Rameswar Teli of the BJP won the prestigious Dibrugarh Lok sabha seat in 2014 defeating Paban Singh Ghatowar of the Congress.(HT PHOTO)
Rameswar Teli of the BJP won the prestigious Dibrugarh Lok sabha seat in 2014 defeating Paban Singh Ghatowar of the Congress.(HT PHOTO)

Lok Sabha election 2019: Tough fight expected for Assam’s Dibrugarh LS seat

The BJP won the Dibrugarh Lok Sbah seat for the first time in 2014 while the Congress has won it 12 times since 1951.
Hindustan Times, New delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAY 10, 2019 03:16 PM IST

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.

Read: Full coverage of Lok Sabha elections 2019

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

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