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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Basti constituency in UP will see a close contest between BJP, BSP

The Bharatiya Janata Party had won the Basti Lok Sabha seat for the first time in 1991 and continued to represent it till 1999, when the Bahujan Samaj Party’s candidate wrested it. In 2009, BSP was successful again but the BJP won in the next Lok Sabha election.

constituency watch Updated: May 06, 2019 15:29 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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The Basti parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh will vote on May 12, the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections.(PTI file photo)

The Basti parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh is held by the BJP, which dislodged the BSP after its two-term hold in 2014.

The Bharatiya Janata Party had won the Basti Lok Sabha seat for the first time in 1991 and continued to represent it till 1999, when the Bahujan Samaj Party’s candidate wrested it. In 2009, Mayawati’s BSP was successful again but the BJP managed to win in the next Lok Sabha election.

Read: Full coverage of Lok Sabha elections 2019

The Basti Lok Sabha seat, which has the assembly constituencies of Harraiya, Kaptanganj, Rudhauli, Basti Sadar and Mahadewa, is dominated by the Kurmi and Dalit communities.

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 Basti Lok Sabha seat:

State: Uttar Pradesh

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Basti

Polling date: May 12

2019 candidates: Harish Dwivedi (BJP), Raj Kishore Singh (Congress), Ramprasad Choudhary (BSP)

Sitting MP, party: Harish Dwivedi, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 33,562

Runner up name, party: Brij Kishor Singh, SP

Number of voters in 2014: 1,048,534

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 56.75%

Number of women voters in 2014: 825,105

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,864

First Published: May 06, 2019 15:29 IST