General Elections: 29 Winners got less than 30% of total votes polled in 2009

India Infoline News Service | Mumbai |

Bihar had five such winners. Other states with successful candidates getting less than 30% votes include Madhya Pradesh (2), Jammu and Kashmir (1) and Haryana (1).

In 2009 Lok Sabha Elections, there were twenty nine winning candidates who got less than 30% of votes polled. State wise, Uttar Pradesh had 14 such winners whereas Jharkhand had 6 candidates winning with less than 30% of votes polled in their respective constituencies. Bihar had five such winners. Other states with successful candidates getting less than 30% votes include Madhya Pradesh (2), Jammu and Kashmir (1) and Haryana (1).

 RJD won Buxar Lok Sabha seat in Bihar getting 21.27% of total votes polled for its candidate, which was the lowest percentage of votes bagged by any winner. Nawada, another Lok Sabha seat from Bihar had the winner getting 22.46% of votes polled. Moving to the neighbouring state Jharkhand, Chatra had winning candidate with 22.86% votes, Godda with 23.76% votes and Kodarma with 25.55% votes.

Uttar Pradesh had 14 successful candidates with less than 30% votes. Winner of Gonda seat got 25.72% of total votes polled, which was the lowest percentage for the State.

Tabular data of 29 winners with less than 30% votes is as follows:-
State Lok Sabha Seat
% of total votes polled
State
Lok Sabha Seat
% of total votes polled
Uttar Pradesh Aligarh 27.95 Uttar Pradesh Gonda 25.72
Kheri 26.13 Sant Kabir Nagar 26.35
Pratapgarh 26.39 Ghosi 28.82
Farrukhabad 27.72 Salempur 27.54
Jhansi 29.32 Chandauli 26.85
Hamirpur 27.45 Bhadohi 29.73
Faizabad 28.24 Mirzapur 29.87
Jharkhand Rajmahal 26.12 Jharkhand Kodarma 25.55
Godda 23.76 Lohardaga 27.6
Chatra 22.86 Palamau 25.80
Bihar Madhubani 29.48 MP
Satna 29.51
Begusarai 28.64 Rewa 28.49
Banka 28.48 J & K Ladakh 29.84
Buxar 21.27 Haryana Hisar 29.99
Nawada 22.46

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