2009 Loksabha Election results

Counting will start at 8.00 am today  for the votes registered and this day may be a end/beginning of many things….! Lets wait and see for long jumps , short jumps of political parties from their words and policies. Hope the third front leaders will get more importance for the new alliance with BJP or Congress.

Countdown starts...!

Countdown starts...!

Click for some of the useful websites to update with the polling count results all over India- LIVE UPDATES

http://www.indian-elections.com/

http://eciresults.nic.in/

http://www.indiaelections.co.in/india-elections-results-2009.php (with mobile alerts)

http://www.travelindia-guide.com/elections-indian-lok-sabha/election-results-2009.php (site with charts and maps)

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Sand language reached many hearts …!

09 th may 09 (Saturday) me along with my friends from a leading Multimedia training company(IMAGE Infotainment ltd.,) were  involved in a awareness campaign on voting. We created few sand sculptures in the Elliot’s Beach (Besant Nagar, Chennai) to create awareness among the public for voting in the final phase of election.

For all of us this was the experience to build a sculpture in sand and it was really a awful experience to build there. It was a bit hard one to make but interesting and every one enjoyed a lot. Even though the climate was around 38 degree on that day…it hadn’t disturbed us because of the involvement . We started at 5.30 am in the morning  and finished at 12.30 pm noon.

Evening I went there at around 5.45 pm and the response was really great and lots of interesting comments from public. Hope the sand would have spoken few words to them and we will be happy at least these sculptures change few minds to vote this time.

Rebuild our nation with votes

Rebuild our nation with votes

Few of the interesting comments are,

1. you say please vote..but for whom ?

2. Are you working for Election commission.

3. that Swastika symbol belongs to which political party ?

4. Still election is going on ?

5. You ppl belong to which party ?

6. are you peoples from fine arts college ?

7. Hats off to you guys for this wonderful job…!

8. Every thing is okay, but we have to rethink on the voting system.

9. What does the symbol represents ?

10. Sure We will vote this time …!

11. I will ask my friends and neighbors to vote ?

12. Good work by these guys but useless and its waste of time on voting.

For first time voters

For first time voters

But on an average , almost everyone on the beach came near this sculptures and had a look at it and commented and also took photos with mobile cams etc., It was nice been there by hearing all the comments and reactions. Really a gr8 day and beautiful day in  my life. I thank Mr. Sri Balaji (my visual design guru) for given me a chance to be a part of this.

Wish at least the final phase of election should register above 75 to 85 % of votes.To change the fate of the nation…please vote without hate. Election date is May 13th 2009 (wednesday).

Dance of Democracy – BJP

Here is the manifesto highlights of BJP for 2009 Lok sabha Elections ,

-No personal income tax for those earning up to Rs.300,000 per annum. For women and senior citizens, the exemption will be Rs.350,000 per year.

– Committed to the construction of a Ram Mandir at Ayodhya.

– To evolve a new route for Sethu Samudram bypassing Ram Setu.

– Firm steps to identify and retrieve Indian money stashed away in foreign banks.

– Ban on foreign direct investment (FDI) in retail sector to help domestic retail trade.

– To introduce POTA-type anti-terror law.

– To detect, detain and deport illegal immigrants.

– A comprehensive National Identity Card for all.

– All members of the armed forces and the para-military to be exempted from paying income tax.

– To set up a separate pay commission for the armed forces and also revisit the existing pay structure.

– To bring 33 percent reservation for women in legislatures.

– Student loans to be made cheaper and accessible by fixing interest at 4 percent.

– Promise to create 1.2 million IT-enabled jobs in rural areas.

– To launch an aggressive project to groom sporting talent by allocating Rs.5,000 crore (USD 1 billion) for creation of sports infrastructure.

– A mandatory ‘Dial 108’ for ambulance at your doorstep across country.

– Revive the creation of new All India Institutes of Medical Sciences in the country.

– Education and job quota will be introduced for economically backward sections of society.

– Tax exemption to senior citizens in respect of pension income.

– Priority to fight against climate change and global warming.

– Take appropriate steps to save tiger and safeguard critical habitants of all wildlife.

– Cleaning of Ganges and other major rivers a priority.

A manifesto with some good and lucrative promises and few dangerous promises. Few of the manifestos like national identity card ,dial 108 service ambulance for all villages, fight against global warming, saving wild life(tiger), village development,POTA act etc.,  are really encouraging.  Though National Congress and BJP share most of the promises  but in few promises BJP is unique in their own way. Except the Ram temple in Ayodhya…rest are ok with this manifesto.

Getting deeper into the promises will arise more questions for now like , is that possible / feasible etc., Lets wait and see …!

Source :- BJP official site,  For detaliled manifesto please click this link – Detailed manifesto 2009-BJP

ps:- I do not belog to any political party and its just my views and perceptions.