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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Heavyweights fight it out in prestige battle; spotlight on Ujiarpur, Begusarai

A prestige battle is being fought in Ujiarpur between the BJP’s Nityanand Rai and RLSP chief Kushwaha, whose party was a member of the NDA till late last year.

lok sabha elections Updated: Apr 29, 2019 05:17 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, the former president of the students’ union of the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, is making his electoral debut as the CPI candidate for Begusarai.

The electorate fate of several Bihar stalwarts, including Union minister Giriraj Singh, former National Democratic Alliance (NDA) member Upendra Kushwaha, and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) state unit president Nityanand Rai, will be decided in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha polls on Monday.

Of the five seats, the BJP is contesting three — Darbhanga, Ujiarpur and Begusarai. Alliance partners Janata Dal (United), or JD (U), and Lok Janshakti Party are in the fray for Munger and Samastipur, respectively.

The Grand Alliance comprises the Congress, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), the Communist Party of India (CPI), Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) and Hindustani Awam Morcha (HAM). The Congress is contesting Samastipur and Munger while the RJD will vie for Begusarai and Darbhanga, and RLSP will fight for Ujiarpur.

Student leader Kanhaiya Kumar, the former president of the students’ union of the Jawaharlal Nehru University in Delhi, is making his electoral debut as the CPI candidate for Begusarai.

A prestige battle is being fought in Ujiarpur between the BJP’s Rai and RLSP chief Kushwaha, whose party was a member of the NDA till late last year. Kushwaha, a former Union minister, quit the government earlier this year disgruntled with the BJP’s seat-sharing deal with Nitish Kumar’s JD(U).

ConstituencySitting MP
Madhya Pradesh
Balaghat Bodhsingh Bhagat, BJP
Chhindwara Kamal Nath, Congress
Jabalpur Rakesh Singh, BJP
Mandla Faggan Singh Kulaste, BJP
Shahdol Gyan Singh, BJP
Sidhi Riti Pathak, BJP
Rajasthan
Ajmer Raghu Sharma, Congress
Banswara Manshankar Nimana, BJP
Barmer Sona Ram Choudhary, BJP
Bhilwara Subhash Baheria, BJP
Chhittorgarh Chandra Prakash Joshi, BJP
Jalore Devji Patel, BJP
Jhalawar-Baran Dushyant Singh, BJP
Jodhpur Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, BJP
Kota Om Birla, BJP
Pali P P Choudhary, BJP
Rajsamand Hariom Singh Rathore, BJP
Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria, BJP
Udaipur Arjunlal Meena, BJP
Jammu and Kashmir
Anantnag Vacant
Maharashtra
Bhiwandi Kapil Moreshwar Patil, BJP
Dhule Dr. Bhamre Subhash Ramrao, BJP
Dindori Chavan Harishchandra Devram, BJP
Kalyan Dr.Shrikant Eknath Shinde, Shiv Sena
Mumbai North Gopal Chinayya Shetty, BJP
Mumbai North West Gajanan Chandrakant Kirtikar, Shiv Sena
Mumbai North East Kirit Somaiya, BJP
Mumbai North Central Poonam Mahajan, BJP
Mumbai South Central Rahul Ramesh Shewale, Shiv Sena
Mumbai South Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Shiv Sena
Maval Shrirang Chandu Barne, Shiv Sena
Nandurbar Dr Heena Gavit, BJP
Nashik Godse Hemant Tukaram, Shiv Sena
Palghar Rajendra Gavit, BJP
Shirdi Lokhande Sadashiv Kisan, Shiv Sena
Shirur Adhalrao Shivaji Dattatrey, Shiv Sena
Thane Vichare Rajan Baburao, Shiv Sena
ConstituencySitting MP
Uttar Pradesh
Akbarpur Devendra Singh Bhole, BJP
Etawah Ashok Kumar Doharey, BJP
Farrukhabad Mukesh Rajput, BJP
Hamirpur Kunwar Pushpendra Singh Chandel, BJP
Hardoi Anshul Verma, BJP
Jalaun Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, BJP
Jhansi Uma Bharti, BJP
Kannauj Dimple Yadav, SP
Kanpur Murli Manohar Joshi, BJP
Kheri Ajay Kumar, BJP
Misrikh Anju Bala, BJP
Shahjahanpur Krishna Raj, BJP
Unnao Sakshi Maharaj, BJP
Jharkhand
Chatra Sunil Kumar Singh, BJP
Palamu Vishnu Dayal Ram, BJP
LohardagaSudarshan Bhagat, BJP
Odisha
Balasore Rabindra Kumar Jena, BJD
Bhadrak Arjun Charan Sethi, BJD
Jagatsinghpur Kulamani Samal, BJD
Jajpur Rita Tarai, BJD
Kendrapara Baijayant Panda, BJD (now in BJP)
Mayurbhang Rama Chandra Hansdah, BJD
West Bengal
Asansol Babul Supriyo, BJP
Baharampur Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress
Bardhman Purba Sunil Kumar Mondal, Trinamool Congress
Bolpur Anupam Hazra, Trinamool Congress
Birbhum Shatabdi Roy, Trinamool Congress
Burdwan-Durgapur Mamtaz Sanghamita, Trinamool Congress
Krishnanagar Tapas Paul, Trinamool
Ranaghat Tapas Mandal, Trinamool
Bihar
Begusarai Dr. Bhola Singh, BJP
Darbhanga Kirti Azad, BJP
Munger Veena Devi, LJP
Samastipur Ram Chandra Paswan, LJP
Ujiarpur Nityanand Rai, BJP

First Published: Apr 29, 2019 05:16 IST