Election Results 2019: Vidisha Lok Sabha constituency in Madhya Pradesh
External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections from Vidisha by defeating her closest opponent Lakshman Singh of the Congress by a margin of 410,698 votes.Updated: May 23, 2019 10:36 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Vidisha is one of the 29 Lok Sabha constituencies of Madhya Pradesh.
This is the seat from where External affairs minister Sushma Swaraj had won the 2014 Lok Sabha elections by defeating her closest contestant Lakshman Singh of the Congress by a margin of 410,698 votes.
This time around, with Swaraj opting out of the electoral battle, the BJP had fielded Ramakant Bhargav as its candidate against Congress’s Shailendra Patel.
The BJP was banking on the work done by Swaraj in the constituency to help it return to power, while the Congress was hoping to turn the tables in this seat in Madhya Pradesh.
Here’s all you need to know about the Vidisha Lok Sabha Constituency
State: Madhya Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Vidisha
Date of Polling: May 12
Contesting Candidates: Ramakant Bhargav (BJP), Shailendra Patel (Congress)
Sitting MP, Party: Sushma Swaraj, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 410,698
Runner up name, party: Lakshman Singh, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 1,073,781
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 72
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,973
Number of women voters: 452,147
First Published: May 09, 2019 14:14 IST