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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Congress’ Jitin Prasad will try to win back Dhaurahra seat in UP

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.

constituency watch Updated: Apr 30, 2019 18:06 IST
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Kolkata, India - March 19, 2019: A view of an EVM (Electronic Voting Machine) and VVPAT (Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail), near Shyambazar AV School, in Kolkata, West Bengal, India, on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. Directed by District Election Officer, as part of an awareness programme, officials show EVMs and VVPATs to people. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

The Dhaurahra Lok Sabha seat, spread over Lakhimpur Kheri and Sitapur districts in Uttar Pradesh, came into existence in 2008 as part of the recommendation of the Delimitation Commission.

Congress leader Jitin Prasada won the seat after shifting from Shahajahanpur parliamentary constituency in the 2009 Lok Sabha election. In 2014, Rekha Verma of the Bharatiya Janata Party was successful on this seat as the Modi wave swept across the country.

The rural constituency of Dhaurahra has a larger number of Kurmi voters. Kurmis are the second biggest Other Backward Class group in Uttar Pradesh after Yadavs.

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.

READ: All about Lok Sabha elections 2019

Here are a few details about the Dhaurahra Lok Sabha seat:

State: Uttar Pradesh

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Dhaurahra

Polling date: May 6

2019 candidates: Rekha Verma (BJP), Jitin Prasada (Congress), Arshad Siddiqui (BSP), Malkhan Singh (Pragatisheel Samajwadi Party- Lohia.)

Sitting MP, party: Rekha Verma, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 125,675

Runner up name, party: Daud Ahmad, BSP

Number of voters in 2014: 1,060,271

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 68.05%

Number of women voters in 2014: 711,241

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,658

First Published: Apr 30, 2019 18:06 IST