Ghazipur Election Results 2019: Battle of prestige for Union minister Manoj Sinha in UP’s Ghazipur
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.Updated: May 23, 2019 12:33 IST
Union minister Manoj Sinha is the sitting member of Parliament from Ghazipur in eastern Uttar Pradesh and has represented the parliamentary constituency thrice in the Lok Sabha.
This year, junior railways minister Manoj Sinha is facing his rival Afzal Ansari from the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) after 15 years. Ansari had defeated Sinha in the Lok Sabha election in 2004. Manoj Sinha has won from the Ghazipur Lok Sabha seat thrice, the first time in 1996, and lost three times as well. Afzal Ansari is currently leading the vote count.
The Congress has been successful four times and the Communist Party of India (CPI), Bharatiya Janata Party and Samajwadi Party thrice each on the Ghazipur Lok Sabha seat.
Jakhanian, Saidpur, Ghazipur Sadar, Jangipur and Zamania are the assembly segments under the Ghazipur Lok Sabha seat. Bhumihar, Kayastha, Brahmins and Thakurs form a sizeable population here. The Yadavs, Muslims and Khushwahas can also impact the outcome of an election.
Uttar Pradesh, which sends the maximum number of members to Parliament at 80, saw 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 Ghazipur Lok Sabha seat:
State: Uttar Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Ghazipur
Polling date: May 19
2019 candidates: Manoj Sinha (BJP), Afzal Ansari (BSP), Ajit Prasad Kushwaha (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Manoj Sinha, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 32,452
Runner up name, party: Shivkanya Kushwaha, SP
Number of voters in 2014: 986,673
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 54.77%
Number of women voters in 2014: 818,167
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,703