Wednesday, 19 March 2014

Twenty Nine Winners Got Less Than 30% of Total Votes Polled in 2009 General Elections

In 2009 Lok Sabha Elections, there were twenty nine winning candidates who got less than 30% of votes polled. State wise, Uttar Pradesh had 14 such winners whereas Jharkhand had 6 candidates winning with less than 30% of votes polled in their respective constituencies. Bihar had five such winners. Other states with successful candidates getting less than 30% votes include Madhya Pradesh (2), Jammu and Kashmir (1) and Haryana (1).
 RJD won Buxar Lok Sabha seat in Bihar getting 21.27% of total votes polled for its candidate, which was the lowest percentage of votes bagged by any winner. Nawada, another Lok Sabha seat from Bihar had the winner getting 22.46% of votes polled. Moving to the neighbouring state Jharkhand, Chatra had winning candidate with 22.86% votes, Godda with 23.76% votes and Kodarma with 25.55% votes.
Uttar Pradesh had 14 successful candidates with less than 30% votes. Winner of Gonda seat got 25.72% of total votes polled, which was the lowest percentage for the State.
Tabular data of 29 winners with less than 30% votes is as follows:-
State
Lok Sabha Seat
%age of total votes polled
State
Lok Sabha Seat
%age of total votes polled
Uttar Pradesh
Aligarh
27.95
Uttar Pradesh
Gonda
25.72
Kheri
26.13
Sant Kabir Nagar
26.35
Pratapgarh
26.39
Ghosi
28.82
Farrukhabad
27.72
Salempur
27.54
Jhansi
29.32
Chandauli
26.85
Hamirpur
27.45
Bhadohi
29.73
Faizabad
28.24
Mirzapur
29.87
Jharkhand
Rajmahal
26.12
Jharkhand
Kodarma
25.55
Godda
23.76
Lohardaga
27.6
Chatra
22.86
Palamau
25.80
Bihar
Madhubani
29.48
Madhy Pradesh
Satna
29.51
Begusarai
28.64
Rewa
28.49
Banka
28.48
J & K
Ladakh
29.84
Buxar
21.27
Haryana
Hisar
29.99
Nawada
22.46

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