Lok Sabha Election 2019

2019 poll records the highest-ever turnout of 67.47%

First-time voters Shaheena (left) and Farida after casting their votes in Jaffrabad on Sunday.

First-time voters Shaheena (left) and Farida after casting their votes in Jaffrabad on Sunday.   | Photo Credit: SHIV KUMAR PUSHPAKAR

The Lok Sabha election registered the highest-ever voter turnout of 67.47%, 1.03% more than the 2014 figure.

The BJP’s vote share stood at 37.41%, compared with 19.51% of the Congress and 4.07% of the Trinamool Congress. Of the total 61.30 crore votes polled, the winning candidates got 32.29 crore votes, amounting to 52.67%. In all, 78 female candidates were elected.

While BJP candidate C.R. Patil from Navsari in Maharashtra won by the highest margin of 6.89 lakh votes, B.P. Saroj, another party candidate from Machhali Shahar in Uttar Pradesh, defeated his BSP rival by 181 votes.

The total number of the electorate increased by 7.10 crore to 91.01 crore. “There were 18.05 lakh service- voters, the highest ever. The number of overseas electors increased to 1.15 lakh, as against 851 in the 2014 election. Polling was held in 10.35 lakh main booths across the country, as against 9.3 lakh the last time,” an official said.

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