Skip to content

General Election 2014 Essay Contest

Unofficial Results of 2014 Navajo Nation General Election

2014 NAVAJO NATION GENERAL ELECTION UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – COUNCIL and AT LARGE CONTESTS

At Large With Western Agency
Navajo Board of Election Supervisors

Vote for 1

6,560 Ruth Gilmore
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
100%

008 – BODAWAY/GAP CHAPTER 392

009 – CAMERON CHAPTER 330

024 – CHILCHINBETO CHAPTER 259

010 – COALMINE CANYON CHAPTER 233

001 – COPPERMINE CHAPTER 208

025 – DENNEHOTSO CHAPTER 371

002 – KAI’ BII’ TO CHAPTER 338

026 – KAYENTA CHAPTER 680

003 – LECHEE CHAPTER 326

017 – LEUPP CHAPTER 519

006 – NAVAJO MOUNTAIN CHAPTER 159

027 – OLJATO CHAPTER 488

007 – SHONTO COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE 258

011 – TÍ NANEES DIZI LOCAL GOVERNMENT 965

018 – TOLANI LAKE CHAPTER 201

004 – TONALEA/REDLAKE CHAPTER 374

005 – TSAH BII KIN CHAPTER 217

016 – TSêDII TO’ II CHAPTER 242

At Large With Fort Defiance Agency

At Large With Fort Defiance Agency
Navajo Board of Election Supervisors

Vote for 1

4,885 Bertha Aguirre

TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
100%

052 – BAHASTL’ A’ A’ CHAPTER 303

076 – CORNFIELDS CHAPTER 148

048 – COYOTE CANYON CHAPTER 190

083 – CRYSTAL CHAPTER 144

019 – DILCON CHAPTER 195

084 – FORT DEFIANCE CHAPTER 413

077 – GANADO CHAPTER 154

078 – GREASEWOOD SPRINGS CHAPTER 135

085 – HOUCK CHAPTER 239

020 – INDIAN WELLS CHAPTER 107

021 – JEDDITO CHAPTER 102

079 – KIN DAH lICHêê’ CHAPTER 213

080 – KLAGETOH CHAPTER 106

098 – LOW MOUNTAIN CHAPTER 120

049 – MEXICAN SPRINGS CHAPTER 164
105 – NAHATA DZIIL CHAPTER 145

050 – NASCHITTI CHAPTER 269

086 – OAK SPRINGS CHAPTER 117

087 – RED LAKE CHAPTER 117

089 – SAWMILL CHAPTER 152

088 – ST. MICHAELS CHAPTER 463

081 – STEAMBOAT CHAPTER 136

022 – TEESTO CHAPTER 126

051 – TOHATCHI CHAPTER 246

090 – TSƒ SI’ çNI CHAPTER 119

023 – WHITECONE CHAPTER 127

082 – WIDE RUINS CHAPTER 135

At Large With Northern Agency
Navajo Board of Election Supervisors

Vote for 1

9,015 Watona Kellywood

TOTAL VOTES VOTES BY CHAPTER
100%

039 – ANETH CHAPTER 259

101 – BECLABITO CHAPTER 304

108 – COVE CHAPTER 357
104 – GADI’ I’ AHI / TO’ KOI CHAPTER 235

028 – MEXICAN WATER CHAPTER 164

046 – NENAHNEZAD CHAPTER 499
109 – NEWCOMB CHAPTER 269

099 – RED MESA CHAPTER 407

041 – RED VALLEY CHAPTER 518

029 – ROCK POINT CHAPTER 468
110 – SAN JUAN CHAPTER 182

043 – SHEEPSPRINGS CHAPTER 272

044 – SHIPROCK CHAPTER 1,870

045 – T’ IISTSOH SIKAAD CHAPTER 251

031 – TEECNOSPOS CHAPTER 416

040 – TOADLENA/TWO GREY HILLS CHAPTER 397

030 – TîLIKAN CHAPTER 424

042 – TSƒ ALNçOZT’ I’ ê CHAPTER 652
103 – TSE’ DAA’ KAAN CHAPTER 433

047 – UPPER FRUITLAND CHAPTER 638

At Large With Eastern Agency
Navajo Board of Election Supervisors

Vote for 1

7,290 Leslie Chavez

TOTAL VOTES VOTES BY CHAPTER
57%

096 – ALAMO CHAPTER 274

063 – BççHççLê CHAPTER 217

062 – BACA/PREWITT CHAPTER 361

053 – BECENTI CHAPTER 171

064 – CASAMERO LAKE CHAPTER 156

065 – CHICHILTAH CHAPTER 379

066 – CHURCHROCK CHAPTER 477

102 – COUNSELOR CHAPTER 150

097 – CROWNPOINT CHAPTER 273

091 – HUERFANO CHAPTER 395

067 – IYANBITO CHAPTER 206

054 – LAKE VALLEY CHAPTER 97

055 – LITTLEWATER CHAPTER 196

068 – MANUELITO CHAPTER 172

069 – MARIANO LAKE CHAPTER 200

092 – NAGEEZI CHAPTER 272

056 – NAHODISHGISH CHAPTER 126

093 – OJO ENCINO CHAPTER 107

070 – PINEDALE CHAPTER 224

057 – PUEBLO PINTADO CHAPTER 144

094 – RAMAH CHAPTER 345

072 – ROCK SPRINGS CHAPTER 319

073 – SMITH LAKE CHAPTER 173

074 – THOREAU CHAPTER 332

095 – TOHAJIILEE CHAPTER 254

059 – TORREON CHAPTER 317

075 – TSAYATOH CHAPTER 225

058 – TSE’ II’ AHI’ CHAPTER 181

071 – TSƒ LICHêê CHAPTER 352

060 – WHITEHORSE LAKE CHAPTER 127

061 – WHITEROCK CHAPTER 68

5,443 Clara Jean Daye

TOTAL VOTES VOTES BY CHAPTER
43%

096 – ALAMO CHAPTER 222

063 – BççHççLê CHAPTER 184

062 – BACA/PREWITT CHAPTER 112

053 – BECENTI CHAPTER 163

064 – CASAMERO LAKE CHAPTER 108

065 – CHICHILTAH CHAPTER 218

066 – CHURCHROCK CHAPTER 418
102 – COUNSELOR CHAPTER 90

097 – CROWNPOINT CHAPTER 214

091 – HUERFANO CHAPTER 334

067 – IYANBITO CHAPTER 156

054 – LAKE VALLEY CHAPTER 71

055 – LITTLEWATER CHAPTER 129

068 – MANUELITO CHAPTER 184

069 – MARIANO LAKE CHAPTER 59

092 – NAGEEZI CHAPTER 168

056 – NAHODISHGISH CHAPTER 120

093 – OJO ENCINO CHAPTER 56

070 – PINEDALE CHAPTER 370

057 – PUEBLO PINTADO CHAPTER 88

094 – RAMAH CHAPTER 241

072 – ROCK SPRINGS CHAPTER 257

073 – SMITH LAKE CHAPTER 139

074 – THOREAU CHAPTER 226

095 – TOHAJIILEE CHAPTER 138

059 – TORREON CHAPTER 191

075 – TSAYATOH CHAPTER 184

058 – TSE’ II’ AHI’ CHAPTER 163

071 – TSƒ LICHêê CHAPTER 291

060 – WHITEHORSE LAKE CHAPTER 92

061 – WHITEROCK CHAPTER 57

11/5/

2014

NAVAJO NATION GENERAL ELECTION UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – COUNCIL and AT LARGE CONTESTS

At Large With Western Agency
Navajo Board of Education

Vote for 1

4,883 Asa Begaye
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
46%

008 – BODAWAY/GAP CHAPTER 276

009 – CAMERON CHAPTER 177

024 – CHILCHINBETO CHAPTER 201

010 – COALMINE CANYON CHAPTER 171

001 – COPPERMINE CHAPTER 148

025 – DENNEHOTSO CHAPTER 401

002 – KAI’ BII’ TO CHAPTER 234

026 – KAYENTA CHAPTER 592

003 – LECHEE CHAPTER 199

017 – LEUPP CHAPTER 277

006 – NAVAJO MOUNTAIN CHAPTER 111

027 – OLJATO CHAPTER 373

007 – SHONTO COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE 296

011 – TÍ NANEES DIZI LOCAL GOVERNMENT 653

018 – TOLANI LAKE CHAPTER 129

004 – TONALEA/REDLAKE CHAPTER 323

005 – TSAH BII KIN CHAPTER 172

016 – TSêDII TO’ II CHAPTER 150

5,795 Delores Greyeyes

TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
54%

008 – BODAWAY/GAP CHAPTER 356

009 – CAMERON CHAPTER 273

024 – CHILCHINBETO CHAPTER 206

010 – COALMINE CANYON CHAPTER 206

001 – COPPERMINE CHAPTER 214

025 – DENNEHOTSO CHAPTER 113

002 – KAI’ BII’ TO CHAPTER 323

026 – KAYENTA CHAPTER 607

003 – LECHEE CHAPTER 298

017 – LEUPP CHAPTER 437

006 – NAVAJO MOUNTAIN CHAPTER 205

027 – OLJATO CHAPTER 351

007 – SHONTO COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE 329

011 – TÍ NANEES DIZI LOCAL GOVERNMENT 825

018 – TOLANI LAKE CHAPTER 164

004 – TONALEA/REDLAKE CHAPTER 420

005 – TSAH BII KIN CHAPTER 249

016 – TSêDII TO’ II CHAPTER 219

At Large With Chinle Agency
Navajo Board of Education

Vote for 1

7,167 Marlene Burbank
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
100%
106 – BLACK MESA CHAPTER 294

032 – CHINLE CHAPTER 1,531

013 – FOREST LAKE CHAPTER 254

012 – HARDROCK CHAPTER 381

036 – LUKACHUKAI CHAPTER 462

033 – MANY FARMS CHAPTER 572

034 – NAZLINI CHAPTER 461

014 – PINON CHAPTER 610

037 – ROUND ROCK CHAPTER 434

015 – TACHEE/BLUE GAP CHAPTER 321

038 – TSAILE/WHEATFIELDS CHAPTER 613
100 – TSƒ CH’ IZHI CHAPTER 324

035 – TSELANI/COTTONWOOD CHAPTER 543
107 – WHIPPOORWILL CHAPTER 367

11/

2014

NAVAJO NATION GENERAL ELECTION UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – COUNCIL and AT LARGE CONTESTS

At Large With Fort Defiance Agency
Navajo Board of Education

Vote for 1

11,690 Dr. Pauline M. Begay
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
100%

052 – BAHASTL’ A’ A’ CHAPTER 581

076 – CORNFIELDS CHAPTER 381

048 – COYOTE CANYON CHAPTER 435

083 – CRYSTAL CHAPTER 334

019 – DILCON CHAPTER 462

084 – FORT DEFIANCE CHAPTER 997

077 – GANADO CHAPTER 413

078 – GREASEWOOD SPRINGS CHAPTER 338

085 – HOUCK CHAPTER 531

020 – INDIAN WELLS CHAPTER 354

021 – JEDDITO CHAPTER 321

079 – KIN DAH LICHêê’ CHAPTER 579

080 – KLAGETOH CHAPTER 273

098 – LOW MOUNTAIN CHAPTER 324

049 – MEXICAN SPRINGS CHAPTER 334
105 – NAHATA DZIIL CHAPTER 417

050 – NASCHITTI CHAPTER 517

086 – OAK SPRINGS CHAPTER 255

087 – RED LAKE CHAPTER 281

089 – SAWMILL CHAPTER 400

088 – ST. MICHAELS CHAPTER 845

081 – STEAMBOAT CHAPTER 430

022 – TEESTO CHAPTER 386

051 – TOHATCHI CHAPTER 511

090 – TSƒ SI’ çNI CHAPTER 290

023 – WHITECONE CHAPTER 357

082 – WIDE RUINS CHAPTER 344
At Large With Northern Agency

Navajo Board of Education

Vote for 1

9,642 Bernadette Todacheene, Ed. D.
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
100%

039 – ANETH CHAPTER 310
101 – BECLABITO CHAPTER 308
108 – COVE CHAPTER 266
104 – GADI’ I’ AHI / TO’ KOI CHAPTER 234

028 – MEXICAN WATER CHAPTER 175

046 – NENAHNEZAD CHAPTER 531
109 – NEWCOMB CHAPTER 275

099 – RED MESA CHAPTER 471

041 – RED VALLEY CHAPTER 517

029 – ROCK POINT CHAPTER 512
110 – SAN JUAN CHAPTER 187

043 – SHEEPSPRINGS CHAPTER 312

044 – SHIPROCK CHAPTER 2,088

045 – T’ IISTSOH SIKAAD CHAPTER 260

031 – TEECNOSPOS CHAPTER 472

040 – TOADLENA/TWO GREY HILLS CHAPTER 429

030 – TîLIKAN CHAPTER 435

042 – TSƒ ALNçOZT’ I’ ê CHAPTER 704
103 – TSE’ DAA’ KAAN CHAPTER 461

047 – UPPER FRUITLAND CHAPTER 695
11/

2014 NAVAJO NATION GENERAL ELECTION UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – COUNCIL and AT LARGE CONTESTS

At Large With Eastern Agency
Navajo Board of Education

Vote for 1

6,706 Dolly C. Begay
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
52%

096 – ALAMO CHAPTER 197

063 – BççHççLê CHAPTER 290

062 – BACA/PREWITT CHAPTER 279

053 – BECENTI CHAPTER 63

064 – CASAMERO LAKE CHAPTER 144

065 – CHICHILTAH CHAPTER 383

066 – CHURCHROCK CHAPTER 502
102 – COUNSELOR CHAPTER 137

097 – CROWNPOINT CHAPTER 164

091 – HUERFANO CHAPTER 298

067 – IYANBITO CHAPTER 189

054 – LAKE VALLEY CHAPTER 69

055 – LITTLEWATER CHAPTER 142

068 – MANUELITO CHAPTER 219

069 – MARIANO LAKE CHAPTER 168

092 – NAGEEZI CHAPTER 266

056 – NAHODISHGISH CHAPTER 101

093 – OJO ENCINO CHAPTER 98

070 – PINEDALE CHAPTER 371

057 – PUEBLO PINTADO CHAPTER 129

094 – RAMAH CHAPTER 352

072 – ROCK SPRINGS CHAPTER 329

073 – SMITH LAKE CHAPTER 151

074 – THOREAU CHAPTER 239

095 – TOHAJIILEE CHAPTER 175

059 – TORREON CHAPTER 303

075 – TSAYATOH CHAPTER 242

058 – TSE’ II’ AHI’ CHAPTER 130

071 – TSƒ LICHêê CHAPTER 396

060 – WHITEHORSE LAKE CHAPTER 131

061 – WHITEROCK CHAPTER 49

6,279 Pauleen A. Billie
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
48%

096 – ALAMO CHAPTER 307

063 – BççHççLê CHAPTER 141

062 – BACA/PREWITT CHAPTER 189

053 – BECENTI CHAPTER 277

064 – CASAMERO LAKE CHAPTER 114

065 – CHICHILTAH CHAPTER 246

066 – CHURCHROCK CHAPTER 399
102 – COUNSELOR CHAPTER 105

097 – CROWNPOINT CHAPTER 337

091 – HUERFANO CHAPTER 440

067 – IYANBITO CHAPTER 175

054 – LAKE VALLEY CHAPTER 103

055 – LITTLEWATER CHAPTER 173

068 – MANUELITO CHAPTER 142

069 – MARIANO LAKE CHAPTER 192

092 – NAGEEZI CHAPTER 179

056 – NAHODISHGISH CHAPTER 150

093 – OJO ENCINO CHAPTER 76

070 – PINEDALE CHAPTER 208

057 – PUEBLO PINTADO CHAPTER 102

094 – RAMAH CHAPTER 248

072 – ROCK SPRINGS CHAPTER 259

073 – SMITH LAKE CHAPTER 158

074 – THOREAU CHAPTER 301

095 – TOHAJIILEE CHAPTER 218

059 – TORREON CHAPTER 210

075 – TSAYATOH CHAPTER 173

058 – TSE’ II’ AHI’ CHAPTER 218

071 – TSƒ LICHêê CHAPTER 266

060 – WHITEHORSE LAKE CHAPTER 88

061 – WHITEROCK CHAPTER 85
Chinle Chapter

Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

985 Leonard H. Pete
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
60%

032 – CHINLE CHAPTER 985

655 Harry Claw
TOTAL VOTES VOTES BY CHAPTER
40%

032 – CHINLE CHAPTER 655
11/

2014 NAVAJO NATION GENERAL ELECTION UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – COUNCIL and AT LARGE CONTESTS

At Large With Low Mountain, Tachee / Blue Gap, Nazlini, Tselani / Cottonwood
and Many Farms Chapters
Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

1,440 Kee Allen Begay, Jr.
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
56%

098 – LOW MOUNTAIN CHAPTER 166

033 – MANY FARMS CHAPTER 539

034 – NAZLINI CHAPTER 257

015 – TACHEE/BLUE GAP CHAPTER 220

035 – TSELANI/COTTONWOOD CHAPTER 258

1,120 Crystalyne Gayle Curley
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
44%

098 – LOW MOUNTAIN CHAPTER 194

033 – MANY FARMS CHAPTER 182

034 – NAZLINI CHAPTER 240

015 – TACHEE/BLUE GAP CHAPTER 150

035 – TSELANI/COTTONWOOD CHAPTER 354

At Large With Forest Lake, Black Mesa, Hardrock, Whippoorwill and Pinon
Chapters

Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

1,231 Dwight Witherspoon
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
52%
106 – BLACK MESA CHAPTER 123

013 – FOREST LAKE CHAPTER 95

012 – HARDROCK CHAPTER 292

014 – PINON CHAPTER 418
107 – WHIPPOORWILL CHAPTER 303

1,149 Jimmy Yellowhair
TOTAL VOTES
BY CHAPTER
48%
106 – BLACK MESA CHAPTER 190

013 – FOREST LAKE CHAPTER 208

012 – HARDROCK CHAPTER 139

014 – PINON CHAPTER 438
107 – WHIPPOORWILL CHAPTER 174

11/

2014

NAVAJO NATION GENERAL ELECTION UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – COUNCIL and AT LARGE CONTESTS

At Large With Tsé Ch’ Izhi, Round Rock, Rock Point, Lukachukai and Tsaile /
Wheatfields Chapters

Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

0 Nelson S. BeGaye
TOTAL VOTES
BY CHAPTER
#Num!

036 – LUKACHUKAI CHAPTER 0

029 – ROCK POINT CHAPTER 0

037 – ROUND ROCK CHAPTER 0

038 – TSAILE/WHEATFIELDS CHAPTER 0
100 – TSƒ CH’ IZHI CHAPTER 0
At Large With Red Lake, Crystal, Sawmill and Fort Defiance Chapters

Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

0 Benjamin L. Bennett
TOTAL VOTES
BY CHAPTER
#Num!

083 – CRYSTAL CHAPTER 0

084 – FORT DEFIANCE CHAPTER 0

087 – RED LAKE CHAPTER 0

089 – SAWMILL CHAPTER 0
11/

2014 NAVAJO NATION GENERAL ELECTION UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – COUNCIL and AT LARGE CONTESTS

At Large With Mexican Springs, Coyote Canyon, Tohatchi, Naschitti and Bahastl’
a’ a’ Chapters

Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

1,550 Mel R. Begay
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
52%

052 – BAHASTL’ A’ A’ CHAPTER 278

048 – COYOTE CANYON CHAPTER 311

049 – MEXICAN SPRINGS CHAPTER 311

050 – NASCHITTI CHAPTER 322

051 – TOHATCHI CHAPTER 328

1,454 Harrison Plummer
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
48%

052 – BAHASTL’ A’ A’ CHAPTER 433

048 – COYOTE CANYON CHAPTER 219

049 – MEXICAN SPRINGS CHAPTER 127

050 – NASCHITTI CHAPTER 342

051 – TOHATCHI CHAPTER 333

At Large With Manuelito, Bááháálí, Tsayatoh, Rock Springs, Chichiltah and TséLichíí Chapters
Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

1,417 Paul Houston
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
44%

063 – BççHççLê CHAPTER 160

065 – CHICHILTAH CHAPTER 328

068 – MANUELITO CHAPTER 210

072 – ROCK SPRINGS CHAPTER 249

075 – TSAYATOH CHAPTER 207

071 – TSƒ LICHêê CHAPTER 263

1,769 Seth Damon
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
56%

063 – BççHççLê CHAPTER 274

065 – CHICHILTAH CHAPTER 321

068 – MANUELITO CHAPTER 176

072 – ROCK SPRINGS CHAPTER 343

075 – TSAYATOH CHAPTER 223

071 – TSƒ LICHêê CHAPTER 432

2014 NAVAJO NATION GENERAL ELECTION UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – COUNCIL and AT LARGE CONTESTS

At Large With Oak Springs and St. Michaels Chapters

Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

844 Jonathan L. Hale
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
68%

086 – OAK SPRINGS CHAPTER 250

088 – ST. MICHAELS CHAPTER 594

402 Curran Hannon
TOTAL VOTES VOTES BY CHAPTER
32%

086 – OAK SPRINGS CHAPTER 50

088 – ST. MICHAELS CHAPTER 352

At Large With Tsé si’ çni, Wide Ruins, Klagetoh, Nahata Dziil and Houck Chapters
Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

1,053 Raymond Smith, Jr.
TOTAL VOTES
BY CHAPTER
51%

085 – HOUCK CHAPTER 306

080 – KLAGETOH CHAPTER 140
105 – NAHATA DZIIL CHAPTER 217

090 – TSƒ SI’ çNI CHAPTER 188

082 – WIDE RUINS CHAPTER 202

1,028 Lorenzo Curley
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
49%

085 – HOUCK CHAPTER 275

080 – KLAGETOH CHAPTER 168
105 – NAHATA DZIIL CHAPTER 230

090 – TSƒ SI’ çNI CHAPTER 164

082 – WIDE RUINS CHAPTER 191

2014 NAVAJO NATION GENERAL ELECTION UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – COUNCIL and AT LARGE CONTESTS

At Large With Jeddito, Cornfields, Ganado, Steamboat and Kin Dah Lichíí’
Chapters
Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

2,125 Alton Joe Shepherd
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
100%

076 – CORNFIELDS CHAPTER 361

077 – GANADO CHAPTER 412

021 – JEDDITO CHAPTER 350

079 – KIN DAH LICHêê’ CHAPTER 563

081 – STEAMBOAT CHAPTER 439
At Large With Indian Wells, Greasewood Springs, Teesto, Whitecone and
Dilcon Chapters

Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

1,097 Lee Jack, Sr.
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
50%

019 – DILCON CHAPTER 259

078 – GREASEWOOD SPRINGS CHAPTER 216

020 – INDIAN WELLS CHAPTER 184

022 – TEESTO CHAPTER 199

023 – WHITECONE CHAPTER 239

1,106 Elmer P. Begay
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
50%

019 – DILCON CHAPTER 305

078 – GREASEWOOD SPRINGS CHAPTER 178

020 – INDIAN WELLS CHAPTER 211

022 – TEESTO CHAPTER 233

023 – WHITECONE CHAPTER 179

2014 NAVAJO NATION GENERAL ELECTION UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – COUNCIL and AT LARGE CONTESTS

At Large With Tolani Lake, Tsídii to’ ii, Coalmine Canyon, Cameron and Leupp
Chapters
Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

1,191 Walter Phelps
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
52%

009 – CAMERON CHAPTER 257

010 – COALMINE CANYON CHAPTER 199

017 – LEUPP CHAPTER 418

018 – TOLANI LAKE CHAPTER 162

016 – TSêDII TO’ II CHAPTER 155

1,100 Leonard Chee
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
48%

009 – CAMERON CHAPTER 197

010 – COALMINE CANYON CHAPTER 181

017 – LEUPP CHAPTER 321

018 – TOLANI LAKE CHAPTER 162

016 – TSêDII TO’ II CHAPTER 239
T› Nanees Dizi Local Government

Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

846 Otto Tso
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
57%

011 – TÍ NANEES DIZI LOCAL GOVERNMENT 846

643 James Bilagody
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
43%

011 – TÍ NANEES DIZI LOCAL GOVERNMENT 643

2014 NAVAJO NATION GENERAL ELECTION UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – COUNCIL and AT LARGE CONTESTS

At Large With Coppermine, Lechee, Kai’ Bii’ To, Bodaway/Gap and Tonalea
Chapters

Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

1,565 Tauchoney Slim, Jr.
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
54%

008 – BODAWAY/GAP CHAPTER 355

001 – COPPERMINE CHAPTER 187

002 – KAI’ BII’ TO CHAPTER 320

003 – LECHEE CHAPTER 206

004 – TONALEA/REDLAKE CHAPTER 497

1,319 Regina Allison
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
46%

008 – BODAWAY/GAP CHAPTER 305

001 – COPPERMINE CHAPTER 185

002 – KAI’ BII’ TO CHAPTER 262

003 – LECHEE CHAPTER 300

004 – TONALEA/REDLAKE CHAPTER 267

At Large With Navajo Mountain, Tsah Bii Kin, Shonto Community Governance
and Oljato Chapters

Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

1,884 Jonathan Nez
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
100%

006 – NAVAJO MOUNTAIN CHAPTER 286

027 – OLJATO CHAPTER 671

007 – SHONTO COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE 562

005 – TSAH BII KIN CHAPTER 365

2014 NAVAJO NATION GENERAL ELECTION UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – COUNCIL and AT LARGE CONTESTS

At Large With Chilchinbeto, Dennehotso and Kayenta Chapters
Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

1,289 Nathaniel Brown
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
60%

024 – CHILCHINBETO CHAPTER 232

025 – DENNEHOTSO CHAPTER 449

026 – KAYENTA CHAPTER 608

842 Walter Begay, Jr.

TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
40%

024 – CHILCHINBETO CHAPTER 175

025 – DENNEHOTSO CHAPTER 68

026 – KAYENTA CHAPTER 599

At Large With Mexican Water, TóLikan, Teecnospos, Red Mesa and Aneth
Chapters
Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

1,415 Steven S. Benally

TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
49%

039 – ANETH CHAPTER 330

028 – MEXICAN WATER CHAPTER 195

099 – RED MESA CHAPTER 279

031 – TEECNOSPOS CHAPTER 311

030 – TîLIKAN CHAPTER 300

1,458 Davis Filfred
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
51%

039 – ANETH CHAPTER 485

028 – MEXICAN WATER CHAPTER 157

099 – RED MESA CHAPTER 366

031 – TEECNOSPOS CHAPTER 239

030 – TîLIKAN CHAPTER 211

2014 NAVAJO NATION GENERAL ELECTION UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – COUNCIL and AT LARGE CONTESTS

At Large With Toadlena/Two Grey Hills, Beclabito, Gadi’ I’ Ahi / To’ Koi, Cove,
Sheepsprings, Red Valley and Tsé Alnáozt’ I’ ê Chapters

Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

1,501 Larry Duncan

TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
47%

101 – BECLABITO CHAPTER 139
108 – COVE CHAPTER 121
104 – GADI’ I’ AHI / TO’ KOI CHAPTER 156

041 – RED VALLEY CHAPTER 297

043 – SHEEPSPRINGS CHAPTER 72

040 – TOADLENA/TWO GREY HILLS CHAPTER 208

042 – TSƒ ALNçOZT’ I’ ê CHAPTER 508

1,684 Amber Kanazbah Crotty
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
53%
101 – BECLABITO CHAPTER 208
108 – COVE CHAPTER 194
104 – GADI’ I’ AHI / TO’ KOI CHAPTER 113

041 – RED VALLEY CHAPTER 309

043 – SHEEPSPRINGS CHAPTER 272

040 – TOADLENA/TWO GREY HILLS CHAPTER 256

042 – TSƒ ALNçOZT’ I’ ê CHAPTER 332

Shiprock Chapter

Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

1,023 Ray Begaye

TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
43%

044 – SHIPROCK CHAPTER 1,023

1,331 Tom Chee

TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
57%

044 – SHIPROCK CHAPTER 1,331

2014 NAVAJO NATION GENERAL ELECTION UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – COUNCIL and AT LARGE CONTESTS

At Large With Whiterock, Lake Valley, Nahodishgish, Tse’ ii’ ahi’, Becenti,
Nageezi, Crownpoint and Huerfano Chapters

Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

1,669 Jonathan Perry

TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
56%

053 – BECENTI CHAPTER 291

097 – CROWNPOINT CHAPTER 348

091 – HUERFANO CHAPTER 258

054 – LAKE VALLEY CHAPTER 119

092 – NAGEEZI CHAPTER 115

056 – NAHODISHGISH CHAPTER 177

058 – TSE’ II’ AHI’ CHAPTER 256

061 – WHITEROCK CHAPTER 105

1,285 Danny Simpson

TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
44%

053 – BECENTI CHAPTER 46

097 – CROWNPOINT CHAPTER 152

091 – HUERFANO CHAPTER 491

054 – LAKE VALLEY CHAPTER 58

092 – NAGEEZI CHAPTER 340

056 – NAHODISHGISH CHAPTER 71

058 – TSE’ II’ AHI’ CHAPTER 94

061 – WHITEROCK CHAPTER 33

At Large With San Juan, T’ Iistsoh Sikaad, Newcomb, Tse’ Daa’ Kaan,
Nenahnezad and Upper Fruitland Chapters

Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

2,269 LoRenzo Bates

TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
100%

046 – NENAHNEZAD CHAPTER 479

109 – NEWCOMB CHAPTER 229

110 – SAN JUAN CHAPTER 170

045 – T’ IISTSOH SIKAAD CHAPTER 244

103 – TSE’ DAA’ KAAN CHAPTER 452

047 – UPPER FRUITLAND CHAPTER 695

2014 NAVAJO NATION GENERAL ELECTION UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – COUNCIL and AT LARGE CONTESTS

At Large With Pueblo Pintado, Casamero Lake, Whitehorse Lake, Counselor, Ojo
Encino, Littlewater, Baca / Prewitt and Torreon Chapters

Navajo Nation Council Delegate

 

Vote for 1

 

1,400 Leonard Tsosie

TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
56%

062 – BACA/PREWITT CHAPTER 346

064 – CASAMERO LAKE CHAPTER 169
102 – COUNSELOR CHAPTER 116

055 – LITTLEWATER CHAPTER 234

093 – OJO ENCINO CHAPTER 83

057 – PUEBLO PINTADO CHAPTER 140

059 – TORREON CHAPTER 168

060 – WHITEHORSE LAKE CHAPTER 144

1,118 Daniel E. Tso

TOTAL VOTES VOTES BY CHAPTER
44%

062 – BACA/PREWITT CHAPTER 138

064 – CASAMERO LAKE CHAPTER 96
102 – COUNSELOR CHAPTER 134

055 – LITTLEWATER CHAPTER 93

093 – OJO ENCINO CHAPTER 95

057 – PUEBLO PINTADO CHAPTER 103

059 – TORREON CHAPTER 377

060 – WHITEHORSE LAKE CHAPTER 82
At Large With Smith Lake, Iyanbito, Mariano Lake, Pinedale, Thoreau and
Churchrock Chapters

Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

1,147 Anselm Morgan
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
36%

066 – CHURCHROCK CHAPTER 315

067 – IYANBITO CHAPTER 136

069 – MARIANO LAKE CHAPTER 165

070 – PINEDALE CHAPTER 301

073 – SMITH LAKE CHAPTER 104

074 – THOREAU CHAPTER 126

2,029 Edmund E. Yazzie

TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
64%

066 – CHURCHROCK CHAPTER 610

067 – IYANBITO CHAPTER 246

069 – MARIANO LAKE CHAPTER 202

070 – PINEDALE CHAPTER 307

073 – SMITH LAKE CHAPTER 216

074 – THOREAU CHAPTER 448

2014 NAVAJO NATION GENERAL ELECTION UNOFFICIAL RESULTS – COUNCIL and AT LARGE CONTESTS

At Large With Tohajilee, Ramah and Alamo Chapters

Navajo Nation Council Delegate

Vote for 1

793 Martha Garcia
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
47%

096 – ALAMO CHAPTER 242

094 – RAMAH CHAPTER 340

095 – TOHAJIILEE CHAPTER 211

877 Norman M. Begay
TOTAL VOTES BY CHAPTER
53%

096 – ALAMO CHAPTER 351

094 – RAMAH CHAPTER 288

095 – TOHAJIILEE CHAPTER 238

For general elections in India, see Elections in India.


← 20097 April 2014 (2014-04-07) - 12 May 2014 (2014-05-12)2019 →

543 seats in the Lok Sabha
272 seats needed for a majority
Opinion polls
Turnout65.3%
 First partySecond partyThird party
 
LeaderNarendra ModiRahul Gandhi[3]J. Jayalalithaa
PartyBJPINCAIADMK
AllianceNDAUPA
Leader since10 June 2013March 19981989
Leader's seatVaranasi
Vadodara(Vacated)
AmethiDid not contest
Last election1162069
Seats won282[1][4]44[1][4]37[1]
Seat change166162 28
Popular vote171,660,230106,935,94218,111,579[2]
Percentage31.34%[5]19.52%[5]3.27%
Swing12.5%9.03%1.60%

 Fourth partyFifth partySixth party
 
LeaderMamata BanerjeeNaveen PatnaikUddhav Thackeray
PartyTrinamool CongressBJDShiv Sena
AllianceNDA
Leader since199820002013
Leader's seatDid not contestDid not contestDid not contest
Last election191411
Seats won34[1]20[1]18[1]
Seat change 15 6 7
Popular vote20,378,052[6]9,489,946[2]10,050,652[2]
Percentage3.84%1.71%1.85%
Swing0.64%0.22%0.40%

 Seventh partyEighth partyNinth party
 
LeaderNara Chandrababu NaiduKalvakuntla Chandrashekar RaoPrakash Karat
PartyTDPTRSCPI(M)
AllianceNDAThird FrontLeft Front
Leader since199520012005
Leader's seatDid not contestMedak(Vacated)Did not contest
Last election6216
Seats won16[1]11[1]9[1]
Seat change 10 9 7
Popular vote14,099,230[2]6,736,270[2]17,986,773
Percentage2.55%1.60%3.25%
Swing0.04%0.98%2.08%

Results of the national and regional parties by alliances

The Indian general election of 2014 was held to constitute the 16th Lok Sabha, electing members of parliament for all 543 parliamentary constituencies of India. Running in nine phases from 7 April to 12 May 2014, it was the longest election in the country's history.[7][8] According to the Election Commission of India, 814.5 million people were eligible to vote, with an increase of 100 million voters since the last general election in 2009,[9] making it the largest-ever election in the world.[10] Around 23.1 million or 2.7% of the total eligible voters were aged 18–19 years.[11] A total of 8,251 candidates contested for the 543 Lok Sabha seats.[12] The average election turnout over all nine phases was around 66.38%, the highest ever in the history of Indian general elections.[12]

The results were declared on 16 May 2014, fifteen days before the 15th Lok Sabha completed its constitutional mandate on 31 May 2014.[13] The counting exercise was held at 989 counting centres.[12] The National Democratic Alliance won a sweeping victory, taking 336 seats. The BJP won only 31.0% votes, which is the lowest share for a party to form a majority government in India since independence,[14] while NDA's combined vote share was 38.5%. BJP and its allies won the right to form the largest majority government since the 1984 general election, and it was the first time since that election that a party has won enough seats to govern without the support of other parties.[15][16][17] The United Progressive Alliance, led by the Indian National Congress, won 59 seats,[4] 44 (8.1%) of which were won by the Congress, that won 19.3% of all votes.[1][18] It was the Congress party's worst defeat in a general election. In order to become the official opposition party in India, a party must gain 10% of the seats (54 seats) in the Lok Sabha; however, the Indian National Congress was unable to attain this number. Due to this fact, India remains without an official opposition party.[19][20]

Background[edit]

By the requirement, elections to the Lok Sabha must be held at an interval of five years or whenever parliament is dissolved by the president. The previous election, to the 15th Lok Sabha, was conducted in April–May 2009, and its term would have naturally expired on 31 May 2014. The election to the 16th Lok Sabha was organised and conducted by the Election Commission of India (ECI) and was held in multiple phases, to better handle the large electoral base and security concerns.

Since the last general election in 2009, the anti-corruption movement by Anna Hazare, and other similar moves by Baba Ramdev and Arvind Kejriwal (founder of Aam Aadmi Party), gathered momentum and political interest.[21] Kejriwal went on to form a separate political party, Aam Aadmi Party, in November 2012. The 2012 presidential election resulted in Pranab Mukherjee of Indian National Congress becoming the president. Andhra politics was further shaken following the death of its chief minister, Y. S. Rajasekhara Reddy. His son, Y. S. Jaganmohan Reddy, then broke from the INC and founded the YSR Congress Party, taking several politicians with him.

The final session of parliament started on 6 February and ended on 21 February. Amongst the agenda in the final session was passing The Lokpal and Lokayuktas Bill, 2013 in tackling corruption and the creation of Telangana.[22]

Organisation[edit]

Spending limit[edit]

The Cabinet of India revised the limit of election expenditure by a candidate for parliamentary constituencies to ₹7 million (US$110,000) in bigger states and to ₹5.4 million (US$83,000) in smaller states and all union territories except Delhi.[23] This revision of the ceiling on the elections were attributed to the increase in the number of electors and polling stations as well as the increase in the cost inflation index.

Accessibility[edit]

Satyendra Singh, a doctor with a disability,[24] showed the lack of preparedness by the Election Commission of India (ECI) towards electors with disabilities through the Right to Information Act.[25] The Chief Electoral Officer in Delhi, Vijay Dev then started a campaign on providing accessibility for the disabled, along with him. Singh conducted sensitisation workshops for election officers and helped in setting up a registration link for voters with disabilities to register to vote and provide their requirements.[26]

Election dates[edit]

The Chief Election Commissioner of India (CEC), V. S. Sampath, announced the polling schedule on 5 March. Voting was scheduled to be held in nine phases from 7 April to 12 May, and the results of the election were announced on 16 May.[27][28] Simultaneous elections were held for the Vidhan Sabhas of Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Odisha, Telangana and Sikkim.[29]

Campaign[edit]

Main article: Campaigning in the Indian general election, 2014

Issues[edit]

Important issues during the campaign included high inflation, lack of jobs, economic slow down, corruption, security and terrorism, religious division and communalism, and infrastructure such as roads, electricity and water.[30][31][32] In another survey by Zee News for about 14% of people, corruption is the main issue in the election.[33]

Economy[edit]

Bloomberg highlighted India's slowing economy amidst a record high current account deficit and a falling rupee in summer 2013. It pointed out a lack of infrastructure investment and a government increasingly likely to give subsidies that the national finances cannot afford just before the election. Other points it mentioned were stagnant policymaking and an inefficient bureaucracy.[34] The economy was the main issue in the campaign.[35] The lack of a clear mandate as a result of the election could lead to an increase in the price of gold in the country.[36][37] Modi also brought up the issue of farmer suicides that resulted from high debt and poor yield on their crops.[38] Former Finance Minister Yashwant Sinha criticised the incumbent Chidambaram in saying that he had a "habit that he will get a strong economy, and he will ruin it before he leaves... Shri Chidambaram will be remembered in history as a spoiler, as someone who specialises in sub-five per cent growth rate, for his hubris, arrogance".[39]

Corruption[edit]

See also: List of scandals in India

During the UPA 2, a number of scams came to public attention, deteriorating the image of the government among the common man. These scams included coal scam, 2G spectrum case, AgustaWestland Chopper scam and CWG scam. Also it was observed by the election commission a certain party is over spending for campaign than the allowable limit state in the ECI book of rules[citation needed].

Price rise[edit]

The price of onions, a staple in Indian cuisine, faced a dramatic increase.[40] In the lead up to the election, consumer price inflation increased more than expected while, paradoxically, industrial production fell by more than expected causing a dilemma amid slowing growth.[41] The price of salt was also indicative of general food inflation.[42]

Celebrity candidates[edit]

Celebrity candidates from non-political spheres were nominated in the election. These included: Raj Babbar (INC), Bhaichung Bhutia (AITC), Biswajit Chatterjee (AITC), Sandhya Roy (AITC), Smriti Irani (BJP), Jaaved Jaaferi (AAP), Prakash Jha (JD(U)), Mohammad Kaif (INC), Kamaal Rashid Khan (SP), Vinod Khanna (BJP), Ravi Kishan (INC), Kirron Kher (BJP), Bappi Lahiri (BJP), Hema Malini (BJP), Mahesh Manjrekar (MNS), Bhagwant Mann (AAP), Nandan Nilekani (INC), Gul Panag (AAP), Jaya Prada (RLD), Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (BJP), Paresh Rawal (BJP), Rakhi Sawant (RAP), Indranil Sen (AITC), Moon Moon Sen (AITC), Vijay Kumar Singh (BJP), Shatrughan Sinha (BJP), P. C. Sorcar, Jr. (BJP), Babul Supriyo (BJP), Manoj Tiwari (BJP), Innocent Vincent (LDF-IND), Nagma (INC), and Dev (AITC).[43][44][45][46]

Parties and alliances[edit]

National Democratic Alliance[edit]

See also: List of National Democratic Alliance candidates in the Indian general election, 2014

The constituents of the National Democratic Alliance and the seats they contested and won are shown at the right in the table: The NDA garnered an overwhelming number of 343 seats in this election. This has propelled it to form the government in the country.[47][48][49][50][51]

Bharatiya Janata Party[edit]

Organisation

Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi was chosen to lead the Bharatiya Janata Party's campaign after a party conclave in Goa.[52][53] This came amid controversy as Lal Krishna Advani opposed the decision and resigned from his party posts, only to later rescind his resignation.[54]Murli Manohar Joshi and Sushma Swaraj were part of the team for the campaign. Rajnath Singh, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Lal Krishna Advani were the mentors for the BJP's campaign.[55] A 12-member committee, led by Modi, was appointed at the Goa conclave which included M. Venkaiah Naidu, Nitin Gadkari, Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh and Goa Chief Minister Manohar Parrikar.[55]

Key Leader's Constituencies

Modi contested the election from Varanasi in Uttar Pradesh[56] and Vadodara in Gujarat.[57] In Varanasi, the sizeable Muslim minority population was viewed by the media as an important voter target and the BJP's minority cell leader Salim Mohommad took part in campaigning.[58] Advani wanted to contest from Bhopal but later agreed to contest again from his incumbent seat Gandhinagar.[59] He also rejected a proposal to be appointed to the Rajya Sabha in favour of running in the election.[60] Advani was given the Gandhinagar seat because Modi wanted him to contest from Gujarat, according to Rajnath Singh.[61] Arun Jaitley contested for the Lok Sabha for the first time (having previously been a Rajya Sabha member)[62] from Amritsar against former Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh.[63] The move was controversial as incumbent MP from Amritsar Navjot Singh Sidhu was unhappy in not being allocated the constituency. Yet he said that as Jaitley was his "guru" he would accept the decision, but would not run from any other constituency. The reason for not allocating the ticket to Sidhu was said to be because of his spat with the Shiromani Akali Dal Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal and party President Sukhbir Singh Badal, as well as other BJP personnel.[64]Jaswant Singh was denied nomination from Barmer constituency so he decided instead to contest the seat as an independent.[65]

Campaign and Issues

Main article: Bharatiya Janata Party campaign for Indian general election, 2014

The BJP released its manifesto on 7 April 2014. The party promised to set up a Price Stabilization Fund and to evolve a single 'National Agriculture Market' to check price rise and go for e-Governance, policy-driven governance and simplification of the tax regime to prevent corruption. It wanted to encourage labour-intensive manufacturing, focus on traditional employment bases of agriculture, the upgrade of infrastructure and housing and self-employment opportunities for job creation. Harnessing satellite technology; setting up National Optical-Fibre Network up to the village level; Diamond Quadrilateral project – of High Speed Train network were among several other things that the party promised.[66] The Himachal Pradesh BJP attacked the UPA's "one rank, one pension" scheme as an "election stunt," according to the convenor of the BJP's ex-servicemen cell, Brigadier (Retired) Lal Chand Jaswal. The move followed the BJP raising the issue in the previous years and Modi's announcement at an ex-servicemen's rally at Rewari on 15 September 2013 and at Sujanpur on 17 February.[67] Modi also criticised the INC and Rahul Gandhi for giving a ticket to former Maharashtra Chief Minister Ashok Chavan despite his indictment in the Adarsh Housing Society scam in Mumbai.[68] He further criticised Gandhi's comments about his governance of Gujarat at rally in Bijapur.[69] At a rally in Gurgaon, Haryana, part of the wider National Capital Region, Modi said: "People gave ruling Congress 60 years, I just need 60 months to prove that the BJP is the best option for India" and alleged that the INC was protecting Robert Vadra, the son-in-law of Sonia Gandhi, after he was said to have "sold farmers land" and made money. "Robert Vadra's empty bank account was credited with $8.30m (Rs 500 million) in just three months. BJP want answers".[70] He also criticised the INC's Nandan Nilekani as he had "squandered crores of rupees in giving a unique identity (Aadhaar) to millions of people, which even the Supreme Court questioned, as it did not address the security concerns".[71]

Amongst the social media, individuals came up with satirical takes on sports, movies (in Hindi and English) and songs, amongst other things, in support of the BJP campaign slogan that were premised on "Aab ki baar, Modi sarkar" ([This time, [we will have a] Modi government]).[72] Modi was noted for focusing, in his rallies across the country, on the 23 million first-time come-of-age voters.[73] By the last day of campaigning on 10 May, Narendra Modi had undertaken the largest mass outreach in India's electoral history by travelling about 300,000 km for 437 public meetings in 25 states and 1350 innovative 3D rallies according to the BJP.[74]

In regards to foreign relations of India, Modi in a rally in Arunachal Pradesh, a state which borders China with a history of border disputes, swore to protect the country[75] and criticised "Chinese expansionism".[76] He also highlighted the importance of diplomats discussing issues like trade facilitation and promoting Indian business abroad.[77]

Others[edit]

Lok Janshakti Party

Lok Janshakti Party leader Ram Vilas Paswan announced on 30 January that the LJP, RJD and INC will jointly contest the election from Bihar's constituencies.[78] He later announced on 27 February that he will instead join the NDA. LJP contested polls with the BJP and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP) on 40 seats with 30 seats for BJP, three seats for RLSP and seven seats for LJP. LJP and RLSP won all the seats allotted to them with BJP winning 22 seats. The election was seen by many BJP leaders as a show of strength after fallout with JD (U). After the election results, Nitish Kumar was forced to resign from the post of Chief Minister after being marginalized to just 2 seats.[79]

Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam

Desiya Murpokku Dravida Kazhagam (DMDK), led by Tamil film actor Vijayakanth joined the NDA on 26 February.[80]

Lok Satta Party

On 10 April, while campaigning in Telangana, Jayaprakash Narayan of the Lok Satta Party stated that while his party had a few differences of opinion with the BJP manifesto, they had decided to support the NDA in the "national interest".[81] On the other hand, Dr. Jayaprakash Narayan contested from the Malkajgiri. Malkajgiri had 2,953,915 eligible voters in the election making it the largest parliamentary constituency of the country in terms of number of voters.[82]

Shiv Sena, Swabhimani Paksha and Rashtriya Samaj Paksha

The Swabhimani Paksha (SWP) a political party of Swabhimani Shetkari Saghtana (SSS) joined the Shiv Sena-BJP-Republican Party of India (Athvale) alliance in February. The SSS, which represents the interests of farmers in western Maharashtra was offered two seats – Madha in Solapur, where NCP leader Sharad Pawar sits, and Hathkanangale, the seat of SSS leader Raju Shetti. Shetti also sought Baramati but this was rejected by the Shiv Sena and BJP, who decided to leave a seat each from their quotas of 22 and 26 to accommodate SSS.[83]Rashtriya Samaj Paksha also joined the alliance in January.[84] In addition to the aforementioned four parties that were contesting from Maharashtra, RSP was also in the alliance.[85]

Shiromani Akali Dal

Shiromani Akali Dal contested 10 out of 13 seats in Punjab, India.

United Progressive Alliance[edit]

Further information: List of United Progressive Alliance candidates in the Indian general election, 2014

The constituents of the United Progressive Alliance and the seats they contested and won are shown at the right in the table: This election turned out to be an unprecedented disaster for the UPA as they garnered the lowest number of seats in their history.

In March, the INC, RJD and NCP announced that they would jointly contest in Bihar.[97] The INC contested 12 seats, NCP fought on 1 seat and the RJD, being a regional party, would seek the rest of 27 seats.

Indian National Congress[edit]

The Indian National Congress had announced, on the fourth anniversary of the second United Progressive Alliance government, that its campaign for the election would be led by incumbent Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, INC chairperson Sonia Gandhi and general secretary Rahul Gandhi.[98] Rahul Gandhi was appointed to head a six-member committee to formulate and implement alliances, the party manifesto and general publicity for the election.[99]

In response to sagging opinion poll numbers for the general election, the INC sought to fast-track a decision on separating Telangana from Andhra Pradesh, create a coalition government with the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha and the Rashtriya Janata Dal in Jharkhand, sought to take credit for the Food Security Bill and passing Land Acquisition Bill.[100]

Prime Minister Candidate

Incumbent Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said that he would not return to his role should the INC get a majority or plurality.[101] Rahul Gandhi told Dainik Bhaskar that he was "ready to take charge" of any responsibility the party gave him and he added that: "My focus for India is a long term vision, where all Indians are treated with equality, respect and are given equal opportunities."[102] At the party meeting it was decided not to name a prime ministerial candidate amid fears it would turn the election into a presidential one. This was criticised by the BJP. Gandhi would instead lead the party's campaign.[103] He also called the election a turning point.[104] Sonia Gandhi then said that the party will face upcoming challenges and the election with a "lot of determination;" she added that the election would be a battle for India. "Divisive forces are stretching social fabric to breaking point. Opposition's way is to spread disharmony. There's a face hidden behind the mask of compassion."[105]

Rahul Gandhi

In January, in an interview, Gandhi admitted that some Congress members may have been involved in the 1984 riots and further stated that Modi's government was responsible for pushing the 2002 riots while the Congress government in 1984 tried to stop the anti Sikh riots.[106] Fellow UPA member, Praful Patel said that the 2002 matter should be put to rest.[107] As Gandhi was reported to have sought an early declaration of the party's candidates, the INC was scheduled to hold its first meeting of the central election committee on 13 February to finalise all their candidates by the end of the month. Similarly, the screening committees for several unnamed part of the country had already occurred so as to shortlist the candidates.[108] On 8 March, its list of 194 candidates was announced, including 35% of candidates that were below the age of 50 years.[109] The INC was reported to be concerned by the possibility of a reduced mandate in Gandhi's seat of Amethi (Lok Sabha constituency) amidst an unusual challenge by his high-profile competitor, the BJP's Smriti Irani. It even led to his mother, Sonia, campaigning there for the first time in 10 years.[110]

Opinion Polls

The INC dismissed the opinion polls pointing to a NDA plurality as misleading and partisan.[111] In its manifesto the party promised "inclusive growth" and that it would initiate a raft of welfare schemes, including a right to healthcare for all and pensions for the aged and disabled.[112] Manmohan Singh, Sonia and Rahul Gandhi's INC campaigning included scheduled stops in Odisha[113] and, on 20 April, in Maharashtra prior to the third phase.[114] Rahul Gandhi told a rally in Chhattisgarh that Modi would "divide the nation into pieces, and make people fight against each other."[115]

Media

During the election, former prime ministerial aide Sanjaya Baru published "The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh" in which he criticised Singh as not being fully in charge of his government in having to compete with the dynastic INC leader, Sonia Gandhi, for influence within his own cabinet. Singh's office retorted in saying it is "smacks of fiction and coloured views of a former adviser."[116] After Baru said "it is no secret that Sonia Gandhi was the super prime minister," Priyanka Vadra replied "I think Manmohan Singh ji is the super PM."[117]

Others[edit]

National Conference

Minister for New and Renewable Energy and National Conference chairman Farooq Abdullah, controversially, told a rally in Srinagar that in regards to Modi becoming prime minister "if it happens then Kashmir will not remain a part of India. I say it publicly. Kashmiris will not accept a communal person". He added before going to a scheduled rally in Magam

Election dates of Indian general election, 2014