ElectionGudie

May 10, 2004 Held

387,779,784
Voted
India

Republic of India

Election for Lok Sabha (Indian People's Assembly)

Results

58%
Voter
Turnout*
Cast Votes:387,779,784
Valid Votes:387,453,223
Invalid Votes:326,561

Parties:

Party Seats Won Seats Change Votes

Indian National Congress 145 - 103,405,272

26.70%

Bharatiya Janata Party 138 - 85,866,593

22.20%

Others 25 - 45,751,173

11.80%

Communist Party of India (Marxist) 43 - 22,061,677

5.70%

Bahujan Samaj Party 19 - 20,713,468

5.30%

Samajwadi Party 36 - 16,645,356

4.30%

Telugu Desam (TDP) 5 - 11,844,811

3.00%

Janata Dal - United 8 - 9,924,209

2.60%

Rashtriya Janata Dal 21 - 8,613,302

2.20%

All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) 2 - 8,047,771

2.10%

Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 16 - 7,064,393

1.80%

Shiv Sena 12 - 7,056,075

1.80%

Nationalist Congress Party 9 - 6,915,740

1.80%

Janata Dal - Secular 3 - 5,732,296

1.50%

Communist Party of India 10 - 5,434,738

1.40%

Biju Janata Dal 11 - 5,084,428

1.30%

Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) 8 - 3,506,681

0.90%

Pattali Makkal Katchi 6 - 2,169,020

0.50%

Assam People's Council 2 - 2,069,610

0.50%

Jharkhand Liberation Front 5 - 1,846,843

0.50%

Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP) 3 - 1,717,228

0.40%

Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam 4 - 1,679,870

0.40%

All India Forward Bloc 3 - 1,367,280

0.30%

Muslim League of Kerala 2 - 770,098

0.20%

Naga People's Front (NPF) 1 - 715,366

0.20%

Jammu and Kashmir National Conference 2 - 493,067

0.10%

Kerala Congress 1 - 353,529

0.10%

Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party 1 - 267,457

Mizo National Front 1 - 182,864

Sikkim Democratic Front (SDF) 1 - 153,409

More Info:

At stake in this election:

  • 543 seats in the People's Assembly (Lok Sabha)

Description of government structure:

  • Chief of State: President A.P.J. Abdul KALAM *
  • Head of Government: Prime Minister Atal Bihari VAJPAYEE
  • Assembly: India has a bicameral Parliament (Sansad) consisting of the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) with 250 seats and the People's Assembly (Lok Sabha) with 545 seats.

* The electoral college consists of elected members of both houses of Parliament and the legislatures of the states.

Description of electoral system:

  • The President is elected by an electoral college to serve a 5-year term.
  • In the Council of States (Rajya Sabha) 250 members are to serve 6-year terms*. In the People's Assembly (Lok Sabha), 543 members are elected by popular vote to serve 5-year terms and 2 members are appointed by the president.

* Up to 12 seats are appointed by the president and the remaining members are chosen by elected members of the state and territorial assemblies

Main parties in the electoral race:

  • Party: India National Congress (INC)
    • Leader: Sonia GANDHI
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 145
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 114
  • Party: Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
    • Leader: Shri Atal Bihari VAJPAYEE; Shri M. Venkaiah NAIDU
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 138
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 182
  • Party: Communist Party of India - Marxist (CPI)
    • Leader: Dipankar BHATTACHARYA
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 43
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 33
  • Party: Socialist Party (SP) / Samajwadi Party
    • Leader: Mulayam Singh YADAV
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 36
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 26
  • Party: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD)
    • Leader: Shri Laloo Prasad YADAV
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 21
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 4
  • Party: Majority Society Party / Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
    • Leader: MAYAWATI
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 19
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 14
  • Party: Dravida Progressive Federation / Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK)
    • Leader: M. KARUNANIDHI
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 16
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 12
  • Party: Shiva Sena / (SHS)
    • Leader: Bal THACKERAY
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 12
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 15
  • Party: Communist Party of India (CPI)
    • Leader: Shri A.B. BARDHAN
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 10
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 4
  • Party: People's Party-United / Janata Dal (JDU)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 8
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 21
  • Party: Telugu Land Party / Telugu Desam Party (TDP)
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 5
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: 29
  • Party: Others
    • Leader: N/A
    • Seats won in this People's Assembly election: 90
    • Seats won in last People's Assembly election: N/A

Last Parliamentary election:

  • Parliamentary elections were last held in India on September 5 through October 3, 1999.

Population and number of registered voters:

  • Population: 1,126,419,321 (2004)
  • Registered Voters: 671,487,930 (2004)

Gender Data:

·         Female Population: 542,673,946 (2004)

·         Is India a signatory to CEDAW: Yes (30 July 1980)

·         Has India ratified CEDAW: Yes (9 July 1993)

·         Gender Quota: No

·         Female candidates in this election: Yes

·         Number of Female Parliamentarians: 45 (following the 2004 elections)

·         Human Development Index Position: 130 (2014)

·         Social Institutions and Gender Index (SIGI) Categorization: High (2014)

Disability Data:

·         Is India a signatory to CRPD: Yes (30 March 2007)

·         Has India ratified CRPD: Yes (1 October 2007)

·         Population with a disability: 168,962,898 (est.)