10 interesting facts about the Lok Sabha polls

by Madhvi Bansal
Lok sabha poll

There are many fascinating facts and figures related to the polling of Lok Sabha that you all must be unaware of. Here are some of those interesting things mentioned about the Lok Sabha polls.

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  1. National voter day is celebrated on 25th January.
  2. The word ‘Candidate’ comes from the ‘Candidatus’ of the Latin language.
  3. In 1996, 1033 candidates stood for one seat in the Mudakurichi assembly constituency of Tamil Nadu. At that time the ballot had to be printed as a booklet!
  4. Republican Party of Mayawati’s Bahujan Samaj Party and George W. Bush’s election symbol is ‘Hathi’!
  5. Atal Bihari Vajpayee is the only statesman to be elected from four states (Uttar Pradesh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi)! He won from 1957, Balrampur in 1967, from Gwalior in 1971, New Delhi in 1977, 1980, from Vidisha in 1991, Gandhinagar in 1996 and Lucknow in 1991, 1996 and 1998.
  6. The lowest voting in a polling station is 3. This happened in Bomdila district of Arunachal Pradesh!
  7. In the 1950s, different ballot boxes were used for every candidate in the ballot paper. Different ballot boxes were related to different parties!
  8. BJP had won seats in Tamil Nadu and West Bengal in the Lok Sabha first in 1998.
  9. Ladakh (Jammu Kashmir) 173266.37 km², Barmer (Rajasthan) 7. 1601.24 km², Kutch (Gujarat) 41644.55 km², Arunachal Pradesh (West) 40572.29 km² and Arunachal Pradesh (East) in the country’s 5 largest constituencies is 39749.64 sq. km.
  10. Chandni Chowk (Delhi) 10.59 sq. km, Kolkata North West 13.23 sq. km, Mumbai South 13.73 sq km, Mumbai South Central 18.31 sq. km, and Delhi Sadar 28.09 sq. km, in the 5 lowest constituencies of the country.

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Furthermore, there are 1593 political parties in the country, 53 regional parties, 6 national parties and 1534 other registered parties.

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Also, The first session of the first Lok Sabha was started on May 13, 1952. In addition to that, the first Lok Sabha, whose term was from 15 May 1952 to 27 February 1956, was headed by GV Mavalankar.

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