Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Triangular fight in UP’s Sitapur seat
Sitapur Lok Sabha seat is one of the 80 parliamentary constituencies in eastern Uttar Pradesh and is dominated by Kurmi voters.
The Bahujan Samaj Party has won the Sitapur seat in the Awadh region of the state thrice since the 1999 elections but lost to the Bharatiya Janata Party in the Lok Sabha election in 2014. Rajesh Verma, the sitting member of Parliament from Sitapur, has won the seat twice before on a BSP ticket. In 2009, Kaisar Jahan won the seat on a BSP ticket and joined the Congress after being expelled from the Mayawati-led party.
This year BJP will face a major challenge mainly from the BSP-SP alliance as well as the Congress on the Sitapur Lok Sabha seat, which is 80 kilometres from the state capital of Lucknow.
Uttar Pradesh will poll 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 Sitapur Lok Sabha seat:
State: Uttar Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Sitapur
Polling date: May 6
2019 candidates: Nakul Dubey (BSP), Rajesh Verma (BJP) Kaiser Jahan (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Rajesh Verma, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 51,027
Runner up name, party: Kaiser Jahan, BSP
Number of voters in 2014: 1,026,972
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 66.25%
Number of women voters in 2014: 712,282
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,610