16th Lok Sabha Election 2014 results were declared on 16 May 2014. The elections were conducted in 543 constituencies across India.
In the Elections 2014, the main opposition party Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won the elections by securing 282 seats. On the other hand, the incumbent party the Indian National Congress (INC) lost the elections by securing only 44 seats.
National Democratic Alliance (NDA) led by BJP was successful at securing 334 seats, whereas, UPA led by INC was successful at securing only 60 seats.
Results of some important parties with largest share in the election are
|Bharatiya Janata Party||282|
|Indian National Congress||44|
|All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam||37|
|All India Trinamool Congress||34|
|Biju Janata Dal||20|
|Communist Party of India (Marxist)||9|
|Nationalist Congress Party||6|
|Aam Aadmi Party||4|
The BJP for the first time has won the elections with majority since independence and it is the only the second time that a non-congress party has succeeded at securing this feat.
Percentage of votes garnered by some important parties
The 16th Lok Sabha elections were held from 7 April 2014 to 12 May 2014 in ten different phases as the five year term of the 15th Lok Sabha was due to expire on 31 May 2014. The nine phase election turned into 10 phases because the election of Manipur was held on 11 April 2014 instead on 9 April 2014.
Apart from the Lok Sabha elections, the Assembly elections were also held in 4 states namely Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim.
Voter Turnout in General Election 2014
• General Election 2014 saw the total voter turnout of 66.48 percent. Out of this the male voters turnout was 67.17 percent and female voters turnout was 65.71 percent.
• Among the States and Union Territories, the highest voter turnout was for Nagaland State at 87.82 percent followed by Lakshadweep (86.61 percent) and Tripura (84.72 percent).
• Among the States and Union Territories, the lowest voter turnout was for Jammu & Kashmir State at 49.65 percent followed by Bihar (56.28 percent) and Uttar Pradesh (58.39 percent).
• In general, the voter turnout in General Election 2014 was higher than the voter turnout in General Election 2009. In the General Election 2009, the total voter turnout was 58.21 percent.
Some Important Facts about General Election 2014
• In the General Election 2014, Photo Electoral Rolls were distributed in all the States and Union Territories. Photo Electoral Rolls for the first time were distributed in 2009 across India except the State of Assam, Jammu & Kashmir and Nagaland. Also, Elector Photo Identity Cards (EPICs) were not distributed to electors in Assam and Nagaland.
The total electorate in the country for the General Elections 2014 was approximately 814.5 million compared to 713 million in 2009. This marks an increase of more than 100 million electors.
• Over 23 million electors were in the age group of 18 – 19 years. Electors in this age group constituted 2.88% of total electors, against 0.75% in 2009.
• For the first time, transgender persons were also able to exercise their vote in the General Election 2014 since the Commission allowed enrollment of transgender persons with gender written as "Others" in the electoral rolls since 2012.
Winning parties of the four states
• Odisha - Biju Janata Dal (BJD) emerged as the winner party
• Arunachal Pradesh – Congress emerged as winner in the election
• Sikkim - Ruling Democratic Front (SDF) won the elections
• Andhra Pradesh Assembly elctions were held for two different states namely Telangana and Seemandra
a) In Seemandra – Telgu Desam Party (TDP) won the election
b) In Telangana – Telangana Rastra Samithi (TRS) won the election