Indian General Elections 2009 results are out. The Congress party’s has shown spectacular performance in General Elections and secured its biggest win since 1991. The Congress party-led coalition is likey to win 261 seats, which is still short of majority by 11 seats. However the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led opposition alliance is lagging behind at only 160 seats and a Third Front is able to win only 58 seats. This victory of Congress Party is also very critical because now it will be able to form a stable coalition with smaller parties and be less vulnerable to pressure on issues like economic reforms, national security and foriegn affairs. The Congress win should also boost Indian Corporate world and investor confidence and hopes for better reforms in the period of economic recession. But the aim of this article is to point out the biggest losers of this elections. So let’s start the list.
Shri Lal Krishna Advani — Now he will never become the Prime Minister of India. This election was his last hope and his dream has been shattered by the poor performance of BJP led National Democratic Alliance. BJP general secretary Arun Jaitley today declared that LK Advani had wanted to resign after the poll debacle.
Ramvilash Paswan — In election 2009 he contested with alliance of RJD but Congress was not part of that alliance. He lost his constituency from Hazaribagh. He has served as a Union Minster under five different Prime Ministers and holds the distinction of continuously holding on to a cabinet berth in all the Council of Ministers formed since 1996. He also holds the distinction of being part of all the national coalitions (the United Front, the National Democratic Alliance and the United Progressive Alliance), which have formed the Indian Government since 1996. But this time, everything went wrong for him. Even, he couldn’t save his LokSabha seat of Hazaribagh.
Lalu Prasad Yadav — RJD chief Lalu Prasad faced a humiliating defeat in the Patliputra parliamentary constituency. However he contested from one more seat where he defeated his rival Rajiv Pratap Rudy(in Saran LokSabha Seat). This time there will not be Lalu’s rail in Manmohan Singh’s cabinet.
Narendra Modi — He is once considerd as the candiate for the post of Prime Minister. Out of the 200 parliamentary constituencies that he addressed outside Gujarat, the Bharatiya Janata Party has won in only 38. He was completely failed as the star campaigner of BJP. Moreover, Congress has improved its condition in Gujrat, in this elections.
Prakash Karat — Lok Sabha poll results have caused serious setbacks for the Left Front and the Trinamool Congress is likey to achieve historic win in West Bengal. Also there are chances of split in CPM as the party is divided into two groups: Pro-Karat and anti-Karat. Somnath Chatterjee has already demaded his resignation.
Mayawati and Mulayam Singh Yadav — Congress has won 21 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh and its political rivals in this state, the Bahujan Samaj Party, the Samajwadi Party and Bharatiya Janata Party have shown poor results. Now the Congress Party is planning to keep both the BSP (Mayawati) and SP (Mulayam Singh Yadav) away from the United Progressive Alliance.