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Politics Majority of sikhs voted for akali dal in punjab

Discussion in 'Breaking News' started by kds1980, May 27, 2009.

  1. kds1980

    kds1980 India
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    Apr 4, 2005
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    Majority of sikhs voted for akali dal in punjab


    In Punjab, a
    its vote
    share by 10
    percentage points since
    2004. Paradoxical as it may
    sound, the verdict came as a
    relief for some Akalis who
    had feared a complete rout.
    They managed to save face
    by winning two seats each in
    Majha and Malwa regions.
    In the Congress bastion
    of Deoba, the National
    Democratic Alliance (NDA)
    was rejected. With an almost
    44 per cent vote share,
    the Akali Dal-Bharatiya Janata
    Party combine was only
    one percentage point
    short of the Congress count.
    The Congress consolidated
    its position in its rural
    stronghold, but the NDA
    lost a part of its traditional
    urban voters. The Congress
    clocked a seven-percentage
    point lead among urban voters.
    The Bahujan Samaj Party
    (BSP)seems to have lost
    substantial ground in Punjab,
    with its vote share declining
    from 7.6 per cent in
    2004 to 5.8 per cent in 2009.
    Around 40 per cent of respondents
    agreed with the
    proposition that the Congress
    declared Manmohan
    Singh as its Prime Ministerial
    candidate only to woo
    Sikh voters. But more Hindus
    than Sikhs in Punjab expressed
    faith in his
    leadership. At 42 per cent,
    his popularity in Punjab is
    higher than anywhere else
    in the country and much
    higher than the neighbouring
    On the development
    front, 30 per cent valued the
    work done by the State government
    while 26 per cent
    preferred the work done by
    Central government. As
    many as 69 per cent of the
    respondents were happy
    with the United Progressive
    Alliance (UPA) government’s
    performance while
    56 per cent were satisfied
    with the Akali-NDA government.
    The opposition leader,
    Capt. Amarinder Singh of
    the Congress, is a more preferred
    candidate for the
    Chief Minister’s post than
    the present Chief Minister,
    Parkash Singh Badal. His attempt
    to induct his son may
    have politically harmed
    him. Around 39 per cent felt
    that Sukhbir Singh Badal
    lacked the experience to be
    Punjab’s Deputy Chief Minister
    and 29 thought otherwise.
    Thirty-two per cent
    had no opinion on this issue.
    Allegations of vindictive
    politics and rigging in the
    last panchayat and municipal
    elections may also have
    harmed the Akali-BJP combine’s
    The Sikhs were firmly behind
    the Akali-BJP combine.
    But the Congress has a
    20 percentage point lead
    over the NDA among Hindu
    upper caste voters.
    The BSP got 20 per cent
    of the Dalit vote, mostly
    from the Ramdasia community,
    but was way behind the
    Congress, which continues
    to command the support of
    60 per cent of Punjab’s
    Scheduled Caste voters.
    Voters in Punjab think
    the Congress can effectively
    maintain law and order,
    solve the Sutlej-Yamuna
    water dispute, curb corruption,
    take care of the Dalit
    interests, and maintain
    good relations between
    Hindus and Sikhs.
    However, the Akali Dal is
    seen as a party capable of
    solving the agrarian crisis.
    This means that all is still
    not lost for the Akalis in
    Sikhs still back the Akali Dal, but
    the Congress has solid support
    from Hindu upper class and Dalit
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  3. Gyani Jarnail Singh

    Gyani Jarnail Singh Malaysia
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    Jul 4, 2004
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    the SIKHS voted for the BJP-Badal combine..while the Urban HINDUS deserted the Combine...so the SOLE BJP candidate to win in Five Northern States..won on SIKH votes !!...While the BJP continues its PIGGY BACK RIDE on badal and INCREASES its Vote Banks in RURAL PUNJAB.......the Akali Dal gains NOTHING...as the Hindus will Never vote the Takkrree !!
  4. kds1980

    kds1980 India
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    Apr 4, 2005
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    Last time Hindu's voted for akali bjp combine that's why they won 11 seats.If in future BJP cannot pursue
    Hindu's to vote for alliance then its totally useless For Akali dal to have alliance with them.They should find a party who could pursue hindu voters to vote for akali's as The golden rule of politics is Give from one hand and take from another

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