In andhra, the Chiranjivee\'s party ate into the votes that would have naturlaly gone to the TDP, so that hit TDP the most, instad of getting ateast 30 setas it ended up with 11 seats. In punjab, the anti incumbancy votes against the SAD BJP government in Punjab did the favour to congress but in UP it was the 4 way division of the minority votes that got the best for the congress and in delhi the good work done by Shiela Dikshit stood them in good stead.
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I completely disagree with those who plead that it is the overwhelming victory of Manmohan Singhs simplicity with good governance or it is the magical effect of Rahuls campaign.. Had it been so Congress Party could have done well in the state of Jharkhand, Bihar, Gujarat, MP, Chhattishgarh, Karnataka, Assam and Orissa too? Similarly had it been failure of the policies of BJP they could not have done so well in those state where Congress has shown poor results. Mere 3% fall in vote share f a national party cannot be considered as loss of popularity BJP or a 3% gain in vote share for Congress Party may be attributed to its overall acceptance at national level. It is a fun that there is slight fall in vote percentage of Nitishs party JD(U) but the party has gained in seats and on the contrary there is increase in vote percentage of Mayawatis BSP , but the party has lost in seats. It is undeniable that volatile vote chunk of 3 to 5 % can be due to any local reason. Congress Party which has