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Lok Sabha election 2019: All about Autonomous District seat in Assam

Autonomous District Lok Sabha constituency is spread over two most backward districts of the country.

india Updated: Mar 13, 2019 21:18 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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Biren Singh Engti of the Congress is the sitting Lok Sabah MP from Autonomous District.(HT PHOTO)

Autonomous District Lok Sabha constituency is located in Dima Hasao and Karbi Anglong districts of Assam. It is a reserved seat for Scheduled Tribes. The constituency will vote in the second phase of polling on April 18.

In 2014, Biren Singh Engti won the election defeating Joy Ram Engleng of the BJP by 24,000 votes. Voter turnout in the 2014 Parliamentary election was 77.40%.

According to 2011 census, out of total 1170415 population 85.01% is rural and 14.99% is urban population. The Scheduled castes (SC) and Scheduled tribes (ST) ratio is 4.21 and 59, respectively out of total population.

Both Karbi Anglong and Dima Hasao are among the 250 most backward districts of the country.

Autonomous District Lok Sabha constituency in numbers:

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Autonomous District

Reservation nature of constituency: ST

Sitting MP, Party: Biren Singh Engti, Congress

Winning margin in 2014: 24,095 votes

Runner up name, party: Joy Ram Engleng, BJP

Number of voters in 2014: 701,890

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 77.40

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1006

Number of women voters: 343,010

First Published: Mar 13, 2019 21:18 IST