Results for India’s general election 2019 released on 23 May saw a landslide victory for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). The Bharatiya Janata Party won 303 seats – its highest tally ever, and the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance won 353 seats.
A total of 35 political parties competed for 542 seats in this Lok Sabha elections. The Indian National Congress party won 52 seats, and the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance won 91.
How Big is the Victory
This victory is not only significant for BJP but also for the country as a whole. About 900 million people were eligible to vote this election and turnout was over 67 per cent – the highest ever as well as the highest participation by women voters.
The results also saw an end to the Dynastic politics. Mr Rahul Gandhi lost his family stronghold, Amethi, to Smriti Irani of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Most of the other dynastic leaders from Congress and other political parties lost the seat to their BJP counterparts.
What made Congress loose so badly?
If you want to take advantage of Nepotism, you got to take the badness along the goodness of the family. All the scams that the Gandhi-Nehru family was involved in and all the bad reputation they acquired for over 70 years paved their way for this hazard they never thought of!
Mahaghathbandhan vs TsuNamo
Indian National Congress again failed to secure the requisite 10% of the seats (55 seats) in the Lok Sabha and hence India remains without an official opposition party.
A single party has to meet the 10% seat criterion, not an alliance, and so this term, like 2014, will see no leader of opposition.
Modi Hai to Mumkin Hai
With this clear mandate, the people have shown the downhill to any caste or religion based politics. However, there is still a room for improvement, and that’s why people believe Modi hai to Mumkn hai. #ModiHaitoMumkinHai was one of the most trending hashtags of 2019 Election Season.
At the parliamentary party meeting of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Saturday, 25th May, Prime Minister-elect Narendra Modi declared that it was time to end the trust deficit with the minorities and added ‘Sabka Vishwas’ to his slogan of ‘Sabka Saath, Sabka Vikaas’.
Modi will be sworn in for a second term as the Prime Minister on Thursday, 30th May, at 7 pm in Rashtrapati Bhavan.