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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.

constituency watch Updated: May 23, 2019 10:36 IST
HT correspondent
HT correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Vidisha in Madhya Pradesh will vote on May 12, the sixth phase of voting for Lok Sabha elections 2019.(HT file photo)

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.

Read: All you need to know about Madhya Pradesh

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.

Read: Full coverage of Lok Sabha elections 2019

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

Also Read: Lok Sabha Election, Election Result 2019, Live Election Result, Election News

First Published: May 09, 2019 14:14 IST