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Assembly Elections 2018: Election Trivia

Often it is the small facts that are the most interesting. For this 2018 Assembly elections, we attempt to dig out interesting and little known facts related to the politics and elections in the states. Scroll down to know and don’t forget to share with your friends about your #TIL moment (for the uninitiated, #TIL stands for Today I Learned)

  • Trivia#53
    Andole and Gajwel are the two bellwether seats in Telangana that have voted for the party that came into power in the state for the last consecutive 7 Assembly elections from 1985 to 2014.December 07, 2018, 04:47 PM
  • Trivia#52
    Jagdalpur is the bellwether seat in Chhattisgarh that has always voted for the party that came into power for the last consecutive 9 Assembly elections from 1977 to 2013 (Note: The Chhattisgarh was part of Madhya Pradesh till the year 2000).December 07, 2018, 04:47 PM
  • Trivia#51
    Chittorgarh and Shahpura (SC) are the two bellwether seats in Rajasthan that have voted for the party that came into power in the state for the last consecutive 13 Assembly elections from 1957 to 2013.December 07, 2018, 04:46 PM
  • Trivia#50
    Khargone is the bellwether seat in Madhya Pradesh that has always voted for the party that came into power in the state for the last consecutive 11 Assembly elections from 1967 to 2013.December 07, 2018, 04:46 PM
  • Trivia#49
    Lawngtlai East with 73.47% recorded the lowest voter turnout in the 2018 Mizoram state Assembly elections.December 07, 2018, 04:46 PM
  • Trivia#48
    Tuikum with 87.14% recorded the highest voter turnout in the 2018 Mizoram state Assembly elections.December 07, 2018, 04:45 PM
  • Trivia#47
    Jobat with 52.31% recorded the lowest voter turnout in the 2018 Madhya Pradesh state Assembly elections.December 07, 2018, 04:45 PM
  • Trivia#46
    Sailana with 88.35% recorded the highest voter turnout in the 2018 Madhya Pradesh state Assembly elections.December 07, 2018, 04:45 PM
  • Trivia#45
    Bijapur with 48.49% recorded the lowest voter turnout in the 2018 Chhattisgarh state Assembly elections.December 07, 2018, 04:44 PM
  • Trivia#44
    Manendragarh with 131,273 electors is the smallest Assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh.December 07, 2018, 04:44 PM
  • Trivia#43
    Kasdol with 333,240 electors is the largest Assembly constituency in Chhattisgarh.December 07, 2018, 04:44 PM
  • Trivia#42
    Bhadrachalam with 125,552 electors is the smallest Assembly constituency in Telangana.December 07, 2018, 04:43 PM
  • Trivia#41
    Baseri with 185,272 electors is the smallest Assembly constituency in Rajasthan.December 07, 2018, 04:43 PM
  • Trivia#40
    Jhotwara with 356,039 electors is the largest Assembly constituency in Rajasthan.December 07, 2018, 04:43 PM
  • Trivia#39
    Kotma with 149,963 electors is the smallest Assembly constituency in Madhya Pradesh.December 07, 2018, 04:42 PM
  • Trivia#38
    Indore-5 with 371,500 electors is the largest Assembly constituency in Madhya Pradesh.December 07, 2018, 04:42 PM
  • Trivia#37
    The largest Assembly constituency Serilingampally in Telangana with over 5.34 lakh voters is bigger than 30 of the 40 Assembly constituencies in Mizoram put together.December 07, 2018, 04:42 PM
  • Trivia#36
    Tuichawng with 30,584 electors is the largest Assembly constituency in Mizoram.December 07, 2018, 04:42 PM
  • Trivia#35
    Thorang in Mizoram with a total of 13,175 voters is the smallest Assembly constituency in all of the five states.December 07, 2018, 04:41 PM
  • Trivia#34
    Serilingampally in Telangana with a total of 5,34,223 voters is the largest Assembly constituency in all of the five states.December 07, 2018, 04:41 PM
  • Trivia#33
    Mizoram had the highest average age (55) of winning candidates in the previous state Assembly elections in the five states and Madhya Pradesh had the lowest (50).December 07, 2018, 04:40 PM
  • Trivia#32
    TRS' Gadari Kishore Kumar (32) from Thungathurthy was the youngest winning candidate in the 2014 Telangana state Assembly elections.December 07, 2018, 04:40 PM
  • Trivia#31
    INC's Jetty Geeta (69) from Zahirabad was the oldest winning candidate in the 2014 Telangana state Assembly elections.December 07, 2018, 04:40 PM
  • Trivia#30
    BJP's Kishana Ram (78) from Dungargarh was the oldest winning candidate in the 2013 Rajasthan state Assembly elections.December 07, 2018, 04:39 PM
  • Trivia#29
    INC's JH Rothuama (74) from Champhai South was the oldest winning candidate in the 2013 Mizoram state Assembly elections.December 07, 2018, 04:39 PM
  • Trivia#28
    BJP's Baboolal Gour (83) from Govindpura was the oldest winning candidate in the 2013 Madhya Pradesh state Assembly elections.December 07, 2018, 04:39 PM
  • Trivia#27
    BJP's Champa Devi Pawle (27) from Bharatpur-Sonhat was the youngest winning candidate in the 2013 Chhattisgarh state Assembly elections.December 07, 2018, 04:38 PM
  • Trivia#26
    NUZP's Kamini Jindal (25) from Ganganagar in Rajasthan was the youngest winning candidate in the last Assembly elections in the five states.December 07, 2018, 04:38 PM
  • Trivia#25
    BJP's Badridhar Diwan (84) from Beltara in Chhattisgarh was the oldest winning candidate in the last Assembly elections in the five states.December 07, 2018, 04:38 PM
  • Trivia#24
    Sushil Kanwar of BJP won the Masuda seat in Rajasthan in 2013 getting only 20.25% of the total votes polled in the constituency.December 07, 2018, 04:38 PM
  • Trivia#23
    In 61 of the 679 constituencies that are electing new MLAs in the current state Assembly elections, the vote share of the winner was more than 35 per cent in the previous elections.December 07, 2018, 04:37 PM
  • Trivia#22
    In 224 of the 679 constituencies (33%) that are electing new MLAs in the current state Assembly elections, the vote share of the winner was more than 50 per cent in the previous elections.December 07, 2018, 04:37 PM
  • Trivia#21
    In the last Assembly elections for the five states going to the polls, the highest margin of victory was in Telangana's Bahadurpura in Hyderabad in which Mohd Moazam Khan of the AIMIM won by a margin of 95,045 votes.December 07, 2018, 04:37 PM
  • Trivia#20
    In the last Assembly elections for the five states going to the polls, the narrowest margin of victory was in Mizoram's Tuikum in which Lalrinawma of MNF won by a margin of 14 votes.December 07, 2018, 04:36 PM
  • Trivia#19
    In the last Assembly elections for the five states going to the polls, Telangana registered the highest margins of victory. Six of the 10 seats with the highest margins were from Telangana.December 07, 2018, 04:36 PM
  • Trivia#18
    The narrowest margin of victory in the 2013 state Assembly elections in Mizoram was in Tuikum in which Lalrinawma of MNF won by a margin of 14 votes.December 07, 2018, 04:36 PM
  • Trivia#17
    The narrowest margin of victory in the 2013 state Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh was in Takhatpur in which Raju Singh Kshatri of BJP won by a margin of 608 votes.December 07, 2018, 04:36 PM
  • Trivia#16
    The narrowest margin of victory in the 2013 state Assembly elections in Telangana was in Kalwakurthy in which Challa Vamshichand Reddy of INC won by a margin of 78 votes.December 07, 2018, 04:35 PM
  • Trivia#15
    The narrowest margin of victory in the 2013 state Assembly elections in Rajasthan was in Amber in which Navin Pilania of the NPEP won by a margin of 329 votes.December 07, 2018, 04:35 PM
  • Trivia#14
    The narrowest margin of victory in the 2013 state Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh was in Surkhi in which Parul Sahu Kesari of BJP won by a margin of 141 votes.December 07, 2018, 04:35 PM
  • Trivia#13
    The highest margin of victory in the 2013 state Assembly elections in Mizoram was in Tuichawng in which Buddha Dhan Chakma of INC won by a margin of 8726 votes.December 07, 2018, 04:34 PM
  • Trivia#12
    The highest margin of victory in the 2013 state Assembly elections in Chhattisgarh was in Marwahi in which Amit Ajit Jogi of INC won by a margin of 46,250 votes.December 07, 2018, 04:34 PM
  • Trivia#11
    The highest margin of victory in the 2014 Telangana state Assembly elections was in Bahadurpura in Hyderabad in which Mohd Moazam Khan of the AIMIM won by a margin of 95,045 votes.December 07, 2018, 04:34 PM
  • Trivia#10
    The highest margin of victory in the 2013 state Assembly elections in Rajasthan was in Sanganer in which Ghanshyam Tiwari of BJP won by a margin of 65,350 votes.December 07, 2018, 04:33 PM
  • Trivia#9
    The highest margin of victory in the 2013 state Assembly elections in Madhya Pradesh was in Indore-2 in which Ramesh Mendola of BJP won by a margin of 91,017 votes.December 07, 2018, 04:33 PM
  • Trivia#8
    Mizoram can be divided into three regions - North, Aizawl, and South - with North Mizoram and Aizawl having the most seats (14 each) and South Mizoram with the least seats (12), out of the total 40 in the state.December 07, 2018, 04:33 PM
  • Trivia#7
    Chhattisgarh can be divided into three regions - North, Central, and South - with Central Chhattisgarh having the most seats (43) and South with the least seats (13), out of the total 90 in the state.December 07, 2018, 04:32 PM
  • Trivia#6
    Telangana can be divided into three regions - North Telangana, South Telangana, and Greater Hyderabad - with North Telangana having the most seats (54) and Greater Hyderabad with the least seats (24), out of the total 119 in the state.December 07, 2018, 04:32 PM
  • Trivia#5
    Rajasthan can be divided into six regions - North, Central, South, West, Hadoti, and Matsya - with West Rajasthan having the most seats (43) and Hadoti with the least seats (17), out of the total 200 in the state.December 07, 2018, 04:32 PM
  • Trivia#4
    Madhya Pradesh can be divided into five regions - Chambal, Mahakoshal, Malwa North, Malwa Tribal, and Vindhya Pradesh - with Malwa North having the most seats (63) and Malwa Tribal with the least seats (28), out of the total 230 in the state.December 07, 2018, 04:31 PM
  • Trivia#3
    Kurud Assembly constituency in Dhamtari district in the Central region of Chhattisgarh recorded the highest voter turnout, 88.97%, in the 2018 Chhattisgarh Assembly elections. The 2018 turnout is 1.39% higher than the average turnout in the seat in 2013 and 2008 elections. December 07, 2018, 04:31 PM
  • Trivia#2
    12 Assembly constituencies in the state of Chhattisgarh recorded a voter turnout in 2018 that is more than 5% as compared to the average turnout in the 2013 and 2008 Assembly elections in the state.December 07, 2018, 04:30 PM
  • Trivia#1
    82 Assembly constituencies in the state of Madhya Pradesh recorded a voter turnout in 2018 that is more than 5% as compared to the average turnout in the 2013 and 2008 Assembly elections in the state.December 07, 2018, 04:30 PM
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