2013 elections in India

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Legislative Assembly elections in India were conducted for nine legislative assemblies in 2013. The tenure of the assemblies of Karnataka, Delhi, Tripura, Rajasthan, Nagaland, Mizoram, Meghalaya and Madhya Pradesh are due to expire during the year while that of Chhattisgarh will expire on 4 January 2014.[1] Voting in Chhattisgarh will be held in two phases on 11 November and 19 November 2013.[2] So far, the Election Commission of India (ECI) has successfully conducted elections in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland in February[3] 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 Chattisgarh, while Congress retained the state of Mizoram and Delhi got a hung assembly, with no single party getting a clear majority.[4]

Tripura[edit]

Tripura had assembly election 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.[3] 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.[5] This beats the previous record at 91.22 which was also set by Tripura in its 2008 assembly election.[6]

Results

SNPartySeats
won
Seats Change
1Communist Party of India (Marxist)49Increase 3
3Communist Party of India1Steady 0
2Indian National Congress10Steady 0
Total60

Meghalaya[edit]

Meghalaya held elections on 23 February to elect its 21st government. Meghalaya saw a voter turnout of 71.24%.[3] Results: INC - 29, UDP - 7 (out of 60) [7]

Results

SNPartySeats
won
Seats 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. Nagaland saw a voter turnout of 92%.[3][7]

Results

SNPartySeats
won
Seats 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
Political Party
Flag
Candidates
Seats Won
Net Change
in seats
% of Seats
% of Votes
Change in %
of vote
INCFlag of the Indian National Congress.svg223122Increase4354.2636.6Increase1.8
JD(S)22240Increase1217.9320.1Increase1.1
BJPBJP-flag.svg22240Decrease7217.9320Decrease13.9
KJP2036Increase62.699.8Increase9.8
BRS Congress1754Increase41.792.7Increase2.7
Samajwadi Party271Increase10.450.3Decrease0.6
Karnataka Makkala Paksha71Increase10.440.2Increase0.2
Sarvodaya Karnataka Paksha61Increase10.440.3Decrease0.1
Independent12179Increase34.037.4Increase0.5
Total224Turnout70.23%Voters4,36,00,000

Delhi[edit]

The Delhi State Assembly elections of 2013 were held on 4 December 2013. Counting of votes was done on 8 December 2013.[10] The voter turnout was 66%, highest for the state till date.[11] 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
Political Party
Flag
Candidates
Seats Won
Net Change
in seats
% of Seats
% of Votes
Change in %
of vote
BJPBJP-flag.svg6631Increase84433.07%Decrease3
AAPAAP Symbol.png6928New4029.49%New
INCFlag of the Indian National Congress.svg7008Decrease3511.524.55%Decrease15
JD(U)JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG271Increase11.50.87%N/A
SAD41Increase11.51%N/A
Independent225101.510%N/A
BSP700Decrease205.35%Decrease9.15
Total81070Turnout66%Voters76,99,800

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.[12] The main contest is 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 Party
Flag
Candidates
Seats Won
Net Change
in seats
% of Seats
% of Votes
Change in %
of vote
BJPBJP-flag.svg-162Increase84-46.003 %Increase
INCFlag of the Indian National Congress.svg-21Decrease75-33.682 %Decrease
BSP-3Decrease3--Decrease
NPP-4Decrease--Decrease
NUZP-2Decrease--Decrease
Other--Decrease--Decrease
Independent-7Decrease7--Decrease
Total199Turnout70.23%Voters4,36,00,000

*Election in constituency Churu were adjourned due to death of a BSP candidate, Shri Jagdish.[13]

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.[10] 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.[14]

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
BJPBJP-flag.svg-16522Increase71.74-Increase
INCFlag of the Indian National Congress.svg-5813Decrease25.22-Decrease
BSP-43Decrease1.74-Decrease
Independent-3No Change1.30-Decrease
Total230Turnout70.23%Voters4,36,00,000

Chhattisgarh[edit]

The Chhattisgarh State Assembly elections of 2013 [15] has been held in two phases, first on 11 November 2013 and second on 19 November 2013 and counting was done on 8 December 2013.[10] The main contest 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
BJPBJP-flag.svg-491Decrease--41.04Decrease
INCFlag of the Indian National Congress.svg-391Increase--40.29Increase
BSP-11Decrease--4.27Decrease
Other--Decrease---Decrease
Independent-1Decrease---Decrease
Total90Turnout70.23%Voters

Mizoram[edit]

The Mizoram State Assembly Elections 2013 has been held on 25 November 2013 and the counting was done on 9 December 2013.[16]

e • d Summary of results of the Mizoram Legislative Assembly election, 2013
Political Party
Flag
Candidates
Seats Won
Net Change
in seats
% of Seats
% of Votes
Change in %
of vote
INCFlag of the Indian National Congress.svg-34Increase2--Decrease
MNF-5Increase2--Increase
MPC-1Decrease1--Decrease
Independent--Decrease---Decrease
Other--Decrease-1-Decrease
Total40Turnout---%Voters----

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