2015 elections in India

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The elections in India in 2015 include the two state legislative assembly elections. The tenure of the state legislative assembly of Bihar are due to expire during the year and the Delhi Legislative Assembly Re-Election will also be held due to the inability to form the government.[1]

Legislative Assembly election

Delhi

The assembly state elections in Delhi were held in a single phase on February 7, followed by counting on the 10th of February.[2]

e • d Summary of results of the Delhi Legislative Assembly election, 2015[3]
Political party Flag Seats
Contested
Won Net change
in seats
 % of
Seats
Votes Vote % Change in
vote %
Aam Aadmi Party AAP Symbol.png 70 67 Increase 39 95.71 48,79,127 54.3 Increase 24.81
Bharatiya Janata Party 69 3 Decrease 28 4.28 28,91,510 32.2 Decrease 0.8
Shiromani Akali Dal 1 0 Decrease 1 0 44,880 0.5 Decrease 0.5
Indian National Congress Flag of the Indian National Congress.svg 70 0 Decrease 8 0 8,67,027 9.7 Decrease 14.85
Bahujan Samaj Party Elephant Bahujan Samaj Party.svg 70 0 - 0 1,17,124 1.3 -
Indian National Lok Dal Indian Election Symbol Spectacles.png 2 0 - 0 54,464 0.6 -
Independents - 0 Decrease 1 0 47,623 0.5 Decrease -
NOTA NOTA symbol India.png NA NA NA NA 35,924 0.4 NA
Total 70 Voters - Turnout 67.08 %

Background

In the 2013 Delhi state elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (along with its pre-poll ally Shiromani Akali Dal) emerged as the single-largest party, winning 32 out of the 70 seats. However they fell short of an outright majority and therefore were unable to form the government. This led the then Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung to invite the Aam Aadmi Party, the second largest party after the BJP, to form the government.[4] On 28 December 2013, AAP formed the state government after taking outside support from the Indian National Congress.[5] AAP's leader Arvind Kejriwal, who defeated the incumbent chief minister Sheila Dixit, became the 7th chief minister of Delhi. However, on 14 February 2014 (after 49 days of rule), Arvind Kejriwal resigned from his post citing the reason as his government's inability to table the Jan Lokpal Bill in Delhi Assembly for discussion due to stiff opposition from other political parties in the house.

Delhi remained thereafter under President's Rule for about a year. On 4 November 2014, the Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Najeeb Jung recommended the Union Cabinet the dissolution of Delhi assembly and conduct fresh elections.[6][7] On 12 January 2015, the Election Commission of India announced that state assembly elections would be held on 7 February 2015 with results being announced on 10 February 2015.[8]

Bihar

The tenure of the Legislative Assembly of Bihar expires on November 29, 2015.

e • d Summary of results of the Bihar Legislative Assembly election, 2015[9][10]
Alliance Political party Seats
Contested
Won Net change
in seats
 % of
Seats
Votes Vote % Change
in vote %
Vote % in
Seats Contested
Mahagatbandhan Janata Dal (United) 101 71 Decrease44 29.21 6,416,414 16.8 Decrease5.81 Increase40.65
Rashtriya Janata Dal 101 80 Increase68 32.92 6,995,509 18.4 Decrease0.44 Increase44.35
Indian National Congress 41 27 Increase23 11.11 2,539,638 6.7 Decrease1.68 Increase39.49
NDA Bharatiya Janata Party 159 53 Decrease38 21.81 9,308,015 24.4 Increase7.94 Decrease37.48
Lok Janshakti Party 40 2 Decrease1 0.82 1,840,834 4.8 Decrease1.95 Increase28.79
Rashtriya Lok Samata Party 23 2 Increase2 0.82 976,787 2.6 N/A N/A
Hindustani Awam Morcha 21 1 Increase1 0.41 864,856 2.3 N/A N/A
Left parties Communist Party of India 91 0 Decrease1 0 516,699 1.4 Decrease0.29 Decrease3.43
CPI(ML) Liberation 78 3 Increase3 1.23 587,701 1.5 Decrease0.29 Decrease3.82
Communist Party of India (Marxist) 38 0 Steady 0 232,149 0.6 Decrease0.21 Decrease3.32
Socialist Unity Centre of India (Communist) 10 0 Steady 0 11,621 0.03 Decrease0.02 Decrease0.74
All India Forward Bloc 8 0 Steady 0 6,936 0.00 Steady0.00 Decrease0.21
Revolutionary Socialist Party 3 0 Steady 0 3,045 0.01 Steady0.00 Decrease0.64
Socialist
Secular
Morcha
Samajwadi Party 85 0 Steady 0 385,511 1.0 Increase0.45 Increase1.83
Janadhikar Party 64 0 Steady 0 514,748 1.4 N/A N/A
Nationalist Congress Party 40 0 Steady 0 185,437 0.5 Decrease1.32 Increase2.82
Samras Samaj Party 28 0 Steady 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Samajwadi Janata Party 23 0 Steady 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
National People's Party 3 0 Steady 0 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Others Bahujan Samaj Party 243 0 Steady 0 788,024 2.1 Decrease1.11 Decrease2.21
Shiv Sena 150 0 Steady 0 211,131 0.6 Increase0.21 Decrease1.84
Sarvajan Kalyan Loktantrik Party 90 0 Steady 0 108,851 0.3 N/A 0.91
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha N/A 0 Steady 0 103,940 0.3 Decrease0.31 Decrease2.02
Garib Janata Dal (Secular) N/A 0 Steady 0 92,279 0.2 N/A 0.66
All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen 6 0 Steady 0 80,248 0.2 N/A 8.04
Independents N/A 4 Decrease2 1.64 3,580,953 9.4 Increase3.82 Decrease9.57
NOTA 243 N/A N/A N/A 947,276 2.5 N/A 2.49
Total 243 Voters 37,696,978 Turnout 56.90%

Jhabua-Ratlam Lok Sabha constituency by-election

Jhabua-Ratlam Lok Sabha constituency by-election, 2015 was won by Kantilal Bhuria of the Indian National Congress by 88800 votes.[11]

References

  1. "Terms of Houses, Election Commission of India". Retrieved 2014-07-30. 
  2. Delhi to go to polls on February 7, counting on February 10th: EC
  3. "Partywise Result". eciresults.nic.in. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  4. "BJP rejects offer to form govt". The Tribune. Archived from the original on 6 October 2014. Retrieved 12 December 2013. 
  5. "Arvind Kejriwal of Aam Admi Party to be Delhi's new chief minister". Livemint. 23 December 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2014. 
  6. "President Dissolves Delhi Assembly, Fresh Polls in 2015". Outlook. 5 November 2014. 
  7. "Delhi assembly dissolved, by-polls cancelled". The Times of India. The Times Group. 5 November 2014. Retrieved 7 December 2014. 
  8. "EC cracks whip as Delhi goes to polls". The Hindu. 13 January 2015. Retrieved 13 January 2015. 
  9. "Partywise Result". eciresults.nic.in. Retrieved 24 November 2015. 
  10. http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/StatisticalReports/AE2015/Stat_Bihar_AE2015.pdf
  11. Ghatwai, Milind (25 November 2015). "Madhya Pradesh: BJP loses crucial Ratlam bypoll, Congress claims 'revival' in victory". The Indian Express. Bhopal. Retrieved 4 December 2015. 

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