Indian National Congress : 42 (including 11 uncontested)
Bharatiya Janata Party : 11
People’s Party of Arunachal : 4
Independent : 2
Bye-election : 58-Kanubari constituency
(INC candidate won posthumously)
N.B:Eastern Parliamentary and Koloriang Assembly Constituency : Result will be made
available on 17/5/2014…
Source : DIPR
Congress retains power in Arunachal
ITANAGAR, May 16: Though Congress party was decimated in the rest of the country
in Parliamentary elections, the grand old party of the country- INC managed to come
back to power in Arunachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly elections. The Congress won
42 seats including 11 uncontested and is all set to form next government in the state.
However, Congress suffered serious setback as many senior leaders lost the election.
Prominent losers include Tako Dabii, Setong Sena, Karikho Kri, CC Singpho, Padi Richo
and Bosiram Siram. The BJP bagged eleven seats while PPA won 4 seats. Two Independent
candidates were also declared winners.
Former home minister and veteran MLA from Nari Koyu constituency, Dabii lost the
election to retired DDSE Kento Rina of BJP by a margin of 389 votes. It is believed
that anti-incumbency factor contributed to his defeat. In another major upset, one
of the popular Congress leaders of state Setong Sena lost to Laisam Simai of BJP.
Interestingly Simai was working as senior personal assistant (SPA) of Sena and had
resigned from his job just few days prior to election.
In other interesting results Dr Mohesh Chai of BJP defeated Karikho Kri of Congress,
PPA president Nikh Kamin defeated CC Singhpho and Er Tage Taki of BJP defeated senior
Congress leader Padi Richo. BJP candidate and former Chief Minister of Arunachal
Gegong Apang lost to Alo Libang of Congress. Sitting BJP MLA from Daporijo Tapen
Siga lost to Dikto Yeker of Congress. BJP candidate Kaling Moyong defeated Bosiram
Siram (INC) by a margin of 50 votes from Pasighat East Constituency.
Congress winners included Kalikho Pul (Hayuliang), Jarbom Gamlin (LIROMOBA), Techi
Kaso (Itanagar). Other INC candidates Kumsi Sidisow won from Thrizino-Buragaon constituency
by defeating BJP nominee Gandhi Sakrinsow, first-timer Zingnu Namchoom won from Namsai
defeating C P Namchoom of BJP by a margin of 4311 votes, Phosum Khimhun from Changlang
South seat defeating his nearest rival John Jugli of NCP by 1994 votes. RWD Minister
Kumar Waii won from Bameng constituency defeating his nearest rival Vijay Sonam of
Chief Minister Nabam Tuki had won uncontested from Sagalee constituency along with
Power Electrical, Rural Development and Panchayati Raj Minister Tanga Byaling (Nacho)
and Tourism Minister Pema Khandu (Mukto), who were among the 11 to be elected unopposed.
As per as vote percentage is concerned, Congress got 49.5%, BJP 30.8%, PPA 9.2%,
NCP 4.0%, NOTA 1.1% and NPF 0.8%.
BJP wins West Parliament seat
ITANAGAR, May 16: BJP candidate from Arunachal West Parliament seat Kiren Rijiju
won the Parliamentary election by defeating his nearest rival sitting MP Takam Sanjoy
of the Congress by a marging of 41738 votes, elections for which was held on April
9, according to ECI source.
Rijiju fought a multi-cornered contest with eight candidates from the seat.
In the Eastern Parliament seat, Congress candidate and Union minister of state for
minority affairs Ninong Ering is surging ahead of BJP's Tapir Gao by a margin of
12478 votes in a triangular contest.
In 2009 both Sanjoy and Ering won the seats by a margin of 1,314 votes and 68,449
Rijiju and Gao won both the seats in 2004 by a margin of 47,424 votes (Arunachal
West) and 44,994 votes (Arunachal East) respectively.
State BJP celebrates victory at Centre
ITANAGAR, May 16: The State Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) celebrated the party’s thumping
election victory by bursting crackers and cutting cakes at party head office here
Leading the workers, supporters and rank and file in celebrating the historic victory,
party’s state president Tai Tagak extended heartfelt thanks and congratulation to
the voters of the state in particular and the country in general for reposing faith
on BJP and giving clear mandate to the party in the Lok Sabha election.
The party welcomed and honored the mandate given out by the people.
Tagak assured that the party will play the role of a responsible opposition in side
as well as out side the assembly.
Modi storms to power; gets absolute majority for BJP
New Delhi, May 16: Narendra Modi rewrote history today storming to power at the Centre
with a "triple century", giving NDA an unexpected 336 seats in the Lok Sabha and
BJP an absolute majority on its own for the first time in an election that decimated
Congress to its lowest ever tally of 44.
Riding a strong anti-Congress wave, the 63-year-old Gujarat Chief Minister produced
an astounding win for the BJP which attained a strong pan-India presence as never
NDA which comprises BJP and 24 smaller parties, scored a facile victory exceeding
its own expectations as did the BJP which touched 282 seats in the 543-member Lok
Sabha to become the first party in 30 years to get a majority on its own after Rajiv
Gandhi's massive score of 417 seats in 1984.
Modi, who pledged to take everyone along in a victory speech, will arrive here tomorrow
and is expected to be sworn in as India's 16th Prime Minister sometime next week.
Nominees of some of his allies will find a place in the Modi cabinet which will be
dominated by BJP.
A strong showing in the Hindi heartland, consisting of UP, Bihar, Rajasthan, Madhya
Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Haryana, Delhi, Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh and Uttarakhand
where the BJP won as many as 190 out of 225 seats led to the rout of not only the
Congress but regional players such as SP, BSP, JD(U) and RJD.
BJP also swept Modi's home state of Gujarat and did exceedingly well in the crucial
state of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Assam.
In the outgoing Lok Sabha, BJP had 116 members on a national voteshare of 18.8 per
cent while Congress had 206 members with a voteshare of 28.55 per cent. In the current
elections, BJP got a voteshare of 31.4 per cent against Congress' 19.5 per cent.
This time, Congress was virtually decimated as it bagged only 44 seats, its lowest
tally ever. Party president Sonia Gandhi and Vice President Rahul Gandhi accepted
responsibility for the defeat.
Riding the Modi wave, BJP has come a long way from a party of two Lok Sabha members
in 1984. Even at the height of the popularity of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, it could manage
to get only 182 in 1998 and 1999, on the back of Ayodhya movement.
The Congress found it difficult to cross the double digit mark in most of the states
as BJP swept Gujarat (26), Rajasthan (25), Delhi (7), Uttarakhand (5), Himachal Pradesh
(4) and Goa (2).
BJP also nearly swept the crucial heartland state of Uttar Pradesh where it bagged
16 seats and was ahead in 55 of the total 80 seats. Its ally Apna Dal was leading
in two seats. All the other seats were won by two political families.
Only regional parties AIADMK, Trinamool Congress and BJD were able to stymie the
saffron march in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Odisha, respectively.
AIADMK had won five seats and was leading in 32, while TMC had won 12 and was ahead
in 22. BJD was set for a near sweep as it was leading in 19 of 21 seats. PTI
India to have one party rule after 25 years
NEW DELHI, May 16: In an era of coalition politics, BJP has virtually done the impossible
by wining a majority on its own, putting India under single party rule after 25 years.
The scale and significance of BJP’s victory could be gauged from the fact that since
1989, no single party could form government on its own.
The last 25 years were marked by various types of coalition governments led by Congress,
BJP as also United Front and a minority government.
While emerging as the party with a majority of its own, the BJP has also managed
to increase its vote share in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
As per the latest data available, BJP’s vote share stood at 32.3 per cent of the
total votes polled. Till 6 pm, BJP had won 128 seats and was leading in 155 other.
Its victory march has been so impressive that it has put its sway over the entire
states of Gujarat, Uttarakhand, Rajasthan and Delhi.
Its vote share in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections was 18.80 per cent of the total votes
It was in 1984 that Congress managed a majority of its own in the Lok Sabha. The
elections that year were held in the aftermath of the assassination of Indira Gandhi.
In 2009, Congress’ vote share stood at 28.55 per cent.
Facing rout in many states, its vote share now stands at 20.1 per cent. According
to latest trends, it has so far won 19 seats and is leading in 26.
The vote share figures will change by the time the last official result is announced.
The BSP, which had won 21 seats in 2009 general elections, had grabbed a vote share
of 6.17 per cent. Though it has so far failed to open its account even in Uttar Pradesh,
its vote share stands at 4.4 per cent.
Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress, which had won 19 Lok Sabha seats in 2009, had
managed a vote share of 31.21 per cent.
In these elections, the party has so far won 10 seats and is leading in 24 others.
Despite an impressive performance, its vote share has dipped to 4.1 per cent. PTI
In victory, Modi reaches out to opposition
VADODARA, May 16: After a landslide victory, Narendra Modi today reached out to the
opposition seeking cooperation of all parties and leaders in running the nation and
dedicated himself to serve everyone equally.
In a gracious 45-minute victory speech here, Modi said the government does not belong
to any particular party but to all the people of the country.
"For a government, no one is a favourite, nor is anyone an alien," he asserted to
a cheering crowd of supporters whom he thanked for giving him a victory by 5.70 lakh
Committing himself to running the country in the best spirit of the Constitution,
Modi said, "my responsibility is to take everyone along in running the nation."
"In a democracy, there are no enemies but only competitors. That competition ends
with elections," he said, adding his motto is "sabka sath, sabka vikas (with all,
development for all)."
Congratulating winners in the Lok Sabha elections and the Assembly elections in some
states irrespective of parties, Modi said, "I extend my best wishes to MPs and MLAs
of all parties. I hope that I will get their support in taking the country forward."
Apparently referring to recrimination during the campaign, he said he would convert
the "love" shown by his opponents into "pure love".
"In a democracy, there are no enemies but only competitors. This competition is the
beauty of our democracy," he said, adding "bitterness" is over with the campaign.
"I want to assure the people of the country that for us it is our motto to carry
along everyone however much they may oppose us. We will try to ensure that there
will be nothing lacking on this front," he said. PTI
Sonia, Rahul accept responsibility for party’s defeat
NEW DELHI, May 16: Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi on Friday accepted responsibility
for the Congress’ worst-ever defeat in the Lok Sabha elections but made it clear
the party will continue to fight for social harmony and issues of national interest.
Making a brief appearance before the media at the AICC headquarters without taking
any questions, the two congratulated the new government and wish them all the best.
Rahul, who was anointed the campaign chief of the party in January, said BJP has
got the mandate of the people. “I congratulate them… I wish them all the best,” he
He said the Congress has done badly in the elections and the party will need to think
“As Congress Vice President, with all humility I take responsibility for this,” he
said. Sonia, who spoke later, “the people’s mandate is against us and I humbly accept
the verdict… As Congress President, I take responsibility for it.”
Extending congratulations to the new government, she, however, said, “we hope that
it will not compromise with the social unity and national interests. Congress will
continue to fight for its principles and will not make any compromise,” she said.
The result of Arunachal assembly election has thrown up interesting results. Veteran
leaders like Tako Dabii, Bosiram Siram, Setong Sena and Padi Richo lost the election
after being in power for many years. Their defeat shows that citizens will not hesitate
to punish those leaders who don’t work for the development of the area. It should
serve as warning signal to all the leaders of state. Opposition parties like BJP
and PPA have won handsome number of seat this time in compare to the past. There
is no doubt Congress party will form next government in Arunachal as they got absolute
But the prospect of strong opposition taking on ruling party augurs well for the
cause of democracy in Arunachal. For years Arunachal has been witnessing one party
domination without being held accountable. Many attribute this as one of the reasons
for underdevelopment of Arunachal. Democracy finally seems to have bloomed in Arunachal
with these results. The days ahead look exciting and hopefully elected representatives
of state will fulfill aims and aspirations of citizen of this great state.
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Inclusion of Ziro as WHS will boost tourism sector of state
Inclusion of Ziro as UNESCO world heritage site will boost tourism sector and can
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The immense untapped tourism potential can be reaped, generating huge employment
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economic avenues in terms of transport, hospitality services, tourist guides, impetus
to local handicrafts and overall display of Arunachal's soft power in the field of
rich culture, traditions, dialects and the people at large. Simultaneously it will
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