Sultanpur Election Results 2019: Once a Congress bastion, UP’s Sultanpur is under BJP
Since the first Lok Sabha election held in 1951, the Congress has bagged the Sultanpur seat seven times, followed by the Bharatiya Janata Party four times and Bahujan Samaj Party twice.Updated: May 23, 2019 12:26 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Once a stronghold of the Congress party, the BJP managed to make a dent in Uttar Pradesh’s Sultanpur parliamentary constituency for the first time in 1991.
Since the first Lok Sabha election held in 1951, the Congress has bagged the Sultanpur seat seven times, followed by the Bharatiya Janata Party four times and Bahujan Samaj Party twice. The Samajwadi Party has never managed to win the Sultanpur Lok Sabha seat so far. The BJP last held the seat in 1998 after which the BSP won twice and the Congress once.
Varun Gandhi, Sanjay Gandhi and Maneka Gandhi’s son, managed to bring the BJP back into the scene after 16 years in 2014 by successfully contesting the election from Sultanpur. According to the Lok Sabha election results 2019, Maneka Gandhi is in the lead.
There are five assembly segments of Isauli, Sultanpur, Sultanpur Sadar, Lambhu and Kadipur (SC) under the Sultanpur seat. The Dalits are a sizeable section of the population in Sultanpur with Thakurs, Muslims, and Brahmins following closely.
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 Sultanpur Lok Sabha seat:
State: Uttar Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Sultanpur
Polling date: May 12
2019 candidates: Maneka Gandhi (BJP), Chandra Bhadra Singh (BSP), Sanjay Singh (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Varun Gandhi, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 178,902
Runner up name, party: Pawan Pandey, BSP
Number of voters in 2014: 964,981
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 56.64%
Number of women voters in 2014: 793,349
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,690
First Published: May 07, 2019 09:44 IST