Machhlishahr Election Results 2019: It’s BJP vs BSP
The Machhlishahr Lok Sabha seat is held by the Bharatiya Janata Party, which won it for the first time in 1996 and then again in 1998.Updated: May 23, 2019 11:31 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Machhlishahr parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh is reserved for members of Scheduled Castes.
The Machhlishahr Lok Sabha seat was held by the Bharatiya Janata Party after Lok Sabha elections 2014, which won it for the first time in 1996 and then again in 1998. After that, the Samajwadi Party has bagged the seat twice in 1999 and 2009 and the Bahujan Samaj Party was successful once in 2004.
Nishad, a community of fishermen and members of Scheduled Castes, are found in large numbers in this constituency. Kurmis and Yadavs are also found in significant numbers in this constituency.
The Machhlishahr parliamentary constituency comprises five assembly segments of Machhlishahr, Mariyahu, Zafrabad, Kerakat and Pindra.
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Uttar Pradesh, which sends the maximum number of members to Parliament at 80, saw polls in all the seven phases of the Lok Sabha election 2019. Currently, Tribhuvan Ram of BSP is leading in Machhlishahr according to the Uttar Pradesh election results 2019.
Here are a few details about the Machhlishahr Lok Sabha seat:
State: Uttar Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Machhlishahr
Polling date: May 12
2019 candidates: Tribhuvan Ram (BSP), VP Saroj (BJP), Dr Amarnath Paswan (Jan Adhikar Party)
Sitting MP, party: Ram Charitra Nishad, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 172,155
Runner up name, party: VP Saroj, BSP
Number of voters in 2014: 997,902
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 52.74%
Number of women voters in 2014: 865,180
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,874
First Published: May 07, 2019 11:54 IST