Election Overview India

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  • Key data: Election period: 07.04. 12.05.2014 Major parties: BJP, INC, AAP Election results: 16.05.2014
  • Lok Sabha Operation period: 5 years Total of seats: 552 - 530 seats for representatives of all regions - 20 seats for representatives of the Union territories (Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Delhi, Lakshadweep, Pondicherry) - max. 2 seats for representatives of Anglo-Indian Societies 15. Lok Sabha: Indian National Congress (INC) 201 seats, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 112 seats Overview Elections India
  • Lok Sabha Elections 2014 Election in 9 phases 543 different parliamentary constituencies 833.000 polling stations 814.5 million electorate Elections completed after Phase 6: Assam (77.41%), Chhattisgarh (65%), Jharkhand (62.62%), Madhya Pradesh (61%), Maharashtra (60%), Rajasthan (62.9%), Tamil Nadu (73%), Puducherry (82%) Overview Elections India
  • Comparison with EU Elections Election period: 22-25 May 2014 Operation period: 5 years Total of seats: 754 - distributed among 28 member states - Germany will own 96 seats 400 million electorate Overview Elections India
  • Indias major political parties Indian National Congress (INC) Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Aam Admi Party (AAP) Overview Election India
  • Indian National Congress Oldest political party, founded on 28.12.1885 Largest and most successful party in terms of years of operation INC was the leading party and decisive factor in the fight for independence Famous personalities: Jawaharlal Nehru, Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi, Indira Gandhi, Rajiv Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh Current candidate: Rahul Gandhi Overview Elections India
  • The political mission of the INC Economic Growth 8%+ Health & pension coverage for all labor classes; 6 mio. new jobs in health sector National Manufacturing Policy lift share of manufacturing sector to 25% of GDP $1 Trillion investment in infrastructure, e.g. High Speed Rail, Western and Eastern Freight Corridor Elimination of corruption Overview Elections India
  • Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Overview Elections India BJP evolved from the previous Bharatiya Jana Sangh party in 1977 Represented by smaller parties in other states, like Shiv Sena in Maharashtra Current candidate: Narendra Modi Narendra Modi has been Chief Minister of Gujarat since 2001 and is associated with the rapid economic growth and high share of FDI in his state
  • The political mission of the BJP Decentralization through smaller states E-Governance digital empowerment of the society and government Empowerment of urban and rural poor Implementation of an E-Library with open access for educational purposes Health Care increase access, improve quality, lower costs Development of the manufacturing sector, increase in FDI Overview Elections India
  • Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Youngest party in the election, founded on 26.11.2012 First general Lok Sabha elections for AAP Key success: - Victory in Delhi Assembly Elections 2013 - Main followers are influential celebrities and Indias youth Current candidate: Arvind Kejriwal Overview Elections India
  • The political mission of the AAP Overview Elections India Bringing an end to corruption Health Care and education for all citizens Simplify rules and create accountable insitutions Foster entrepreneurial spirit and growth of the job market Empowerment of the poor Reinvigorating the rural economy
  • Voices about the political impact, when ... INC - no major change regarding FDI and economic growth - aggravation of corruption BJP - willingness of FDI will grow, hence the Indian economy will grow too - disruption in the religious environment AAP - elimination of corruption, disruption of the current poltical system - not mature enough to lead, but good opposition Overview Elections India ... will win the election.