Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Uttar Pradesh’s Sambhal was once SP’s bastion
The Sambhal Lok Sabha seat in Uttar Pradesh is considered to be the Samajwadi Party’s stronghold.
Mulayam Singh Yadav, the SP’s patriarch, won the general election from the constituency in 1998. In 2004, Mulayam’s brother Ram Gopal Yadav successfully contested from Sambhal.
The Bahujan Samaj Party won the Sambhal seat in 2009 when Shafiqur Rahman Barq won as its candidate. However, he lost to Satyapal Singh Saini of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the 2014 Lok Sabha election when he fought as an SP nominee.
This year, Shafiqur Rahman Barq is the candidate for the SP-BSP alliance, the BJP has fielded Parmeshwar Lal Saini and Major JP Singh has been nominated by the Congress party.
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.
Here are a few details about the Sambhal Lok Sabha seat:
State: Uttar Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Sambhal
Polling date: April 23
2019 candidates: Parmeshwar Lal Saini (BJP), J P Singh (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Satyapal Singh, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 5,174
Runner up name, party: Shafiqur Rahman Barq, SP
Number of voters in 2014: 1,057,002
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 62.42%
Number of women voters in 2014: 761,642
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,691