Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Jats and Muslims voters dominate Haryana’s Bhiwani-Mahendragarh seat
The Bhiwani-Mahendragarh Lok Sabha seat covers a major part of Bhiwani district and the entire Mahendragarh district. Jats and Muslims form a sizeable population in these districts.Updated: Apr 29, 2019 19:24 IST
The Bhiwani-Mahendragarh parliamentary constituency was created in 2008 after the Delimitation Commission of India recommended the restructuring of other Lok Sabha seats.
This constituency was created by merging four assembly segments of Ateli, Mahendragarh, Narnaul and Nangal Chaudhry of the erstwhile Mahendragarh constituency and five assembly segments of Loharu, Badhra, Dadri, Bhiwani and Tosham of the former Bhiwani and Charkhi Dadri seats.
The Bhiwani-Mahendragarh Lok Sabha seat covers a major part of Bhiwani district and the entire Mahendragarh district. Jats and Muslims form a sizeable population in these districts.
Congress candidate Shruti Chaudhary won the first Lok Sabha election held for the first time in 2009 after delimitation by defeating Indian National Lok Dal (INLD) leader Ajay Singh Chautala. Chaudhary, the granddaughter of former chief minister Bansi Lal, lost to Dharambir of the BJP in 2014. Shruti’s mother, Kiran Chaudhary, is a Congress legislator from Bhiwani’s Tosham assembly segment.
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 Bhiwani-Mahendragarh Lok Sabha seat:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Bhiwani-Mahendragarh
Polling date: May 12
2019 candidates: Dharambir (BJP), Shruti Choudhary (Congress), Ramesh Rao Pilot (BSP), Swati Yadav (JJP), Balwan Singh (INLD)
Sitting MP, party: Dharambir, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 129,394
Runner up name, party: Bahadur Singh, INLD
Number of voters in 2014: 1,030,431
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 69.91%
Number of women voters in 2014: 681,746
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,633