India’s 2009 General Elections: 2004 Distribution of the Raw Vote by Parliamentary Constituency in the 14th Lok Sabha

As the countdown begins to the end of the 2009 General Elections, those bored by the unending waffle from the talking-heads on TV may find of more interest some hard numbers from the previous General Elections in 2004 to the 14th Lok Sabha.

Excluding five constituencies, viz.,

ANDAMAN  NICOBAR ISLANDS-AN
CHANDIGARH-CH    DADRA  NAGAR HAVELI -DN
DAMAN AND DIU-DD    LAKSHADWEEP -LD

total valid votes for the remaining 538 Constituencies have been graphed and tabulated below:

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SRIKAKULAM-AP    723,774
PARVATHIPURAM -AP    660,923
BOBBILI-AP    746,725
VISAKHAPATNAM-AP    965,740
BHADRACHALAM -AP    823,415
ANAKAPALLI-AP    782,106
KAKINADA-AP    832,284
RAJAHMUNDRY-AP    816,125
AMALAPURAM -AP    704,224
NARASAPUR-AP    768,537
ELURU-AP    896,946
MACHILIPATNAM-AP    755,314
VIJAYAWADA-AP    945,550
TENALI-AP    673,462
GUNTUR-AP    821,478
BAPATLA-AP    735,462
NARASARAOPET-AP    899,784
ONGOLE-AP    799,109
NELLORE -AP    836,502
TIRUPATHI -AP    850,787
CHITTOOR-AP    875,992
RAJAMPET-AP    691,329
CUDDAPAH-AP    819,201
HINDUPUR-AP    868,063
ANANTAPUR-AP    875,135
KURNOOL-AP    818,809
NANDYAL-AP    829,976
NAGARKURNOOL -AP    883,350
MAHABUBNAGAR-AP    866,550
HYDERABAD-AP    986,737
SECUNDERABAD-AP    973,288
SIDDIPET -AP    1,119,814
MEDAK-AP    901,015
NIZAMABAD-AP    782,439
ADILABAD-AP    831,337
PEDDAPALLI -AP    939,450
KARIMNAGAR-AP    874,498
HANAMKONDA-AP    831,926
WARANGAL-AP    921,872
KHAMMAM-AP    1,023,177
NALGONDA-AP    1,047,866
MIRYALGUDA-AP    962,599
ARUNACHAL WEST-AR    221,554
ARUNACHAL EAST-AR    163,374
KARIMGANJ -AS    671,491
SILCHAR-AS    608,233
AUTONOMOUS DIRICT -AS    401,377
DHUBRI-AS    863,592
KOKRAJHAR -AS    966,987
BARPETA-AS    762,681
GAUHATI-AS    881,775
MANGALDOI-AS    848,938
TEZPUR-AS    719,768
NOWGONG-AS    786,069
KALIABOR-AS    763,083
JORHAT-AS    666,835
DIBRUGARH-AS    631,240
LAKHIMPUR-AS    800,020
BAGAHA -BR    570,822
BETTIAH-BR    569,909
MOTIHARI-BR    679,090
GOPALGANJ-BR    694,492
SIWAN-BR    637,549
MAHARAJGANJ-BR    664,434
CHAPRA-BR    446,101
HAJIPUR -BR    773,597
VAISHALI-BR    748,759
MUZAFFARPUR-BR    784,096
SITAMARHI-BR    690,851
SHEOHAR-BR    666,398
MADHUBANI-BR    695,146
JHANJHARPUR-BR    704,243
DARBHANGA-BR    762,657
ROSERA -BR    713,798
SAMASTIPUR-BR    864,746
BARH-BR    864,102
BALIA-BR    632,343
SAHARSA-BR    738,280
MADHEPURA-BR    695,674
ARARIA -BR    652,439
KISHANGANJ-BR    813,315
PURNEA-BR    709,015
KATIHAR-BR    704,449
BANKA-BR    713,888
BHAGALPUR-BR    757,287
KHAGARIA-BR    676,017
MONGHYR-BR    838,216
BEGUSARAI-BR    678,667
NALANDA-BR    895,116
PATNA-BR    901,616
ARRAH-BR    787,399
BUXAR-BR    649,158
SASARAM -BR    697,268
BIKRAMGANJ-BR    733,986
AURANGABAD-BR    767,238
JAHANABAD-BR    863,843
NAWADA -BR    1,010,037
GAYA -BR    883,403
PANAJI-GA    254,819
MORMUGAO-GA    297,678
KUTCH-GJ    459,043
SURENDRANAGAR-GJ    455,554
JAMNAGAR-GJ    433,441
RAJKOT-GJ    538,626
PORBANDAR-GJ    490,480
JUNAGADH-GJ    658,706
AMRELI-GJ    475,646
BHAVNAGAR-GJ    444,831
DHANDHUKA -GJ    516,553
AHMEDABAD-GJ    548,559
GANDHINAGAR-GJ    845,576
MEHSANA-GJ    695,407
PATAN -GJ    538,157
BANASKANTHA-GJ    642,355
SABARKANTHA-GJ    654,471
KAPADVANJ-GJ    595,314
DOHAD -GJ    517,845
GODHRA-GJ    537,381
KAIRA-GJ    450,929
ANAND-GJ    591,240
CHHOTA UDAIPUR -GJ    556,516
BARODA-GJ    652,409
BROACH-GJ    680,795
SURAT-GJ    896,276
MANDVI -GJ    644,812
BULSAR -GJ    689,982
AMBALA -HR    847,725
KURUKSHETRA-HR    850,858
KARNAL-HR    818,927
SONEPAT-HR    737,119
ROHTAK-HR    662,049
FARIDABAD-HR    844,718
MAHENDRAGARH-HR    849,305
BHIWANI-HR    871,144
HISSAR-HR    769,851
SIRSA -HR    841,682
SIMLA -HP    528,655
MANDI-HP    669,552
KANGRA-HP    643,177
HAMIRPUR-HP    654,102
BARAMULLA-JK    334,770
SRINAGAR-JK    194,425
ANANTNAG-JK    150,219
LADAKH-JK    128,931
UDHAMPUR-JK    608,074
JAMMU-JK    821,670
BIDAR -KA    815,792
GULBARGA-KA    827,894
RAICHUR-KA    825,096
KOPPAL-KA    894,082
BELLARY-KA    950,328
DAVANGERE-KA    910,398
CHITRADURGA-KA    918,905
TUMKUR-KA    863,743
CHIKBALLAPUR-KA    931,128
KOLAR -KA    909,264
KANAKAPURA-KA    1,552,416
BANGALORE NORTH-KA    1,156,845
BANGALORE SOUTH-KA    800,649
MANDYA-KA    857,564
CHAMARAJANAGAR -KA    853,214
MYSORE-KA    957,267
MANGALORE-KA    791,572
UDUPI-KA    780,356
HASSAN-KA    912,195
CHIKMAGALUR-KA    819,254
SHIMOGA-KA    887,290
KANARA-KA    833,932
DHARWAD SOUTH-KA    864,810
DHARWAD NORTH-KA    810,552
BELGAUM-KA    893,902
CHIKKODI -KA    838,005
BAGALKOT-KA    868,472
BIJAPUR-KA    789,734
KASARAGOD-KL    901,603
CANNANORE-KL    860,998
BADAGARA-KL    828,533
CALICUT-KL    781,184
MANJERI-KL    907,283
PONNANI-KL    730,339
PALGHAT-KL    820,856
OTTAPALAM -KL    806,835
TRICHUR-KL    687,705
MUKUNDAPURAM-KL    723,009
ERNAKULAM-KL    658,916
MUVATTUPUZHA-KL    745,871
KOTTAYAM-KL    705,776
IDUKKI-KL    729,426
ALLEPPEY-KL    730,096
MAVELIKARA-KL    644,614
ADOOR -KL    684,434
QUILON-KL    705,482
CHIRAYINKIL-KL    669,639
TRIVANDRUM-KL    763,829
MORENA -MP    487,443
BHIND-MP    606,358
GWALIOR-MP    564,692
GUNA-MP    668,393
SAGAR -MP    479,443
KHAJURAHO-MP    772,442
DAMOH-MP    591,218
SATNA-MP    610,602
REWA-MP    630,747
SIDHI -MP    457,209
SHAHDOL -MP    509,340
BALAGHAT-MP    609,321
MANDLA -MP    588,269
JABALPUR-MP    571,395
SEONI-MP    599,553
CHHINDWARA-MP    754,637
BETUL-MP    547,702
HOSHANGABAD-MP    634,343
BHOPAL-MP    858,463
VIDISHA-MP    656,555
RAJGARH-MP    599,229
SHAJAPUR -MP    720,241
KHANDWA-MP    605,295
KHARGONE-MP    652,254
DHAR -MP    703,372
INDORE-MP    854,503
UJJAIN -MP    720,780
JHABUA -MP    628,903
MANDSAUR-MP    776,538
RAJAPUR-MH    480,535
RATNAGIRI-MH    560,976
KOLABA-MH    793,445
MUMBAI SOUTH-MH    274,358
MUMBAI SOUTH CENTRAL-MH    347,972
MUMBAI NORTH CENTRAL-MH    514,593
MUMBAI NORTH EAST-MH    925,659
MUMBAI NORTH WEST-MH    747,687
MUMBAI NORTH-MH    1,119,342
THANE-MH    1,313,252
DAHANU -MH    683,353
NASHIK-MH    656,525
MALEGAON -MH    590,772
DHULE -MH    455,571
NANDURBAR -MH    639,907
ERANDOL-MH    609,800
JALGAON-MH    616,969
BULDHANA -MH    761,264
AKOLA-MH    735,372
WASHIM-MH    720,723
AMRAVATI-MH    676,421
RAMTEK-MH    647,483
NAGPUR-MH    792,451
BHANDARA-MH    680,476
CHIMUR-MH    775,523
CHANDRAPUR-MH    841,144
WARDHA-MH    626,105
YAVATMAL-MH    663,978
HINGOLI-MH    728,325
NANDED-MH    800,145
PARBHANI-MH    675,985
JALNA-MH    756,365
AURANGABAD-MH    912,571
BEED-MH    884,234
LATUR-MH    822,355
OSMANABAD -MH    637,933
SHOLAPUR-MH    656,801
PANDHARPUR -MH    689,127
AHMEDNAGAR-MH    687,722
KOPARGAON-MH    668,700
KHED-MH    732,045
PUNE-MH    769,018
BARAMATI-MH    893,331
SATARA-MH    675,012
KARAD-MH    714,523
SANGLI-MH    692,999
ICHALKARANJI-MH    791,087
KOLHAPUR-MH    813,344
INNER MANIPUR-MN    416,406
OUTER MANIPUR -MN    619,151
SHILLONG-ML    367,780
TURA-ML    311,113
MIZORAM -MZ    348,546
NAGALAND-NL    954,719
MAYURBHANJ -OR    695,997
BALASORE-OR    947,569
BHADRAK -OR    932,276
JAJPUR -OR    876,208
KENDRAPARA-OR    836,265
CUTTACK-OR    820,302
JAGATSINGHPUR-OR    926,511
PURI-OR    888,955
BHUBANESWAR-OR    853,005
ASKA-OR    680,381
BERHAMPUR-OR    719,379
KORAPUT -OR    735,667
NOWRANGPUR -OR    780,728
KALAHANDI-OR    754,128
PHULBANI -OR    787,293
BOLANGIR-OR    728,378
SAMBALPUR-OR    810,601
DEOGARH-OR    823,301
DHENKANAL-OR    790,367
SUNDARGARH -OR    732,351
KEONJHAR -OR    814,662
GURDASPUR-PB    785,834
AMRITSAR-PB    711,820
TARN TARAN-PB    717,375
JULLUNDUR-PB    741,739
PHILLAUR -PB    722,537
HOSHIARPUR-PB    655,691
ROPAR -PB    790,221
PATIALA-PB    874,131
LUDHIANA-PB    869,927
SANGRUR-PB    836,818
BHATINDA -PB    763,195
FARIDKOT-PB    893,144
FEROZEPUR-PB    866,640
GANGANAGAR -RJ    722,938
BIKANER-RJ    1,077,364
CHURU-RJ    833,976
JHUNJHUNU-RJ    681,505
SIKAR-RJ    779,471
JAIPUR-RJ    881,075
DAUSA-RJ    716,901
ALWAR-RJ    542,876
BHARATPUR-RJ    576,987
BAYANA -RJ    490,633
SAWAI MADHOPUR -RJ    665,594
AJMER-RJ    529,549
TONK -RJ    594,358
KOTA-RJ    580,105
JHALAWAR-RJ    567,611
BANSWARA -RJ    666,098
SALUMBER -RJ    629,834
UDAIPUR-RJ    759,698
CHITTORGARH-RJ    672,477
BHILWARA-RJ    619,696
PALI-RJ    542,738
JALORE -RJ    655,868
BARMER-RJ    1,048,698
JODHPUR-RJ    864,927
NAGAUR-RJ    631,471
SIKKIM-SK    219,648
MADRAS NORTH-TN    915,865
MADRAS CENTRAL-TN    512,820
MADRAS SOUTH-TN    934,548
SRIPERUMBUDUR -TN    843,101
CHENGALPATTU-TN    759,076
ARAKKONAM-TN    775,439
VELLORE-TN    746,914
TIRUPPATTUR-TN    776,085
VANDAVASI-TN    703,269
TINDIVANAM-TN    726,923
CUDDALORE-TN    760,180
CHIDAMBARAM -TN    743,410
DHARMAPURI-TN    709,991
KRISHNAGIRI-TN    738,737
RASIPURAM -TN    695,976
SALEM-TN    741,437
TIRUCHENGODE-TN    864,451
NILGIRIS-TN    780,890
GOBICHETTIPALAYAM-TN    680,103
COIMBATORE-TN    878,866
POLLACHI -TN    642,999
PALANI-TN    695,442
DINDIGUL-TN    690,231
MADURAI-TN    739,680
PERIYAKULAM-TN    700,534
KARUR-TN    743,592
TIRUCHIRAPPALLI-TN    708,137
PERAMBALUR -TN    707,028
MAYILADUTURAI-TN    695,627
NAGAPATTINAM -TN    751,436
THANJAVUR-TN    708,724
PUDUKKOTTAI-TN    820,271
SIVAGANGA-TN    667,208
RAMANATHAPURAM-TN    674,387
SIVAKASI-TN    830,643
TIRUNELVELI-TN    633,782
TENKASI -TN    712,150
TIRUCHENDUR-TN    631,008
NAGERCOIL-TN    673,555
TRIPURA WEST-TR    701,159
TRIPURA EAST -TR    623,094
BIJNOR -UP    705,737
AMROHA-UP    885,159
MORADABAD-UP    655,175
RAMPUR-UP    810,596
SAMBHAL-UP    759,384
BUDAUN-UP    590,009
AONLA-UP    536,458
BAREILLY-UP    822,848
PILIBHIT-UP    677,107
SHAHJAHANPUR-UP    633,853
KHERI-UP    706,718
SHAHABAD-UP    579,629
SITAPUR-UP    596,569
MISRIKH -UP    550,849
HARDOI -UP    522,103
LUCKNOW-UP    578,556
MOHANLALGANJ -UP    571,879
UNNAO-UP    547,566
RAE BARELI-UP    643,560
PRATAPGARH-UP    572,548
AMETHI-UP    589,596
SULTANPUR-UP    721,049
AKBARPUR -UP    741,572
FAIZABAD-UP    686,599
BARA BANKI -UP    540,251
KAISERGANJ-UP    569,950
BAHRAICH-UP    549,537
BALRAMPUR-UP    698,106
GONDA-UP    606,654
BASTI -UP    576,404
DOMARIAGANJ-UP    643,129
KHALILABAD-UP    700,715
BANSGAON -UP    632,109
GORAKHPUR-UP    689,248
MAHARAJGANJ-UP    746,622
PADRAUNA-UP    790,050
DEORIA-UP    729,788
SALEMPUR-UP    669,623
BALLIA-UP    619,762
GHOSI-UP    721,582
AZAMGARH-UP    711,430
LALGANJ -UP    763,618
MACHHLISHAHR-UP    676,371
JAUNPUR-UP    713,014
SAIDPUR -UP    711,340
GHAZIPUR-UP    869,184
CHANDAULI-UP    704,435
VARANASI-UP    633,077
ROBERTSGANJ -UP    724,824
MIRZAPUR-UP    728,015
PHULPUR-UP    755,222
ALLAHABAD-UP    656,498
CHAIL -UP    555,376
FATEHPUR-UP    506,699
BANDA-UP    526,335
HAMIRPUR-UP    604,099
JHANSI-UP    819,646
JALAUN -UP    579,777
GHATAMPUR -UP    504,766
BILHAUR-UP    641,397
KANPUR-UP    618,721
ETAWAH-UP    703,946
KANNAUJ-UP    758,627
FARRUKHABAD-UP    665,435
MAINPURI-UP    719,918
JALESAR-UP    650,356
ETAH-UP    587,118
FIROZABAD -UP    531,363
AGRA-UP    642,719
MATHURA-UP    602,187
HATHRAS -UP    492,135
ALIGARH-UP    633,685
KHURJA -UP    600,704
BULANDSHAHR-UP    685,261
HAPUR-UP    799,736
MEERUT-UP    697,484
BAGHPAT-UP    656,900
MUZAFFARNAGAR-UP    862,408
KAIRANA-UP    816,726
SAHARANPUR-UP    990,415
COOCH BEHAR -WB    952,563
ALIPURDUARS -WB    840,836
JALPAIGURI-WB    890,105
DARJEELING-WB    888,083
RAIGANJ-WB    917,582
BALURGHAT -WB    925,631
MALDA-WB    849,111
JANGIPUR-WB    883,128
MURSHIDABAD-WB    1,007,221
BERHAMPORE-WB    991,515
KRISHNAGAR-WB    930,294
NABADWIP -WB    1,177,771
BARASAT-WB    1,153,160
BASIRHAT-WB    907,585
JOYNAGAR -WB    806,334
MATHURAPUR -WB    907,785
DIAMOND HARBOUR-WB    836,540
JADAVPUR-WB    1,022,315
BARRACKPORE-WB    794,426
DUM DUM-WB    1,248,360
CALCUTTA NORTH WEST-WB    360,117
CALCUTTA NORTH EAST-WB    568,885
CALCUTTA SOUTH-WB    772,742
HOWRAH-WB    911,632
ULUBERIA-WB    851,546
SERAMPORE-WB    946,248
HOOGHLY-WB    924,919
ARAMBAGH-WB    964,840
PANSKURA-WB    874,554
TAMLUK-WB    1,035,269
CONTAI-WB    926,774
MIDNAPORE-WB    908,499
JHARGRAM -WB    795,312
PURULIA-WB    696,219
BANKURA-WB    695,487
VISHNUPUR -WB    806,624
DURGAPUR -WB    847,616
ASANSOL-WB    725,198
BURDWAN-WB    997,024
KATWA-WB    966,263
BOLPUR-WB    770,059
BIRBHUM -WB    724,061
SURGUJA -CG    676,699
RAIGARH -CG    648,435
JANJGIR-CG    717,698
BILASPUR -CG    621,425
SARANGARH -CG    587,907
RAIPUR-CG    689,517
MAHASAMUND-CG    771,432
KANKER -CG    553,888
BAAR -CG    450,425
DURG-CG    761,815
RAJNANDGAON-CG    665,935
RAJMAHAL -JH    691,123
DUMKA -JH    625,118
GODDA-JH    831,356
CHATRA-JH    435,504
KODARMA-JH    825,710
GIRIDIH-JH    714,378
DHANBAD-JH    941,478
RANCHI-JH    695,754
JAMSHEDPUR-JH    776,519
SINGHBHUM -JH    520,155
KHUNTI -JH    490,772
LOHARDAGA -JH    466,464
PALAMAU -JH    641,543
HAZARIBAGH-JH    705,439
TEHRI GARHWAL-UK    561,428
GARHWAL-UK    503,240
ALMORA-UK    505,223
NAINITAL-UK    616,628
HARDWAR -UK    486,352
NEW DELHI-DL    202,557
SOUTH DELHI-DL    478,876
OUTER DELHI-DL    1,553,849
EAST DELHI-DL    1,190,814
CHANDNI CHOWK-DL    179,007
DELHI SADAR-DL    271,544
KAROL BAGH -DL    249,185
PONDICHERRY-PY    483,816
389,183,922

The outliers top and bottom reveal some oddities.  E.g., Outer Delhi  and  East Delhi  are among the highest yet  New Delhi, Delhi Sadar, Chandni Chowk among the lowest; Mumbai North among the highest, Mumbai South among the lowest; Dum Dum and Barasat among the highest, Calcutta North West among the lowest.

And who would have thought the Rajasthan desert would yield not one but two top outliers?

Hmmmmm.   Discontinuous behaviour is always curious.

We might wonder if the new constituencies after delimitation might show similar oddities.

SR

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