On 11th December 2018, results of assembly elections came out for Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Mizoram and Telangana. These elections are being called the Semi Final because of two factors: first, they happened six months before the Final (Lok Sabha Election) and second, number of states that they cover. Let’s analyse these elections and note important takeaways. The data used in this post is taken from official website of Election Commission results, www.eciresults.nic.in.
- Seat Wise Results
Number of Seats
|Winning Party||INC (Coalition)||INC||INC||MNF||TRS|
- Vote Share
- Despite having slightly higher vote share in MP, BJP failed to form government. This fact highlights the old debate, “whether proportional representation be made basis of elections for Democracy”
- There is no state in which any party won trust of more than 50% voters.
- Vote share of NOTA is noteworthy in this election. It has increased slightly from last years.
- Although there is no pattern in these elections and subsequent Lok Sabha Election, still following are overall winners in last such elections
|Year||State Overall Winner||Final Winner|
This election has made the battle for Lok Sabha much more interesting as now it is clear that mandate of the people is not for one single party. People cannot just be fooled by vision and prospect of greater good. They want tangible results which should come within time.
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