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Lok Sabha elections 2019: It’s a triangular fight in UP’s Pratapgarh constituency

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 SP, BSP, Jana Sangh, Janata Dal and Apna Dal have won the elections once each.

constituency watch Updated: May 06, 2019 13:13 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Pratapgarh Lok Sabha 2019 Constituency Details,Pratapgarh Profile,Uttar Pradesh
Poll officials leaving for voting booths ahead of May 6 elections in Uttar Pradesh.(PTI file photo)

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.

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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.

Read: All you need to know about Uttar Pradesh

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

First Published: May 06, 2019 13:13 IST