Exit Polls- 2009 Lok Sabha Election

May 14, 2009

Highlights

  • Bihar sees a clean sweep for JDU-BJP Alliance
  • Congress retains dominance in Andhra Pradesh
  • Split in BJP-BJD Alliance, lets Congress through in Orissa
  • Decisive win for BJP in Gujarat
  • Uneven vote distribution results in convincing victory for BJP in Karnataka
  • Neck-and-neck between AIADMK and DMK Front in Tamil Nadu

Alliances Details

NDA: BJP, JDU, SS, AFP, AKALI, RLD, INLD, NPF
UPA: CONG, NCP, DMK, TC, JMM, JKNC, RPI
3rd Front: LEFT, BSP, AIADMK, TDP, BJD, TRS, PMK, JDS,MDMK
4th Front: RJD, LJP, SP, PRP

Exit Poll

Source: NDTV

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Rs 50,000 crore spent on Lok Sabha poll campaign !!!

May 12, 2009

According to rough estimates, the actual cost of running the campaign has crossed the staggering sum of Rs 50,000 crore.

According to insiders in the Congress and the BJP, both parties spent over Rs 20 crore in merely ferrying their leaders across India during the campaign.

While the Congress had hired 21 helicopters and 18 executive jets, the BJP had hired 21 helicopters and 14 jets. These parties had to shell out Rs 80,000 per hour on each helicopter, plus the landing charges.

The political parties have reportedly spent Rs 3000 crore on advertisement campaigns. The Congress spent Rs one crore just to buy the rights of superhit song Jai Ho, but it failed to click with the masses.

The Election Commission’s budget for the 2009 elections is Rs 1,300 crore, which includes the conduct of polls plus transportation and movement of security forces. The state governments and other government agencies have earmarked Rs 700 crore for photo identity cards, electronic voting machines and setting up polling booths.

Source: Rediff


Lok Sabha Election 2009 – Karnataka Parliamentary Constituencies

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Voting infrastructure:Lok Sabha Election 2009

April 23, 2009

Electronic voting machines

The election will be conducted using the Electronic voting machine (EVM), as was done with the 2004 election. There are 1,368,430 voting machines available across the country.

The complete EVM consists mainly of two units –

(a) Control Unit and

(b) Balloting Unit with cable for connecting it with Control unit.

A Balloting Unit caters up to 16 candidates. Four Balloting Units linked together catering in all to 64 candidates can be used with one control unit. The control unit is kept with the Presiding Officer and the Balloting Unit is used by the voter for polling.

The Balloting Unit of EVM is a small box-like device, on top of which each candidate and his/her election symbol is listed like a big ballot paper. Against each candidate’s name, a red LED and a blue button is provided. The voter polls his vote by pressing the blue button against the name of his desired candidate.

Polling stations

There are 828,804 polling stations in the country, a 20% increase over the 2004 election.

Electoral rolls

The electoral rolls had to be completely updated because of the delimitation that took effect from 2008. The process of updating the electoral rolls is expected to continue until the last date of filing nominations. 714 million people are eligible to vote in 2009, up 6.4% (43 million) from 2004.


Holiday on polls day is must: Software & Private Employees

April 22, 2009

It seems that most of the Software firms and private firms did not declared a holiday thereby not allowing their employees to use their franchise.

This is illegal as per the “Representation of People act 1951” and the companies can be fined.


Loksabha Elections -2009 Predict who will form government

April 22, 2009