Record break 64.11% turnout in Lok Sabha elections 2019 in Gujarat, highest ever in stateApril 24, 2019
Gandhinagar: Voters turnout of 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat has been 64.11% as per the Election Commission of India (ECI) note issued today. This is highest turnout ever in any Lok Sabha election in Gujarat. In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the turnout was 63.66%. Turnout in Gujarat in Lok Sabha general elections 2019 has been highest ever in Gujarat among all Lok Sabha elections the state witnessed. It is reported that the highest turnout was in 1967 which was 63.77%. Turnout in 2014 was recent highest at 63.66%. In 2019, however turnout in 2019 has broken all records.
A sheet of assembly segment-wise final turnout figures is embedded below. For better view, please use desktop computer.
Voters Turnout in Gujarat:
Lok Sabha elections
1962 – 58.03%
1967 – 63.77%
1971 – 59.41%
1977 – 59.21%
1980 – 55.41%
1984 – 57.93%
1989 – 54.58%
1991 – 44.01%
1996 – 35.92%
1998 – 59.30%
1999 – 47.03%
2004 – 45.60%
2009 – 47.92%
2014 – 63.66%
2019 – 64.11%
1980 – 48.37%
1985 – 48.82%
1990 – 52.50%
1995 – 64.39%,
1998 – 59.30%
2002 – 61.54%
2007 – 59.77%
2012 – 71.85%
2017 – 68.41%
(Note: Year 1998 Lok Sabha and assembly elections in Gujarat were held together. Therefore voting percentage remained same.)
There was a perception that year 2019 Gujarat Lok Sabha election was not a wave election, but turnout figures suggest silent wave or some kind of under current.
Turnout is better than wave election of 2014 in which BJP had won all 26 Lok Sabha seats in Gujarat.
Suppose if turnout was low and below 60%, immediate narrative could be that BJP would suffer huge loss. As turnout is high, some political pundits are predicting 24 to 26 seats for BJP.
Skeptic lot however based on year 2017 assembly election pattern believe that it is rural and tribal turnout that has increased significantly and therefore it would benefit Congress party.
Support to Modi and his agenda from across the section and geography could be seen on polling day when local news channels interviewed the voters randomly outside the polling stations. Majorly positive voting was apparent.
Higher percentage of voting is largely being seen as beneficial to BJP. However that can not be a thumb rule applied to each election. Every election is unique in itself and therefore the result on May 23 will tell who gets what number of seats.
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