Monday, 19 May 2014

They came, saw, but did not conquer

Cong's Sachin Pilot lost out to BJP's Sanwar Lal Jat in Ajmer by a significant margin (almost 1.7 lakh votes
Congress candidate Milind Murli Deora lost out to a relatively lesser know candidate from Shiv Sena called Arvind Sawant in Mumbai South by 1.5 lakh votes. A day before the results were announced, he had tweeted a Roosevelt quote: "It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat & blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold & timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat
Union Home Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde lost to BJP's Sharad Bansode from Solapur
Arvind Kejriwal recieved a mere 2,09,238 votes against Narendra Modi's 5,81,022 in Varanasi.
Union Minister Salman Khurshid lost the Farrukhabad Lok Sabha seat to Samajwadi Party candidate Rameshwar Singh Yadav. He lost by a margin of 3,10,652 votes
Congress's Nandan Nilekani lost Bangalore south to BJP's Anant Kumar
BJP's Smriti Irani lost to Congress's Rahul Gandhi in Amethi by a narrow margin. She recieved 3,00,748 against Gandhi's 4,08,651 votes.
In Saran, RJD's (Rashtriya Janata Dal) Rabri Devi lost out to BJP's Rajiv Pratap Rudy
Congress heavyweight Mani Shankar Aiyar was defeated by AIADMK’s Bharathi Mohan. Aiyar recieved a dismal 58,465 votes in Mayiladuthurai.
Senior AAP leader Kumar Vishwas lost out to Rahul Gandhi and Smriti Irani in Amethi. He recieved only 25,527 votes against INC's 4,08,651 and BJP's 3,00,748 votes
AAP candidate Gul Panag lost out to BJP's Kirron Kher and INC's Pawan Kumar Bansal. Panag recieved 1,08,679 votes against Kher's 1,91,362 and Bansal's 1,21,720 votes
Contesting from Ghaziabad, AAP candidate Shazia Ilmi lost out to BJP candidate VK Singh. She recieved 89,147 votes against Singh's 7,58,482
Celebrity candidate Nagma from Congress recieved a handful of votes (42,911) against BJP's Rajendra Agarwal (5,32,981) in Meerut.
Filmmaker and Janata Dal (United) candidate Prakash Jha lost to Bollywood celebrity and BJP candidate Shatrugan Sinh
Former TV journalist-turned politician, and AAP candidate Ashutosh lost to BJP's Harsh Vardhan in Chandni Chowk. Ashutosh received 3,01,618 votes, while Vardhan won with 4,37,938 votes.
AAP's Yogendra Yadav got 79,452 votes in Gurgaon. He was defeated by BJP's Inderjit Singh Rao who got 6,44,780 votes
Actress and Congress candidate Ramya who contested from Mandya narrowly lost out to Janata Dal (Secular) candidate Puttaraju by 5, 518 votes
BJP's Udit Raj won against AAP's Rakhi Birla by a margin of 1.06 votes in West Delhi
NC's Kapil Sibal lost out to BJP's Harsh Vardhan and AAP's Ashutosh in Chandni Chowk. He recieved 1,76,206 votes against BJP's 4,37,938 and AAP's 3,01,618 votes
Popular music composer and BJP candidate Bappi Lahiri lost out to All India Trinamool Congress's Kalyan Banerjee. Lahiri recieved 2,87,712 only
Social activist and AAP candidate Medha Patkar lost out to BJP's Kirit Somaiya. Patkar got a mere 76,451 votes as against Somaiya's 5,25,285 votes
Rashtriya Lok Dal's Ajit Singh was wiped out in his home turf. The union minister lost to former Mumbai police commissioner and BJP candidate Satyapal Singh. Ajit Singh managed to get 1,99,516 in contrast to Satyapal Singh's 4,23,475 votes
Rahul Gandhi's close aide Bhanwar Jitendra Singh, lost to BJP's Chandnath by a margin of 2,83,895 votes from Alwar Lok Sabha constituency in Rajasthan. Chandnath secured 6,42,278 votes while Jitendra got 3,58,383 votes
Lok Sabha Speaker and Congress candidate Meira Kumar lost to BJP's Chhedi Paswan by 63,927 votes from the Sasaram constituency
Former India cricket captain and Congress candidate Mohammad Azharuddin lost by a big margin to BJP candidate Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria in Tonk, Sawai Madhopur, in Rajasthan. Azharuddin got 4,12,868 votes and Jaunapuria 5,48,179 votes
Coal minister Sriprakash Jaiswal lost to BJP veteran Murli Manohar Joshi from the Kanpur Lok Sabha constituency by 2,22,946 votes
Bhaichung Bhutia, who raised a few eyebrows when he decided to fight from Darjeeling on a Trinamool Congress ticket, lost to BJP candidate SS Ahluwalia by 197,239 votes
Congress MP and former railway minister Pawan Kumar Bansal lost to BJP's Kirron Kher by 69,642 votes. Kher got over 42 percent votes, Bansal and Panag got nearly 27 and 24 percent respectively
Senior BJP leader Arun Jaitley lost from the Amritsar Lok Sabha seat to Congress candidate Amarinder Singh by 1,02,770 votes
Expelled BJP leader Jaswant Singh, who fought as an Independent candidate from Barmer constituency of Rajasthan, lost by a big margin against BJP's Colonel Sonaram. The BJP candidate, who had joined the party recently from the Congress, defeated the former union minister by a margin of 87,461 votes.
Former union minister and DMK leader A Raja, a prime accused in the 2G spectrum scam, lost to AIADMK's C. Gopalakrishnan by a margin of 1,04,090 votes
Bollywood celebrity turned politician, and candidate of the independant party Rashtriya Aam Party, Rakhi Sawant suprisingly garnered 2006 votes in her Mumbai north west constituency. She lost to Shiv Sena's Gajanan Chandrakant Kirtikar who recieved a whopping 4,64,820 votes
Janata Dal-United president Sharad Yadav lost the Lok Sabha election from the Madhepura constituency in Bihar. Yadav was defeated by Rashtriya Janata Dal candidate Pappu Yadav by a margin of 56,209.
Union Health Minister Ghulam Nabi Azad, who was for the first time contesting from a Lok Sabha seat from Jammu and Kashmir lost to BJP Jitendra Singh by a margin of 60,976 votes
National Conference president and Union minister Farooq Abdullah lost to Peoples Democratic Party's Tariq Hameed Karra by 42,280 votes from the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency in Jammu and Kashmir.
Union Minister and Congress candidate Girija Vyas lost to BJP's Chandra Prakash Joshi by a margin of 3,16,857 votes from the Chittorgarh Lok Sabha seat in Rajasthan.