Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: SP’s Azam Khan and BJP’s Jayaprada will fight from Rampur
Uttar Pradesh’s Rampur Lok Sabha seat will see a high profile battle between senior Samajwadi Party leader Azam Khan and actor-turned-politician Jaya Prada of the BJP.
The Congress has won from the Rampur seats the most number of times in ten elections, Bharatiya Janata Party thrice and SP twice. In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, the seat was won by Nepal Singh of the BJP.
Jaya Prada had won the Rampur Lok Sabha seat in 2004 and 2009 on the Samajwadi Party ticket but she fell out of favour with the party after her tussle with its senior leader Azam Khan. The Bollywood actor was first introduced in Rampur by Khan, who is believed to have played a key role in her first win.
This time, she will face Azam Khan, who is the SP-BSP alliance candidate from Rampur this year and has held the Rampur assembly constituency for almost 33 out of the last 39 years.
The Congress has fielded Sanjay Kapoor in place of its senior leader Noor Bano.
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.
Here are a few details about the Rampur Lok Sabha seat:
State: Uttar Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Rampur
Polling date: April 23
2019 candidates: Azam Khan (SP-BSP-RLD), Sanjay Kapoor (Congress), Jay Prada (BJP)
Sitting MP, party: Nepal Singh, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 234,35
Runner up name, party: Naseer Ahmad Khan, SP
Number of voters in 2014: 956,389
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 59.15%
Number of women voters in 2014: 744,900
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,581