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Interesting Facts Of India's General Elections 2014

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The 16th Lok Sabha polls registered a record average voter turnout of 66.4%.Dhubri of Assam witnessed the...

The 16th Lok Sabha polls registered a record average voter turnout of 66.4%.Dhubri of Assam witnessed the highest turnout at 88.22% followed by Nagaland at 87.82%; Srinagar of J&K registered the lowest turnout at 25.90%, followed by Anantnag of the same state.

Table 1: Top 10 Parliamentary Constituencies in terms of Voter Turnout

Sl. No

Parliamentary Constituency

State/UT

Voter Turnout

1

Dhubri

Assam

88.22%

2

Nagaland

Nagaland

87.82%

3

Tamluk

West Bengal

87.59%

4

Bishnupur

West Bengal

86.72%

5

Lakshadweep

Lakshadweep

86.61%

6

Kanthi

West Bengal

86.61%

7

Bardhaman Purba

West Bengal

86.21%

8

Tripura West

Tripura

85.92%

9

Basirhat

West Bengal

85.45%

10

Birbhum

West Bengal

85.33%

Source: Election Commsion of India

Table 2: Bottom 10 Parliamentary Constituencies in terms of Voter Turnout

Sl. No

Parliamentary Constituency

State/UT

Voter Turnout

1

Srinagar

Jammu &Kashmir

25.90%

2

Anantnag

Jammu &Kashmir

28.84%

3

Baramulla

Jammu &Kashmir

39.13%

4

Kalyan

Maharashtra

42.88%

5

Patna Sahib

Bihar

45.33%

6

Bhind

Madhya Pradesh

45.62%

7

Nalanda

Bihar

47.22%

8

Mumbai North Central

Maharashtra

48.61%

9

Arrah

Bihar

48.75%

10

Bansgaon

Uttar Pradesh

49.88%


Interesting Facts Of India's General Elections 2014 That Every Indian Should Know

Being Worlds largest democracy General Election 2014 had the highest number of voters in the world.

Over 150 million new voters are expected to exercise in this General Elections.

Election commission of India is the agency that conducts election

For the first time in history the electoral body had introduced “none of the above” option available for those who do not wish to vote for any of the candidate.

1.8 million machines were used in the elections with 814 million registered voters.11 million officials were appointed for this duty.

6 National Parties 50 Regional Parties and over 1500 unrecognized registered regional party.

No single party has won a majority in since 1989.

Interesting Facts Of India's General Elections 2014 That Every Indian Should Know

What are the weaknesses of the contest of elections.

1 The often repeated concerns of india is corruption, lack of transparency and accountability

2 Some are frustrated with multiparty democracy, causes national level political issues related to caste religion and community.

3 Uneducated candidates, Criminals cases over them

4 The major weakesness id the gap between politician and the people, as a result many don’t even know the locale candidates.

What the aam aadmi the common man wants as per the polls

1 Economic development – jobs , technology , tourism, economic equality , industrial expansion.

2 Removing corruption

3 Better infrastructure

4 Better living conditions and roads.

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