Domariyaganj Election Resulsts 2019: BJP’s Jagdambika Pal eyes a hattrick
Jagdambika Pal, after four decades in the Congress, switched sides ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha election and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is the BJP lawmaker from the Domariyaganj Lok Sabha seat.Updated: May 23, 2019 12:40 IST
HIndustan Times, New Delhi
Uttar Pradesh’s Domariyaganj parliamentary constituency is represented by the BJP’s Jagdambika Pal, who served the shortest stint as the chief minister of the politically-crucial state.
After the Kalyan Singh government was dismissed in 1998, Jagdambika Pal became the chief minister with the support of Bahujan Samaj Party’s Mayawati. Pal’s term as chief minister, however, lasted just two days — from February 21 to 23. After four decades in the Congress, he switched sides ahead of the 2014 Lok Sabha election and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He is the BJP member of Parliament from the Domariyaganj Lok Sabha seat.
The Congress has won the Domariyaganj Lok Sabha seat seven times since elections were held in 1952, the BJP four times and the BSP and Samajwadi Party once each. According to the election results 2019, by far, Jagdambika Pal is in the lead in Domariyaganj.
There are five assembly constituencies under Domariyaganj those of Domariyaganj, Shohratgarh, Bansi, Itwa and Kapilvastu, which is associated with Buddha. Muslims hold the key in this Lok Sabha constituency in eastern UP, which also has a sizeable Brahmin, Dalit and backward caste voters.
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Uttar Pradesh, which sends the maximum number of members to Parliament at 80, witnessed 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 Domariyaganj Lok Sabha seat:
State: Uttar Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Domariyaganj
Polling date: May 12
2019 candidates: Jagdambika Pal (BJP), Aftab Alam (BSP), Chaudhary Ravindra Pratap (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Jagdambika Pal, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 103,588
Runner up name, party: Muhammad Muqeem, BSP
Number of voters in 2014: 935,027
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 53.08%
Number of women voters in 2014: 799,458
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,909
First Published: May 06, 2019 15:52 IST