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Author's profile photo Avinash Verma

DataGeek III Challenge: Indian general election 2014


I accepted the DataGeek III Challenge : Thrones of Data and got a chance to explore features and capabilities of SAP Lumira.

I have chosen “House of Spirits” category for my DataViz story.


My story is all about result of the Indian general election 2014 and analysis of performance of individual political parties and alliance.

Data Source:

Indian general election 2014 held to form 16th Loksabha, electing 543 Members of parliament. The main contenders were two major alliance groups:

  • UPA – United Progressive Alliance
  • NDA – National Democratic Alliance

It was the longest election in country’s history and largest ever election in the world in terms of vote turnout.

Performance Report:

The NDA led by BJP (Bhartiya Janata Party) won a sweeping victory taking 336 seats out of 543. The UPA led by INC (indian National Congress) won total 60 seats only.It was the UPA’s worst defeat in general election which had ruled for last 10 years.


Behind the Scene: This analysis is composed in SAP Lumira 1.20.

three stacked charts taken in a report type.

Seat and Vote share of different parties:

The BJP won 31% of all votes and 282 (51.9%) of all seats. It is the first time since the 1984 Indian general elections that a party has won enough seats to govern without the support of other parties.INC manage to won only 8.1% seats and vote 19.3%.


Behind the Scene: Two different pie charts are used in a report.

Opinion poll:

Monthly opinion poll conducted by various polling organization which showed NDA to be front runner in the election.


Behind the Scene: 3D Bar chart used in a report to show opinion poll analysis.


Total turnout by region shows west Bengal and Sikkim state have fare turnout in general election 2014.


Top 10 total voters by region shows Uttar Pradesh is on top on the total voter list as number of seats is highest 80, but turnout is less than West Bengal.


Behind the Scene: Map and Table is used in a report.

Alliance and parties year 2014:

Relationship of Alliance and parties are shown below


Trend – Male and female voters in Indian general election:

created a fancy report to show male and female voter % in Indian general election from 1971 to 2004, which clearly shows male voter % is always greater than female as well as total voter %



Behind the Scene: Two column charts selected in an Infographic and column type replaced with pictogram.

Thanks to SAP Lumira team for providing these kind of features in application. I like it very much.

Concluding my Data viz story, hope you will like it.

Thanks to SAP DATAGEEK team and SAP Lumira team.

All the best to all participants 🙂

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      Author's profile photo Niroop Melangi
      Niroop Melangi

      Hi Avinash,

      Nice Work.

      Author's profile photo Avinash Verma
      Avinash Verma
      Blog Post Author

      Thanks Nischal

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      Former Member

      Good one, Avinash !!

      Author's profile photo vinod bokade
      vinod bokade

      Thanks for sharing Avinash Verma. Very well docuemnted and explained about Lumira capabilities. Kudos !!!

      Author's profile photo KD Jain
      KD Jain

      Nice work, till I was not much aware Lumira capabilities but you presented very well.


      KD Jain