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