Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: BJP won Gurgaon for the first time in 2014
Gurgaon, a part of the National Capital Region, has ten assembly segments of Bawal (SC), Rewari, Pataudi (SC), Badshahpur, Gurgaon, Sohna, Nuh, Ferozepur Jhirka and Punahana.Updated: Apr 29, 2019 19:05 IST
The Gurgaon parliamentary constituency existed from 1951 to 1971 and was formed again in 2008 as a part of the implementation of the Delimitation Commission of India’s recommendations.
The Lok Sabha seat was created by merging five assembly segments of erstwhile Mahendragarh constituency with four assembly segments of former Faridabad constituency. The rest of the four assembly segments were merged with Bhiwani to create a new constituency of Mahendragarh-Bhiwani.
Gurgaon, a part of the National Capital Region, has ten assembly segments of Bawal (SC), Rewari, Pataudi (SC), Badshahpur, Gurgaon, Sohna, Nuh, Ferozepur Jhirka and Punahana. The Gurgaon Lok Sabha seat has a sizeable population of Meo Muslims.
Before the restructuring, the Congress party had won the seat four times and two Independents had been successful twice in general elections held from 1952 till 1971. In 2009 when the Lok Sabha polls were held for the first time after delimitation, Rao Inderjit Singh from the Congress won the seat. Singh then crossed over to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and was successful again in 2014.
Twenty-four candidates are in the fray for the Gurgaon Lok Sabha seat this year
All the ten 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 Lok Sabha seat:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Gurgaon
Polling date: May 12
2019 candidates: Rao Inderjit Singh (BJP), Ajay Singh Yadav (Congress), Mahmood Khan (JJP), Virender Rana (INLD)
Sitting MP, party: Rao Inderjit Singh, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 274,722
Runner up name, party: Zakir Hussain (INLD)
Number of voters in 2014: 1,320,619
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 71.55%
Number of women voters in 2014: 861,253
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,816
First Published: Apr 29, 2019 19:04 IST