Lok Sabha elections: Check out the humongous numbers

Thu Apr 03 2014, 16:24 hrs
With more than 800 million eligible voters and close to a million polling stations across the country, everything about India's Lok Sabha elections promises to be huge. For six weeks beginning Monday, Indians will head to the polls in nine phases for parliamentary elections in the world's biggest democracy. Here's a look at some of the mind-boggling numbers:
With more than 800 million eligible voters and close to a million polling stations across the country, everything about India's Lok Sabha elections promises to be huge. For six weeks beginning Monday, Indians will head to the polls in nine phases for parliamentary elections in the world's biggest democracy. Here's a look at some of the mind-boggling numbers:
1.2 billion: India's population. (In Picture: BJP supporters showing black flags to Aam Aadmi Party's convener Arvind Kejriwal.)
1.2 billion: India's population. (In Picture: BJP supporters showing black flags to Aam Aadmi Party's convener Arvind Kejriwal.)
814.5 million: Eligible voters. (In Picture: BJP supporters holds a tea-kettle on his head during Narendra Modi's election rally.)
814.5 million: Eligible voters. (In Picture: BJP supporters holds a tea-kettle on his head during Narendra Modi's election rally.)
543: The number of constituencies where elections are being held. (In Picture: BJP worker arranging Narendra Modi masks and party's flags)
543: The number of constituencies where elections are being held. (In Picture: BJP worker arranging Narendra Modi masks and party's flags)
11 million: Election officials, paramilitary officers and police who will preside over the voting process. (In Picture: BJP Muslim women campaigning for Narendra Modi)
11 million: Election officials, paramilitary officers and police who will preside over the voting process. (In Picture: BJP Muslim women campaigning for Narendra Modi)
1.4 million: Electronic voting machines set up for the election. (In Picture: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during an election rally)
1.4 million: Electronic voting machines set up for the election. (In Picture: Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi during an election rally)
$600 million: The amount the government will spend to conduct the election. (In Picture: School Childeren wear masks of BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal)
$600 million: The amount the government will spend to conduct the election. (In Picture: School Childeren wear masks of BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi, Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi and AAP leader Arvind Kejriwal)
$72,800 to $113,250: The amount each political candidate is allowed to spend on his or her election campaign. (In Picture: A party worker waiting with flowers has photographs of India’s ruling Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, her son and party vice president Rahul Gandhi, and her daughter Priyanka Vadra)
$72,800 to $113,250: The amount each political candidate is allowed to spend on his or her election campaign. (In Picture: A party worker waiting with flowers has photographs of India’s ruling Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, her son and party vice president Rahul Gandhi, and her daughter Priyanka Vadra)
935,000: The number of polling stations across the country. (In Picture: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi offering puja at her party office before filling her nomination in Raebareli)
935,000: The number of polling stations across the country. (In Picture: Congress President Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi offering puja at her party office before filling her nomination in Raebareli)
28,000: The number of transgender voters who registered. For the first time, India offered a third gender choice _ 'other'' _ on voter registration forms. (AP)
28,000: The number of transgender voters who registered. For the first time, India offered a third gender choice _ 'other'' _ on voter registration forms. (AP)
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