Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Will BJP win UP’s Agra the third time?
The BJP’s Ram Shankar Katheria is the sitting member of Parliament from Uttar Pradesh’s Agra Lok Sabha seat, which his party has won five times in the past elections.
This time, the Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded the state animal husbandry minister SP Singh Baghel from the Agra Lok Sabha seat, which is reserved for members of Scheduled Caste.
Manoj Soni is contesting on a Samajwadi Party-Bahujan Samaj Party (SP-BSP) ticket from the city of the Taj Mahal and former income tax commissioner Preeta Harit is contesting on a Congress ticket.
Uttar Pradesh, which sent 80 members to the Lok Sabha will go to polls in all the seven phases starting April 11. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Here are some details about the Agra Lok Sabha seat:
State: Uttar Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Agra
2019 candidates: SP Singh Baghel (BJP), Manoj Soni (BSP), Preeta Harit (Congress)
Polling date: April 18
Sitting MP, party: Ram Shankar Katheria
Winning margin in 2014: 300,263
Runner up name, party: Narayan Singh Suman, BSP
Number of voters in 2014: 1,070,400
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 58.98%
Number of women voters in 2014: 810,962
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,886