Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Kaiserganj in Uttar Pradesh is SP’s bastion
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.Updated: Apr 29, 2019, 17:54 IST
The Samajwadi Party had held the Kaiserganj parliamentary constituency since 1996 and lost it to the BJP in the last Lok Sabha election in 2014.
Beni Prasad Verma, the former Union minister, was elected from the constituency as a Samajwadi Party candidate four times from 1996 to 2004. In 2009, the Akhilesh Yadav-led SP candidate Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh bagged the seat and the next year he successfully fought the election as a Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate.
Kurmis and Lodhs, two of the powerful non-Yadav OBC communities, are the dominant castes and Muslims constitute more than 20% of the population in the constituency.
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 Kaiserganj Lok Sabha seat:
State: Uttar Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Kaiserganj
Polling date: May 6
2019 candidates: Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh (BJP), Chandradev Ram Yadav (BSP), Vinay Kumar Pandey (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Brij Bhushan Sharan Singh, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 78,218
Runner up name, party: Vinod Kumar, SP
Number of voters in 2014: 943,357
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 55.10%
Number of women voters in 2014: 783,698
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,723