India General Election Results - 2009
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 the 15th Lok Sabha 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.
15th Lok Sabha Election Results
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.
|*Map showing the no. of constituencies in each state of India|
Interesting Facts on 15th Lok Sabha Elections 2009
The general elections 2009 lasted from 16 April to 13 May, and resulted in the Indian National Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) forming the government at the centre. But buried in the overwhelming and seemingly dull pile of numbers are some sparkling bits of trivia that are worth a look. Here’s a compilation:
- The constituency of Ladakh, Jammu and Kashmir, was the one with the largest area – 173,266.37 sq km.
- The constituency of Chandni Chowk, Delhi, had the smallest area - 10.59 sq km. That means, Ladakh would have accommodated almost 16,500 such constituencies!
- The constituency of Outer Delhi witnessed the presence of largest number of voters – 3,368,399.
- The parliamentary constituency of Lakshadweep witnessed the lowest number of voters – 39,033. This can be explained by the much smaller population there.
- The constituency of Madras South had the maximum number of contestants – 35. One can imagine the predicament of the voters trying to make a choice!
- The polling station of Dharampur (Polling station no. 29) in Miao assembly, Arunachal East, had the minimum number of voters – only one!
- Number of women candidates who became MPs – 45.
- The state of Uttar Pradesh had the maximum women winners – 7. It also had the maximum women candidates – 61.
- The state of Goa had the minimum women candidates – only one.
- The oldest candidate was Ramchandra Veerappa from Bidar, Karnataka, aged 94 years!
- Oldest winner candidate namely Ramchandra Veerappa from Bidar, Karnataka- 94 years.
- The youngest winning candidate was Sachin Pilot from Dausa, Rajasthan, aged only 26 years.
- The Santhemarahalli constituency of Karnataka saw the incredible when the winning margin was a single vote!
- The winning candidate with maximum margin of votes was from the Arambagh constituency in West Bengal. The margin was a whopping 5,92,502 votes.
- The winner candidate with minimum margin of votes was from Lakshadweep. The candidate won by a difference of 71 votes.
- The winning candidate with maximum number of votes was Sajjan Kumar from Outer Delhi. He received 855,543 votes.
- The winner candidate with the minimum number of votes (15,597) was Dr. P. Pookunhikoya from Lakshadweep.
- The candidate who secured minimum number of votes was Ashok Kumar from the Chandni Chowk constituency. He got only 45 votes.
- The average age of the elected MPs was 52.63 years.
- The total number of electronic voting machines installed was 10.75 lakh.
Below is a table showing the results for the 15th Lok Sabha Elections 2009 state wise.
|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 January 25, 2014