Lok Sabha elections 2019: Shahdol constituency in Madhya Pradesh

Shahdol Lok Sabha constituency, one of the 29 seats of Madhya Pradesh, comprises eight assembly segments — Jaisingnagar, Jaitpur, Kotma, Anuppurm, Pushprajgarh, Bandhavgarh, Manpur and Barwara.
Shahdol Lok Sabha constituency, one of Madhya Pradesh’s 29 seats, will vote on April 29.(AFP file photo)
Shahdol Lok Sabha constituency, one of Madhya Pradesh’s 29 seats, will vote on April 29.(AFP file photo)
Updated on Apr 25, 2019 12:56 PM IST
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Shahdol Lok Sabha constituency has been a stronghold of the Bharatiya Janata Party since 1996 and since then, has been won by Congress only once, in 2009.

Shahdol Lok Sabha constituency, one of the 29 seats of Madhya Pradesh, comprises eight assembly segments — Jaisingnagar, Jaitpur, Kotma, Anuppurm, Pushprajgarh, Bandhavgarh, Manpur and Barwara.

Read: All you need to know about Madhya Pradesh

In 2014, BJP’s Dalpat Singh defeated the Congress’s Rajesh Nandini Singh by more than two lakh votes. A by-poll was necessitated in 2016 after Dalpat Singh passed away. BJP retained the seat in the by-poll though with a reduced margin of 60,000 votes.

The general elections will be held across India in seven phases beginning April 11 and the counting of votes will take place on May 23.

Here’s all you need to know about the Shahdol Lok Sabha constituency:

State: Madhya Pradesh

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Shahdol

Date of polling: April 29

2019 candidates: Himadri Singh (BJP), Pramila Singh (Congress)

Sitting MP, Party: Dalpat Singh Paraste, BJP (Gyan Singh of BJP won in 2016 bypoll)

Winning margin in 2014: 241,301

Runner up name, party: Rajesh Nandini Singh, Congress

Number of voters in 2014: 969,116

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 62

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,850

Number of women voters: 440,579

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