Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: BJP has not lost UP’s Lucknow seat since 1991
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: Apr 30, 2019 18:17 IST
The Lucknow parliamentary constituency is one of the three VIP seats along with Amethi and Rae Bareli in the Awadh region of Uttar Pradesh.
A bastion of the Bharatiya Janata Party since the 10th Lok Sabha election, Lucknow elected Atal Bihari Vajpayee for a record five times consecutively. Vajpayee’s prodigy Lalji Tandon represented the seat till 2014 after the former prime minister retired from active politics.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, the highly urbanised constituency was won by Rajnath Singh. He defeated Rita Bahuguna Joshi, who was then with the Congress and is now a minister in the Yogi Adityanath government after joining the BJP.
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 Lucknow Lok Sabha seat:
State: Uttar Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Lucknow
Polling date: May 6
2019 candidates: Rajnath Singh (BJP), Poonam Sinha (SP)
Sitting MP, party: Rajnath Singh
Winning margin in 2014: 272,749
Runner up name, party: Rita Bahuguna Joshi
Number of voters in 2014: 1,033,783
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 53.02%
Number of women voters in 2014: 897,785
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,728
First Published: Apr 30, 2019 18:17 IST