Phase 2 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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Phase 2 of India 2009 Elections is scheduled on 23rd April. 13 states and union territories of India will go to polls on that day. One seat in inner Manipur will poll on 22nd April because of holiday on 23rd April. 128 constituencies will be voting. Some major candidates for Phase 2 polling in India include Rahul Gandhi from Congress, Sushma Swaraj from BJP, Sharad Pawar from NCP, Ram Vilas Paswan from LJP and George Fernandes, who is fighting this election as an independent candidate.

After the voting today, the 2009 poll process will be over in the states of Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Kerala, Orissa and nine other states and Union Territories.

Phase one Poll details can be found here.

Phase 2 Poll Update:

Although the polls went peacfully, the overall voter turnout was generally less than expected. Bihar saw just 44% voter turnout and the naxal attacks killed five people at Devaria under Muzaffarpur district. The neighbouring state of Jharkhand saw just 47% polling. Extreme heat waves in these regions, to the tune of 47 C can be one of the reasons preventing the voters from coming out. Karnataka saw 50% oting and 45% was observed at Udhampur in Jammu and Kashmir. Voter turnout in Orissa and Assam were much better, with 61% and 65%, respectively. The Indian Prime Minister cast his vote from Guhati. He stood in line and was the 258th voter. Madhya Pradesh had 47%, Maharashtra 56% and Andhra Pradesh 68%. Uttar Pradesh just had 43% turnout. Amethi voting came as a shocker to Congress, especially to Priyanka Gandhi, with just 40% of voting in Amethi. Amethi is the constituency of Congress general secretary, Rahul Gandhi.

States polling in the second phase of election are:

Polling Seats
Total Candidates
2004 Results
2009 Predictions
377 NCP: 8
BJP: 6
Cong: 5
SHS: 3
Ind & Oth: 1
NCP looks at gains: NCP set to improve in 12 western Maharashtra seats. Sena-BJP likely to hold on to Marathwada seats.
324 SP: 6
BSP: 6
BJP: 1
Cong: 1
SP could take a hit: Cong set to gain in votes, but tough to say whether it will win seats outside Gandhi family. SP's votebank can be dented.
271 BJP: 9
Cong: 7
BJP may hold on: BJP good in Lingayat-dominated north; Cong likely to make small inroads in Bangalore region.
Andhra Pradesh
254 Cong: 20
TDP: 1
Advantage Cong: Cong set to do well in Rayalseema, Nellore & Guntur in both Assemble & Lok Sabha polls. Praja Rajyam will do well in E, E Godavari, Krishna.
Madhya Pradesh
198 BJP: 12
Cong: 1
BJP has head start: Tough going for divided Cong. BJP, which won 25 in 2004, has better organisation this time.
189 RJD: 8
JD (U): 2
LJP: 2
Cong: 1
Advantage Nitish: NDA has an advantage and can gain half of RJD-Cong 2004 tally.
164 Cong: 4
JMM: 4
NDA's glad tidings: In 2004, NDA drew a blank. It is set to gain this time.
121 Cong: 6
BJP: 2
AGP: 2
Ind & Oth: 1
Cong in trouble: Cong likely to suffer with AUDF cutting in its votebank. AGP-BJP combine can make gains.
85 BJD: 7
BJP: 2
Ind & Oth: 1
Three-Cornered: Naveen Patnayak confident, but contest looks three-cornered. BJD has slight edge in Assembly polls. In Lok Sabha, BJP set to improve tally.
19 CPM: 2  
18 Cong: 1
BJP: 1
J & K
14 Cong: 1  
7 Cong: 1
* with exerpts from Indian Express

Understanding Phase 2 Polls:

  • Number of Parliamentary Constituencies going to polls: 141
  • Assembly constituencies going to polls in Andhra Pradesh: 140 of 294
  • Assemble constituencies going to polls in Orissa: 77 of 147
  • Number of candidates: 2,041
  • Number of women candidates: 121
  • Number of polling stations: 2.23 lakh
  • Number of electorates: 19.5 cr
  • Number of polling staff: 10 lakh

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