BACKGROUND INFORMATION FOR MADHYA PRADESH

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Election to the Legislative Assembly, 1985 - MP

1. No. of Seats 320
2. No. of contestants 2,450
3. ELECTORS
    MEN WOMEN TOTAL
i. No. of Electors 14,806,915 14,361,604 29,168,519
ii No. of Voters 8,593,492 5,941,032 14,534,524
iii Polling percentage 58.04 41.37 49.83
4. No. of Valid Votes 14,195,710
5. Votes rejected 338,814
6. No. of polling Stations 33,907
7. Average No.of Electors per polling station 860    
  Performance of Parties      
PARTY No. of candidates Seats won % of votes polled
INDIAN NATIONAL CONGRESS 320 250 48.87
INDIAN CONGRESS (SOCIALIST) 30 1 0.23
JANATA PARTY 172 5 4.01
BHARTIYA JANATA PARTY 311 58 32.42
LOK DAL 78 0 1.07
COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA 77 0 2.11
COMMUNIST PARTY OF INDIA 14 0 0.47
NATIONAL PARTIES 1,002 314 89.18
INDEPENDENTS 1,448 6 10.82

TOTAL

2,450 320 100.00
INDEPENDENTS 840 8 10.27

TOTAL

2,000 320 100.00

Source : CEO, MP

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