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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Old rivals to fight it out in UP’s Maharajganj

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.

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Muzaffarpur-May.6,2019- Voters in a queue with their voter ID cards as they wait in a queue to cast vote at a polling station, during the fifth phase of Lok Sabha elections in Muzaffarpur Bihar India on Monday,May 6,2019.(Photo by Santosh Kumar/Hindustan Times).

Maharajganj is a parliamentary constituency in eastern Uttar Pradesh and the BJP seems to have a strong grip on the seat.

The Bharatiya Janata Party has won the Maharajganj Lok Sabha seat five times in the last 30 years since 1989 and the Congress just once. The Samajwadi Party and Janata Dal have managed to bag the seat once each.

In 2014, the seat was won by the BJP’s Pankaj Choudhary, who has won five out of the eight Lok Sabha elections since 1989.

The Maharajganj Lok Sabha seat comes under Maharajganj district on the foothills of Himalayas and has five assembly segments of Pharenda, Nautanwa, Siswa, Maharajganj and Paniyara under it. The Kurmis, an OBC community, are the most dominant electorate and upper caste, as well as Banias, are also present in the region.

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.

READ: All about Lok Sabha elections 2019

Here are a few details about the Maharajganj Lok Sabha seat:

State: Uttar Pradesh

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Maharajganj

Polling date: May 19

2019 candidates: Pankaj Chaudhary (BJP), Supriya Shrinate (Congress), Kunwar Akhilesh Singh (SP)

Sitting MP, party: Pankaj Chaudhary, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 240,458

Runner up name, party: Kashi Nath Shukla, BSP

Number of voters in 2014: 846,654

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 51.48%

Number of women voters in 2014: 762,260

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,677

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