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Election 09 at a Glance
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 Five

Fifth phase constituencies map for India polls

What started almost a month back on April 13th is now slowly moving towards a close with the final phase of elections scheduled on the 13th May 2009. 86 Lok Sabha seats will go to polls in the fifth phase. The major states going to polls include West Bengal, Tamil Nadu and Uttar Pradesh.

Major contestants for today's polls contains P Chidambaram from Sivaganga, Mamta Banerjee from Kolkata Dakshin, Varun Gandhi from Pilibhit, Jaya Prada from Rampur, M Azharuddin from Moradabad and Mani Shankar Aiyar from Mayiladuthurai.

Phase Five updates:

A total of 62% voting was recorded today. Violence in some constituencies led to the death of 2 persons. Tamil Nadu recorded 60-62 percent voting in the 39 seats. UP saw 52%, while West Bengal's 11 seats saw 70% turnout.

Understanding Phase 5 Polls:

  • Number of Parliamentary Constituencies going to polls: 86
  • Number of candidates: 1,432
  • Number of women candidates: 93
  • Number of polling stations: 1,21,632
  • Number of voters: 10.78 cr
Polling Seats
2004 Results
2009 Predictions
SAD: 5
BJP: 3
Cong: 1
Congress ahead: Major chunk of seats voting today. Congress has clear edge in at least 9 seats.


BJP: 1
Cong: 3
BJP expects gain: BJP should be ahead in 3 seats.
West Bengal
CPM: 6
Other Left: 3
Trinamool: 1
Trinamool strong: can win upt half of the seats, which earlier Left had.
SP: 5
BJP: 2
BSP: 1
Cong: 1
Ind & Oth: 3
Rampur center-stage: Congress revival suggested.
DMK: 16
Cong: 10
PMK: 5
CPI: 2
CPM: 2
Jaya all the way: Price rise and anti-incumbancy sees Jaya gaining in popularity and DMK-Congress losing.
BJP: 3
Cong: 1
BSP: 1
Tough fight: Neck and neck fight between BJP and Congress.
Cong: 1  


NC: 1
Ind & Oth: 1
Cong: 1 * with excerpts from The Indian Express

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