New Prime Minister for India
Mr Narendra Modi
Srimal Fernando, Global Editor - Foreign Exchange The Diplomatic Society
India, with more than a billion people and home to the world’s largest democracy saw a revival of the Political order coming to dominate the entire country on May 16th 2014 with 830 million Indian voters choosing to elect 543 members to the 16th Loksabha elections.
The Barathiya Janata Party (BJP) led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) the main opposition party in India emerged victorious winning 336 Loksbha seats with a 38.3 percent vote share. By late evening on May 16th the Barathiya Janata Party led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) recorded the biggest Lok-sabha election victory in the post Independence history of India .
There was nationwide celebrations and victory processions by enthusiastic youthful BJP and NDA supporters when the election results were announced in India . The major political partners of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) comprised of Barathiya Janata Party (BJP), Shiv Sena (SS), Telugu Desam Party (TDP), Lok Janashakthi Party (LJP), Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLS).
The Barathiya Janata Party (BJP) vote share in the Loksabha elections made inroads into crucial states in North India. The State of Uttar Pradesh is considered India’s most populace state with the highest number of Loksabha seats. In Uttar Pradesh alone the Barathiya Janata Party increased their vote bank and representation to 71 out of 80 Loksabha seats. Narendra Modi, the 63 year old Chief Minister from Gujarat nominated by the Barathiya Janata Party (BJP) as the Prime Ministerial candidate for the 16th Loksabha elections travelled 300,000 kilometers across 25 states and addressed more than 400 rallies from September 15th 2013 to May 10th 2014.
For the Barathiya Janata Party (BJP) Modi was elected to the Loksabha seat of Varanasi by a thumping margin of 3.5 lakhs votes defeating Arvind Kejriwal of Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) in the temple town. Modi also won Vadodara by over 5.7 lakh votes . While being overjoyed at the Loksabha election results Narendra Modi the Barathiya Janata Party (BJP) Prime Minister in waiting said in his victory speech India has won! This is India’s victory. “Achche din aane waale hain (The good days are ahead).
Compared to previous elections the India National Congress (INC) and the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) saw its Loksabha vote bank erode to 61 Loksabha seats with 23 .3 percent vote share in 2014 . The major regional parties such as All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) of Tamil Nadu State , Trinamool Congress (TMC) of West Bengal State and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) of Odisha made significant gains in the Loksbha elections . All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) party led by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J.Jayalalitha won 37 Lok Sabha seats out of 39 seats .
The Baharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has been vocal and had clearly stated that it wants to improve relations with India’s neighbors. Narendra Modi the Prime Minister designated has extended invitations to the South Asian leaders to attend the swearing in ceremony on May 26th ,2014 in New Delhi. The strong Modi wave and the Baharatiya Janata Party (BJP) landslide victory in the recently concluded Loksabha election will establish a strong Government in the Center . India will see a waste transformation politically ,diplomatically, socially economically and in regional security strategies.