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38)   Indian  Elections  2004  (1)

The results of the Indian elections of 2004 are out.   Thanks to the electronic voting machines, the counting of votes of 539 parliamentary constituencies and about 600 seats of legislative assemblies of Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Orissa and Sikkim was over within ten hours on 13th May 2004.   In those days of ballot papers it might have taken three days before the full results were known.

We have had surprises beyond our expectations of the voting patterns of the general public.   More so of the urban population.   The exit poll sponsored by half a dozen TV channels have been largely proved wrong and unreliable.   Though the Indian voters are mature in their political thinking and judgement, the results were unpredictable.   The composition of Indian voters is more complex than in uni-cultural societies.   The rural population, economically backward, scheduled caste, scheduled tribe, upper caste divides all have their own different priorities and demands as against those of the urban voters.   It is a Herculian task for any political  party to accommodate all the demands of the various sections of the people.   Ever since the BJP came to power at the centre the question of ‘Hidutva’ and saffronisation of history and education  (compulsory singing of Sarasvathi Vandhana in schools and introduction of Vedic Astrology as graduate study in universities) have added more complexity to the Indian political scene.

The outlook and hope of Indian Christians, particularly in the south of India, was that the BJP and AIADMK be rejected in this election.   The current results have fitted  into their expectations.   They largely attribute this to the  ardent prayers of devoted evangelists and the 72-hour fasting prayers lead by DGS. Dinakaran and his son.   Their prayers for a god-fearing  and stable government were a veiled request to God to throw BJP and AIADMK out of power.   

Jayalalithaa did her best to muster votes for BJP and AIADMK combine by her two months’ campaign, travelling through the length and breadth of Tamil Nadu.   The result is most disappointing.   For the first time in her political career she has been utterly defeated  -- did not win even one out of forty seats for which she campaigned for.   All the forty seats were bagged by the combined group of DMK, PMK, INC, MDMK, CPI, CPM, and Muslim League.

The failure of Jayalalithaa was mainly due to her dictatorial running of the state of TN.   In spite of her progressive plans and administrative capabilities she failed to impress the public of Tamil Nadu.   She is one politician in India well versed in governance but estranged from and unable to fathom the strength of the Opposition.

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