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LS Polls 2014: 10 Most Interesting Facts about the World's Largest Election

By SiliconIndia   |   Wednesday, 09 April 2014, 12:25 Hrs   |    2 Comments
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BANGALORE: The long-running and the world's biggest democratic exercise,Lok Sabha elections—has kick start from 7th April and will be concluded on May 16. Following are the 10 interesting facts about the nine-phase Lok Sabha elections 2014.

10 Crore More Voters: The 16th Lok Sabha polls will witness the largest ever population of eligible voters, led by over 81.4 crore voters, which is more than 10 crore since the last parliamentary election in 2009. Of which, more than 23 million voters comprise of younger generation aged between 18 and 19.

Among Indian states, Uttar Pradesh will have the highest potential first-time voters with 2.3 crore young people. They will account for 17.6 percent of the state's electorate of 12.9 crore, followed by Maharashtra with 1.05 crore first-time voters (13.2 percent of the state's electorate). Bihar is third with 94.3 lakh youths, followed by West Bengal with 90 lakh. P Arokiasamy of the International Institute for Population Sciences said, "As per the latest census, UP and Bihar have the maximum number of children due to high birth rate. Naturally, there will be more young people eligible to vote," reports TNN.

Polling Stations: People are all gear up to vote a leader of their choice and it is in polling station where they have to cast their valuable vote. Therefore, India being a populous country will need more polling stations and as such, voters will cast their ballots in about 930,000 polling stations, an increase of nearly 12 percent since 2009.

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Reader's comments(2)
1: VOTE FOR NOTA.
Most political parties continue to field corrupt and criminal candidates. If the voter is convinced that no candidate is acceptable, she must register a vote of rejection for all candidates and “Vote for NOTA”.
If, the votes polled by a candidate declared elected officially, is LESS than the votes in favor of NOTA then, the winner candidate has lost his moral authority to represent the voters and he must be made to resign under PEACEFUL MORAL PUBLIC PRESSURE. This is a nonviolent approach as practiced by the father of our nation, Mahatma Gandhi during our freedom struggle and by Anna Hazara in recent years.
Posted by:K Rajpal - 21 Apr, 2014
2: 30,000 crore spending stimulus should boost the economy by 1% growth in GDP. whoever wins will reap the benefits.
Posted by:raj - 11 Apr, 2014