Comments on: India’s election forecast: the street or the punters? Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: Anil Kumar Sun, 17 May 2009 05:54:26 +0000 Shashi Tharoor should be made Foreign Minister ( External Affairs) considering his experience with United Nations and the rest of the world.

By: kumar Fri, 15 May 2009 16:28:17 +0000 the final deciding factor will be the srilankan tamil issue.therefore “jaya” will have to support a party which will solve the tamil issue. so it will be not congress.

By: ebizzkolkata Fri, 15 May 2009 11:39:00 +0000 I thought BJP winning more than 180-200 seats in Central, Congress – 80-100 seats, Communists

– 60-800 seats, RJD – 3-7 seats, LJP – 4 seats, JDU – 18 seats, AGP – 2 seats, INLD – 1 seats,

Akali Dal – 5 seats, Shiv Sena – 12 seats. Major loser will be Mr. monmohan sing.

By: anup Fri, 15 May 2009 09:06:59 +0000 max

— typical pessimist – all cry, no play…

By: max Thu, 14 May 2009 13:46:19 +0000 A few thoughts, without meaning it anyone:
1.. Even Hitler, Idiamin, Mussolini were winning elections. Is winning election a sanction for their innocence or capability or capacity ? Did the winning make them better persons ?
2.. If winning arithmatic of cumulating percentage by the alliance of convenience decides democracy, doesn’t it sound like something is missing ,,,?
3.. If after people elect a party for their stand before election, and if the party switches to another group of different policies, …. Doesn’t it amounting to the citizen becoming a fool, that his rep is no more representing his thoughts ?
4.. If VoterList remains incomplete, for whatever reason, how can the poll be said to be representative ?
Therefore, what democracy are we trumpeting about, when we openly discuss who would run behind whom, and which party may or may not be doing whatever it can to share the power pie ?
5.. So… , the report of tripling of law makers wealth sounds meaningful, that all politicos are professionals using the garb of democracy etc for selfpromotions.

This I write after polls are over, but before the results are out. That is, during the hot debates of ugly traders looking for self selling horses. Each talking one different thing each day. Very good debaters are also very good con-coctors, spinning fib and hypocrisy into true verdicts.

How many more months, the new government … is another quest for the exit poll experts. Ho ho.

By: Naveen Sinha Thu, 14 May 2009 11:02:32 +0000 BJP winning more than 150-160 seats in Central, Congress – 120-130 seats, Communists – 30-40 seats, RJD – 4 seats, LJP – 2 seats, JDU – 20 seats, AGP – 4 seats, INLD – 3 seats, Akali Dal – 3 seats, Shiv Sena – 9 seats. Major loser will be Mr. Chidambaram.

By: Shibli Fatmi Thu, 14 May 2009 05:07:24 +0000 It will be beginning of a bad times if BJP with its allies makes it to the highest office at the cost of Manmohan Singh.Our PM should be globally respected as we are no more a so called developing country.Atalji had this quality but Advani & most of the BJP leaders have not risen beyond the municipal agenda.

Manmohan Singh is short in stature but is tall among the tallest and suitably fits into this position. He has amply demonstrated it on several occassion which all of us know.

I hope he gets reelected and leads the country for the full second term with less hinderance from the allies.

By: Raju chowdhary Thu, 14 May 2009 04:02:09 +0000 we will win

By: ramji Thu, 14 May 2009 02:17:30 +0000 the result will be 50 50. No majority for any major parties. there will be a lot of drama after results. there will be war for the pm post. regional parties will dominate and dictate. lots of confusion will arise. you cannot guess who will join with whom. a melo drama will be staged. see you.

By: anup Tue, 12 May 2009 20:28:55 +0000 It’s gonna be a thriller! the cong. & bjp are goin to win athe major chunk so let’s get ready for election 2012…
cong-185, pawar-12, dmk-8,mamta-15,
bsp-21, commies-32, naidu-12, bjd-9,
bjp-155,akali-4, trs-3, jd(u)-20,agp-3, SS-12
jaya-25, others-19. = 543