Lok Sabha elections 2019: Sant Kabir Nagar constituency in Uttar Pradesh
The Bahujan Samaj Party won the first election in 2009, held for the first time after restructuring. And in the next polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party managed to win.Updated: May 06, 2019 14:37 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The Sant Kabir Nagar parliamentary constituency came into existence in 2008 as part of the recommendation of the Delimitation Commission.
The Bahujan Samaj Party won the first election in 2009, held for the first time after restructuring. And in the next polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party managed to win.
Sant Kabir Nagar has five assembly constituencies — Alapur, Menhdawal, Khalilabad, Dhanghata and Khajani. Brahmins and Rajputs hold the key to this constituency but Kurmis also form a sizeable electorate.
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 Sant Kabir Nagar Lok Sabha seat:
State: Uttar Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Sant Kabir Nagar
Polling date: May 12
2019 candidates: Praveen Nishad (BJP), Bhai Chandra Yadav (Congress), Bhism Shankar (BSP)
Sitting MP, party: Sharad Tripathi, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 97,978
Runner up name, party: Bhism Shankar, BSP
Number of voters in 2014: 1,011,649
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 53.12%
Number of women voters in 2014: 858,897
Number of polling booths in 2014: 2,083
First Published: May 06, 2019 14:36 IST