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Ratlam Election Results 2019: The Congress bastion in Madhya Pradesh

Former Congress Union minister Kantilal Bhuria represents Ratlam in the Lok Sabha after he won the by-election in 2015 following the death of the incumbent member of Parliament Dileep Singh Bhuria.

constituency watch Updated: May 23, 2019 11:27 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Ratlam Lok Sabha constituency in Madhya Pradesh will vote on May 19, the last round of Lok Sabha elections.(HT file photo)

The Ratlam parliamentary constituency in Madhya Pradesh has been a stronghold of the Congress since Independence and the party has lost the seat only twice in 1977 and 2014.

Spread over the assembly segments of Alirajpur, Jobat, Jhabua, Thandla, Petlawad, Ratlam Rural, Ratlam City and Sailana under Jhabua and Alirajpur districts, Ratlam Lok Sabha seat is reserved for the members of Scheduled Tribes.

Before the restructuring of the seat in 2008, it was known as the Jhabua parliamentary constituency.

Read: Full coverage of Lok Sabha elections 2019

Former Congress Union minister Kantilal Bhuria represented Ratlam in the Lok Sabha after he won the by-election in 2015 following the death of the incumbent member of Parliament Dileep Singh Bhuria. Kantilal Bhuria was defeated by the Bharatiya Janata Party’s Dileep Singh Bhuria by more than one lakh votes in the 2014 elections.

Madhya Pradesh, which sends 29 members to Parliament, cast votes in the fourth, fifth, sixth and the seventh phases of the Lok Sabha election 2019. Currently, Guman Singh Damor is leading in terms of vote counts.

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

State: Madhya Pradesh

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Ratlam

Polling date: May 19

2019 candidates: Kantilal Bhuria (Congress), Guman Singh Damor (BJP)

Sitting MP, party: Kantilal Bhuria, Congress

Winning margin in 2015 by-poll: 88,832

Runner up name, party: Nirmala Bhuria, BJP

Number of voters in 2014: 1,082,681

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 63.59

Number of women voters in 2014: 841,701

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,983

First Published: May 14, 2019 14:45 IST