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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Samastipur constituency in Bihar

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.

constituency-watch Updated: Apr 23, 2019 15:08 IST
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Election Commission officials give a demonstration of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines that will be used in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, at Daryaganj, in Delhi, India, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.
Election Commission officials give a demonstration of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verified Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines that will be used in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, at Daryaganj, in Delhi, India, on Wednesday, March 27, 2019.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
         

The Samastipur Lok Sabha constituency, one of Bihar 40 seats, is a reserved constituency.

The seat is represented in Lok Sabha by LJP’s Ram Chandra Paswan, who is the brother of party chief and union minister Ram Vilas Paswan.

In 2014 election, Ram Chandra Paswan defeated Dr. Ashok Kumar of the Congress by more than 57,000 votes.

Interestingly, nearly 30,000 votes were cast in favour of Nota in the constituency.

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 about Lok Sabha elections 2019

The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

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

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Samastipur

State: Bihar

Date of voting: April 29

2019 candidates: Dr. Ashok Kumar (Congress), Mantesh Kumar (BSP) and Ramchandra Paswan (LJP)

Sitting MP, Party: Ram Chandra Paswan, LJP

Winning margin in 2014: 57,641

Runner up name, party: Dr. Ashok Kumar, Congress

Number of voters in 2014: 863,199

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 57.43%

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,425

Number of women voters: 432,463

First Published: Mar 28, 2019 18:32 IST