Lok Sabha election 2019: Jharkhand’s Hazaribagh constituency has been a BJP stronghold
Jharkhand’s 14 Lok Sabha seats will vote in four phases beginning April 29.Updated: Apr 15, 2019 15:39 IST
The Hazaribagh Lok Sabha constituency in Jharkhand has been a BJP stronghold with veteran party leader Yashwant Sinha having won three times from here.
In 2014, his son Jayant Sinha defeated Saurabh Narain Singh of the Congress by 1.59 lakh votes and went on to become a minister in the BJP-led Central government. The BJP has once again fielded Jayant Sinha.
Hazaribagh Lok Sabha constituency covers the entire Ramgarh district and part of Hazaribagh district.
Jharkhand’s 14 Lok Sabha seats will vote in four phases beginning April 29.
Here are some details about the Hazaribagh Lok Sabha seat:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Hazaribagh
Polling date: May 6
2019 candidates: Jayant Singh (BJP), Bhuvneshwar Kumar Mehta (CPI), Gopal Sahu (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Jayant Sinha, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 159,128
Runner up name, party: Saurabh Narain Singh, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 967,348
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 64%
Number of women voters in 2014: 452,144
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,788
First Published: Apr 12, 2019 18:17 IST