Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Congress’ Raj Babbar will contest again from UP’s Fatehpur Sikri
Chaudhary Babulal of the BJP is the sitting member of Parliament from the Fatehpur Sikri Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh.
Recently formed, the Fatehpur Sikri Lok Sabha seat was created during the restructuring of constituencies in 2008. Bahujan Samaj Party’s Seema Upadhayaya defeated Congress’ Raj Babbar in the 2009 Lok Sabha election. Chaudhary Babulal won the next election in 2014.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) named a new candidate in Sikri, Rajkumar Chahar, in place of sitting MP Chaudhary Babulal.
Seema Upadhayaya was till recently preparing to contest again from the seat but withdrew her candidature all of sudden and later, Rajveer Singh, a relatively unknown face, was named the BSP’s candidate from Fatehpur Sikri.
Uttar Pradesh, which sends 80 members to the Lok Sabha, will go to polls in all the seven phases starting April 11. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Here are some details about the Fatehpur Sikri Lok Sabha seat:
State: Uttar Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Fatehpur Sikri
2019 candidates: Rajkumar Chahar (BJP), Rajveer Singh (BSP), Raj Babbar (Congress)
Polling date: April 18
Sitting MP, party: Chaudhary Babulal
Winning margin in 2014: 173,106
Runner up name, party: Seema Upadhayaya, BSP
Number of voters in 2014: 967,968
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 61.24%
Number of women voters in 2014: 703,311
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,752