Election Results 2019: Bihar’s Patna Sahib constituency closely watched
The Patna Sahib constituency, one of the 40 in Bihar, is one of the most closely watched seats in the state as last year’s winner Shatrughan Sinha had turned against his party BJP and has been denied a ticket.
Actor-turned-politician, Sinha had defeated Congress’s Kunal Singh in 2014 by more than two lakh votes.
This time the BJP had fielded Ravi Shankar Prasad from the constituency and Sinha had vowed he will also contest from the seat. Currently, BJP’s Ravi Shankar Prasad is leading in the constituency.
The voting for Bihar’s 40 Parliamentary seats took place in seven phases beginning April 11. The last phase was held on May 19.
Here is all you need to know about Patna Sahib constituency in Bihar.
Lok Sabha constituency: Patna Sahib
Date of voting: May 19
2019 candidates: Ravi Shankar Prasad (BJP), Shatrughan Sinha (Congress)
Sitting MP, Party: Shatrughan Sinha, BJP (now with Congress)
Winning margin in 2014: 2,65,805
Runner up name, party: Kunal Singh, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 882,262
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 45.33%
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,818
Number of women voters: 370,815