Weekly G.K. ( 19 May to 25 May )


Modi Govt Re-elected With Thumbing Majority :-

 

  • Sealing its phenomenal electoral victory, Shri Narendra Modi-Ied BJP crossed the 300 mark and was leading in one seat as counting for votes 542 Lok Sabha seats neared its end on May 24. The NDA’s tally is 351.
  • Election Commission figures showed that the BJP has won 302 seats and was leading in one.
  • The massive exercise began on May 23 with early trends establishing the BJP’s conclusive lead. With the BJP riding a Modi wave that took it past its 2014 tally of 282, the opposition was left way behind with the Congress winning only 52 seats, two less than it needs for a Leader of Opposition post in the lower house and marginally more than the 44 it got in the last general elections.
  • Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi has termed his party’s victory as the victory of democracy. Addressing a gathering at party headquarters in New Delhi, he said this is democracy’s biggest event. Mr. Modi dedicated this victory to the people saying it is a mandate for a new India.
  • Earlier in a tweet, the Prime-Minister said, India has won yet again following Lok-Sabha poll verdict. Shri Modi said, the faith placed by the people in their alliance gives them strength to work even harder to fulfill people’s aspirations.
  • Regional parties followed the congress in the electoral table. The DMK with 23 wins, the Trinamool Congress and the YSR Congress with 22 each, the Shiv Sena with 18 and the Janata Dal-United with 16 made their presence felt in an election. Left parties CPI and CPI-M were left with five seats – three for the CPI-M and two for the CPI. This is about half of their tally of 10 in 2014.
  • Congress Leader Sonia Gandhi retained Rai Bareily while the party president Rahul Gandhi lost Amethi to Union Minister Smriti Irani by a margin of over 55,000 votes. Union Minister Maneka Gandhi won from Sultanpur. Other Union Ministers who emerged victorious include General VK Singh from Ghaziabad, Mahesh Sharma From Gautam Buddha Nagar, Santosh Kumar Gangwar from Bareily, Anupriya Patel of NDA ally Apna Dal(S) from Mirjapur, Dr. Satyapal Singh from Baghpat and Niranjan Jyoti from Fatehpur.
  • In Uttar Pradesh, results for all the 80 seats have come in. BJP has bagged 62 seats and its ally Apna Dal 2. BSP has secured 10 seats while its ally Samajwadi party won 5 and congress one.
  • In Odisha, 20 results out of 21 seats have been declared so far. While Biju Janata Dal has bagged 11 seats, 8 has gone in favour of BJP and Congress one. Results of only two constituencies are yet to come in.
  • In Gujarat, the BJP has won all the 26 Lok Sabha seats at stake as the people in the home state of Prime Minister Narendra Modi stood firmly behind him for the second consecutive time after 2014.
  • In Tamil Nadu, DMK-led UPA has wrested 37 of 38 seats from the AIADMK in the Lok Sabha elections. State ruling party retained only the Theni seat. Congress candidate Su Thirunavukkarasar won by biggest margin of over 4 lakh 59 thousand votes in Tiruchirapalli seat and the VCK leader and DMK ally Thol Tirumavalavan won by the thin margin of 3219 votes.
  • In one the biggest ever assembly bye-elections in the state, AIADMK bagged nine seats, whereas DMK won in 13. DMK’s strength in the Assembly has now gone up to 110 while the ruling AIADMK has increased its tally to maintain a comfortable majority on the floor of the house.
  • The DMK has emerged as the second largest opposition party in the Lok Sabha. Within the state, the people have given a mandate for the ruling dispensation to save itself from any loss of majority in the Assembly. Parties like PMK, DMDK, Puthiya Tamizhakam, AMMK floated by TTV Dinakaran, actor Kamal Haasan’s fledgling Makkal Needhi Maiyam and Naam Tamilar party have drawn a blank in both the Parliament elections and the Assembly bye-elections.
  • In Andhra Pradesh, YSR Congress has clean sweeped, winning 22 out of 25 parliamentary seats. Telugu Desam Party (TDP) has won 3 seats Guntur, Srikakulam and Vijaywada.
  • BJP has swept Madhya Pradesh also winning 28 seats while Congress could get only one in Chhindwada. BJP’s Sadhvi Pragya Singh Thakur defeated Former Chief Minister Digvijaya Singh of Congress by over 3 lakh 64 thousand votes. Union Minister Narendra Singh Tomar wins Morena seat. Senior Congress leader Jyotiraditya Scindia has lost his traditional Guna seat by over 1 lakh 25 thousand votes to BJP’s Krishna Pal Singh.
  • In Uttarakhand, BJP has won all the five seats.
  • In Delhi, BJP has won all the seven parliamentary seats with overwhelming margins.
  • In Punjab, result of all the 13 Lok Sabha seats have come in. Congress has won eight seats followed by BJP and the Shiromani Akali Dal two each while AAP one. Former Union Minister Manish Tewari of the Congress has won from Anandpur Sahib. The party has also won Amritsar, Faridkot, Fatehgarh Sahib, Jalandhar, Khadoor Sahib, Ludhiana and Patiala. BJP candidates have won Gurdaspur and Hoshiarpur seat and SAD candidates bagged Bathidna and Firozpur seats.
  • In Chandigarh, Kirron Kher has defeated Congress Candidate Pawan Kumar Bansal.
  • In Himanchal Pradesh also the ruling BJP has won all the 4 Lok Sabha seats. Anurag Thakur has won in Hamirpur, Suresh Kumar Kashyap in Shimla, Ram Swaroop Sharma in Mandi and Kishan Kapoor in Kangra.
  • In Rajasthan, out of 25 seats, BJP has won 24 while its ally Rashtriya Loktantrik Party one. Union Minister Col. Rajyawardhan Rathore of BJP retains Jaipur Rural, by a margin of nearly 4 lakh votes. Son of former CM Vasundhara Raje and Sitting MP Dushyant Singh of BJP retains Jhalawar Baran.
  • In Maharashtra, all the 48 results have been declared. Out of this BJP gets 23 seats and its ally Shivsena 18. NCP has bagged 4 seats while Congress and All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen get one seat each.
  • In Goa, both BJP and Congress have bagged one seat each while Union Minister of state Shripad Naik has won North Goa seat, Congress leader Francisco Sardinha gets South Goa seat.
  • In West Bengal, all the 42 results have come in. Out of this Trinamool Congress has bagged 22, BJP 18, and Congress 2.
  • In Bihar, all the results have been declared. Out of 40 seats BJP has bagged 17 seats while its ally Janta Dal (United) gets 16 and Lok Janshakti Party got six. Congress could manage only one.
  • In Jharkhand, all the 14 results have been declared. BJP has got eleven while AJSU party, Congress and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha gets one each.
  • In Chhattisgarh, out of 11 seats BJP has won n 9 and Congress 2.
  • In Karnataka, BJP secured a landmark victory winning 25 seats out of 28 seats. The Congress, JDS and independent one each. Congress won from Bangalore rural and JDS has got the Hassan seat.
  • In Telangana, result has been declared for all the 17 seats. TRS has won 9 seats. BJP has won 4 seats. Congress has won 3 seats.
  • In Kerala, results have been declared for all 20 seats. The Congress led UDF got comfortable victory with Congress won 15 seats. Congress President Rahul Gandhi has won from Wayanad constituency by securing a margin of over 4 lakhs 31 thousand votes for CPI candidate P.P.Suneer. IUML has won 2 seats. Kerala Congress(M), RSP and CPM have won in one seat each.
  • In Assam, all the 14 results have been declared. BJP has won nine seats and Congress three. All India United Democratic Front and an Independent have bagged one each.
  • In Arunachal Pradesh, BJP has bagged Arunachal East seat. Party candidate and Union Minister Kiren Rijiju is leading in Arunachal West by margin of over one lakh 57 thousand votes.
  • In Manipur, BJP candidate Dr. Rajkumar Rajan Singh has won from Inner Manipur Lok Sabha seat while Naga People’s Front candidate Lorho S.P. foze has won Outer Manipur seat.
  • In Meghalaya, Congress candidate Vincent H. Pala has won by a margin of 1,52,000 votes. Agatha K. Sangma of National People’s Party has defeated Mukul Sangma of Congress by margin more than 64 thousand votes.
  • In Mizoram constituency, C Lalrosanga of Mizo National Front has won by margin of more than 8,000 votes. He defeated Independent candidate Lalnghinglova Hmar.
  • In Nagaland, the lone Lok Sabha seat has been bagged by Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party candidate Tokheho Yepthomi defeating Congress candidate K L Chishi by more than 16300 votes.
  • Sikkim Krantikari Morcha candidate, Indra Hang Subha has bagged the lone seat of the state.
  • In Tripura, BJP has won both the parliamentary seats. Nationalist Congress Party has retained lone parliamentary seat of Lakshadweep. Independent candidate Delkar Mohanbhai Sanjibhai has bagged Dadara & Nagar Haveli seat. And Daman & Diu seat has gone in favour of Lalubhai Babubhai Patel of BJP. In Puducherry, Congress candidate V.Vaithilingam has won the lone Lok Sabha seat.      

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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