Lok Sabha elections held in April-May 2014 have resulted in BJP securing a majority of seats. It secured 282 seats and along with its NDA allies secured 336 seats in a house of 543 members. There are many a first in these election results which demand attention from the Party and the people.
This is the first time that the political arm of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) has secured a clear majority of its own in Lok Sabha. BJP had been in power from 1998 to 2004 but it was through NDA and its own seats were only 182, much below majority mark. It had to adopt an agenda for governance and shelve its communal projects like construction of Ram Temple at the site of Babri Masjid, uniform civil code and abrogation of Article 370 of the Constitution relating to J&K.
Another significant feature of these elections that a ruling class party secured a majority of its own in Lok Sabha after nearly three decades. It was in 1984 that Congress led by Rajiv Gandhi secured 404 seats in Lok Sabha after assassination of Indira Gandhi.
It is also important that though BJP has secured a majority in Lok Sabha, it is much short of the majority in Rajya Sabha even along with its allies.… Read More