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Every 2 out of 3 BJP candidates won, 1 in 10 for Congress

New Delhi: On an average, two out of three candidates fielded by BJP in this Lok Sabha election have won, while for Congress the success rate was only about 10 per cent. BJP has won

India TV News Desk [ Updated: May 17, 2014 21:51 IST ]
every 2 out of 3 bjp candidates won 1 in 10 for congress
every 2 out of 3 bjp candidates won 1 in 10 for congress

New Delhi: On an average, two out of three candidates fielded by BJP in this Lok Sabha election have won, while for Congress the success rate was only about 10 per cent.


BJP has won 282 out of the 428 seats it contested, while Congress has managed 44 from 457 Lok Sabha constituencies where it fielded candidates.

Parties that contested beyond their traditional strongholds recorded a dismal winning percentage at national level, while parties like Lok Janshakti Party, Biju Janta Dal and AIADMK have done well on this metric by limiting presence to their respective states.

The winning percentage for Aam Aadmi Party (AAP), which made its debut in parliamentary polls, is dismal at just about 0.9 per cent as only four out of its 443 candidates won.

The winning percentage is also very low for Left parties, with CPI winning one out of 67 seats (1.5 per cent) and CPM getting 9 out of 98 seats (9.2 per cent).

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