The 2004 Lok Sabha elections threw up some interesting results -- from a smallest two digit victory margin to the largest touching over five lakh mark.
- Janta Dal (United) candidate P Pookunhikoya, who contested the election from Lakshawdeep constituency in 2004, clinched the seat by a margin of mere 71 votes from his rival Congress's P M Sayeed, who received 15,526 votes as compared to his 15,597 votes.
- Following Pookunhikoya is BJP's Babubhai Katara who won with a margin of 361 votes from Dohad in Gujarat. These two were lone candidates in the last elections who won their seats by a margin of less than 500 votes.
- While there were more than 40 winning Member of Parliament who won their seats with a margin of less than 10,400 votes in the last LS elections. They include Congress party's Sriprakash Jaiswal from Kanpur and Milind Deora [ Images ] from South Mumbai [ Images ] seat, Janta Dal (United) candidate from Muzaffarpur (Bihar) George Fernandes [ Images ] and Bahujan Samaj Party's Ramakant Yadav from Azamgarh (Uttar Pradesh [ Images ]).
- In the 2004 elections, there were 50 candidates who won their constituencies with a margin of more than 1,96,000 votes and the highest margin of victory touched 5,92,502 mark.
- CPM's candidate from Arambagh in West Bengal's [ Images ] Hooghly district Anil Basu, won the election by a highest margin of 5.92 lakh votes by securing 7.44 votes and defeating BJP's Swapan Kumar Nandi who got 1,51,962 votes.
- Candidates who won by a margin of about two lakh votes included SP supremo Mulayam Singh, his son Akhilesh Yadav, Somnath Chatterjee [ Images ] from CPI-M [ Images ], Congress party's Rahul Gandhi [ Images ], BJP's Atal Bihari Vajpayee [ Images ], L K Advani [ Images ] and Shivraj Singh Chouhan, NCP's chief Sharad Pawar [ Images ] and Ram Vilas Paswan of LJP among other.