Fifth phase of general elections 2009 (Lead Factfile)

May 12th, 2009 - 5:30 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, May 12 (IANS) The fifth and final round of the 2009 general elections is scheduled for May 13. Here are some facts about the poll to be held across seven states and two union territories.
Total parliamentary constituencies - 86

States and union territories going to poll - Himachal Pradesh, Jammu and Kashmir, Punjab, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Uttarakhand, Chandigarh and Puducherry

Total voters - 107.8 million

Total candidates - 1,432

Women candidates - 93

Number of parliamentary constituencies having more than 16 candidates - 30

Parliamentary constituencies having more than 32 candidates - Chennai South - 43 candidates, Karur - 38 candidates, Chennai Central - 37 candidates

Party-wise list of candidates - Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - 53, Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) - 83, Communist Party of India-Marxist (CPI-M) - 14, Congress - 49, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) - 6, Communist Party of India (CPI) - 7, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) - 1, State Parties - 192, Registered (Unrecognised) Parties - 248, Independents - 779

Polling stations - 121,632

Total polling officials - 500,000

Observers - 254 (plus 10 additional observers)

Villages and hamlets found vulnerable - 5,995

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