Second phase of general elections 2009 (Factfile)

April 22nd, 2009 - 8:21 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, April 22 (IANS) India will hold its second phase of the 2009 general elections Thursday. Here are some facts:
Number of states: 13

Number of constituencies: 141

Number of voters: 194.8 million

Number of candidates: 2,041

Number of woman candidates: 121

Number of polling staff: 1 million

Number of polling stations: 223,320

Major parties: Bharatiya Janata Party (113 candidates), Congress (117), Bahujan Samaj Party (122), Communist Party of India-Marxist (9), Nationalist Congress Party (23), Communist Party of India (17) and Rashtriya Janata Dal (15).

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