In the 50 odd years the Congress Party has ruled India, it has been elected to power invariably by around 25 percent of the popular vote — meaning, it has never enjoyed majority support, not for itself nor for its policies. Various theories have been propounded about why this has come about. But there’s been nothing so compelling and succinct as the following analysis that’s doing the rounds on Facebook. A part of it is reproduced below. Hats off to the original analyst!
Read carefully again and again, and understand!
Reasons why Congress is winning for the past 65 years and why it will win in the future:
(A view Point)
Currently, on an average (over states) there are:
15% Muslims, 8% Christians, 7% Others and 70% Hindus.
That means: out of 100 people, there are 70 Hindus, 8 Christians, 15 Muslims and 7 others.
Voter registration is as follows:
90% of Muslims, 90% Christians and 60% Hindus and 90% Others.
This means: out of 100 people, 42 Hindus, 14 Muslims, 7 Christians and 6 ‘Others’ will register for vote.
Now, interesting point
Out of the registered voters having voter ID or at least having interest in selecting their representative.
Have a look at the number of turnouts:
50% Hindus will vote, 90% Muslims will vote, 90% Christians will vote and 90% others will vote.
This means: Ultimately 21 Hindus will vote, 13 Muslims will vote, 6 Christians and 5 ‘Others’ will vote during
election and these 45 (45%) people are responsible for selecting the representative and deciding the future
of our dear Great mother land (India!!!)
Now see Out of these 45 people of total population who votes for whom!
It is highly likely that out of 13 Muslims, 10 will vote for Congress,
Out of 6 Christians, 5 will vote for Congress and
Out of 5 others, 3 will vote for congress.
it means: Congress will get 18 non Hindu votes, BJP may get 1 Muslim or Christian and 1 others vote.
So what BJP has got? BJP has got 2 non Hindu votes!
Other parties, that are third front, may get 2 Muslim or Christian and 1 vote from others. That is, ‘Others’
may get 3 non Hindu votes.