Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: No party has won from UP’s Barabanki seat the second time
No party has ever managed to win from the Barabanki parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh’s Awadh region for the second time in a row.
In the elections held 17 times till now on the Barabanki Lok Sabha seat, the Congress party has been successful five times, Samajwadi Party four times, the Bharatiya Janata Party twice and the Bahujan Samajwadi Party once. Congress’ PL Punia and Beni Prasad Verma, former Union minister and Samajwadi Party leader, have represented Barabanki in the Lok Sabha.
The Barabanki Lok Sabha seat is reserved for members of Scheduled Castes and has a high Dalit population as well as a significant Kurmi influence.
Uttar Pradesh, which sends the maximum number of members to Parliament at 80, will go to polls in all the seven phases of the Lok Sabha election 2019. Votes will be counted on May 23.
Here are a few details about the Barabanki Lok Sabha seat:
State: Uttar Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Barabanki
Polling date: May 6
2019 candidates: Ramsagar Rawat (SP), Upendra Rawat (BJP), Tanuj Punia (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Priyanka Singh Rawat (BJP)
Winning margin in 2014: 211,878
Runner up name, party: PL Punia, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 1,068,168
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 62.06%
Number of women voters in 2014: 795,336
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,839