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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Hajipur constituency in Bihar is Paswan’s stronghold

Paswan has won eight Lok Sabha elections from here since 1977. In 2009, he was defeated by Ram Sunder Das of the JD(U) but in 2014, Paswan won once again defeating Sanjeev Prasad Toni of the Congress.

constituency-watch Updated: Apr 29, 2019 12:10 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Lok Janashakti Party leader Ram Vilas Paswan has won eight Lok Sabha elections from Hajipur in Bihar since 1977.
Lok Janashakti Party leader Ram Vilas Paswan has won eight Lok Sabha elections from Hajipur in Bihar since 1977.(HT file photo)
         

The Hajipur Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar is a reserved constituency and a stronghold of union minister Ram Vilas Paswan’s Lok Jan Shakti Party.

Paswan has won eight Lok Sabha elections from here since 1977. In 2009, he was defeated by Ram Sunder Das of the JD(U) but in 2014, Paswan won once again defeating Sanjeev Prasad Toni of the Congress.

(Click here for full coverage of Lok Sabha elections 2019)

The voting for Bihar’s 40 Parliamentary seats will take place in seven phases beginning April 11. The last phase will be held on May 19.

(Read: All you need to know about Bihar)

The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

Here is all you need to know about Hajipur Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar:

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Hajipur

State: Bihar

Date of polling: May 6

2019 candidates: Pashupati Kumar Paras (LJP), Shiv Chancier Ram (RJD)

Sitting MP, Party: Ramvilas Paswan, LJP

Winning margin in 2014: 2,25,500

Runner up name, party: Sanjeev Prasad Toni, Congress

Number of voters in 2014: 9,04,706

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 54.85%

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,512

Number of women voters: 426,501

First Published: Apr 10, 2019 09:03 IST