The 17th Lok Sabha Elections were held across India in 2019. The election was conducted in seven phases from 11 April to 19 May 2019 with the results being declared on 23rd May 2019.
543 constituencies out of 545 went to polls this parliament election. Uttar Pradesh had the most number of constituencies (80). This election was described by many as one of the largest democratic elections in the world. Here are a few interesting facts about the elections.
Voter Share Of Different Parties – A Comparison Of 2014 And 2019
Vote share refers to the percentage of votes won by a party. This is not the same as the number of seats won by a party. When comparing the vote share of the 2014 and 2019 general elections, the BJP showed the maximum growth.
Karnataka Lok Sabha Vote share Comparision – 1989 To 2019
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2019 Lok Sabha Elections – At A Glance
- Polls took place for 543 out of the 545. The remaining 2 seats are reserved for Anglo Indians and are nominated by the President of India
- The 2019 Lok Sabha elections were spread over 39 days. This is the longest election in India.
- Contraband worth INR 3,400 crore were sized various parties
- Faridabad, in Haryana, is the only LS constituency to consistently voted national winning party in every election since 1977
- Most number of constituencies is 80 in UP
- Parties recognized by the Election Commission contested -1,841
Voters In 2019 Parliament Election
- The number of registered voters 2019 – 902 million. Significantly larger than entire Europe’s population. Registered voters in 2014 were – 814.5 million.
- First Time voters – around 8 crore
- First-time male voters – 3.80 crores
- First-time female voters – 4.35 crore
- 71,735 overseas voters were enrolled for this election
2019 Lok Sabha Elections – Trivia About Polling Stations EVMS And More
- At a height of 15,256 feet, the polling station set up in Tashigang, Himachal Pradesh was the highest polling station in the world.
- Number of polling stations set up by the Election Commission – 1 million
- The number of electronic voting machines used –2.33 million
- Cost of polling exercise -500 billion according to the New Delhi-based Centre for Media Studies
2019 Parliament Elections And The Candidates
- A total of 8,049 candidates contested for this election
- Ramesh Kumar Sharma, an Independent candidate from the Patliputra Lok Sabha seat in Bihar was the richest candidate in the 2019 elections with declared assets over INR 1,107 crore.
- 881 candidates with declared assets worth ₹5 crore or more contested
- More than 16 candidates declared zero assets
- Nizamabad in Telangana had the maximum number of candidates- 185
MPs In The 2019 Parliament
- 25 years and 11 months old Chandrani Murmu (BJD), will be the youngest MP.
- 90-year-old Alagar P. (Madurai) was the oldest candidate in this election
- No sitting MPs contested for re-election from Nagaland, Sikkim, Manipur, Chhattisgarh, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, and Puducherry
- 12% of MPs are below the age of 40 years
- 6% of MPs are above the age of 70 years
- 394 MPs have completed their graduation
- There are around 233 MPs with declared criminal cases in 2019 Lok Sabha. In 2014 it was only 112
- 10 convicted MPs
- This Lok Sabha will have an inspector turned MP- Gorantla Madhav (YSRCP) from Hindupur Andhra. His winning margin is 140,748 vote
Women And The Lok Sabha Elections 2019
- 724 female candidates contested the elections
- 222 of these candidates contested the elections as independent candidates
- The Congress party had 54 female contestants-the maximum number of women contesting for a single party
- Of the 542 MPs elected, 78 were women. This is the highest number of women elected.
- West Bengal and Uttar Pradesh elected 11 women each as MPs
- 27 of the sitting 41 female MPs retained their seats.
Read more about Women In The Lok Sabha Since Independence
Transgender And The 2019 Lok Sabha Elections
- 4 transgender candidates contested the elections as independent candidates
- The AAP was the only party to have a transgender candidate
- The number of transgender voters in 2019 41,292. In 2014 it was 25,527
- The highest turnout of transgender voters – 167 in Mumbai (North)
- Bangalore North saw the second highest turnout of other voters -105
2004 Lok Sabha To 2018 Assembly Election Results
- Karnataka Lok Sabha Election Results 2019
- 2014 Lok Sabha Elections Result From Karnataka
- 2009 Lok Sabha Elections Result From Karnataka
- 2004 Lok Sabha Election Result From Karnataka
- 2018 Karnataka Assembly Election Results
- 2013 Karnataka Assembly Election Results
- 2004 Karnataka Assembly Election Results
2019 Karnataka Lok Sabha Election
- Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections 2019 – Poll Dates And More
- Karnataka Lok Sabha 2019 Candidates List
- Loksabha Elections 2019: Opinion Polls, Exit Polls, Results
- Karnataka Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Voter Turnout
- The Counting Of Votes For Lok Sabha 2019– Everything You Must Know