Wednesday, June 4, 2014

BSP Press Note 3 June 2014



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“Vote Share” and “Representativeness” of newly elected MPs - 2014

Association for Democratic Reforms and National Election Watch have analysed the percentage of votes won by the newly elected MPs of Lok Sabha elections, 2014 and their representativeness among the total number of registered voters. The data disclosed by the Election Commission of India on their website (http://eci.nic.in/eci_main1/index.aspx) has been used for this report.
The percentage of representativeness was calculated by dividing the votes polled for the winner by the electorate i.e. the total number of registered voters. This value represents the percentage of votes won by the winning candidate among the total number of registered voters in the constituency.
Representativeness = Total Votes Polled for Winner/Total No. of Registered Voters
The percentage of vote share was calculated by dividing the votes polled for the winner by the total number of valid votes. This value represents the percentage of votes won by the winning candidate among the total number of valid votes polled.

Vote Share = Total Votes Polled for Winner/Total No. of Valid Votes Polled

Summary and Highlights
Vote Share
  • Average vote share of winners: The winners of the Lok Sabha 2014 elections won by an average of 47% of total votes polled. In Lok Sabha elections 2009, the winners won by an average of 44% of total votes polled.
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  • Vote Share of less than 50%: 331 (61%) winners have won with less than 50% of total votes polled in their constituency.
  • Vote Share of less than 40%: 99 (18%) winners have won with less than 40% of total votes polled in their constituency.
  • Vote Share of less than 30%: 4 winners have won with less than 30% of total votes polled in their constituency. They are;
Candidate
State
Constituency
Party
Total Registered Voters
Total Votes Polled
Total Votes Polled for Winner
% Vote Share
1
Thupstan Chhewang
Jammu & Kashmir
Ladakh
BJP
1,66,763
1,18,029
31,111
26%
2
Ravneet Singh Bittu
Punjab
Ludhiana
INC
15,61,201
11,00,457
3,00,459
27%
3
Prof. Azmeera Seetaram Naik
Andhra Pradesh
Mahabubabad
TRS
13,87,343
11,24,370
3,20,569
29%
4
Md. Salim
West Bengal
Raiganj
CPI(M)
13,87,526
11,08,193
3,17,515
29%
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  • Party-wise vote share of less than 50%: Out of 282 winners of BJP, 142 (50%) have won with less than 50% of total votes polled in their constituency. 37 (84%) out of 44 winners from INC, 30 (81%) out of 37 winners from AIADMK, 28 (82%) out of 34 winners from AITC, 13 (65%) out of 20 winners from BJD and 6 (33%) out of 18 winners from Shiv Sena won with less than 50% of total votes polled in their constituency.
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  • Winners with highest vote share: Jardosh Darshnaben Vikrambhai of BJP from Surat Constituency won with a vote share of 76% of total votes polled from his constituency. He is followed by Narendra Modi of BJP from Vadodara constituency with 73% of total votes polled and Patil Chandrakant Raghunath of BJP from Navsari constituency with 71% of total votes polled in the constituency. 
​Representativeness​
  • Average representativeness of winners: All the winners of the Lok Sabha 2014 elections won with an average of 31% of the total registered voters. This implies that the winners represent on an average, 31% of the total electorate. In Lok Sabha elections 2009, the winners won by an average of 26% of the total registered voters. This implies that the winners in 2009, represented on an average, 26% of the total electorate.
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  • Winners with Representativeness of more than 50%: Only 4 MPs out of 543 have shown representativeness of more than 50% and they are:
Constituency
Candidate Name
Party
Total Registered Voters
Total Votes Polled for Winner
% of Representativeness
Nagaland
Neiphiu Rio
NPF
11,82,948
7,13,372
60%
Tripura East
Jitendra Choudhury
CPI(M)
11,40,269
6,23,771
55%
Tripura West
Sankar Prasad Datta
CPI(M)
12,48,550
6,71,665
54%
Vadodara
Narendra Modi
BJP
16,38,321
8,45,464
52%
  • Winners with Representativeness of less than 40%: 475 (87%) winners have won with less than 40% of total registered voters in their constituency.
  • Winners with Representativeness of less than 30%: 211 (39%) winners have won with less than 30% of total registered voters in their constituency.
  • Winners with Representativeness of less than 20%: 19 candidates have won with less than 20% of total registered voters in their constituency.
  • Party-wise Representativeness of less than 40%: Out of 282 winners of BJP, 250 (89%) have won with less than 40% of  votes out of total registered voters in their constituency. 42(95%) out of 44 winners from INC, 34 (92%) out of 37 winners from AIADMK, 27 (79%) out of 34 winners from AITC, 18 (90%) out of 20 winners from BJD and all 18 winners from Shiv Sena won with less than 40% of votes out of total registered voters in their constituency. 
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  • Winners with lowest representativeness: Tariq Hameed Karra from Srinagar constituency won with 13% out of the total registered voters in the constituency followed by Muzaffar Hussain Baig from Baramulla constituency and Mehbooba Mufti from Anantnag constituency both with 15% out of the total registered voters in their constituency. All three winners are from JKPDP. 
None of the Above
  • The total number votes polled for NOTA: The total number of votes polled for the None-of-the-Above option was 60,00,197 (60 lakhs plus) votes.
  • Percentage of votes polled for NOTA: 1.08% of total votes polled were for the None-of-the-Above button
  • Highest percentage of votes polled for NOTA in a constituency: The highest percentage of votes polled for NOTA was in Bastar constituency, Chhattisgarh with 38772 (5.04%) votes polled followed by Nilgiris constituency, Tamil Nadu with 46559 (4.99%) votes polled for NOTA and 44408 (4.34%) votes in Nabarangpur constituency, Odisha. 

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POLL SHOWS PROFESSIONAL GOLFERS ARE THE ULTIMATE BUSINESS TRAVELLERS

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The Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts brand and the PGA TOUR reveal travel activity of
golf pros

New Delhi, India, 4 June 2014 – From professional golfers to caddies to tournament staffers, the golf community is comprised of seasoned business travellers. Results released today by the Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts brand reveal that PGA TOUR golfers travel on average more than 44,000 miles per year for tournament activity, equating to almost two round the world trips[1].

Ahead of the Crowne Plaza Invitational at Colonial, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, in partnership with the PGA TOUR, investigated player travel activity and polled more than 70 golfers across the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour andWeb.com Tour to uncover their travel-related habits and preferences.

Results revealed that more than half (56 percent) of golfers across the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour or Web.com Tour are on the road for work – either for tournament play or sponsor obligations – at least 150 nights per year, with 22 percent amassing more than 200 nights on the road.

The poll also revealed that staying connected while on the road for work was important for players. Complimentary Wi-Fi, now standard at all Crowne Plaza hotels, was a key priority with 86 percent of players polled marking this as one of the most important things a hotel can offer them.

PGA TOUR professional golfer and Crowne Plaza brand ambassador Rickie Fowler is one of the sport’s most avid business travellers, having competed in 24 tournaments last year and racking up more than 72,000 miles in 2013 (PGA TOUR events and sponsor obligations).

“I’m really not much different from the average business traveller. I just happen to do my work on a golf course,” said Fowler. “With limited opportunities during the day, I like to check my email, stay up to date with the latest news and connect with fans on social media when I get back to my hotel, and the free Wi-Fi at Crowne Plaza hotels makes it easy for me to connect quickly on the road.”

In addition to complimentary Wi-Fi, Crowne Plaza hotels in the Americas are rolling out several new features designed to empower ambitious, career-focused travellers, centered on three key areas: Connectivity, Wellness and Productivity.New technology offers single Internet sign-on, free and reliable Wi-Fi, one-click secure wireless printing and easy access to power outlets and charging cords, ensuring guests are “always on.” Guests can stay healthy and re-energize withhealthy snacks and drinks for purchase and complimentary fresh water for the essential pick-me-up. Hotels also have the option to offer run stations providing local running routes and towels.

“Our guests want an environment where they can be productive while on the road for work,” said Gina LaBarre, vice president, Americas brand management, Crowne Plaza, IHG. “When they’re travelling thousands of miles a year, whether they’re a professional golfer or a more typical business traveller, our guests need a hotel where they can easily focus on getting their work done, and that’s what we offer at Crowne Plaza hotels.”

Other notable findings from the player poll reveal:
-       92 percent of respondents travel with a smart phone; 73 percent travel with a tablet and 58 percent with a laptop while on the road for work
-       97 percent of respondents use hotel Wi-Fi multiple times per day while 100 percent said they use it at least once a day
-       Being professional athletes, 58 percent of respondents stated that the ability to continue their fitness routine is most essential in helping maintain a health and fitness regimen while on the road.

To see an infographic with more details, click here.

Media Enquiries:
Anne-Lise Berthon
Brand Communications Manager
InterContinental Hotels Group
Tel: +65 6395 6147
Email:  annelise.berthon@ihg.com

Sanyukta Dutta / Shweta Kshetrapal 
Ogilvy Public Relations
Mob: 9811507945 / 9891980005
Email: sanyukta.dutta@ogilvy.com / shweta.kshetrapal@ogilvy.com
Notes to Editors:

About the PGA TOUR player poll: The Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts brand, in partnership with the PGA TOUR, investigated player travel activity across 2013 and polled more than 73 golfers from the PGA TOUR (24), Champions Tour (25) and Web.com Tour (24). Results were evaluated by Research+Data Insights.

About Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts: Part of the IHG global portfolio, the Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts brand is a dynamic upscale hotel brand located in more than 60 countries around the world in major urban centres, gateway cities and resort destinations. As the fourth largest upscale full-service hotel brand in the world and one of the fastest growing, the Crowne Plaza brand has a solid foundation for future growth. The portfolio has doubled since 2003 to nearly 400 hotels, and the global pipeline has increased fourfold to nearly 100 hotels. At Crowne Plaza hotels, we help our guests feel energised and productive, with 24-hour business services, wireless high speed Internet access in the lobby, and fitness and leisure facilities. Our Sleep Advantage® program ensures our guests get a great night’s sleep to power through their day. For reservations at Crowne Plaza properties, visit www.crowneplaza.com. Connect with us on Twitter: www.twitter.com/crowneplaza  or Facebook: www.Facebook.com/crowneplaza.


About IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group): IHG (InterContinental Hotels Group) [LON:IHG, NYSE:IHG (ADRs)] is a global organisation with a broad portfolio of nine hotel brands, including InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts, Hotel Indigo®, Crowne Plaza® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn® Hotels & Resorts, Holiday Inn Express®, Staybridge Suites®, Candlewood Suites®, EVEN™ Hotels and HUALUXE® Hotels and Resorts.

IHG manages IHG® Rewards Club, the world’s first and largest hotel loyalty programme with nearly 79 million members worldwide. The programme was relaunched in July 2013, offering enhanced benefits for members including free internet across all hotels, globally.

IHG franchises, leases, manages or owns over 4,700 hotels and 688,000 guest rooms in nearly 100 countries and territories, with more than 1,100 hotels in its development pipeline.

InterContinental Hotels Group PLC is the Group’s holding company and is incorporated in Great Britain and registered in England and Wales.

Visit www.ihg.com for hotel information and reservations and www.ihgrewardsclub.com for more on IHG Rewards Club. For our latest news, visit: www.ihg.com/mediawww.twitter.com/ihgwww.facebook.com/ihg or www.youtube.com/ihgplc.


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Shweta Kshetrapal 
Ogilvy Public Relations
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Global Business Park, MG Road, Gurgaon.


 

AAP condemns ABVP attack on DU campus

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From: AAP Media Cell  Wed, 4 Jun ’14 3:51p

Press Release                      June 4, 2014


The Aam Aadmi Party condemns the attack on the volunteers of the Chatra Yuva Sangharsh Samiti (CYSS) by the top leadership of the Akhil Bhartiya Vidyarthi Parishad (ABVP) in the Delhi University campus on Wednesday.
ABVP workers, led by their national leaders made repeated attempts to remove the helpdesk set-up by the CYSS volunteers outside the Daulat Ram College in the University’s North Campus.
They resorted to violence when the CYSS leaders requested them to desist from disturbing the peace in the campus. The attackers who beat up the volunteers and students were led by the ABVP national secretary.
It is shocking that the BJP’s student wing is resorting to physical violence and intimidation when the admissions process has just started.
The AAP demands that the DU administration should ensure peace in the university campus and elements trying to spread lawlessness need to be sternly dealt with.
The intolerance and hooliganism have no place in academic centres and it is the duty of the DU authorities to take all possible steps for restoring the University’s autonomy and foil any attempts of political interference on its campuses.
Coming shortly after the authorities flip-flops on the suspension of five officials on the issue of admission card of the union human resources development minister becoming public, these incidents of hooliganism by the ABVP workers is further showing the authorities in poor light.
It is high time that the DU authorities act swiftly to dispel any notion of their working under pressure to please the bosses of the current political establishment.     

Regards
AAP Media Cell    


 

Janaagraha announcing 2nd Edition of Annual Survey of India’s City Systems (ASICS):

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Invitation for Press Conference :

From: Sahil Raina  Wed, 4 Jun ’14 2:49p






Regards,
Sahil Raina
Senior Account Executive
sahil.raina@mslgroup.com



 

ZEEL announces the launch of its Premium Mass Hindi GEC in India – ‘Zindagi’

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~With handpicked stories by acclaimed writers, the channel will launch on 23 June 2014 ~

Visa Insano Ko Lagta Hai, Kahaniyon Ko Nahin….
Khushi Gham Aansoo Aur Muskaan, Aaj Bhi Passport Ki Muhar Se Azad Hai…
Chaliye Jee Ke Dekhein Wo Zindagi,
Jo Sarhad Ke Dono Taraf Aabaad Hai…

New Delhi, June 03, 2014: Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), the world’s leading Television Network with 700+ million viewers in 170 countries today announced the launch of its new channel in India – Zindagi. The launch of Zindagireinforces the vision of ZEEL’s corporate philosophy ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam – The world is my family’ and aims to unite people in India and across the world with sh0ws produced overseas. It is a first ever National launch for a Hindi language channel as the company believes that the stories showcased on this channel will have an appeal even in Southern India. Zindagi kicks off with the collection of the best shows picked from across the border that embrace universal emotions. Announcing its launch on June 23, 2014 in Delhi todaywere Mr. Bharat Ranga –ZEEL, Chief Content and Creative Officer, Ms. Shailja Kejriwal – Content Head – Special Projects, Ms. Priyanka Datta –Business Head – Zindagi & FTA Cluster and Mr. Akash Chawla – ZEEL, Marketing Head National Channel.
Targeted at the family viewing with today’s Indian sensibilities of wanting to balance household responsibilities and at the same time, creating one’s own identity, the channel is set to infuse fresh storytelling to the Indian Television industry. The channel proposition ‘Jodey Dilon Ko’ is based on the fact that even if people across the globe are culturally different, the stories of their lives are universal. Zindagi aims to showcase Real, Friendly, Vibrant and Premium stories of those from across the world that share similar cultural backgrounds, morals and values that are also intrinsic to India. It is set to bring in a brand new entertainment experience for audiences in India as well as across the world with its selective programming content such as fiction shows with mass relevance in India and stories that mainly dwell in Romance, Love and Family drama. With the launch of another Hindi GEC – Zindagi, ZEEL is further strengthening its position in the Indian Entertainment domain.
Commenting on the launch, Mr. Bharat, Chief Content and Creative Officer, ZEEL Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited says, “The launch of Zindagi is significant in many ways. It is a step forward to further expand the ZEEL Network in India and overseas. This channel is a first in its category of GECs and another first that Zee is trying to bring to its viewers. It will offer alternative fiction content suitable for Indian sensibilities and produced by content creators from around the world. We believe that culture and talent should not be bound by any barriers.


“The market share of GECs has increased from 34 percent in 2008 to 40 percent in 2013. Last year, when we launched Zee Anmol in the FTA space, it expanded the FTA share within Hindi GECs from 6 percent to 8 percent, with other networks following its success. Extensive research conducted across cities in India for Zindagi has revealed that audiences are ready for alternative content, as has already been demonstrated in film viewing, and we aim to bring this fresh alternative to our viewers on television.”
The new channel will engage and interact with its audience through diverse shows written by award-winning novelists, literary stalwarts and many of these shows are adapted from famous novels and books. Zindagi will be available 24 hours on bothAnalog and Digital (DTH and digital cable) platforms in India.

About Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited

Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited is one of India’s leading television media and entertainment companies. It is amongst the largest producers and aggregators of Hindi programming in the world, with an extensive library housing over 120,000 hours of television content. With rights to more than 3,500 movie titles from foremost studios and of iconic film stars, ZEE houses the world’s largest Hindi film library. Through its strong presence worldwide, ZEE entertains over 700 million viewers across 169 countries.  ZEE has been selected Business Superbrands 2010-11, Industry Validated.
Pioneer of television entertainment industry in India, ZEE’s well known brands include Zee TV, Zee Cinema, Zee Premier, Zee Action, Zee Classic, &Pictures, Zee Anmol, Zee Smile, 9X, Ten Sports, Ten Cricket, Ten Action, Ten Golf, Zee Cafe, Zee Studio, Zee Jagran, Zee Salaam, Zing, ETC Music, Zee Khana Khazana and Zee Q. The company also has a strong offering in the regional language domain with channels such as Zee Marathi, Zee Talkies, Zee Bangla, Zee Bangla Cinema, Zee Telugu, Zee Kannada and Zee Tamizh. The company’s recently launched HD offerings include Zee TV HD, Zee Cinema HD, Zee Studio HD and Ten HD.
ZEE and its affiliate companies have leading presence across the media value chain including television broadcasting, cable distribution, direct-to-home satellite services, digital media and print media amongst others. More information about ZEE and its businesses is available on www.zeetelevision.com

About Zindagi

Zindagi is the latest channel to be launched by Zee Entertainment Enterprises Limited (ZEEL), one of India’s leading television, media and entertainment companies. ZEEL is amongst the largest producers and aggregators of Hindi programming in the world, with an extensive library housing over 1.2 lakh + hours of television content and with rights to more than 3,500 movie titles from foremost studios and of iconic film star. Through its strong presence worldwide, ZEEL entertains over 700+ million viewers across 170 countries. Zindagi is a reflection of ZEEL’s corporate philosophy of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ meaning “The World Is My Family’. The channel will bring international content to India with an underlying theme  that people may be culturally different, celebrating different festivals, living across borders, however, the stories of our lives which are universal bind us together and bring us closer:  ‘Zindagi….Jodey Dilon Ko’. Zindagi aims to showcase Real, Friendly, Vibrant and Premium stories and will engage and interact with its audience through diverse shows written by award-winning novelists, literary stalwarts and many of these shows are adapted from



famous novels and books. Zindagi will be available 24 hours on both Analog and Digital (DTH and digital cable) platforms in India.
For further information
Usha Rachael Thomas
usha.thomas@zee.esselgroup.com
Zahabia Rangwala
Zahabia@avian-media.com


 

Felicitation ceremony of Malavath Poorna and Sadhanapalli Anand Kumar

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Felicitation ceremony of Malavath Poorna and Sadhanapalli Anand Kumar at Andhra Bhavan on 5 June at 5.30 pm
From: Archie Bandyopadhyay  Wed, 4 Jun ’14 10:14a
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Dear Friends
 
You are invited to join us in felicitating Malavath Poorna, who at the tender age of 13 became the youngest woman to conquer the Mount Everest, and Sadhanapalli Anand Kumar, a class IX student, who accompanied her. Please join us in congratulating them on their historic achievement!
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Orchie Bandyopadhyay
Media and Communications Manager
National Campaign on Dalit Human Rights (NCDHR)
8/1 South Patel Nagar, 2nd Floor
New Delhi – 110 008
Mobile: +91 9650170077
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