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Story in numbers: Analysing the victory margins of new Lok Sabha MPs

In Lok sabha 2019 elections, some candidates won with 74.4% vote share and some won with vote share as low as 29.4% making a compelling argument to reform Indian elections

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BJP's supporters celebrating victory

The victory of the Bharatiya Janata Party-led National Democratic Alliance in the 2019 Lok Sabha election was historic because of two factors: The number of seats the BJP took, as well as the enormity of the margin by which several leaders won. For example, Darshana V Jardosh from the Surat Lok Sabha constituency won with the biggest vote share: She got 74.4 per cent (790,000) of the vote.  Running her close was C R Patil from the Navsari Lok Sabha constituency: He secured a vote share of  74.3 per cent  and got more than 900,000 votes. But some successful ...