Tuesday, June 09, 2009

The hard facts about UPA win

  • The Prime Minister, Defence Minister, HRD Minister and Home Minister for four and a half years (Shivraj Patil) did not contest. In fact, 21 ministers in the previous UPA government did not contest the Lok Sabha elections
  • Mani Shankar Aiyar, Santosh Mohan Deb, Anbumani Ramadoss, Shankar Singh Vaghela and Renuka Chaudhary (all cabinet ministers) lost. Total of 16 ministers lost the polls
  • The present Home Minister (P Chidambaram) won only after a recount.
  • We are being told day in day out that this election is death of Hindutva, the Doyens of Indian brand of secularism also lost miserable, Left Parties were reduced to 43. Others like Lalu Prasad came down from 23 to 4 and Mulayam Singh Yadav from 38 to 22 seats. And they say this

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