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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Will BJP keep UP’s Mohanlalganj seat?

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.

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Mumbai, India - April 29, 2019: People stand in a line to cast their vote at jogeshwari in Mumbai, India, on Monday, April 29, 2019. (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)
Mumbai, India - April 29, 2019: People stand in a line to cast their vote at jogeshwari in Mumbai, India, on Monday, April 29, 2019. (Photo by Satyabrata Tripathy/Hindustan Times)(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
         

The Mohanlalganj parliamentary constituency, reserved for members of Scheduled Castes, in Uttar Pradesh’s Awadh region is going to witness a multi-corner contest this Lok Sabha election.

The Samajwadi Party held the seat for four terms from 1998 to 2009 before being unseated by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in Mohanlalganj. The BJP had a clean sweep in 2014 as it won 15 out of the total 17 parliamentary constituencies in Awadh region.

This year, the BJP will have something to worry about in the seat with the considerable influence of the Pasi community, the second largest Dalit caste after Jatavs in the state, as the SP-BSP alliance will pose a considerable challenge.

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.

READ: All about Lok Sabha elections 2019

Here are a few details about the Mohanlalganj Lok Sabha seat:

State: Uttar Pradesh

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Mohanlalganj

Polling date: May 6

2019 candidates: Kaushal Kishore (BJP), C. L. Verma (BSP), RK Chaudhary (Congress)

Sitting MP, party: Kaushal Kishore, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 145,416

Runner up name, party: RK Chaudhary, BSP

Number of voters in 2014: 1,116,588

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 60.74%

Number of women voters in 2014: 842,881

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,912

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