Lok Sabha elections 2019: It’s a triangular fight in UP’s Pratapgarh constituency
Voters in the Pratapgarh parliamentary constituency in Uttar Pradesh have not elected the same party twice after 1989.
So far, 15 Lok Sabha elections have been held and the Congress party has been the most successful by winning the Pratapgarh Lok Sabha seat nine times. The Samajwadi Party, the Bahujan Samaj Party, Jana Sangh, Janata Dal and Apna Dal have won the elections once each.
The Pratapgarh Lok Sabha seat has the assembly constituencies of Raniganj, Rampur Khas, Vishwanathganj, Patti and Pratapgarh.
It has a sizeable Muslim population and Brahmins and Thakurs are also an important electorate here. Kurmis, an OBC community, are also quite influential and Apna Dal, which won the seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha election is influential among the community.
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 Pratapgarh Lok Sabha seat:
State: Uttar Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Pratapgarh
Polling date: May 12
2019 candidates: Ashok Kumar Tripathi (BSP), Sangam Lal Gupta (BJP), Ratna Singh (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Kuwar Harivansh Singh, Apna Dal
Winning margin in 2014: 168,222
Runner up name, party: Asif Nizamuddin Siddique, BSP
Number of voters in 2014: 894,456
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 52.11%
Number of women voters in 2014: 792,957
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1719