Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: BJP has never won Haryana’s Sirsa seat
One of the ten parliamentary constituencies in Haryana, Sirsa is reserved for members of Scheduled Caste.
The home turf of the Chautala clan, the Sirsa Lok Sabha seat is considered to be a bastion of the now wobbling Indian National Lok Dal (INLD).
The party had won this seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Later, during the state assembly polls, INLD candidates won in seven segments of Sirsa while Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), an ally of the INLD, got one seat. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had won in only one segment, Tohana, which is represented by its president of state unit Subhash Barala.
The Congress party has been the most successful party and won elections from the seat nine times since 1962. The INLD had bagged the seat four times and the BJP has, however, never won from Sirsa.
Spread across the districts of Jind and Fatehabad partially and the whole of Sirsa, this parliamentary constituency has nine assembly segments of Narwana (SC), Tohana, Fatehabad, Ratia (SC), Kalawali (SC), Dabwali, Rania, Sirsa and Ellenabad.
All the parliamentary constituencies in Haryana will vote in the sixth round of the seven-phased Lok Sabha election on May 12. The votes will be counted on May 23.
Here are a few details about the Sirsa Lok Sabha seat:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Sirsa
Polling date: May 12
2019 candidates: Charanjit Singh Rori (INLD), Sunita Duggal (BJP), Ashok Tanwar (Congress), Nirmal Singh Malhadi (JJP)
Sitting MP, party: Charanjeet Singh Rori, INLD
Winning margin in 2014: 115,736
Runner up name, party: Ashok Tanwar, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 1,279,105
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 77.03%
Number of women voters in 2014: 774,254
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,678