The best way to know the self is feeling oneself at the moments of reckoning. The feeling of being alone, just with your senses, may lead you to think more consciously. More and more of such moments may sensitize ‘you towards you’, towards others. We become regular with introspection and retrospection. We get ‘the’ gradual connect to the higher self we may name Spirituality or God or just a Humane Conscious. We tend to get a rhythm again in life. We need to learn the art of being lonely in crowd while being part of the crowd. A multitude of loneliness in mosaic of relations! One needs to feel it severally, with conscience, before making it a way of life. One needs to live several such lonely moments. One needs to live severallyalone.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

VARANASI LOK SABHA ELECTIONS: WINNERS AND CONTENDERS OVER THE YEARS

GENERAL ELECTIONS 2014

1951/1952: Varanasi then as Banaras District (Central) in the Election Commission records
Total poll percentage - 45.19% (
Winner: Raghunath Singh – Indian National Congress - 48.48% votes
Runner-up: Vishwanath Sharma – Socialist Party – 24.28% votes

1957
Winner: Raghunath Singh – Indian National Congress – 54.39% votes
Runner-up: Sheomangal Ram – Independent – 24.55% votes
Total poll percentage - 62.67%

1962
Winner: Raghunath Singh – Indian National Congress – 40% votes
Runner-up: Raghuvira – Jana Sangh – 22.46% votes
Total poll percentage – 63.28%

1967
Winner: Satya Narain Singh – Communist Party of India (Marxist) - 37.55% votes
Runner-up: R. Singh - Indian National Congress - 31.10% votes
Total poll percentage - 59.42%


1971
Winner: Raja Ram Shastri – Indian National Congress - 46.97% votes
Runner-up: Kamla Prasad Singh – Bharatiya Jana Sangh - 17.92% votes
Total poll percentage - 55.48%

1977
Winner: Chandra Shekhar – Bhartiya Lok Dal - 66.22% votes
Runner-up: Raja Ram Shastri – Indian National Congress - 17.42% votes
Total poll percentage – 55.83%

1980
Winner: Kamalapati Tripathi – Indian National Congress (Indira) - 36.91%
Runner-up: Raj Narain - JNP(S) - Janta Party (Secular) - 29.84% votes
Other notable candidate: Om Prakash – Janta Party (JNP) - 23.54% votes
Total poll percentage – 53.66%

1984
(BJP starts making mark in the city.)
Winner: Shyam Lal Yadav – Indian National Congress - 41.58%
Runner-up: Udal – Communist Party of India - 15.93%
Total poll percentage - 54.94%
Other notable candidates:
Atahar Jamal Lari – Janta Party (JNP) - 13.67% votes
Om Prakash Singh – Bhartiya Janata Party - 12.74% votes

1989
(Poll percentage down curve (sub-50%) begins.)
Winner: Anil Shastri – Janta Dal - 62.31% votes
Runner-up: Shyam Lal Yadav – INC - 22.44% votes
Total poll percentage - 42.64%

1991
(BJP starts its winning stint.)
Winner: Shreesh Chandra Dixit – Bhartiya Janata Party - 41.10% votes
Runner-up: Raj Kishore – Communist Party of India (Marxist) - 32.18% votes
Other notable candidate: Lok Pati Tripathi – Indian National Congress – 12.66% votes  
Total poll percentage - 44.79%

1996
Winner: Shankar Prasad Jaiswal – Bhartiya Janata Party - 44.62% votes
Runner-up: Raj Kishore – Communist Party of India (Marxist) - 26.72% votes  
Other notable candidate (for Congress’ abysmally low vote share: Doodh Nath Chaturvedi – Indian National Congress – 4.01% votes
Total poll percentage - 40.58%


1998
Winner: Shankar Prasad Jaiswal – Bhartiya Janata Party - 42.98% votes
Runner-up: Deena Nath Singh Yadav – Communist Party of India (Marxist) - 19.42%
Other notable candidate (Sonia Gandhi’s Hindi teacher): Dr. Ratnakar Pandey – Indian National Congress - 9.95% votes
Total poll percentage - 47.18%


1999
Winner: Shankar Prasad Jaiswal – Bhartiya Janata Party - 33.95% votes
Runner-up: Rajesh Mishra – Indian National Congress - 25.48% votes
Other notable candidate: Prof. Dipal Malik – Communist Party of India – 1.25% votes
Total poll percentage - 45.02%

2004
(Congress wins Varanasi after 20 years.)
Winner: Rajesh Mishra – Indian National Congress - 32.68% votes
Runner-up: Shankar Prasad Jaiswal – Bhartiya Janata Party - 23.61% votes  
Total poll percentage - 48.15%

2009
(BJP wins back the constituency somehow, not a convincing win.)
Murli Manohar Joshi – Bhartiya Janata Party - 30.52% votes
Mukhtar Ansari – Bahujan Samaj Party - 27.94% votes
Other notable candidates:
Ajai Rai – Samajwadi Party - 18.61% votes
Rajesh Mishra – Indian National Congress - 9.98% votes
Total poll percentage - 42.61%

2014
(Varanasi becomes the moist prestigious parliamentary constituency of the Lok Sabha election 2014 with Narendra Modi and Arvind Kejriwal in the fray.)
Total poll percentage – 55.34% (Provisional)
Major candidates:
Narendra Modi: Bhartiya Janata Party
Arvind Kejriwal: Aam Aadmi Party
Ajai Rai: Indian National Congress
Kailash Chaurasiya: Samajwadi Party
Vijay Prakash Jaiswal: Bahujan Samaj Party
(Poll outcome is to be declared on May 16.) 

GENERAL ELECTIONS 2014 RESOURCES

©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey - http://severallyalone.blogspot.com/