Saturday, May 17, 2014

Modi landslide buries Congress


The overwhelmingly decisive victory of the BJP led NDA in the Lok Sabha elections dominates the press. "Modi landslide buries Congress" writes the Hindustan Times while the Asian Age calls it a "Tsunamo". Commenting on the new Prime Minister-to-be Narendra Modi, the Times of India says "Chaiwalla will be first PM born after independence".

Many papers dwell on the imapct of the crushing defeat on the Congress party. The Pioneer observes , "Rahul hatao, Priyanka lao' cry gets shrill".

The papers have highlighted some interesting nuggets about the results. The Pioneer says 40 union ministers of the 54 that contested have lost. The Asian Age draws attention to the none-of-the-above option as it reports "NOTA gets 58,46,598 hits in its debut poll" which the Times of India informs us is 1.1% of the vote share.

The Hindu carries a story on the composition of the new Lok Sabha. The paper writes that at 22, the number of Muslims in the 16th Lok Sabha will be the lowest in 50 years. As far as women MPs are concerned, the paper reports that there are only 62 in the 16th Lok Sabha or a little more than 11%.

The papers also note the impact these results may have on some states. On the choice of a new chief minister of Gujarat, the Business Standard reports, "Nitin Patel, Anandiben leading race for CM seat". In the backdrop of the BJP's impressive performance in Assam, the Asian Age states "Congress routed, Gogoi offers to step down".  

No comments:

Post a Comment