Entire India is waiting for the verdict on Assembly elections held across 5 states and all eyes await Friday the 13th when the election results will be declared.
These elections are the first major test for scam-tainted Congress. Prices have risen uncontrolled during Congress regime. And ever since the CWG scam and 2G scam came out in its full proportion, there has been a debate on whether Indian people really vote for better governance or they get swayed by booze or money thrown at them during the election times. If DMK+Congress combine make it back in Tamil Nadu, we will know the answer. Incidentally, it must be pointed here, that over Rs. 60.1 Crore was recovered in Tamil Nadu, black money which was to be distributed among voters for votes.
In West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee is looking to overthrow the 34 year old rule of the Left. She is supported in her efforts by Congress. Will people vote for a change and chose a party which has led to price rise and scams in the past few years or will they vote to stick with the party which has left Bengal with absolutely no growth in past 30 years. Tough choice indeed.
Kerala has been alternatively choosing between LDF and UDF, so it won’t surprise anyone if Congress makes it back to power. What will surprise many though is on what pretext did Congress actually got those votes? They have failed the common man miserably at the Center, so to choose them in Kerala would be a big gamble.
Assam looks to be a close contest. AGP will most certainly unite with BJP to form the next Govt, but Congress should emerge as the largest party.
This year’s state assembly elections saw over 215 million people casting their votes. 4639 overseas voters also used their voting rights. All across the 5 states, the voting percentage remained very high. Tamil Nadu recorded 78.8%, West Bengal 84.46%, Kerala 75.12%, Pondicherry 85.57% and Assam 76.04%.
The counting process will start at 8 AM on 13th May across 839 halls. 234 halls are in Tamil Nadu, 312 in West Bengal, Assam has 142 and Kerala 140 with 11 in Pondicherry. A total of 17000 police men will guard the premises and 43,982 officials would be involved in the counting process.
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