Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: VP Singh won from Fatehpur, BJP holds it now
VP Singh won the next Lok Sabha election in 1991 as well from the Fatehpur seat where the Congress has registered the most numbers of victories in polls held since 1957.Updated: Apr 30, 2019, 13:45 IST
Janata Dal leader VP Singh became the prime minister after he was elected to the 9th Lok Sabha from the Fatehpur parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh’s Awadh region in 1989.
VP Singh won the next Lok Sabha election in 1991 as well from the Fatehpur seat where the Congress has registered the most numbers of victories in polls held since 1957.
The Bharatiya Janata Party has won thrice, Janata Dal and Bahujan Samaj Party twice and Samajwadi Party and Lok Dal once each.
Ashok Kumar Patel won the Lok Sabha election in 1999 as a BJP candidate. In the next election, Mahendra Prasad Nishad of the BSP won the seat. However, he lost the 2009 elections to Rakesh Sachan of the Samajwadi Party. The BJP’s Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti won the seat in 2014.
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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 Fatehpur Lok Sabha seat:
State: Uttar Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Fatehpur
Polling date: May 6
2019 candidates: Niranjan Jyoti (BJP), Sukhdev Prasad Verma (BSP), Rakesh Sachan (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Niranjan Jyoti, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 187,206
Runner up name, party: Afzal Siddiqui, BSP
Number of voters in 2014: 1,056,688
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 58.55%
Number of women voters in 2014: 818,855
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,885