Lalganj Election Results 2019: BJP will aim to retain this UP constituency
Voters have not elected the same party back to the Lalganj Lok Sabha seat since 1996, when the Bahujan Samaj Party’s candidate Bali Ram won the electionUpdated: May 23, 2019 11:57 IST
Hindustan Times, New DElhi
Lalganj Election Results 2019: Lalganj parliamentary constituency, one of the 80 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh, is reserved for members of Scheduled Castes.
Voters have not elected the same party back to the Lalganj Lok Sabha seat since 1996, when the Bahujan Samaj Party’s candidate Bali Ram won the election. The next general election saw Samajwadi Party’s Daroga Prasad Saroj bagging the seat in 1998 and this continued till 2009.
Neelam Sonkar helped the Bharatiya Janata Party win this seat for the first time in the last general election in 2014. According to the election results 2019, Sangeeta Azad from the Bahujan Samaj Party is leading presently while Bhartiya Janta Party’s Neelam Sonkar, Ajit Kumar Sonkar of AAP and Congress candidate Pankaj Mohan Sonkar trail.
Atrauliya, Nizamabad, Phoolpur Pawai, Didarganj and Lalganj are the six assembly segments which come under the Lalganj Lok Sabha seat. Lalganj is dominated by Muslims and Dalits and is a part of Azamgarh district, which is considered a bastion of the Samajwadi Party.
Uttar Pradesh saw 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 Lalganj Lok Sabha seat:
State: Uttar Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Lalganj
Polling date: May 12
2019 candidates: Neelam Sonkar (BJP), Ajit Kumar Sonkar (AAP), Pankaj Mohan Sonkar (Congress), Sangeeta Azad (BSP)
Sitting MP, party: Neelam Sonkar, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 63,086
Runner up name, party: Bechai Saroj, SP
Number of voters in 2014: 898,655
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 54.09%
Number of women voters in 2014: 754,732
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,637
First Published: May 07, 2019 09:58 IST