Fact and Figures : Indian Election


File Picture: Arun Lodh

File Picture: Arun Lodh

Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) were first used in Kerala, designed by Electronics Corporation of India Ltd. and Bharat Electronics Ltd. 

An electronic voting machine (EVM) can support 64 candidates, the highest number. If the number exceeds, then manual ballot would be  used.

1033 candidates contested for a single seat: Modaurichi assembly constituency in Tamil Nadu in 1996. The ballot paper looked like a  booklet.

Bahujan Samaj Party(BSP) of Mayawati and George W Bush`s Republican Party (USA) :the same electoral symbol-the elephant.

Former Prime Minister of India Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s father and mother  share the same name Krishna. Krishna Bihari Vajpayee is his father’s name and mother’s name is Krishna Devi.


File Picture: Arun Lodh

File Picture: Arun Lodh

Atal Bihari Vajpayee is the only parliamentarian of India to be elected from four different states i.e Uttar Pradesh (UP), Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh (MP) and Delhi.

Atal Bihari Vajpayee is the only Indian politician who had won from six different constituencies: Balrampur – 1957, 1967 (UP), Gwalior- 1971 (MP), New Delhi – 1977, 1980, Vidisha- 1991 (MP), Gandhinagar – 1996 (Gujrat), Lucknow – 1991, 1996, 1998 (UP).

In the year 1998 BJP ( Bharatiya Janata Party) won Lok Sabha(House of the People) seats for the first time in the states like West Bengal  and Tamil Nadu.

Chhindwara in Madhya Pradesh  has always returned Indian National Congress (INC) during the parliamentary elections.INC leader and Union Minister Kamal Nath represented it1980, 1984, 1989, 1991, 1996, 1998,1999, 2004,2009.

  Bomdila district in Arunachal Pradesh saw lowest voter turnout in a polling station. The numbers are just three.





About shanthanubh

A calcutta(India)based Independent newsresearcher and Investigative reporter.He has been working as a journalist for more than 15 years.He had worked as a news researcher for various news based programs in Calcutta.Shanthanu considers Deborah Potter and Theressha Collington Moore as his mentor because in his early days of journalism carrier, he was inspired and motivited by their works and learnt a lot from them about media ethics and news research.Though,a news researcher don't get enough credit for his job,he sticks to it.He believes that as journalists we should follow the jounalism mantra that if your mother says she loves you, check it out.we work as a store clerk.we believe that facts are more important than adjectives.Earlier,he also worked as a private investigator to brush up his skill as an Investigative Reporter.

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