On a TV program on News 18 India yesterday, Acharya Pramod Krishnam, who came third in the Lucknow Lok Sabha seat in the 2019 general elections, with just 16.1% of the votes, said that the BJP got 20 crore total votes in the elections, and the Congress got 12 crore votes, implying that the difference was not too much.
Firstly, someone has to teach Mr. Krishnam some basic Class 1 arithmetic. Even if his numbers were correct, the BJP got 66.67% more votes than the Congress, so his implying a small difference was totally wrong.
Secondly, the Acharya’s numbers were way off the mark. While the BJP (including an independent candidate that the party supported in Mandya, Karnataka) got 22,97,78,830 votes (23 crores), the Congress (including an independent candidate that the party supported in Amravati, Maharashtra) got 12,00,05,832 votes (12 crores).
Therefore, the BJP actually got 91.5% more votes than the Congress.
Is this a small difference? When will the Congress stop attempting to try and fool the people? Have they not learned anything from two successive routings in the 2014 and 2019?