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India Congress keeps all three states, but no walkover

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by kds1980, Oct 22, 2009.

  1. kds1980

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    The big picture is clear. With all leads and many results in, the Congress is set to retain power in all three states -- Maharashtra, Haryana and Arunachal. But it has not been a cakewalk anywhere except Arunachal.

    By Thursday afternoon, Congressmen were celebrating, but majority was yet to be had in both Maharashtra and Haryana. In Maharashtra, the Congress-NCP combine seemed to be headed somewhere around the halfway mark of 144 seats. But in Haryana, the party's fortunes fluctuated with every round of counting. The final tally could well be more than a couple of seats short of 45, the halfway mark.

    The Congress had expected to have the easiest time in Haryana but it had not accounted for a resurgent INLD, which has made clear it will try a shot at forming government by trying to tap rebels, Independents and BJP MLAs for support.

    It will be easier in Maharashtra, where even if the Congress-led combine falls a few seats short in the final accounting, there is a healthy number of Independents and rebels to pick from. The Shiv Sena and the BJP gave up early on Thursday conceding defeat and admitting that the Thackeray split and the rise of the MNS had hit the alliance.

    The Shiv Sena-BJP alliance also fell prey to both infighting and an identity crisis, analysts said. And Raj Thackeray's MNS may not become the kingmaker some people thought it would, but it has done well.

    Both partners in the ruling combine, meanwhile, have performed well, and the big question already is - who shall be the next chief minister of Maharashtra? Among the front runners are Chief Minister Ashok Chavan and the man he succeeded last December, Vilasrao Deshmukh.

    In Arunachal Pradesh, the Congress is heading for a sweep.
     
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    Haryana Leads Wins

    Congress 0 40

    INLD + 0 32

    BJP 0 4

    Others 0 14

    Total 0 90

    The results are really shocking for congress In Haryana as they were expecting 60-70 seats
     
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    well in my district a Sikh from INLD has won the elections and may be for the first time although the winner is a "mona" Sikh but the Sikhs are very enthusiastic.may waheguru give him strength to do his work properly......
     
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    I ****** hate Congress. Even at the state level it needs to go back to Mummy Gandhi and Papa Gandhi to ask them who should be the CM. Problem in Haryana though is that I would much rather support Congress over INLD.

    Anyways, danger for congress though. The opposition is quite strong.
     
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    It is because of this factor they are winning the elections.The words of Gandhi's are words of god for them so they accept what post they give to them.On the other Hand BJP keep's on Fighting with Each other and that's why the party is getting destroyed.
     
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    Its back to the 70s again for BJP. Its a time of change in the Indian politics. Anyways, even if the the Gandhi factor is winning congress the election that does not mean its a good thing as we've seen in the past with Indira.

    Problem with Indian politics at least on a national level is that you really have the choice between spew and ****. On one hand there is a royal rule of sorts and on the other hand there is a fanatical fundies.
     

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