Phase Three of India 2009 Election Polls

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mini The elections of 2009 will mark the 15th Lok Sabha Electionmini Voting scheduled from Apr 16th to May 13th, with Results on May 16thmini 714 million voters, 43m more than elections of 2004mini 8,28,804 polling stations, 1.36m EVMs, 4m civic officials, 2.1m security officialsmini Photo electoral rolls to be used for first time in 522 of total 543 constituenciesmini Total expenditure estimated to be around Rs. 10,000 croremini A polling booth in the interiors of Gir forest in Junagadh has one votermini In Chhattisgarh, one polling booth has been made for just two votersmini In Arunachal Pradesh, three booths have been made for three voters each

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Lok Sabha General Elections Phase Three

Third phase constituencies map for India polls

The third phase of polling for India 2009 Elections will see a total of 1,567 candidates in fray over 107 Lok Sabha constituencies. Phase 3 of voting will commence on 30th April at 7 a.m. and will be held in nine states and two Union Territories. The voters in Sikkim will be voting not just for the Lok Sabha but also for their assembly elections too. A total of 101 women candidates are in fray for the Phase three of general elections in India. All 26 constituencies of Gujarat will go to polls in this phase while West Bengal will open it's election account with 14 seats.

By the end of the third phase of elections, India would have voted for 372 out of its total 543 constituencies. The phase 1 covered 124 constituencies on April 16th while Phase 2 voted for 141 seats on 23rd April. The phase 4 and phase 5 are due on May 7th and May 13th.

The major candidates from Phase 3 include the Congress president Sonia Gnadhi from Rae Bareli in Uttar Pradesh, BJP prime ministerial candidate L.K. Advani from Gandhi Nagar in Gujarat, the former Prime Minister, H.D.Deve Gowda from Hassan in Karnataka and JD (U) president Sharad Yadav from Madhepura in Bihar. The Bahujan Samaj Party, BSP, will be contesting the highest number of 102 Lok Sabha seats in Phase III.

Phase one Poll and Phase two Poll details can be found here.

Update Phase III polls:

Overall 50% polling was recorded in the phase 3. Mumbai recorded 45 percent overall. After today's voting, polling is now over in Andhra, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Orissa, Gujarat, Karnataka, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra and 13 other states and UT's. The states which are yet to vote are Delhi, Himachal, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Uttarakhand and Tamil Nadu.

Understanding Phase III Polls:

  • Number of Parliamentary Constituencies going to polls: 107
  • Assembly constituencies going to polls in Sikkim: 32
  • Number of candidates: 1,567
  • Number of women candidates: 101
  • Number of polling stations: 1.7 L
  • Number of voters: 14.4 cr
  • Number of Polling Stations: 1.7 L
  • Number of Polling staff: 6.6 L

States polling in the third phase of India 2009 elections are:

Polling Seats
2004 Results
Opinion for 2009*
Cong: 7
Shiv Sena: 3
Cong may lose seats: In '04 Cong got 5 of 6 in Mumbai, but it might lose some this time.
SP: 7
BSP: 4
More than SP vs BSP: Cong and BJP are also in race for 10 out of 15 seats.
BJP: 9
JD(S): 2
Cong: 1
BJP can't relax: BJP can lose some ground in coastal Karnataka.
Madhya Pradesh
BJP: 13
Cong: 3
Tight Contest: Cong can increase its previous tally.
RJD: 4
BJP: 4
LJP: 2
RJD-NDA too close: Cong can gain.
BJP: 14
Cong: 12
BJP could go up: Likely to gain and increase tally.
West Bengal
CPM: 5
Cong: 3
CPI: 2
Forward Bloc: 2
RSP: 2
Status Quo: 6 of 14 are in South Bengal, which is a strong area for Left. Cong can hold onto it's 3.
J & K
PDP: 1  
Dadra & Nagar
BNP: 1  
SDF: 1  
Daman & Diu
Cong: 1 * with excerpts from Indian Express.

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