Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Old rivals to clash again on Haryana’s Faridabad seat
All the 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.Updated: Apr 29, 2019 19:32 IST
The Faridabad parliamentary constituency spread over Faridabad district in Haryana is a major industrial hub and part of the National Capital Territory.
One of Haryana’s high-profiles seats, the Faridabad constituency came into existence in 1977 and has mostly been with the Congress, which managed to win it six times in the 11 elections held so far. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has bagged the Faridabad Lok Sabha seat four times.
It has nine assembly segments — Hathin, Hodal (SC), Palwal, Prithla, Faridabad NIT, Badkhal, Ballabhgarh, Faridabad, Tigaon. Faridabad has a mix of Jat, Gujjars, Brahmin and Scheduled Caste voters. It also has more than one lakh Muslim voters and slum and migrant voters also form a sizeable population.
All the 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 Faridabad Lok Sabha seat:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Faridabad
Polling date: May 12
2019 candidates: Krishan Pal Gurjar (BJP), Avtar Singh Bhadana (Congress), Mahender Chauhan (INLD), Naveen Jaihind (AAP)
Sitting MP, party: Krishan Pal Gurjar, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 466,873
Runner up name, party: Avtar Singh Bhadana, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 1,130,726
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 64.97%
Number of women voters in 2014: 770,945
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,645
First Published: Apr 29, 2019 19:32 IST