Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Congress and BJP have both won Akbarpur seat in UP
The Akbarpur Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh came into being after the restructuring of parliamentary constituencies in 2009.
Before delimitation, Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati had emerged victorious from Akbarpur seat in the 2004 Lok Sabha election. Before 2004, Mayawati had represented the Akbarpur seat twice in 1998 and 1999 in the Lower House.
Raja Ram Pal of the Congress party won the seat in 2009, when the Lok Sabha election was held for the first time after delimitation. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Devendra Singh Bhole won the seat in the next election in 2014.
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 Akbarpur Lok Sabha seat:
State: Uttar Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Akbarpur
Polling date: April 29
2019 candidates: Nisha Sachan (BSP), Devendra Singh Bhole (BJP), Raja Ram Pal (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Devendra Singh Bhole, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 278,997
Runner up name, party: Anil Shukla Warsi, BSP
Number of voters in 2014: 971,375
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 54.92%
Number of women voters in 2014: 790,961
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,792