats
Contested
WonNet Change
in seats
 % of
Seats
VotesVote %Change in
vote %
Indian National CongressFlag of the Indian National Congress.svg223122Increase 4354.261,14,73,02536.6Increase 1.8
Janata Dal (Secular)22240Increase 1217.9363,29,15820.2Increase 1.1
Bharatiya Janata PartyFlag of Bharatiya Janata Party.png22240Decrease 7217.9362,36,22719.9Decrease 13.9
Karnataka Janata Paksha2046Increase 62.6930,69,2079.8Increase 9.8
Badagara Shramika Raitala Congress1764Increase 41.798,44,5882.7Increase2.7
Samajwadi PartyFlag of Samajwadi Party.jpg271Increase 10.451,05,9480.3Decrease 0.6
Karnataka Makkala Paksha71Increase 10.4455,8670.2Increase 0.2
Sarvodaya Karnataka Paksha61Increase 10.4410,90390.4Decrease 0.1
Independents12179Increase 34.0323,13,3867.4Increase 0.5
Total224Voters4,36,00,000Turnout3,13,52,454 (70.23 %)

Delhi[edit]

The Delhi State Assembly elections of 2013 were held on 4 December 2013. Counting of votes was done on 8 December 2013.[11] The voter turnout was 66%, highest for the state till date.[12] The BJP emerged as the single-largest party, closely followed by the debutant Aam Aadmi Party. The Indian National Congress party, which governed the state for the last three consecutive terms, finished third.

e • d Summary of results of the Delhi Legislative Assembly election, 2013 [13]
Political PartyFlagSeats
Contested
WonNet Change
in seats
 % of
Seats
VotesVote %Change in
vote %
Bharatiya Janata Party6631Increase 844.333.07Decrease 3
Aam Aadmi PartyAAP Symbol.png6928New40.029.49New
Indian National CongressFlag of the Indian National Congress.svg708Decrease 3511.4324.55Decrease 15
Janata Dal (United)JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG271Increase 11.430.87New
Shiromani Akali Dal41Increase 11.431N/A
Independents225101.4310N/A
Total70Voters76,99,800Turnout66 %

Rajasthan[edit]

The Rajasthan State Assembly elections of 2013 were held on 1 December 2013 with voter turnout in 200* constituencies being 74.38%, the highest ever for the state. The counting was done on 8 December 2013.[14] The main contest was between incumbent Indian National Congress and main opposition party Bhartiya Janta Party.

Out of the total number of candidates, there were 166 women and one eunuch contesting the polls.


e • d Summary of results of the Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election, 2013
Political PartyFlagSeats
Contested
WonNet Change
in seats
 % of
Seats
VotesVote %Change in
vote %
Bharatiya Janata Party-163Increase 84-46.00Increase
Indian National CongressFlag of the Indian National Congress.svg-21Decrease 75-33.68Decrease
Bahujan Samaj PartyElephant1.jpg-3Decrease 03--Decrease
National People's Party-4Decrease--Decrease
National Unionist Zamindara Party-2Decrease--Decrease
Independents-7Decrease 07--Decrease
Total200Voters4,36,00,000Turnout70.23 %

*Elections in constituency Churu were adjourned due to death of a BSP candidate, Shri Jagdish.[15]

Madhya Pradesh[edit]

The Madhya Pradesh State Assembly elections of 2013 were held on 25 November 2013 and counting was done on 8 December 2013.[11] The State Election Commission said that Madhya Pradesh registered highest ever polling of above 70% in 2013. The previous high turn-out in MP was 69.58 percent in the 2008 assembly elections.[16]

The main contest was between incumbent Bhartiya Janta Party and main opposition party Indian National Congress. However, BJP was the winner with more than 70% of majority in the assembly elections. Shivraj Singh Chauhan is likely to be the Chief Minister of the state for 3rd consecutive time.


e • d Summary of results of the Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2013
Political Party
Flag
Candidates
Seats Won
Net Change
in seats
% of Seats
% of Votes
Change in %
of vote
BJP-16522Increase71.74-Increase
INCFlag of the Indian National Congress.svg-5813Decrease25.22-Decrease
BSPElephant1.jpg-43Decrease1.74-Decrease
ERROR: Use "Independent (politician)" instead of "Independent"-3No Change1.30-Decrease
Total230Turnout70.23%Voters4,36,00,000

Chhattisgarh[edit]

The Chhattisgarh State Assembly elections of 2013 [17] were held in two phases, first on 11 November 2013 and second on 19 November 2013 and counting was done on 8 December 2013.[11] The main contest was between incumbent Bhartiya Janta Party and main opposition party Indian National Congress.


e • d Summary of results of the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly election, 2013
Political Party
Flag
Candidates
Seats Won
Net Change
in seats
% of Seats
% of Votes
Change in %
of vote
BJP-491Decrease--41.04Decrease
INCFlag of the Indian National Congress.svg-391Increase--40.29Increase
BSPElephant1.jpg-11Decrease--4.27Decrease
Other--Decrease---Decrease
ERROR: Use "Independent (politician)" instead of "Independent"-1Decrease---Decrease
Total90Turnout70.23%Voters

Mizoram[edit]

The Mizoram State Assembly Elections 2013 was held on 25 November 2013 and the counting was done on 9 December 2013.[18]


e • d Summary of results of the Mizoram Legislative Assembly election, 2013 [19]
Political PartyFlagSeats
Contested
WonNet Change
in seats
 % of
Seats
VotesVote %Change in
vote %
Indian National CongressFlag of the Indian National Congress.svg-34Increase 285.0-Decrease
Mizo National Front-5Increase 212.5-Increase
Mizoram People's Conference-1Decrease 12.5-Decrease
Total40VotersTurnout81%

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://m.ndtv.com/article/india/election-commission-announces-poll-dates-for-five-states-highlights-427827
  2. ^ a b c d "EC announces poll dates for Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland". Niti Central. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  3. ^ [1], Despite AAP’s grand showing, Delhi faces hung Assembly.
  4. ^ Bhattacharjee, Biswendu (17 February 2013). "Tripura scripts poll history". Times of India. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Tripura records highest voter turnout in the country at 93 per cent: EC". IBN Live. 14 February 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013. 
  6. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 2013 : To the Legislative Assembly of Tripura" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 
  7. ^ a b The Hindu, 1 March 2013
  8. ^ "Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka". Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  9. ^ Karnataka polls to be held on 5 May, counting on 8 May
  10. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 2013 : To the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 
  11. ^ a b c "EC announces election dates for Delhi, MP, Rajasthan, Mizoram, Ch'garh". One India. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013. 
  12. ^ http://www.ndtv.com/elections/article/assembly-polls/delhi-sees-record-voter-turnout-advantage-bjp-say-exit-polls-454562?curl=1386342946
  13. ^ "Assembly Elections December 2013 Results". Election Commission of India. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Rajasthan 2013 Assembly Elections". Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  15. ^ http://eciresults.nic.in/
  16. ^ "Madhya Pradesh 2013 Assembly election coverage". Retrieved Dec 3, 2013. 
  17. ^ "Play with the Sentiment Meter and Interactive Map tools to see how sentiments can change the election outcome.". Rediff.com. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013. 
  18. ^ "EC revises dates for Mizoram Assembly Elections 2013". Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  19. ^ "Assembly Elections December 2013 Results". Election Commission of India. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 

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