The euphoria of elections and the feverish pitch of electioneering has given way to excitement and anxiety as the results for the parliamentary elections 2009 started trickling in. It is almost certain that India would have a congress led UPA at the helm of affairs as it put up a stunning performance in almost all states including the traditional red bastions of West Bengal and Kerala. After a history of hung assemblies, this time the Congress-led UPA is confident of setting up a government on its own as it has the required number of seats.
In Kerala, Congress won 16 seats only conceding four seats to the ruling left front. In the election fray there were experienced statesmen of the league of Prof. K V Thomas and first timers like Shashi Tharoor, the former UN under secretary general who won by a comfortable margin from the Kerala capital city of Thiruvananathapuram. In Kerala once again it was a neck and neck race between The congress and the left with the BJP once again failing to make their mark.
The largest democracy in the world , India has yet again come out successful in conducting the poll in a peaceful and efficient manner and the electorate have shown the prudence to pick up candidates who have proved their mettle. The Indian voters have once again decided to return a congress led government in the centre, to ensure steady growth and progress under the able leadership of some of the best administrators of contemporary India.