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INR 25,00,000 To Astrologers For Predicting Election Results: CHALLENGE RESULTS ANNOUNCED

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INR 25,00,000 challenge to astrologers who accurately forecast result of Parliament Election 2009.

May 11th 2009

Science and Rationalists’ Association of India (Bharayatiya Bigyan o Yuktibadi Samiti) challenges all astrologers to forecast following results / information regarding Parliament Election 2009:–
1. How many seats will be acquired by Congress, BJP, TMC, CPI(M), BSP, RJD, Samajbadi Party, DMK, AIDMK?
2. How much differences in votes will remain to win/lose for Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Lalkrishna Advani, Mamata Bandopadhyay, Laluprasad Yadav, Rambilas Paswan from their respective nearest opponents?

If any astrologer can forecast the correct result, Science and Rationalists’ Association of India will give him or her INR 25,00,000.00 (Twenty five lakhs Indian Rupees which is approximately US$50,000.00) and shut down the Association.

Astrologers should forecast on 14th or 15th May 2009. They should send their forecast to Science and Rationalists’ Association of India by email (Email id of General Secretary: prabir_rationalist@hotmail.com , Email id of President: sumitra_humanist@hotmail.com ) and to any of the following Press:

Anandabazar Patrika
Bartaman
Star Ananda
Kolkata TV
The Statesman
The Times of India
NDTV
Aajtak
BBC
PTI
UNI
AFP
AP

Astrologers have the habit of announcing after every election that, they had predicted the correct result. Science and Rationalists’ Association of India challenges in order to stop such false propaganda.

Prabir Ghosh,
General Secretary,
Science and Rationalists’ Association of India

Sumitra Padmanabhan,
President,
Science and Rationalists’ Association of India

(Published at www.thefreethinker.tk )

The following update added May 19th, 2009.

RESULTS :

Science and Rationalists’ Association of India (Bharayatiya Bigyan o Yuktibadi Samiti) challenged all astrologers to forecast following results / information regarding Parliament Election 2009:–
How many seats will be acquired by Congress, BJP, TMC, CPI(M), BSP, RJD, Samajbadi Party, DMK, AIDMK?
How much differences in votes will remain to win/lose for Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Lalkrishna Advani, Mamata Bandopadhyay, Laluprasad Yadav, Rambilas Paswan from their respective nearest opponents?

Till May 15 late night we received 15 responses to the challenge (Click here to read more). As we expected, none of them had shown the correct position. The actual results started coming out and were broadcast on TV from the morning of the 16th. The replies received from 8am onwards on May 16 were not considered. The results are given below.

Results of the 2009 Parliament Election

Seats acquired by:

Congress   206

BJP        116

TMC    19

CPI(M)   16

BSP    21

RJD    4

Samajbadi Party  23

DMK    18

AIDMK   9

Manmohan Singh-has not contested, already elected in Rajya Sabha

Sonia Gandhi-won

Lalkrishna Advani-won

Mamata Bandopadhyay-won

Laluprasad Yadav-contested in 2; won in one, lost in the other

Rambilas Paswan-lost

Regarding the margin, there are such vast differences-most figures are in lakhs (hundred thousands)-that we do not think the details are necessary.

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14 Comments

  • 1. How many seats will be acquired by Congress, BJP, TMC, CPI(M), BSP, RJD, Samajbadi Party, DMK, AIDMK?

    prediction: congress – 135-140 seats, BJP- 160-180 seats, TMC-4seats. CPI(M) – 45 seats, BSP – 60-80 seats, RJD – 10-15seats, SP – 25-30 seats, DMK – 10-15 seats, AIDMK – 20-30 seats.

    2. How much differences in votes will remain to win/lose for Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Lalkrishna Advani, Mamata Bandopadhyay, Laluprasad Yadav, Rambilas Paswan from their respective nearest opponents?

    prediction: Manmohan Singh not contested, Sonia Gandhi – win by 25,000 votes and above, L.K Advani – win by 50,000 votes and above, Mamta – win by 10,000 and above, Laluprasad Yadav – lose by 10,000 votes, Rambilas Paswan – win by 15,000 votes and aboce

  • The question announced for astrologers for the poll predictions is given below

    1. Who will be the next prime minister of India ?
    Mr. Pranab Mukharjee

    2. Which party, combination of parties will come to power?
    Congerss- 152 seats
    SP(mulayam singh)- 26
    JD(s)- 7
    Independents- 17
    CPI(m)- 29
    CPI- 7
    SP- 2
    Forward Block- 2
    RJD- 9
    AIADMK- 19
    BJD- 7

    Totoal- 277

    Congress Patry leader with Mr. Pranab Mukharjee as the new prime misnister of India with the help of above alliance numbering total 277 will the next government.

    3. How many seats will each party win?

    a. Congress- 152
    b. BJP- 147
    c.CPI(m)- 29
    d. CPI- 7
    e.SP(Socialist party)- 2
    f. RJD- 9
    g. JD(s)- 7
    h. JD(u)- 3
    i. DMK- 13
    j.AIADMK- 19
    k. Trinamool Congress- 11
    l. BSP(MAYAWATHI)- 31
    m. BSP(Mulayam Singh)- 26

    4. The votes polled by each of the following candidates.
    a. Sonia Gandhi- 4,39,830
    b. Shashi Tharoor- 4,73,939
    c.Varun gandhi- 3,71,626
    d. Jayaprakash Hegde- 3,36,829
    e.S. Bangarappa- 3,87,226
    f.B.Y.Raghavendra- 4,26,727
    g.Sheena Rai- 2,23,550
    h. George Fernandes- 2,16,220
    i. L.K.Advani- 5,23,728
    j.Janrdhana Poojary- 4,37,750
    k.M.M.Joshi- 4,13,528

    Jai Maruthi

    with best wishes
    N.N.Seshadri

  • q.1 Who will be the next prime minister of India ?
    ans.-lal krishna advani is next prime ministe

    2 Which party, combination of parties will come to power?
    bhartiya janta party-182 seats

  • q.1 Who will be the next prime minister of India ?
    Ans.- Mr. Manmohan singh is next prime ministe

    q.2 Which party, combination of parties will come to power?
    Ans. – Congress Party-182 seats

  • POSITION OF SEATS OF EACH PARTY..!
    A. UPA-152
    B. BJP-140
    C. CPM-31
    D. CPI-09
    E. S.P-27
    F. BSP-24
    G. SOCILIST PARTY-03
    H. RJD – 11
    I. JD(S)-06
    J. JD(U)-04
    K. DMK-11
    L. AIADMK-21
    M. TRINMOOL CONGRESS-09

    THE DIFFERENCE OF VOTES WITH RUNNER UP..!
    a.SONIA GANDHI-79830
    b.SHASHI THOROOR-17339
    c.VARUN GANDHI-120222
    d.J.P.HEGDE-16554
    e.S.BANGARAPPA-13316
    f.B.Y.RAGHVENDRA-26727
    g.SHEENA RAI-5353
    h.G.FERNANDES-16220
    i.L.K.ADVANI-76525
    j.M.M.JOSHI-19528
    k.J.POOJARY-5341

    BEST REGARDS
    MANOJ BANGA (moradabad)

  • Dear sir,
    the NDA will we won the election this year BJP will make the governments by the help of other party, the the new prime minister will be from BJP government shir lal krishna advani.

    Thank you
    Kailash pandey

  • 1. Who will be the next prime minister of India ?
    Mr.Lal Krishan Advani

    2. Which party, combination of parties will come to power?
    Bhartiya janta Party-165 seats
    SP(mulayam singh)- 30
    JD(s)-5
    Independents- 10
    CPI(m)- 25
    CPI- 9
    SP-1
    Forward Block- 2
    RJD-7
    AIADMK- 22
    BJD- 5
    Trinamool Congress- 8
    Totoal- 282

    Bhartiya janta party will form the new Govt. in the Leadership Of Mr. lal krishan advani with NDA allience.
    3. How many seats will each party win?

    a. Congress- 140
    b. BJP- 165
    c.CPI(m)- 25
    d. CPI- 9
    e.SP(Socialist party)- 1
    f. RJD-7
    g. JD(s)- 6
    h. JD(u)- 5
    i. DMK- 13
    j.AIADMK- 22
    k. Trinamool Congress- 08
    l. BSP(MAYAWATHI)- 30
    m. BSP(Mulayam Singh)- 30

    4. The votes polled by each of the following candidates.
    a. Sonia Gandhi- 5,25.241
    b. Shashi Tharoor-3,12,256
    c.Varun gandhi- 4,32.222
    d. Jayaprakash Hegde- 2,85,789
    e.S. Bangarappa- 3,85,451
    f.B.Y.Raghavendra- 3,78,261
    g.Sheena Rai- 3,10,256
    h. George Fernandes- 1,75,252
    i. L.K.Advani- 5,95,231
    j.Janrdhana Poojary- 3,54,693
    k.M.M.Joshi- 4,35,256

    parmod kumar

    with best wishes
    parmod kumar

  • 1. How many seats will be acquired by Congress, BJP, TMC, CPI(M), BSP, RJD, Samajbadi Party, DMK, AIDMk?

    answer- bjp – 125
    congress – 165
    jnc – 14
    cpi(m) – 28
    bsp – 28
    rjd – 12
    sp – 29
    dmk – 16
    aidmk – 13

    2. How much differences in votes will remain to win/lose for Manmohan Singh, Sonia Gandhi, Lalkrishna Advani, Mamata Bandopadhyay, Laluprasad Yadav, Rambilas Paswan from their respective nearest opponents?

    answer – sonia gandhi- 125000
    manmohan singh- 22000
    lalkrishna advani- 47000
    mamta bandopadhyay- 47000
    lalu prasad yadav- 72000
    rambilas paswan- 132000

    om namah shivaya…>>

    pranshu saxena…

  • Atheists and agnostics are right in most of their thinking

    It has been common among religious believers to look with misgiving at atheists and agnostics, and to think that they are mistaken; however, in many instances the opposite is the truth; some religious beliefs are not just baseless, but obsolete and irrelevant. It is unbelievable how myths and a religious fantasy have influenced human minds with more strength than reality!

    Most people don’t dare to confront their religious doubts; they are afraid of abandoning the “certainty” of their convictions, and opt for the status quo. The “God” of main line traditions simply does not exist. I accepted the challenge of finding the One who may be recognized even by agnostics and atheists, and came to the conclusion that God isn’t other than the Existence itself; and the Existence is, “I am,” the total existence, “All-That-Is.”

    There is a book most probably not written for you, but perhaps useful for some of your religious friends who still think that you are wrong and they are right: “Christianity Reformed From ist Roots.” It might help them to be relieved of the illusion, as I did myself. Distinguished philosophers and thinkers might give you an idea of this book—perhaps a generation ahead of time for most believers—(links below); or you might look at excerpts at Amazon.com.

    Jairo Mejia, M. Psych., Santa Clara University
    Episcopal Priest, Retired
    Carmel Valley, California

    http://www.mbay.net/~jmejia/Grudzen.htm
    http://www.mbay.net/~jmejia/Churcher.htm

  • […] Again in 2009, the Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations offered one million rupees to astrologers who could predict the elections results. Others have also challenged astrologers to make correct predictions, offering large sums to those who subject themselves to a serious test. Despite even the prize of a million dollars, no one is known to have won the challenge. (see http://nirmukta.com/2009/05/13/inr-2500000-to-astrologers-who-accurately-predict-results-of-india-pa&#8230😉 […]

  • […] Again in 2009, the Federation of Indian Rationalist Associations offered one million rupees to astrologers who could predict the elections results. Others have also challenged astrologers to make correct predictions, offering large sums to those who subject themselves to a serious test. Despite even the prize of a million dollars, no one is known to have won the challenge. (see http://nirmukta.com/2009/05/13/inr-2500000-to-astrologers-who-accurately-predict-results-of-india-pa&#8230😉 […]

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