2009 Lok Sabha Elections

  • Does a higher voter turnout mean a vote for change? April 10, 2014

    Marking a considerably high voter turnout as compared to the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, India voted for 91 constituencies in 14 states and Union Territories which went to polls in the third and substantial phase on Thursday, with Chandigarh witnessing the highest percentage of 74. ...
  • Sushma Swaraj would be a better PM than Modi: Digvijaya March 25, 2014

    Congress general secretary Digvijaya Singh on Tuesday said Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha, Sushma Swaraj would be a much better Prime Minister than Narendra Modi, the official nominee of BJP for the top post. "I say that Sushma would be a much better Prime Minister than Modi due to a...
  • In 2009 LS polls, 114 candidates lost by margin less than 3 pc March 23, 2014

    New Delhi: Losing an election is often a not to pleasant experience for a candidate. But what if the margin is wafer thin? 114 candidates in the 2009 Lok Sabha polls lost by margins as less as 3 per cent. 19 of such candidates were from Uttar Pradesh which sends 80...
  • 2009 polls: 84.6 per cent contestants lost their security deposits March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: In 2009 General Elections, 84.6 per cent contestants lost their security deposits as they failed to get a minimum of one-sixth of the total valid votes polled. Out of 8070 contestants in the fray, 6829 could not save their deposits. According to the Election Commission of India rules,...
  • 2009 elections: 29 winners got less than 30 pc of total votes polled March 19, 2014

    New Delhi: In 2009 Lok Sabha Elections, there were 28 winning candidates who got less than 30 per cent of total votes polled. Uttar Pradesh had 14 such winners whereas Jharkhand had 6 candidates winning with less than 30 per cent of votes polled in their respective constituencies. Bihar had...
  • LS polls: Interesting facts about world's largest democratic exercise March 14, 2014

    New Delhi: The world's largest democratic exercise, the elections to the Lok Sabha are held in every five years, or whenever Parliament is dissolved by the President of India. The 15th Lok Sabha was conducted in five phases between April 16, 2009 and May 13, 2009. With an electorate of...
  • Read: Interesting facts about 2009 Lok Sabha elections March 14, 2014

    New Delhi: As India gears up to vote for its representatives to the 16th Lok Sabha, here is a look at some interesting facts about 2009 general elections. -Highest Polling station: Auleyphu in Leh (15,300 m) -Maximum number of votes polled by a candidate: 8,32,224 -Minimum number of votes polled by a...
  • Government steers clear of Janardan Dwivedi's comments on 2009 polls February 3, 2014

    New Delhi: Government on Monday steered clear of comments by senior Congress leader Janardan Dwivedi that the party should have sat in the Opposition after the last general elections in 2009 instead of forming the government. "Dwivediji is a senior leader and an MP. In what context the remarks were made,...
  • Will not mediate between Uddhav and Manohar Joshi: Munde November 9, 2013

    Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde, on Saturday, said he would not "mediate" to effect a patch up between senior Shiv Sena leader Manohar Joshi and party president Uddhav Thackeray. "I will not broker to end the disagreement between the two," Munde said while replying to a query on Uddhav apparently cold-shouldering...
  • Rahul is much more like Indira Gandhi, Priyanka said in 2009 October 15, 2013

    Lucknow: Congress President Sonia Gandhi's daughter Priyanka Gandhi, who has always been likened to her grandmother Indira Gandhi, had said during the 2009 Lok Sabha campaign in Uttar Pradesh that it is her brother Rahul who is much more like the former prime minister. She had said, "I'm likened to my...
  • If EC has given any notice, Gopinath Munde will answer it: Rajnath June 30, 2013

    Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde had stoked a controversy by his candid admission about spending Rs 8 crore on his 2009 Lok Sabha campaign. ...
  • EC pulls up Munde on spending Rs 8 cr in 2009 LS polls June 29, 2013

    Mumbai: The Election Commission (EC) has on Saturday issued a notice against senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde after he stoked a controversy by his candid admission about spending Rs 8 crore on his 2009 Lok Sabha election campaign. The EC has asked Munde to explain within 20 days why action...
  • EC can disqualify Munde for spending Rs 8 crore on 2009 LS campaign June 29, 2013

    Mumbai: The Election Commission (EC) is set to issue a notice to BJP leader Gopinath Munde after he admitted that he had spent Rs 8 crore on 2009 Lok Sabha election campaign. The leader could even be disqualified from contesting polls for three years. "When I contested my first elections I...
  • EC to issue notice against BJP leader Gopinath Munde: Sources June 29, 2013

    Mumbai: The Election Commission (EC) is likely to issue a notice against senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde after he stoked a controversy by his candid admission about spending Rs 8 crore on his 2009 Lok Sabha campaign. Chief Election Commissioner VS Sampath said that EC will act after proper verification. Sampath...
  • Gopinath Munde had spent Rs 8 crore on 2009 Lok Sabha campaign June 28, 2013

    Mumbai: Senior BJP leader Gopinath Munde has stoked a controversy by his candid admission about spending Rs 8 crore on his 2009 Lok Sabha campaign, with Maharashtra Home Minister RR Patil demanding that the Election Commission take cognizance and decide on whether to allow him to contest again. Munde also openly...
  • Bellary: BJP candidate J Shantha wins seat September 15, 2012

    Bellary: Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) winner from the Bellary Lok Sabha constituency, J Shantha, was on Saturday officially declared the winner from the seat after a recount of votes. The Karnataka High Court had set aside the election of the MP in June this year after a petition was filed against...
  • Karuna backs Chidambaram, says no need to resign June 8, 2012

    Chennai: Backing Union Home Minister P Chidambaram, DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Friday slammed the demand for his resignation in the wake of a High Court order rejecting his plea for dismissal of a petition challenging his election to Lok Sabha, saying it would not be proper to make such...
  • SC notice to Varun over alleged hate speech December 2, 2011

    New Delhi: BJP MP Varun Gandhi was on Friday issued notice by the Supreme Court on a plea seeking his disqualification as MP for allegedly making vituperative speeches during the 2009 General Elections. A bench of justices Altamas Kabir and SS Nijjar sought Gandhi's response on the petition by Congress candidate...
  • Yashwant steps down as BJP in-charge of Punjab September 17, 2010

    New Delhi: Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Yashwant Sinha, who had raised a banner of revolt immediately after the party's debacle in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, has resigned as the in-charge of Punjab affairs. The senior party leader was apparently upset because he wasn't considered for the Jharkhand Chief...