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Allahabad election results 2019: UP’s constituency has always been a high-profile seat

Allahabad election results 2019: No party, except the Congress, has been able to keep its hold over the seat for long. BJP’s Murli Manohar Joshi managed to win from the seat thrice and Kunwar Rewati Raman Singh of the SP was successful twice.

constituency watch Updated: May 23, 2019 17:17 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Allahabad Lok Sabha 2019 Constituency Details,Allahabad Profile,Uttar Pradesh
Allahabad election results 2019: Allahabad Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh will vote on MAy 12, the phase 6 of voting.(PTI)

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.

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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

First Published: May 06, 2019 13:52 IST