Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Voting for last phase today; Key candidates, facts & figures and more

Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Counting for all the seven phases will be conducted on 23 May.

Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Voting for last phase on May 19 Key candidates, facts and figures and more
An Indian voter gets his finger marked with ink at a polling station during India's general election in village near Jaipur on May 6, 2019. (Photo by Money SHARMA / AFP)
By: ABP News Bureau
Updated: 19 May 2019 06:19 AM
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: The seven-phase Lok Sabha elections, one of the most bitterly fought in recent memory, will come to a close today, May 19, when polling will be held in 59 constituencies spread over seven states and one Union Territory.

Polling will be held across 13 seats in Uttar Pradesh; all 13 in Punjab; nine in West Bengal; eight each in Bihar and Madhya Pradesh; all 4 constituencies in Himachal Pradesh; three in Jharkhand and the lone seat of Chandigarh.


Counting of votes for all the seven phases will be taken up on the 23rd of this month.

Here is a look at some key statistics from the phase 6 of national polls.

Date of voting for the seventh phase – May 19, 2019

Number of seats going for polls – 59 seats




  • 10.86 percent of total Lok Sabha constituency going for polls in the seventh phase


Number of states going for polls in the seventh phase – Eight states (seven states and one UT)


Voters’ turnout in 59 seats of the seventh phase in 2014 – 65 percent


Number of candidates in the seventh phase in 2019 – 918 candidates


Number of female candidates – 96 (11%) female candidates are contesting in the Lok Sabha Phase VII elections.


Number of total voters – 10,01,75,153 (10 crore voters)


Number of polling booths – 112,986 (1.12 lakh)


Details of Phase VII






















































































State Number of Constituencies going for polls Voters in the seventh phase Number of contesting candidates in 2019 Voting percentage in 2014 Results in 2014
Bihar 8 1,52,52,608(1.52 crore) 157 51.48% NDA – 7 seats (BJP – 5 seats, RLSP – 2 seats), JDU – 1 sear
Himachal Pradesh 4 53,30,154(53.30 lakh) 45 64.42% BJP – 4 seats
Jharkhand 3 45,64,681(45.64 lakh) 42 69.08% JMM – 2 seats, BJP – 1 seat
Madhya Pradesh 8 1,49,13,890(1.49 crore) 82 67.29% BJP – 8 seats
Punjab 13 2,08,92,674(2.08 crore) 278 70.68% NDA – 6 seats (SAD – 4 seats, BJP – 2 seats), AAP – 4 seats, Congress – 3 seats
Uttar Pradesh 13 2,36,38,797(2.36 crore) 167 54.89% NDA – 13 seats (BJP – 12, Apna Dal – 1 seat)
West Bengal 9 1,49,63,064(1.49 crore) 111 79.33% Trinamool – 9 seats
Chandigarh 1 6,19,285 (6.19 lakh) 36 73.71% BJP – 1 seat
Total 59 10,01,75,153(10 crore voters) 918 65%

Winner in 2014 – 59 seats in the seventh phase




  • BJP – 33 seats

  • SAD (ally of NDA) – 4 seats

  • RLSP (then ally of NDA) – 2 seats

  • Apna Dal (ally of NDA) – 1 seat

  • Trinamool – 9 seats

  • Congress – 3 seats

  • AAP – 4 seats

  • JDU – 1 seat

  • JMM – 2 seats


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Analysis of the seventh phase


The last phase of elections goes to Prime Minister seat in Varanasi.


PM contesting Lok Sabha elections in 15 years – It is after 15 years that any Prime Minister is contesting Lok Sabha elections. The last PM who contested election was Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 2004 from Lucknow (Manmohan Singh did not contest Lok Sabha elections). PM Modi is also the eighth PM to be re-contesting from the same seat.




  • Jawaharlal Nehru – Phulpur

  • Indira Gandhi – Rae Bareli (1967 & 1971)

  • Charan Singh – Baghpat (1977 & 1980)

  • Rajiv Gandhi – Amethi (1984 & 1989)

  • Chandrashekhar – Ballia (1989 & 1991) – Though he was PM for six months only

  • Narsimha Rao – Nandyal (1991 & 1996) (Won the by-poll and then contested Nandyal and Behrampur in 1996)

  • Atal Bihari Vajpayee -   Lucknow (1998 & 1999)

  • Narendra Modi – Varanasi (2014 & contesting in 2019)


(Shastri died in the office, Morarji Desai did not contest elections in 1980, VP Singh was out as PM, Deve Gowda was out as PM, Inder Kumar Gujral was Rajya Sabha MP when he became PM, Manmohan Singh was Rajya Sabha MP during his PM tenure)


Bollywood Dynast in Gurdaspur – There is dynasty in Bollywood. There is also dynasty in Indian politics. Both seem to be merging with Sunny Deol as BJP candidate from Gurdaspur. His father bollywood actor Dharmendra was Lok Sabha MP (2004-09) from Bikaner. Another bollywood actor, Vinod Khanna as BJP candidate won Gurdaspur four times (1998, 1999, 2004 and 2014).


Wife-husband duo – Harsimrat Kaur Badal and Sukhbir Badal are contesting on SAD tickets from Bathinda and Firozpur respectively. They joined the four prominent wife-husband duo contesting in this elections (Others couples are: Dimple Yadav and Akhilesh Yadav (From same party - SP), Shatrughan Sinha (Congress) and Poonam Sinha (SP), Ranjeet Ranjan (Congress) and Pappu Yadav (Jan Adhikar Party))


Bose family member contesting from Kolkata Dakshin seat - The BJP has fielded Chandra Kumar Bose, the grandnephew of Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, from the seat. The seat used to be home seat of West Bengal CM, Mamata Banerjee who represented the seat for six times from 1991 to 2011, the year she became CM of the state.


Grand Son-rise in Mandi seat - Ashray Sharma is contesting as a Congress candidate from Mandi Lok Sabha seat. He is son of Himachal Pradesh Power Minister Anil Sharma, who resigned from his cabinet berth in the BJP Government after his son got ticket from the Congress. Ashray Sharma is the third generation politician. He is grandson of Sukh Ram, who was Union telecom minister in Narsimha Rao government.


Nine time lucky from Dumka? – Former CM of Jharkhand Shibu Soren will be contesting from Dunka hoping to win for the ninth time. He was first time elected in 1980, and since then, Soren has won from Dumka eight times and lost thrice.


Bhojpuri star from Gorakhpur seat - Bhojpuri film star Ravi Kishan’s is contesting as BJP’s candidate from Gorakhpur, considered a bastion of chief minister Yogi Adityanath. BJP has not lost the seat in Lok Sabha elections since 1991. However, the party lost Gorakhpur by-poll seat in March 2018.


Tollywood actress trying their luck for the first time - Tollywood actress Nusrat Jahan and Mimi Chakraborty from Basirhat and Jadavpur constituencies from Trinamoo Congress. They are first-timers contesting Lok Sabha elections.


Contest in Patna Sahib - Bollywood actor-turned-politician Shatrughan Sinha, who has been associated with BJP for about three decades but quit the party last month and joined the Congress. He is for the first time contesting from the Congress party


Red Alert Constituencies - 33 out of 59 constituencies are red alert constituencies. (Red alert constituencies are those constituencies where 3 or more contesting candidates have declared criminal cases against themselves.)


Number of rallies by main national leaders (Till final day)





  • Narendra Modi




    • Number of rallies – 142

    • Number of road show – 2

    • Total - 144

    • Started on March 28, 2019 – Meerut (UP)

    • Last Rally – May 17 2019 - Khargone (MP)

    • Number of state visited – 27


    Amit Shah




    • Number of rallies – 134

    • Number of road show – 20

    • Total - 154

    • Started on March 24, 2019 – Agra (UP)

    • Last Road Show – May 16 2019 – Gorakhpur (UP)

    • Number of state visited – 26


    Yogi Adityanath




    • Number of rallies – 156

    • Number of road show – 2

    • Total - 158

    • Started on March 24, 2019 – Saharanpur (UP)

    • Last Rally – May 17 2019 – Gorakhpur (UP)

    • Number of state visited – 14


    Rahul Gandhi




    • Number of rallies – 119

    • Number of road show – 8

    • Total - 127

    • Started on March 12, 2019 – Gandhinagar (Gujarat)

    • Last Rally – May 17 2019 – Shimla (Himachal Pradesh)

    • Number of state visited – 26


    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra




    • Number of rallies – 38

    • Number of road show – 26

    • Total - 64

    • Started on March 12, 2019 – Gandhinagar (Gujarat)

    • Last Road Show – May 17 2019 – Kushinagar (UP)

    • Number of state visited – 8


    Mayawati




    • Number of rallies – 45

    • Number of road show – 0

    • Total – 45

    • Started on April 2, 2019 – Bhubneshwar (Odisha)

    • Last Rally – May 17 2019 – Chandauli (UP)

    • Number of state visited – 9


    Akhilesh Yadav 




    • Number of rallies – 69

    • Number of road show – 2

    • Total – 71

    • Started on April 1, 2019 – Mainpuri (UP)

    • Last Rally – May 17 2019 – Chandauli (UP)

    • Number of state visited –  Only Uttar Pradesh




Main faces of the seventh phase


Bihar


Nalanda         




  • JDU (NDA alliance) - Kaushalendra Kumar

  • HAM (Gathbandhan alliance) - Ashok Kumar Azad Chandavanshi


Patna Sahib  




  • BJP - Ravishankar Prasad

  • Congress - Shatrughan Sinha


Pataliputra    




  • BJP - Ram Kripal Yadav

  • RJD - Misa Bharti


Arrah




  • BJP - Raj Kumar Singh

  • CPI (ML) - Raju Yadav


Buxar




  • BJP - Ashwani Kumar Chaubey

  • RJD - Jagdanand Singh


Sasaram (SC)




  • Congress – Meira Kumar

  • BJP - Chhedi Paswan


Karakat         




  • RLSP - Upendra Kushwaha

  • JDU - Mahabali Singh


Himachal Pradesh


Mandi




  • BJP - Ramswroop Sharma

  • Congress - Ashrey Sharma


Hamirpur      




  • BJP - Anurag Thakur

  • Congress - Ram Lal Thakur


Madhya Pradesh


Mandsour     




  • Congress - Meenakshi Natrajan

  • BJP - Sudhir Gupta


Ratlam           




  • Congress - Kanti Lal Bhuria

  • BJP - G S Damor


Indore




  • BJP - Shankar Lalwani

  • Congress - Pankaj Sanghvi


Khandwa      




  • BJP - Nand Kumar Singh Chouhan

  • Congress - Arun Yadav


Chandigarh




  • BJP - Kirron Kher

  • Congress - Pawan Kumar Bansal


Punjab


Gurdaspur    




  • BJP - Sunny Deol

  • Congress - Sunil Jakhar

  • AAP - Peter Masih Cheeda


Amritsar        




  • BJP - Hardeep Puri

  • Congress - Gurjit Singh Aujla

  • AAP - Kuldeep Singh Dhaliwal


Khadoor Sahib




  • SAD (NDA alliance) - Bibi Jagir Kaur

  • Congress - Jasbir Singh Gill (Dimpa)

  • AAP - Manjinder Singh Sidhu


Jalandhar      




  • SAD - Charanjit Singh Atwal

  • Congress - Santokh Singh Chaudhary

  • AAP - Jora Singh


Anandpur Sahib      




  • Congress - Manish Tewari

  • SAD - Prem Singh Chandumajra

  • AAP - Narinder Singh Shergill


Ludhiana      




  • Congress - Ravneet Singh Bittu

  • SAD - Mahesh Inder Singh Grewal

  • AAP - Tejpal Singh


Firozpur        




  • SAD - Sukhbir Singh Badal

  • Congress - Sher Singh Ghubaya

  • AAP - Harjinder Singh Kaka Sran


Bathinda       




  • SAD - Harsimrat Kaur Badal

  • Congress - Amrinder Singh Raja

  • AAP - Baljinder Kaur


Sangrur         




  • AAP - Bhagwant Mann

  • SAD - Parminder Dhindsa

  • Congress - Kewal Singh Dhillon


Patiala           




  • Congress - Preneet Kaur

  • SAD - Surjit Singh Rakhra

  • AAP - Nina Mittal


Uttar Pradesh


Varanasi        




  • BJP - Narendra Modi

  • Congress - Ajay Rai

  • SP - Shalini Yadav


Maharajganj 




  • BJP - Pankaj Chaudhary

  • Congress - Supriya Shrinate

  • SP - Akhilesh Singh


Gorakhpur   




  • BJP - Ravi Kishan

  • Congress - Madhusudan Tripathi

  • SP - Ram Bhual Nishad


Kushi Nagar 




  • BJP - Vijay Dubey

  • Congress - R P N Singh

  • SP - Nathuni Prasad Kushwaha


Deoria




  • BJP - Ramapati Ram Tripathi

  • Congress - Niaz Ahmad

  • BSP - Binod Kumar Jaiswal


Ghazipur       




  • BJP - Manoj Sinha

  • Congress - Ajit Pratap Kushwaha

  • BSP - Afzal Ansari


Chandauli     




  • BJP - Mahendra Nath Pandey

  • JAP (Alliance of UPA) - Shivkanya Kushwaha

  • SP - Sanjay Chauhan


Mirzapur       




  • Apna Dal (S) - Anupriya Patel

  • Congress - Lalitesh Pati Tripathi

  • SP - Ram Charitra Nishad


Jharkhand


Dumka          




  • JMM - Shibu Soren

  • BJP - Sunil Soren


Godda           




  • BJP - Nishikant Dubey

  • JVM (P) - Pradeep Yadav


West Bengal


Diamond Harbour   




  • Trinamool - Abishek Banerjee

  • BJP - Nilanjan Roy

  • Congress - Soumya Aich Roy

  • CPM - Fuad Halim


Jadavpur       




  • Trinamool - Mimi Chakraborty

  • BJP - Anupam Hazra

  • CPM - Bikash Ranjan Bhattacharya


Kolkata Dakshin      




  • Trinamool – Mala Roy

  • BJP - Chandra Kumar Bose

  • Congress - Mita Chakraborty

  • CPM - Nandini Mukherjee


Kolkata Uttar           




  • Trinamool - Sudip Bandopadhyay

  • BJP - Rahul Sinha

  • Congress - Syed Shahid Imam

  • CPM - Kaninika Bose Ghosh


Dum Dum     




  • Trinamool - Sougata Roy

  • BJP - Samik Bhattacharya

  • Congress - Saurav Saha

  • CPM - Nepaldeb Bhattacharya


Basirhat         




  • Trinamool - Nushrat Jahan

  • BJP - Sayantan Basu

  • Congress - Quazi Abdur Rahim

  • CPI - Pallab Sengupta


Criminal Background




  • Candidates with Criminal Cases – 170 (19%) out of 909 candidates analysed

  • Candidates with Serious Criminal Cases – 127 (14%) out of 909 candidates analysed.

  • Candidates with Declared Convicted Cases - 5 candidates

  • Candidates with cases related to Murder - 12 candidates

  • Candidates with cases related to Attempt to Murder - 34 candidates

  • Candidates with cases related to Kidnapping - 7 candidates

  • Candidates with cases related to Crime Against Women - 20 candidates

  • Candidates with cases related to Hate Speech - 10 candidates


Party Wise candidates with criminal cases










































Party Total candidates Candidates with criminal background Percentage of criminal background candidates
BJP 43 18 42%
Congress 45 14 31%
BSP 39 6 15%
AAP 14 3 21%
Independent 313 29 9%

Party Wise candidates with serious criminal cases (Offence for maximum punishment – 5 years)










































Party Total candidates Candidates with serious criminal background Percentage of serious criminal background candidates
BJP 43 15 35%
Congress 45 10 22%
BSP 39 4 10%
AAP 14 1 7%
Independent 313 24 8%

Crorepati candidates




  • Crorepati Candidates - There are 278 (31%) candidates who have assets worth Rs. 1 crore and more.

  • Average assets - The average asset per candidate contesting in the Lok Sabha Phase 7 election is Rs. 4.61 crores

  • Zero Assets Candidates – Three candidates

  • Undeclared PAN - 81 (9%) candidates have not given PAN details.


Party Wise crorepati candidates










































Party Total candidates Crorepati candidates Percentage of crorepati candidates
Congress 45 40 89%
BJP 43 36 84%
BSP 39 11 28%
AAP 14 9 64%
Independent 313 59 19%

Education details of candidates




  • Illiterate - 24 candidates

  • Just Literate - 29 candidates

  • 5th pass candidates – 45 candidates

  • 8th pass candidates –  65 candidates

  • 10th pass candidates – 137 candidates

  • 12th pass candidates – 154 candidates

  • Graduate – 172 candidates

  • Graduate and Professional – 80 candidates

  • Post Graduate – 158 candidates

  • Doctorate – 27 candidates

  • Others – 17 candidates

  • Not given – 1 candidate


Age details of candidates




  • Age to be between 25 to 30 years - 64 candidates

  • Age to be between 31 to 40 years - 224 candidates

  • Age to be between 41 to 50 years – 249 candidates

  • Age to be between 51 to 60 years – 171 candidates

  • Age to be between 61 to 70 years – 162 candidates

  • Age to be between 71 to 80 years – 33 candidates

  • Age to be between 81 to 100 years – 3 candidates

  • Candidates have not given their age – 3 candidates


Top 10 Crorepati candidates and seats contesting



















































































Name State Constituency Party Total Assets
Ramesh Kumar Sharma Bihar Pataliputra Independent Rs. 1,107 crore
Sukhbir Singh Badal Punjab Firozpur SAD Rs. 217 crore
Harsimrat Kaur Badal Punjab Bathinda SAD Rs. 217 crore
Shatrughan Sinha Bihar Patna Sahib Congress Rs. 193 crore
Sodhi Vikram Singh Punjab Anandpur Sahib BSP Rs. 140 crore
Kewal Singh Dhillon Punjab Sangrur Congress Rs. 131 crore
Arbind Kumar Bihar Jahanabad Rajnaitik Vikalp Party Rs. 91 crore
Ajay Singh Dharmendra Deol (Sunny Deol) Punjab Gurdaspur BJP Rs. 87 crore
Dev Raj Bhardwaj Himachal Pradesh Mandi Independent Rs. 69 crore
Preneet Kaur Punjab Patiala Congress Rs. 63 crore

 

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