2013 elections in India

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Legislative Assembly elections in India were conducted for nine legislative assemblies in 2013. Voting in Chhattisgarh was 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 Madhya 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]

Legislative Assembly

Tripura

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 The 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 Party Flag Seats
Contested
Won Net Change
in seats
% of
Seats
Votes Vote % Change in
vote %
Communist Party of India (Marxist) CPI-M-flag.svg 55 49 Increase 3 81.67 10,59,327 48.11 -
Indian National Congress Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg 48 10 Steady 0 16.67 8,04,457 36.53 -
Communist Party of India CPI-banner.svg 2 1 Steady 0 1.67 34,500 1.57 -
Total 60 Voters 23,58,493 Turnout 22,02,065 ( 93.57 %)

Meghalaya

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. Party Seats won Seats change
1 Indian National Congress 29 Increase 4
2 Independents 13 Increase 8
3 United Democratic Party 8 Decrease 3
4 Hill State People's Democratic Party 4 Increase 2
5 Nationalist Congress Party 2 Decrease 13
6 National Peoples Party 2 Increase 2
7 Garo National Council 1 Increase 1
8 North East Social Democratic Party 1 Increase 1
Total 60

Nagaland

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

S. No. Party Seats won Seats change
1 Naga People's Front 37 Increase 11
2 Indian National Congress 8 Decrease 15
3 Independents 8 Increase 1
4 Nationalist Congress Party 4 Increase 2
5 Bharatiya Janata Party 1 Decrease 1
6 Janata Dal (United) 1 Increase 1
Total 59

Karnataka

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

Summary of the 5 May 2013 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election results
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Contested Won +/− %
Indian National Congress (INC) 1,14,73,025 36.6 Increase 1.8 223 122 Increase 43 54.46
Janata Dal (Secular) (JD(S)) 63,29,158 20.2 Increase 1.1 222 40 Increase 12 17.86
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 62,36,227 19.9 Decrease 13.9 222 40 Decrease 72 17.86
Karnataka Janata Paksha (KJP) 30,69,207 9.8 Increase 9.8 204 6 Increase 6 2.68
Independents (IND) 23,13,386 7.4 Increase 0.5 1217 9 Increase 3 4.02
Badagara Shramika Raitala Congress (BSRCP) 8,44,588 2.7 Increase2.7 176 4 Increase 4 1.79
Samajwadi Party (SP) 1,05,948 0.3 Decrease 0.6 27 1 Increase 1 0.45
Karnataka Makkala Paksha (KMP) 55,867 0.2 Increase 0.2 7 1 Increase 1 0.44
Sarvodaya Karnataka Paksha (SKP) 1,09,039 0.4 Decrease 0.1 6 1 Increase 1 0.44
Other parties and candidates 8,16,009 2.6 644 0 Steady 0.0
Total 3,13,52,454 100.00 2948 224 ±0 100.0
Valid votes 3,13,52,454 99.91
Invalid votes 28,682 0.09
Votes cast / turnout 3,13,81,136 71.83
Abstentions 1,23,04,603 28.17
Registered voters 4,36,85,739
Source: Election Commission of India[10]

Delhi

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 party Flag Seats
Contested
Won Net change
in seats
% of
seats
Votes Vote % Change in
vote %
Bharatiya Janata Party 66 31 Increase 8 44.29 26,04,100 33.07 Decrease 3
Aam Aadmi Party AAP Symbol.png 69 28 New 40.0 23,22,330 29.49 New
Indian National Congress Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg 70 8 Decrease 35 11.43 19,32,933 24.55 Decrease 15
Janata Dal (United) JanataDalUnitedFlag.PNG 27 1 Increase 1 1.43 68,818 0.87 New
Shiromani Akali Dal 4 1 Increase 1 1.42 71,757 1 N/A
Independents 225 1 0 1.42 10 N/A
Total 70 Voters 76,99,800 Turnout 66 %

Rajasthan

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.

Summary of the 1 December 2013 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election results
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Contested Won +/− %
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 13,939,203 45.2 Increase10.9 200 163 Increase85 81.5
Indian National Congress (INC) 10,204,694 33.1 Decrease3.7 200 21 Decrease75 10.5
Independents (IND) 2,533,224 8.2 Decrease6.8 758 7 Decrease7 3.5
National People's Party (NPEP) 1,312,402 4.3 Increase4.3 134 4 Increase4 2.0
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 1,041,241 3.4 Decrease4.2 195 3 Decrease3 1.5
National Unionist Zamindara Party (nuzp) 312,653 1.0 Increase1.0 25 2 Increase2 1.0
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) 269,002 0.9 Decrease0.7 38 0 Decrease3 0.0
Samajwadi Party (SP) 118,911 0.4 Decrease0.4 56 0 Decrease1 0.0
Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) 59,673 0.2 Decrease0.3 15 0 Decrease1 0.0
Other parties and candidates 479,700 1.4 Decrease2.0 573 0 Decrease1 0.0
None of the Above (NOTA) 589,923 1.9 Increase1.9
Total 30,860,626 100.00 2194 200 ±0 100.0
Valid votes 30,860,626 99.89
Invalid votes 35,113 0.11
Votes cast / turnout 30,895,739 75.67
Abstentions 9,933,573 24.33
Registered voters 40,829,312
Source: Election Commission of India[15]

*Elections in constituency Churu were adjourned due to death of a BSP candidate, Shri Jagdish.[16]

Madhya Pradesh

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.[17]

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 Chouhan 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 - 165 22Increase 71.74 44.88% Increase
INC Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg - 58 13Decrease 25.22 36.38% Decrease
BSP Elephant Bahujan Samaj Party.svg - 4 3Decrease 1.74 6.29% Decrease
Independent - 3 No Change 1.30 5.38% Decrease
Total 230 Turnout 70.23% Voters 4,36,00,000

Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh State Assembly elections of 2013 [18] 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.

Summary of the 11-19 November 2013 Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly election results
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Contested Won +/− %
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 5,365,272 41.0 Increase0.7 90 49 Decrease1 54.44
Indian National Congress (INC) 5,267,698 40.3 Increase1.7 90 39 Increase1 43.33
Independents (IND) 697,267 5.3 Decrease3.2 355 1 Increase1 1.11
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 558,424 4.3 Decrease1.8 90 1 Decrease1 1.11
Chattisgarh Swabhiman Manch (CSM) 226,167 1.7 Increase1.7 54 0 Steady 0.00
Gondvana Gantantra Party (GGP) 205,325 1.6 Steady 44 0 Steady 0.00
Other parties and candidates 352,622 2.7 Decrease2.2 353 0 Steady 0.00
None of the Above (NOTA) 401,058 3.1 Increase3.1
Total 13,073,833 100.00 1076 90 ±0 100.0
Valid votes 12,672,775 99.90
Invalid votes 12,051 0.10
Votes cast / turnout 13,085,884 77.45
Abstentions 4,222,987 22.55
Registered voters 16,895,762
Source: Election Commission of India[19]


Mizoram

The Mizoram State Assembly Elections 2013 was held on 25 November 2013 and the counting was done on 9 December 2013.[20]


e • d Summary of results of the Mizoram Legislative Assembly election, 2013 [21]
Political Party Flag Seats
Contested
Won Net Change
in seats
% of
Seats
Votes Vote % Change in
vote %
Indian National Congress Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg - 34 Increase 2 85.0 - Decrease
Mizo National Front - 5 Increase 2 12.5 - Increase
Mizoram People's Conference - 1 Decrease 1 2.5 - Decrease
Total 40 Voters Turnout 81%

See also

References

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  2. ^ a b c d "EC announces poll dates for Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland". Niti Central. 11 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2013. 
  3. ^ "Despite AAP's grand showing, Delhi faces hung Assembly". The Hindu. The Hindu Group. 
  4. ^ Bhattacharjee, Biswendu (17 February 2013). "Tripura scripts poll history". The Times of India. The Times Group. Retrieved 19 February 2013. 
  5. ^ "Tripura records highest voter turnout in the country at 93 per cent: EC". CNN-IBN. 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" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 20 March 2013. 
  9. ^ "Karnataka polls to be held on 5 May, counting on 8 May". NDTV. 
  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. ^ "Delhi sees record voter turnout". NDTV. 
  13. ^ "Assembly Elections December 2013 Results". Election Commission of India. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 
  14. ^ "Rajasthan 2013 Assembly Elections". International Business Times. IBT Media. Retrieved 2 December 2013. 
  15. ^ http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/StatisticalReports/AE2013/RajAE_2013_stat_report.pdf
  16. ^ http://eciresults.nic.in/
  17. ^ "Madhya Pradesh 2013 Assembly election coverage". Zee News. Retrieved 3 December 2013. 
  18. ^ "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. 
  19. ^ http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/StatisticalReports/AE2013/CGAE_2013_stat_report.pdf
  20. ^ "EC revises dates for Mizoram Assembly Elections 2013". Bihar Prabha. Retrieved 23 October 2013. 
  21. ^ "Assembly Elections December 2013 Results". Election Commission of India. Retrieved April 3, 2014. 

External links

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