Indore Lok Sabha Constituency Result 2024: Shankar Lalwani Wins By Record 11.7 Lakh Vote Margin; NOTA Sets Record With Over 2 Lakhs

Indore Lok Sabha Constituency Result 2024: Shankar Lalwani Wins By Record 11.7 Lakh Vote Margin; NOTA Sets Record With Over 2 Lakhs

BJP candidate wins by record margin of 1175,092 votes. This is the highest-ever victory in Lok Sabha elections. Lalwani defeated his nearest rival and BSP candidate Sanjay Solanki.

FPJ Web DeskUpdated: Wednesday, June 05, 2024, 02:03 AM IST
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Indore Lok Sabha Constituency Result 2024 LIVE: Shankar Lalwani, BJP Vs NOTA |

Indore (Madhya Pradesh): In a virtually one-sided Lok Sabha election, BJP candidate for the city parliamentary seat Shankar Lalwani created a record of 'unprecedented victory; in the Lok Sabha elections on Tuesday. Lawani won by the gigantic margin of 1175,092 votes. No candidate has yet achieved a whopping victory with such a margin. He defeated BSP candidate Sanjay Solanki. NOTA too created a record, with the highest number of votes polled in this election.

While the BJP is not looking happy at the total number of seats won in the 18th Lok Sabha election, the party can take pride that its candidate from the city parliamentary seat has created the national record. In the voting held on May 13, a total of 1326751 voters exercised their franchise, out of which 759 votes were rejected. In the counting of the votes held on Tuesday at Nehru Stadium, among the 14 candidates fighting the Lok Sabha elections, BJP Shankar Lalwani obtained 1226,751 votes.

His nearest rival BSP candidate Sanjay Solanki managed to get merely 51,659 votes. The third highest vote-getter was Pawan Kumar of Akhil Bhartiya Parivar Party, who received 15,210 votes. The rest of the 11 candidates could get votes in just four figures. Congress candidate Akshay Kanti Bam had withdrawn his nomination papers at the last minute.

An interesting aspect of the vote counting was that after Lalwani it was NOTA with 2,18,674 votes. Analysts are claiming that this is the highest number of votes cast in favour of NOTA in any parliamentary elections.

Earlier in the day, the strong rooms were opened in the presence of candidates and representatives of the political parties sharp at 6 am at Nehru Stadium and the counting of votes of postal ballots began at 8 am and subsequently the counting of votes from EVMs started from 8.30 am. The non-stop counting of the votes of all 8 assembly constituencies of the city parliamentary seat ended at around 3 pm. BJP candidate Lalwani obtained the highest votes in all 8 assembly seats.

Indore is a General category Parliamentary constituency, i.e., not reserved for any specific category. This constituency, covering a part of the Indore district, currently comprises eight assembly segments, Depalpur, Indore-1, Indore-2, Indore-3, Indore-4, Indore-5, Rau, and Sanwer (SC).

District election officer hands election certificate to Lalwani

At 4 pm collector and district election officer, Asheesh Singh handed over the election certificate to the winning candidate, BJP's Shankar Lalwani in the Media Centre at Nehru Stadium. On this occasion, senior BJP leader Kailash Vijayvargiya, minister Tulsiram Silawat, MLAs Golu Shukla and Madhu Verma were also present.

Candidates obtained votes

Candidate Party No. of Votes polled

1. Shankar Lalwani BJP 1226751

2. Sanjay Solanki BSP 51659

3. Ajeet Singh SUCI 7179

4. Pawan Kumar Akhil Bhartiya Parivar Party 15210

5. Basant Gehlot Jan Sangh Party 3676

6. Abhay Jain Indepedent 8392

7. Ayaz Ali Independent 7096

8. Arjun Parihar Independent 3831

9. Ankit Gupta Independent 1969

10. Parmanand Tolani Independent 2403

11. Pankaj Gupte Independent 1660

12. Mudit Chaurasia Independent 2609

13. Ravi Sirwaiya Independent 2621

14. Lavish Khandelwal Independent 8238

15. NOTA 218674

BJP vs NOTA

BJP's incumbent MP from Indore, Shankar Lalwani is contesting again from the seat, while Congress has fielded Akshay Bam as its candidate, but he pulled back his nomination paper and switched his sides to the saffron party. Two days after this happening, the Congress party held a meeting in Indore and decided that they would campaign for NOTA in the constituency for LS polls 2024.

What does data say?

2019 Lok Sabha elections

In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Pankaj Sanghvi of the INC received 5.2 lakh votes, while Shankar Lalwani of the BJP won with 10.6 lakh votes from the Indore Lok Sabha constituency. By 5.4 votes, Pankaj Sanghvi was defeated.

2014 Lok Sabha elections

In 2014, Sumitra Mahajan (tai) of the BJP emerged victorious from the Indore Lok Sabha constituency, with 8.5 lakh votes, while Satyanarayan Patel of the INC received 3.8 lakh votes.

Number of voters

As per the 2011 Census, the Indore district of Madhya Pradesh had a population of 32.76 lakh of which 16.9 lakh were males and 15.7

were females. The average sex ratio was 928 and the literacy rate stood at 80.87%. Out of this population, 74.1% people lived in urban and 25.9% in rural areas. Scheduled Caste (SC) constituted 16.6% while Scheduled Tribe (ST) were 6.6% of the district’s population. Hindus were 83.26%, Muslim 12.67%, and Jain 2.19%, among other religious groups.

Counting begins in Indore at 8 am

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The vote counting in Indore started at 8am on Tuesday. The counting is going on at the city's Nehru Stadium. First of all all the documents were verified and followed the counting of postal ballots.

The fate of 14 candidates is going to be revealed on Tuesday. However, all eyes are set on the '15th candidate' this time, which happens to be NOTA.

Indore Collector Asheesh Singh inspecting the strong rooms before starting the vote counting

Indore Collector Asheesh Singh inspecting the strong rooms before starting the vote counting |

9:30 AM: Indore LS Election Update (Round-1)

In the Indore Lok Sabha constituency, sitting MP Shankar Lalwani from BJP is leading with a commanding 88.6% of the votes. As Akshay Kanti Bam defected from Congress to join the BJP at the last minute, prompting the opposition to campaign for NOTA (None of the Above).

The constituency saw a voter turnout of 61.67% on May 13, 2024.

10:00 Am: NOTA gets over 23k votes

As of 10 Am, BJP's Shankar Lalwani has secured over 1.7 votes. Where as BSP's Sanjay Solanki is stuck with 6483 votes.

NOTA has managed to secure more than 23k votes.

BJP, Shankar Lalwani: 170394

NOTA: 23887

BSP, Sanjay Solanki: 6483

10: 30 Am Shankar Lalwani remains on top

As per the first round concluded in Indore, BJP candidate Shankar Lalwani remains on top by margin of 3 lakh votes from his nearest rival & BSP candidate Sanjay Solanki after Round-1.

The Congress candidate is absent in Indore LS seat and NOTA stopped after getting 61,850 votes.

Lalwani earns over 4 lakh votes, NOTA almost 72k

ECI

As of 11 Am, Shankar Lalwani still remains on top with over 4 lakh votes. BSP’s Lakshman Solanki is behind by a huge margin of 3.8 lakh votes receiving 18193 votes.

Interestingly, as many as 72,094 voters have chosen NOTA in Indore LS constituency.

NOTA crosses 1 Lakh bar, Lalwani on top

ECI

ECI

The vote count of NOTA has reached beyond 1 lakh in the Ahilya Nagri, in the absence of a Congress candidate contesting from the LS constituencies.

Also, the sitting MP Shankar Lalwani received 6,64,686 votes till now, leaving BSP’s Lakshman Solanki far behind with a margin of a whopping 6.4 lakh votes.

Shankar Lalwani leads by 8.8 lakh votes

ECI

As many as 7 rounds of voting has been completed in Indore. BJP's Shankar Lalwani is all set has adhered to the top since the beginning. Till now he has received 9,90,698  votes, creating an oblivious gap between him and other contestants.

ECI

NOTA numbers keeps growing gradually, which has received 1,72,798 vote till now.

BSP's Lakshman Solanki managed to get 42,095 votes.

Lalwani, NOTA breaking records in Indore

ECI

NOTA has shown absolutely unexpected figures in Indore this elections. For the first time in history, NOTA has received a total of 1,89,566 votes. This happened after Akshay Kanti Bam left Congress at the the last minute and the grand old party promoted NOTA as their candidate.

ECI

NOTA has shown absolutely unexpected figures in Indore this elections. For the first time in history, NOTA has received a total of 1,89,566 votes. This happened after Akshay Kanti Bam left Congress at the the last minute and the grand old party promoted NOTA as their candidate.

Lalwani, NOTA breaking records in Indore

ECI

For the first time in Indian politics, NOTA has received over 2 lakh votes. The record has been broken by Indore voters in the absence of a Congress candidate.

This happened after Akshay Kanti Bam left Congress at the last minute and the grand old party promoted NOTA as their candidate.

Lalwani achieves over 11 lakh votes

ECI

Current margin: 11,12,283

The votes received by sitting MP Shankar Lalwani has been rising exponentially. So far he has received 11,60,627 votes.

BSP's 48344 Lakshman Solanki has received 48916 votes till now.

Tip-Off: Counting done & dusted! 

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A tip-off has been received from Indore strong room, according to which the counting has been completed in Indore.

Also, as per DM Asheesh Singh, tabulation is going on at the strong room after completion of the counting. He added, that result may be declared shortly.

Final vote counts in Indore

ECI

Leaving a record breaking mark, NOTA has received a total of 2,18,355 (over 2 lakh) votes in Indore LS constituency, which is the highest ever figure in the history of India elections.

ECI

Also, Shankar Lalwani has created an unfathomable gap between himself and other 13 contestants fighting from Indore.

The total votes received by sitting MP Shankar Lalwani happens to be 12,23,746 (over 12 lakhs).

About the trailing contestant other than NOTA, BSP's Lakshman Solanki got a total of 51,486 (over 51k votes).

Kailash Vijayvargiya congratulates Lalwani

Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya took to his official social media handle and congratulated Shankar Lalwani for winning with such a mammoth majority.

Lalwani prasies PM Modi's leadership

After a record-breaking victory, BJP candidate Shankar Lalwani after a gave credits to the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. He added, "Indoreans had already made up their mind that they want Modi once again. They trust BJP."

'Indore taught BJP a lesson'

“Indore’s voters have taught a lesson to the saffron party by making a record of NOTA vote counts,” says Congres Indore acting city president Devendra Yadav. He believes, INDIA bloc will form government with help of TDP & JDU in the nation.

Indore collector offers victory certificate to Lalwani

Shankar Lalwani becomes the Member of Parliament from Indore LS seat, declared Indore Collector and Returning Officer Ashish Singh on Tuesday. 

ECI declares Shankar Lalwani as WINNER 

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