Election Results 2014: Top Five Losers


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Here are the top five losers

    Congress: Exit polls had predicted that India's Grand Old Party (GOP) would be reduced to double digits. But no would have expected the party to dip below the 50-seat mark. It is now leading in 46 seats. Its worst performance till now has been 114, which it won in 1999. The only saving grace is that party president Sonia Gandhi who has won from Raebareli and her son Rahul who is ahead of his rival in Amethi, but most of the other big guns have either lost, or are trailing. (Congress Shields Rahul Gandhi from Blame)

    Janata Dal (United): Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, who heads the party, must be rueing his decision to part ways with the BJP in June last, after it brought Narendra Modi to the party's centrestage, and late declared him as their prime ministerial face. The JD (U) had won 20 seats in 2009. Its tally has now registered a sharp drop, and is now leading in only two constituencies. Party heavyweights such as Sharad Yadav have suffered a humiliating defeat. (Split With BJP Could Be Nitish Kumar's Worst Mistake)

    Bahujan Samaj Party: Mayawati's party is staring at a wipeout. It had won 21 seats in 2009, including 20 in Uttar Pradesh, and one in Madhya Pradesh. It faces the spectre of drawing a blank this time. Its Dalit votebank has collapsed, with a chunk shifting its allegiance to Narendra Modi's BJP in the swing state of Uttar Pradesh. (BSP Will Not Support a Modi-Led Government: Mayawati)

    DMK: M Karunanidhi's party had walked away with 18 seats from Tamil Nadu in 2009. Today it registered one of its worst performances ever with the party drawing a blank. Bigwigs such as former union ministers Dayanidhi Maran and A Raja have lost. Corruption and dynastic politics appear to have taken much of the sheen from the party. (We Have the Heart to Bear Anything, Says DMK)

    NCP: The outcome of the 2014 Lok Sabha polls has exposed the vulnerability of Sharad Pawar's party, which just might see its tally drop to 6 from the 8 it had in the 15th Lok Sabha. In Maharashtra, it has won three seats. It has also won a seat each in Bihar and Lakshadweep. (BJP Clears 272 on its Own)

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