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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.

constituency watch Updated: May 06, 2019 14:37 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Sant Kabir Nagar Lok Sabha 2019 Constituency Details,Sant Kabir Nagar Profile,Uttar Pradesh
Sant Kabir Nagar Lok Sabha constituency in Uttar Pradesh will vote on May 12.(HT file photo)

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.

Read: Full coverage of Lok Sabha elections

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