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Election Result 2019: UP’s Kushi Nagar sees triangular contest this year

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.

constituency watch Updated: May 23, 2019 11:58 IST
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Ranchi, India - May 6, 2019:Voters in a queue to cast their vote during the Lok Sabha poll at RLSY college polling booth in Ranchi, India, on Monday, May 6, 2019. (Photo by Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

The Kushinagar parliamentary constituency came into existence in 2008 after the Delimitation Commission recommended the restructuring of the Padrauna Lok Sabha seat, which no longer exists.

The Congress registered a victory in the first Lok Sabha election in 2009 and in the next polls in 2014, the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) Rajesh Pandey won. Currently, BJP’s Vijay Kumar Dubey is leading the scene after the first phase of counting.

Associated with the Buddha, there are five assembly segments of Khadda, Padrauna, Kushinagar, Hata and Ramkola under the Kushi Nagar Lok Sabha seat.

The constituency, where Buddha is believed to attained parinirvan or salvation after death, has a significant presence of Brahmin voters. Muslims and voters from the Scheduled Caste communities also hold an importance in the electoral outcome.

Uttar Pradesh, which sends the maximum number of members to Parliament at 80, went to polls in all the seven phases of the Lok Sabha election 2019.

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Here are a few details about the Kushi Nagar Lok Sabha seat:

State: Uttar Pradesh

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Kushi Nagar

Polling date: May 19

2019 candidates: Vijay Dubey (BJP), RPN Singh (Congress), Nathan Prasad Kushwaha (SP)

Sitting MP, party: Rajesh Pandey, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 85,540

Runner up name, party: RPN Singh, Congress

Number of voters in 2014: 950,445

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 56.54%

Number of women voters in 2014: 750,355

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,661

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First Published: May 10, 2019 18:23 IST