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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Sidhi constituency in Madhya Pradesh

In 2014, BJP’s Riti Pathak defeated Indrajit Kumar of the Congress by over one lakh votes from this seat with eight assembly segments

constituency-watch Updated: Apr 25, 2019 15:57 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The Sidhi Lok Sabha constituency in Madhya Prdaesh will vote on April 29 as part of Lok Sabha elections 2019.
The Sidhi Lok Sabha constituency in Madhya Prdaesh will vote on April 29 as part of Lok Sabha elections 2019. (Reuters file photo)
         

The Sidhi Lok Sabha constituency is one of the keenly-watched seats of Madhya Pradesh with Congress stalwart Arjun Singh’s son Ajay Singh in the fray against sitting BJP MP Riti Pathak.

Ajay Singh has served as a minister during Digvijaya Singh’s tenure as the chief minister of the state and has also been the leader of opposition in the state assembly.

Read: All you need to know about Madhya Pradesh

In 2014, Pathak defeated Indrajit Kumar of the Congress by over one lakh votes from this seat with eight assembly segments

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 Sidhi Lok Sabha constituency:

State: Madhya Pradesh

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Sidhi

Date of polling: April 29

2019 candidates: Riti Pathak (BJP), Ajay Arjun Singh (Congress)

Sitting MP, Party: Riti Pathak, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 108,046

Runner up name, party: Indrajeet Kumar, Congress

Number of voters in 2014: 989,576

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 57

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,862

Number of women voters: 441,370

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