DATE=10/6/1999 TYPE=CORRESPONDENT REPORT TITLE=INDIA VOTE RESULTS (L-O) NUMBER=2-254713 BYLINE=PAMELA D SOUZA DATELINE=NEW DELHI INTERNET=YES CONTENT= VOICED AT: INTRO: In India, the results from the country's month-long election show the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has swept parliamentary elections in Greater New Delhi. As Pamela D'souza reports from the Indian capital, the results are a surprise to many because of gains the opposition Congress Party made in the regional assembly elections last year. Text: The Bharatiya Janata Party headquarters bears a festive look as results announcing its victory in New Delhi are made public. The B-J-P has won all seven parliament seats in the capital. In a high-profile contest, Congress Party candidate and former Finance Minister Manmohan Singh lost to B- J-P incumbent, V-K Malholtra. It was Mr. Singh's first race for parliament, but Congress Party leaders considered him to be a possible contender for Prime Minister if they won the election. Mr. Malhotra says the people of New Delhi voted for the B-J-P because they like Prime Minister Atal Behari Vajpayee, who heads the party. // MALHOTRA ACT // One; is definitely Atal Bihari Vajpayee's name. Everybody wanted him to be the Prime Minister and they gave all-out support to all the candidates of Vajpayee (The Prime Minister) in Delhi. This is number -one. Number two; our workers worked very hard. They learnt their lesson from the last assembly elections, (this time) they were united and the organization was doing very well, especially in my area, I must say. And third; the candidates also. The B-J-P put up the candidates who had done the great service to people of Delhi. // END ACT // Despite its recent electoral success in the New Delhi region, the Congress Party did not win a single seat this time. Congress Party General Secretary Oscar Fernandes thinks his party in New Delhi was not given enough time to address regional problems and that is why it failed to get any seats in the election. // OSCAR ACTUALITY // High expectation of the people after the assembly polls. We thought we would be able to resolve many of the problems, but these are long-term things -- water and power are long- term things. You can not do it overnight. We should have educated the people that we would take time to do that. // END ACT // // OPT // Congress Party Joint Secretary Jayram Ramesh agrees, and says his party is to blame for its performance in New Delhi. // RAMESH ACT // It is a complete failure of the party organization. And complete failure of the ability of the party to mobilize its own voters and its own cadres. // END ACT // END OPT // Even though they have lost the capital, Congress-Party leaders say they are optimistic about picking up seats elsewhere in the country. Final results are expected by Friday and a new government is expected to be in place by the middle of the month. (SIGNED) NEB/PDS/RAE 06-Oct-1999 10:54 AM EDT (06-Oct-1999 1454 UTC) NNNN Source: Voice of America .