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Newly-elected Chief Ministers of Punjab and Uttarakhand, Amarinder Singh and Trivendra Singh Rawat, will hold a series of
Newly-elected BJP MLAs in Uttar Pradesh will be meeting here today to elect the leader of the state legislature party.
AIMIM president Asaduddin Owaisi today termed "shamshan winning against kabrastan" the BJP's resounding victory in Uttar P
Proceedings of the Rajya Sabha were washed out today as the Congress protested against the formation of BJP governments in
The Shiv Sena today attacked the BJP for going ahead with government formation in Goa in alliance with smaller parties, te
The Election Commission today rejected BSP supremo Mayawati's claim that electronic voting machines were rigged in the Utt
After an unimpressive performance in Punjab and Goa, AAP's national convenor Arvind Kejriwal today said the party accepts
With the Congress set to form government in Punjab, state party chief Amarinder Singh today said tackling drug menace woul
North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) candidate Dasanglu Pul of BJP won the Hayuliang Assembly by-poll after defeating her
AIADMK today retained the Thanjavur Assembly constituency by a margin of over 25,000 votes and was surging ahead in two ot
Hadn't seen the vote shares in detail yet.
The real revelations for me were the comparative figures for Trinamool and CPM in West Bengal and BSP figures in UP -- though for a better analysis, we'd need to factor in total constituencies contested etc as well.
The top row (with the state name) shows the votes percentage and the bottom row shows the seats won. In AP, Chiranjeevi and in TN, Vijay Kant's party and in Maharashtra, MSN are supposed to have been the spoilers -- but their exact vote percentages are not yet available from the EC.
There are links at the bottom for full figures, these are only some of the states. Only those parties with vote share above 1% and shown separately by EC are reflected in the table below. Figures in red are for 2004
Full details from the EC are not available as yet, so many of the big parties are getting clubbed with others and independents.
|All India %||28.52||18.83||6.18||2.04||1.43||1.27||5.34|
Some of the notable pieces of the last few days:
Pratap Bhanu Mehta in the Indian Express: The triumph and the glory
Yogendra Yadav in the Hindu: Making sense of the verdict
Atul Kohli of Princeton in the Indian Express: What are you calling a ‘historic mandate’?
A very useful EPW editorial that actually is very much on these figures above: Verdict 2009: Myths and Hypotheses