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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.

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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