Lok Sabha elections 2019: Baramulla constituency in Jammu and Kashmir set for a multi-cornered contest
The Baramulla Lok Sabha constituency is represented by Muzaffar Hussain Baig of the People’s Democratic Party.
Baig defeated Sharief ud-din Shariq of the Jammu & Kashmir National Conference by 29,219 in 2014 Lok Sabha elections
This time it will be a multi-cornered contest with the National Conference fielding ex-Speaker Akbar Lone, who will contest against prominent trade union leader and PDP candidate Qayoom Wani. Others in the fray are BJP candidate Mohammad Maqbool War and Farooq Ahmad Mir of the Congress.
Jammu and Kashmir will go to polls in five phases from April 11 to May 6. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Here are the facts about the Baramulla constituency in Jammu and Kashmir:
State : Jammu and Kashmir
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Baramulla
2019 candidates: M M War (BJP), Mohammad Akbar Lone (NC)
Day of voting: April 11
Sitting MP, Party: Muzaffar Hussain Baig, PDP
Winning margin in 2014: 29,219
Runner up name, party: Sharief Ud-Din Shariq, Jammu & Kashmir National Conference
Number of voters in 2014: 375,281
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 39%
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,616
Number of women voters: 209,743