Election Results 2019: Rahul Gandhi, Smriti Irani face to face in UP’s Amethi
Amethi is another pocket borough of the Gandhi family in Uttar Pradesh, which the Congress party has held for decades.
The Gandhi family stronghold witnessed one of the most closely contested elections in 2014 when BJP’s Smriti Irani was pitted against Rahul Gandhi. The Congress president has retained the seat ever since his mother Sonia Gandhi vacated it for him in 1999. Rahul managed to retain the seat against the BJP onslaught though his winning margin was reduced considerably from his past performance. However, Rahul is currently trailing behind Smriti Irani in the constituency.
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The Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party alliance had not fielded any candidates for the Amethi Lok Sabha seat being contested by Rahul Gandhi.
Uttar Pradesh, which sends the maximum number of members to Parliament at 80, went to polls in all the seven phases of the Lok Sabha election 2019.
Here are a few details about the Amethi Lok Sabha seat:
State: Uttar Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Amethi
Polling date: May 6
2019 candidates: Rahul Gandhi (Congress), Smriti Irani (BJP)
Sitting MP, party: Rahul Gandhi, Congress
Winning margin in 2014: 107,903
Runner up name, party: Smriti Irani, BJP
Number of voters in 2014: 874,625
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 52.38%
Number of women voters in 2014: 779,248
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,636