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House of the People

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Election results

Data on parliamentary elections, including the background, candidates, voter turnout, results and the formation of the new legislature. By default the latest election results are displayed. Select a date to view results from previous elections

Background

Election date(s) The date when elections started and ended for directly or indirectly elected parliaments/chambers. The date of appointments for appointed parliaments/chambers.
07.04.2014 to 12.05.2014
Date of dissolution of the outgoing legislature Date at which the previous legislature (elected at the previous elections) was dissolved.
18.05.2014
Timing of election Timing of election: Upon normal expiry; Early elections; Delayed elections
Upon normal expiry
Expected date of next elections The expected date at which the next elections should take place, based on law or practice.
30.04.2024
Number of seats at stake Number of seats contested at the elections. Where the parliament/chamber is fully renewed, this number is usually identical to the statutory number of members. Where the parliament/chamber is partially renewed or appointed, the number of seats at stake is usually less than the total number of members.
543
Scope of elections Scope of elections: Full renewal; Partial renewal.
Full renewal

Candidates

Total number of candidates Total number of people who registered as candidates for election. Does not include people who stood as candidates to become "substitute members".
8,251
Number of male candidates Number of male candidates
7,583
Number of female candidates Number of female candidates
668
Percentage of women candidates The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women candidates by the total number of candidates.
8.1%
Number of parties contesting the election This field may include either the number of parties contesting the election, or the number of coalitions/electoral alliance.
464

Voter turnout

Registration Number of people registered to vote
834,082,814
Votes Number of people who actually voted
554,175,255
Voter turnout The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of people who actually voted by the number of people registered to vote
66.44%

Results

About the election Short description of the context and results of the election.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), led by Mr. Narendra Modi, more than doubled its share from 116 to 282 seats in the 545-member House of the People. The BJP headed the National Democratic Alliance coalition (NDA), which altogether won an absolute majority, with over 330 seats. The Indian National Congress (INC) presided by Ms. Sonia Gandhi saw its share drastically reduced from 206 to 44 seats. During the election campaign, the BJP pledged to work for development and economic growth, promising more jobs. Mr. Modi promised "minimum government, maximum governance". The INC ran on the government's record, citing an average annual growth rate of 7.5% and 140 million people raised out of poverty in the last ten years. It vowed to continue to promote social harmony and issues of national interest. The 128-year-old party was reportedly suffering internal divisions and struggling to recover from several corruption scandals. On 26 May, Mr. Modi was sworn in as the new Prime Minister, succeeding Mr. Manmohan Singh (INC).
Number of parties winning seats The number of parties which won parliamentary representation in the given election.
35
Percentage of parties winning seats The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of parties which won parliamentary representation by the number of parties contesting the election.
7.54%
Percentage of seats won by largest party or coalition The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of seats won by the largest party by the number of seats at stake in the election.
51.93%
Alternation of power after elections The results of the elections caused a change in the government. "Not applicable" to countries using the presidential system when parliamentary and presidential elections are held separately, to countries in political transition or where there is no party system.
Yes
Number of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
6
Names of parties in government The government may be formed by one or more political parties
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Lok Jan Shakti Party, Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Shivsena, Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP).
Parties or coalitions winning seats
Political groups winning seats breakdown
Political group Total
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) 282
Indian National Congress (INC) 44
All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (AIADMK) 37
All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) 34
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) 20
Shivsena 18
Telugu Desam Party (TDP) 16
Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) 11
Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI (M)) 9
Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party 9
Nationalist Congress Party 6
Lok Jan Shakti Party (LJSP) 6
Samajwadi Party (SP) 5
Rashtriya Janata Dal 4
Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) 4
Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) 4
All India United Democratic Front (AIUDF) 3
Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party 3
Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) 3
Independents 3
Indian National Lok Dal 2
Indian Union Muslim League 2
Janata Dal (Secular) (JD(S)) 2
Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) 2
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) 2
Apna Dal (Soneylal) 2
Communist Party of India (CPI) 1
All India N.R. Congress 1
Kerala Congress (M) (KC(M)) 1
All India Majlis-E-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) 1
Nagaland People's Front (NPF) 1
National Peoples Party 1
Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) 1
Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) 1
Swabhimani Paksha 1
Pattali Makkal Katchi 1
Members elected, by sex
Number of men elected
481
Number of women elected
62
Percentage of women elected The percentage is calculated by dividing the number of women elected in the election and the number of seats at stake at the election.
11.42%
Sources
Lok Sabha (26.05.2014, 27.05.2014, 23.06.2014, 01.01.2015, 01.01.2017) Government of India Election Commission of India
Women Directly Elected
62

New legislature

Total number of men after the election The total number of male parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
481
Total number of women after the election The total number of female parliamentarians in this parliament/chamber following the election or renewal, regardless of their modes of designation.
62
First-term parliamentarians The number of members who are assuming their parliamentary mandate for the first time following the election or renewal, regardless of their mode of designation.
311
Date of the first session The date when the newly elected parliament/chamber was convened for the first time. It may be different from the date when members were sworn in.
04.06.2014
First Speaker of the new legislature
First Speaker of the new legislature First name of the Speaker of the new legislature following the election or renewal.
Sumitra Mahajan (Female)
Political party
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
Date of election
06.06.2014