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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Rahul Gandhi, Smriti Irani to face each other again in UP’s Amethi

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.

constituency watch Updated: Apr 30, 2019 17:56 IST
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Jaipur: People show their voter's identity cards as they wait in queues to cast their votes at a polling station, during the 4th phase of Lok Sabha elections, in Dudu Tehsil of Jaipur district, Monday, April 29, 2019. (PTI Photo) (PTI4_29_2019_000126B)(PTI)

The 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.

The Samajwadi Party and Bahujan Samaj Party alliance has 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, 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 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

First Published: Apr 30, 2019 17:56 IST