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

Tripura

Tripura

Main article: 2013 Tripura Legislative Assembly election

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]

Summary of the 14 February 2013 Tripura Legislative Assembly election results[6]
India Tripura Legislative Assembly 2013.svg
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Won +/−
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) 1,059,327 48.1 Increase0.1 49 Increase3
Indian National Congress (INC) 804,457 36.5 Decrease0.1 10 Steady
Communist Party of India (CPI) 34,500 1.6 Increase0.1 1 Steady
Indigenous Nationalist Party of Twipra (INPT) 167,078 7.6 Increase1.4 0 Decrease1
Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) 31,717 2.0 Increase0.3 0 Decrease2
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 33,808 1.5 Steady 0 Steady
Independents (IND) 21,126 1.0 Decrease2.2 0 Steady
Others 50,052 1.8 Increase0.4 0 Steady
Total 2,202,065 100.00 60 ±0

Meghalaya

Main article: 2013 Meghalaya Legislative Assembly election

Meghalaya

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) [7]

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

Main article: 2013 Nagaland Legislative Assembly election

Nagaland

Nagaland held elections on 23 February, with a voter turnout of 92%.[2][7]

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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

Karnataka

Karnataka

Main article: 2013 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election

The Karnataka Legislative Assembly election was held in single phase on 5 May 2013 in all the 224 assembly constituencies in Karnataka.[8][9]

Summary of the 5 May 2013 Karnataka Legislative Assembly election results
Parties and Coalitions Popular vote Seats
Vote % +/- Contested Won +/- %
Indian National Congress 11,473,025 36.6 Increase 1.8 223 122 Increase 43 54.46
Janata Dal (Secular) 6,329,158 20.2 Increase 1.1 222 40 Increase 12 17.86
Bharatiya Janata Party 6,236,227 19.9 Decrease 13.9 222 40 Decrease 72 17.86
Karnataka Janata Paksha 3,069,207 9.8 Increase 9.8 204 6 Increase 6 2.68
Badavara Shramikara Raitara Congress 844,588 2.7 Increase2.7 176 4 Increase 4 1.79
Samajwadi Party 105,948 0.3 Decrease 0.6 27 1 Increase 1 0.45
Karnataka Makkala Paksha 55867 0.2 Increase 0.2 7 1 Increase 1 0.44
Sarvodaya Karnataka Paksha 109,039 0.4 Decrease 0.1 6 1 Increase 1 0.44
Independents 2,313,386 7.4 Increase 0.5 1217 9 Increase 3 4.02
Other parties and candidates 816,009 2.6 644 0 Steady 0.0
Total 31,352,454 100.00 2948 224 ±0 100.0
Valid votes 31,352,454 99.91
Invalid votes 28,682 0.09
Votes cast / turnout 31,381,136 71.83
Abstentions 12,304,603 28.17
Registered voters 43,685,739
Source: Election Commission of India[10]

Delhi

Delhi

Main article: 2013 Delhi state assembly elections

The Delhi State Assembly elections of 2013 were held on 4 December 2013. Counting of votes was done on 8 December 2013.[11] The voter turnout was 66%, highest for the state till date.[12] 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.

Summary of results of the 2013 Delhi Legislative Assembly election[13]
Political party Flag Seats
Contested
Won Net change
in seats
% of
seats
Votes Vote % Change in
vote %
Bharatiya Janata Party 66 31 Increase 8 44.3 2,604,100 33.07 Decrease 3
Aam Aadmi Party
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69 28 New 40.0 2,322,330 29.49 New
Indian National Congress 70 8 Decrease 35 11.4 1,932,933 24.55 Decrease 15
Janata Dal (United)
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27 1 Increase 1 1.4 68,818 0.87 New
Shiromani Akali Dal 4 1 Increase 1 1.4 71,757 1 N/A
Independents 225 1 0 1.4 10 N/A
Total 70 Voters 7,699,800 Turnout: 66 %

Rajasthan

Main article: 2013 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election

Rajasthan

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.[14] 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.

Summary of the 1 December 2013 Rajasthan Legislative Assembly election results
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Contested Won +/− %
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 13,939,203 45.2 Increase10.9 200 163 Increase85 81.5
Indian National Congress (INC) 10,204,694 33.1 Decrease3.7 200 21 Decrease75 10.5
Independents (IND) 2,533,224 8.2 Decrease6.8 758 7 Decrease7 3.5
National People's Party (NPEP) 1,312,402 4.3 Increase4.3 134 4 Increase4 2.0
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 1,041,241 3.4 Decrease4.2 195 3 Decrease3 1.5
National Unionist Zamindara Party (NUZP) 312,653 1.0 Increase1.0 25 2 Increase2 1.0
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPM) 269,002 0.9 Decrease0.7 38 0 Decrease3 0.0
Samajwadi Party (SP) 118,911 0.4 Decrease0.4 56 0 Decrease1 0.0
Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) 59,673 0.2 Decrease0.3 15 0 Decrease1 0.0
Other parties and candidates 479,700 1.4 Decrease2.0 573 0 Decrease1 0.0
None of the Above (NOTA) 589,923 1.9 Increase1.9
Total 30,860,626 100.00 2194 200 ±0 100.0
Valid votes 30,860,626 99.89
Invalid votes 35,113 0.11
Votes cast / turnout 30,895,739 75.67
Abstentions 9,933,573 24.33
Registered voters 40,829,312
Source: Election Commission of India[15][16]

Region-wise Results

Region Seats Bharatiya Janata Party Indian National Congress Others
Marwad 61 52 Increase 26 5 Decrease 23 4
Harouti 57 44 Increase 17 8 Decrease 11 6
Shekhawati 21 12 Increase 06 4 Decrease 07 5
Mewar 60 55 Increase 36 4 Decrease 34 1
Total 199 163 Increase 85 21 Decrease 75 16

*Elections in constituency Churu were adjourned due to death of a BSP candidate, Shri Jagdish.[17]

Madhya Pradesh

Main article: 2013 Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly election

Madhya Pradesh

The Madhya Pradesh State Assembly elections of 2013 were held on 25 November 2013 and counting was done on 8 December 2013.[11] 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.[18]

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.

Summary of the 1 December 2013 Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2013 election results
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Contested Won +/−
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 15,191,335 44.88 230 165
Indian National Congress (INC) 12,315,253 36.38 229 58
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 2,128,333 6.29 227 4 Decrease3
Independents (IND) 1,820,251 5.38 1096 3
None of the Above (NOTA) 643,171 1.90 Increase1.9
Total 33,852,504 100.00 2813 230 ±
Valid votes 33,852,504 99.86
Invalid votes 47,451 0.14
Votes cast / turnout 33,900,955 72.69
Abstentions 12,735,833 27.31
Registered voters 46,636,788
Source: Election Commission of India[19]

Chhattisgarh

Main article: 2013 Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly election

Chhattisgarh

The Chhattisgarh State Assembly elections of 2013 [20] were held in two phases, first on 11 November 2013 and second on 19 November 2013 and counting was done on 8 December 2013.[11] The main contest was between incumbent Bhartiya Janta Party and main opposition party Indian National Congress.

Summary of the 11–19 November 2013 Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly election results
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ± pp Contested Won +/− %
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 5,365,272 41.0 Increase0.7 90 49 Decrease1 54.44
Indian National Congress (INC) 5,267,698 40.3 Increase1.7 90 39 Increase1 43.33
Independents (IND) 697,267 5.3 Decrease3.2 355 1 Increase1 1.11
Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) 558,424 4.3 Decrease1.8 90 1 Decrease1 1.11
Chhattisgarh Swabhiman Manch (CSM) 226,167 1.7 Increase1.7 54 0 Steady 0.00
Gondvana Gantantra Party (GGP) 205,325 1.6 Steady 44 0 Steady 0.00
Other parties and candidates 352,622 2.7 Decrease2.2 353 0 Steady 0.00
None of the Above (NOTA) 401,058 3.1 Increase3.1
Total 13,073,833 100.00 1076 90 ±0 100.0
Valid votes 12,672,775 99.90
Invalid votes 12,051 0.10
Votes cast / turnout 13,085,884 77.45
Abstentions 4,222,987 22.55
Registered voters 16,895,762
Source: Election Commission of India[21]

Mizoram

Main article: 2013 Mizoram Legislative Assembly election

Mizoram

The Mizoram State Assembly Elections 2013 was held on 25 November 2013 and the counting was done on 9 December 2013.[22]

Summary of results of the Mizoram Legislative Assembly election, 2013[23]
Political Party Flag Seats
Contested
Won Net Change
in seats
% of
Seats
Votes Vote % Change in
vote %
Indian National Congress - 34 Increase 2 85.0 - Decrease
Mizo National Front - 5 Increase 2 12.5 - Increase
Mizoram People's Conference - 1 Decrease 1 2.5 - Decrease
Total 40 Voters Turnout 81%
Summary of the 25 November 2013 Mizoram Legislative Assembly election results[24]
Mizoram Legislative Assembly 2013.svg
Parties and coalitions Popular vote Seats
Votes % ±pp Won +/−
Indian National Congress (INC) 255,917 44.3 Increase5.4 34 Increase2
Mizo National Front (MNF) 164,305 28.4 Decrease2.3 5 Increase2
Zoram Nationalist Party (ZNP) 99,916 17.3 Increase7.3 0 Decrease2
Mizoram People's Conference (MPC) 35,269 6.1 Decrease4.3 1 Decrease1
Maraland Democratic Front (MDF) 5,433 0.9 Increase0.1 0 Decrease1
Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) 4,835 0.8 Increase0.7 0 Steady
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 2,139 0.4 Steady 0 Steady
Independents (IND) 1,764 0.3 Decrease7.4 0 Steady
Jai Maha Bharath Party (JMBP) 29 0.0 Steady 0 Steady
None of the Above (NOTA) 8,810 1.5 Increase1.5
Total 573,417 100.00 40 ±0

Local body elections

See also

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