Ten things to look out for while reading the elections 2014 results
BJP crossing 50 in Uttar Pradesh?
Will show extent of ‘Modi wave’ in UP, India. Will virtually ensure Modi’s victory; signal party’s revival in UP, with long-term implications for national politics.
Mulayam winning Azamgarh?
It’s a Muslim-dominated seat. Will indicate extent of polarisation.
AAP touching double digits?
Will herald arrival of a new national player with serious implications for Congress.
Results in the Gandhis’ seats?
Even a dent in margin will show rejection of Nehru-Gandhi style of politics, governance.
BJP, ALLIES breakthrough in TN?
Victory at 4-5 seats will indicate Modi’s pan-Indian appeal, make BJP serious player in Dravidian politics.
Congress showing in Andhra?
Performance in Telangana, Seemandhra will be verdict on Congress’s ‘divide and rule’ gambit.
Over a dozen seats for Lalu?
Will reflect Muslim opinion of Nitish’s divorce with BJP; continuing dominance of caste.
Naveen’s showing in Orissa?
Loss of ground, will weaken him as potential central player; BJP could threaten Congress position in state.
A few SEATS for BJP in Bengal?
Indicator of ‘Modi wave’, longterm implications for state politics.
Congress comeback in Punjab?
Will confirm anti-incumbency, force the Badal family to rethink.