Lok Sabha election 2019: Tough fight expected for Assam’s Dibrugarh LS seat
Rameswar Teli of the BJP is the sitting Lok Sabha MP from Dibrugarh. In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Teli defeated Paban Singh Ghatowar of the Congress by 1,85,347 votes. Polling in the constituency will take place on April 11.
DIbrugarh is a prized seat given its economic clout which straddles tea, oil and gas and coal industries. The constituency used to be a Congress bastion which won the seat 12 times so far since 1951 and the party is expected to put up a tough fight.
The constituency covers nine assembly segments - Moran, Dibrugarh, Lahowal, Duliajan, Thingkhong, Naharkaria, Tinsukia, Digboi and Margherita across Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts.
According to the 2011 census, out of total 1937415 population 76.38% is rural and 23.62% is urban population. The Scheduled castes (SC) and Scheduled tribes (ST) ratio is 3.66 and 6.54, respectively out of total population.
In 2009 Lok Sabha election Ghatowar had defeated current Assam chief minister Sarbananda Sonowal who was then with the Asom Gana Parishad.
Dibrugarh Lok Sabha constituency in numbers:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Dibrugarh
State : Assam
Date of polling: April 11
2019 candidates: Rameswar Teli (BJP), Paban Singh Ghatowar (Congress)
Sitting MP, Party: Rameswar Teli, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 185,347 votes
Runner up name, party: Paban Singh Ghatowar, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 1,124,305
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 80
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1535
Number of women voters: 544,648