2013 elections in India

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Legislative Assembly elections in India were conducted for nine legislative assemblies in 2013. Voting in Chhattisgarh was held in two phases on 11 November and 19 November 2013.[1] The Election Commission of India (ECI) successfully conducted elections in Tripura, Meghalaya and Nagaland in February[2] and in Karnataka on 5 May. The elections in Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan were conducted in December while the counting that took place on 8 December showed a clear majority for BJP in the states of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh, while Congress retained the state of Mizoram and Delhi got a hung assembly, with no single party getting a clear majority.[3]

Legislative Assembly[edit]


Tripura had assembly elections on 14 February 2013. The eleventh general election to the Tripura Vidhan Saudha started after Tripura's Chief Election Officer of the election department, Ashutosh Jindal, announced the event on 11 January.[2] According to the report by The Times of India, the chief election officer of the state told that the voter turnout across the state was 93.57%, which set the record for the country's highest-ever voter turnout,[4] beating the previous record of 91.22 which was also set by Tripura in its 2008 assembly election.[5] {{#section:2013 Tripura Legislative Assembly election|Results}}


Meghalaya held elections on 23 February to elect its 21st government. Meghalaya had a voter turnout of 71.24%.[2] Results: INC - 29, UDP - 7 (out of 60) [6]

S. No. Party Seats won Seats change
1 Indian National Congress 29 Increase 4
2 Independents 13 Increase 8
3 United Democratic Party 8 Decrease 3
4 Hill State People's Democratic Party 4 Increase 2
5 Nationalist Congress Party 2 Decrease 13
6 National Peoples Party 2 Increase 2
7 Garo National Council 1 Increase 1
8 North East Social Democratic Party 1 Increase 1
Total 60


Nagaland held elections on 23 February, with a voter turnout of 92%.[2][6]

S. No. Party Seats won Seats change
1 Naga People's Front 37 Increase 11
2 Indian National Congress 8 Decrease 15
3 Independents 8 Increase 1
4 Nationalist Congress Party 4 Increase 2
5 Bharatiya Janata Party 1 Decrease 1
6 Janata Dal (United) 1 Increase 1
Total 59


The Karnataka Legislative Assembly election was held in single phase on 5 May 2013 in all the 224 assembly constituencies in Karnataka.[7][8] {{#section:2013 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election|Results}}


The Delhi State Assembly elections of 2013 were held on 4 December 2013. Counting of votes was done on 8 December 2013.[9] The voter turnout was 66%, highest for the state till date.[10] The BJP emerged as the single-largest party, closely followed by the debutant Aam Aadmi Party. The Indian National Congress party, which governed the state for the last three consecutive terms, finished third. {{#section:2013 Delhi state assembly elections|Results}}


The Rajasthan State Assembly elections of 2013 were held on 1 December 2013 with voter turnout in 200* constituencies being 74.38%, the highest ever for the state. The counting was done on 8 December 2013.[11] The main contest was between incumbent Indian National Congress and main opposition party Bhartiya Janta Party.

Out of the total number of candidates, there were 166 women and one eunuch contesting the polls. {{#section:2013 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election|Results}} *Elections in constituency Churu were adjourned due to death of a BSP candidate, Shri Jagdish.[12]

Madhya Pradesh[edit]

The Madhya Pradesh State Assembly elections of 2013 were held on 25 November 2013 and counting was done on 8 December 2013.[9] The State Election Commission said that Madhya Pradesh registered highest ever polling of above 70% in 2013. The previous high turn-out in MP was 69.58 percent in the 2008 assembly elections.[13]

The main contest was between incumbent Bhartiya Janta Party and main opposition party Indian National Congress. However, BJP was the winner with more than 70% of majority in the assembly elections. Shivraj Singh Chouhan is likely to be the Chief Minister of the state for 3rd consecutive time. {{#section:2013 Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly election|Results}}


The Chhattisgarh State Assembly elections of 2013 [14] were held in two phases, first on 11 November 2013 and second on 19 November 2013 and counting was done on 8 December 2013.[9] The main contest was between incumbent Bhartiya Janta Party and main opposition party Indian National Congress. {{#section:2013 Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly election|Results}}


The Mizoram State Assembly Elections 2013 was held on 25 November 2013 and the counting was done on 9 December 2013.[15] {{#section:2013 Mizoram Legislative Assembly election|Results}}

Local body elections[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. "Election Commission announces poll dates in five states". NDTV.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 "EC announces poll dates for Tripura, Meghalaya, Nagaland". Niti Central. 11 January 2013. Archived from the original on 15 January 2013. Retrieved 14 January 2013.
  3. "Despite AAP's grand showing, Delhi faces hung Assembly". The Hindu. The Hindu Group.
  4. Bhattacharjee, Biswendu (17 February 2013). "Tripura scripts poll history". The Times of India. The Times Group. Archived from the original on 9 December 2013. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
  5. "Tripura records highest voter turnout in the country at 93 per cent: EC". CNN-IBN. 14 February 2013. Archived from the original on 17 February 2013. Retrieved 15 February 2013.
  6. 6.0 6.1 The Hindu, 1 March 2013
  7. "Schedule for the General Elections to the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
  8. "Karnataka polls to be held on 5 May, counting on 8 May". NDTV.
  9. 9.0 9.1 9.2 "EC announces election dates for Delhi, MP, Rajasthan, Mizoram, Ch'garh". One India. 4 October 2013. Retrieved 7 October 2013.
  10. "Delhi sees record voter turnout". NDTV.
  11. "Rajasthan 2013 Assembly Elections". International Business Times. IBT Media. Retrieved 2 December 2013.
  12. http://eciresults.nic.in/
  13. "Madhya Pradesh 2013 Assembly election coverage". Zee News. Retrieved 3 December 2013.
  14. "Play with the Sentiment Meter and Interactive Map tools to see how sentiments can change the election outcome". Rediff.com. 11 November 2013. Retrieved 11 November 2013.
  15. "EC revises dates for Mizoram Assembly Elections 2013". Bihar Prabha. Retrieved 23 October 2013.

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