Allahabad election results 2019: UP’s constituency has always been a high-profile seat
Uttar Pradesh’s Allahabad parliamentary constituency has elected former prime ministers Lal Bahadur Shastri and VP Singh, former UP chief minister Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna, senior BJP leader Murli Manohar Joshi, SP’s Janeshwar Mishra and Bollywood superstar Amitabh Bachchan.
No party, except the Congress, has been able to keep its hold over the seat for long. The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Murli Manohar Joshi managed to win from the seat thrice and Kunwar Rewati Raman Singh of the Samajwadi Party was successful twice. Former Union minister Janeshwar Mishra did win thrice but contested as a candidate from different parties in all the three elections
Currently, BJP’s Rita Bahuguna Joshi is in the lead and Rajendra Singh Patel is trailing.
Based on the banks of the Sangam, the Allahabad parliamentary constituency has five assembly segment under it — Meja, Karachhana, Allahabad South, Bara (SC), Koraon (SC). Allahabad has a significant Patel and Dalit electorate and the Bania community has also a sizeable presence in the area. Dalits, Thakurs and Brahmins also influence the outcome of the elections to a large extent.
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Uttar Pradesh, which sends the maximum number of members to Parliament at 80, went on for polls in all the seven phases of the Lok Sabha election 2019.
Here are a few details about the Allahabad Lok Sabha seat:
State: Uttar Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Allahabad
Polling date: May 12
2019 candidates: Rita Bahuguna Joshi (BJP), Rajendra Singh Patel (SP), Bhawani Nath Valmiki (AAP), Yogesh Shukla (Congress), Giridhar Gopal Tripathi (CPI)
Sitting MP, party: Shyama Charan Gupta, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 62,009
Runner up name, party: Kunwar Rewati Raman Singh, SP
Number of voters in 2014: 891,582
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 53.50%
Number of women voters in 2014: 749,166
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1551