In 2009 the fifteenth general elections of India were held. This time the Congress party and allies were in power. However, the Left parties and some of its allies withdrew support from the Congress government led by Manmohan Singh. There were many surprises this year and some disappointments as well. Around 714 million people exercised their vote, which led to around 58% turnout in the whole country.
Political backdrop of 2009
In 2009 it was the Congress and its allies to stay in power, and on the other hand it was the Left parties, the BJP, and the Trinamul Congress alliance, while many other regional parties became allies to various national-level parities. The election was to be one of its kind due to the large turnout expected in 2009. The number of voters had increased tremendously and that is why there was a lot of excitement during the elections.
The voters of the country this time also elected the UPA government and Dr. Manmohan Singh continued to be the Prime Minister of the country for the second term. Sonia Gandhi became the chief of the UPA. The UPA won around 261 out of 543 seats, and in the second position was NDA with 158 seats, while 23 seats were won by Left parties.
India General Election Results - 2009
|State||Winning Party||Number of Seats|
|Andaman & Nicobar Islands||BJP||1|
|Dadra & Nagar Haveli||BJP||1|
|Daman & Diu||BJP||1|
|Jammu & Kashmir||INC||2|
|Nct Of Delhi||INC||7|
Last Updated on 11/13/2013