Turnover Election of 2014 (16th Lok Sabha)
2014 was the year, in which India witnessed its 16th Lok Sabha election which was held from 7th April to 12th May, 2014 in 9 phases. 16th Lok Sabha election result went into the favour of Bharatiya Janata Party and NDA. They together won 336 seats in the election of 16th Lok Sabha and Shri Narendra Modi became the Prime Minister of India. The 16th Lok Sabha election results was declared on 16th May, 2014.
272 seats were needed for the majority in 16th Lok Sabha election from 543 seats. In 16th Lok Sabha election, voting population in India was 814.5 million. 16th Lok Sabha election was the largest election ever held in the world.
In 16th Lok Sabha election, BJP Campaigned on the various issues of the country like corruption, price rise, Poor Economic growth and lack of infrastructure in India. Whereas Congress, under the leadership of Rahul Gandhi campaigned with slogan “Power in every hand ,progress to everyone”.
16th Lok Sabha election result:
The 16th Lok Sabha election result was very eventful for every party.
For Congress party, the 16th Lok Sabha election result was very disappointing with 44 seats. This was the worst ever performance in any general elections. UPA government led by Congress won 59 seats (44 seats was of Congress). Congress lost its votes in states like Andhra Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh etc. UPA alliance parties like Rashtriya Lok Dal , Socialist Janata and Mahan Dal had no seats.
For NDA government led by Bharatiya Janata Party, the 16th Lok Sabha election result was outstanding with 336 seats. Parties like Shiv Sena won 18 seats, Telugu Desam Party won 16 seats , BJP won 282 seats and Shiromani Akal Dal won 10 seats. Rest of the parties in alliance also won good amount of seats in the 16th Lok Sabha election.
The 16th Lok Sabha election result for All India Anna Dravida Munnetra kazhagan was also an outstanding win by winning 37 seats of 39 in Tamil Nadu.
Bahujan Samaj Party contest in the 16th Lok Sabha election with fielded candidates in Uttar Pradesh for 80 seats. In the 16th Lok Sabha election party won the third highest voting share but did not win a single seat.
Samajwadi Party before the election, claimed to form the Third Front with support from other party and to form the government in the 16th Lok Sabha election but only won 5 seats.
For official opposition party ,it is must to have 10% of the seats in the Lok Sabha election but even the Indian National Congress also didn’t have this number after the 16th Lok Sabha results. India remained without an official opposition party.
Some facts about the 16th Lok Sabha election:
- There were 930,000 polling stations in the country.
- Electoral participation in the 16th Lok Sabha election was 66.2%
- 8251 candidates participated in the 16th Lok Sabha election.
- Since 30 years, BJP was the only party to have single majority (282seats).
- 23.1 million voters were aged between 18 to 19 year in the 16th Lok Sabha election.