Electionsinindia releases books on election analysis
Posted on Feb 11 2014 | IBNS
New Delhi, Feb 11 : Electionsinindia.com recently released a set of five books that analyse the election results of Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Madhya Pradesh, Mizoram and Rajasthan where the assembly elections were held currently.
Since Independence, Electionsinindia.com offers summary results of all parliamentary and assembly constituencies in India through its portal and geospatial analysis of election results at town, village and booth level with the help of GIS maps.
Speaking on the occasion, portal Director R K Thukral said, "Analysing election results is a science in itself. These books propel analysis of state assembly election results to a new level via GIS maps."
Thukral said, "Not only is this one of the best techniques to decipher wider information at a glance, it also contains maps of basic features of assembly constituencies, demographic profile as well as electoral maps, besides state-level time-series comparisons in graphs and top-ten ranking of assembly constituencies and candidates."
Thukral revealed that maps of the last two assembly election results (2008 and 2013) were juxtaposed alongside to aid visual comparison.
Moreover, data used in the maps are annexed at the end of the books to facilitate better understanding of facts and figures.
He emphasized that these one-of-their-kind books facilitate faster comprehension about the performance of political parties and candidates during the previous elections and the latest one.
Published in English and Hindi, these books are imperative for political policy-makers, candidates, the media, psephologists, academicians, researchers, librarians and political science students.
Briefing the media during the launch, the Company's Managing Director Madan Bahal revealed, "ElectionsinIndia.com and 720 other websites disseminating data about India, its sectors, regions, states and districts are owned by Datanet India. For the past 13 years, Datanet has rendered yeoman service to the socio-economic research fraternity in India and abroad."
Bahal added, "Recently, Datanet India's initiatives were recognized by Limca Book of Records 2013 for holding the largest cluster of websites providing socio-economic and political statistical data."