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Election Result 2019: It’s BJP veteran versus former student leader in Begusarai constituency in Bihar

The voting for Bihar’s 40 Parliamentary seats took place in seven phases beginning April 11. The last phase was held on May 19.

constituency-watch Updated: May 23, 2019 13:32 IST
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People cast their vote during the BMC elections at Ghodapdeo in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.
People cast their vote during the BMC elections at Ghodapdeo in Mumbai, India, on Tuesday, February 21, 2017.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT PHOTO)
         

The Begusarai Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar has been the stage for a keen contest with a former Jawaharlal Nehru University student fighting his first ever election against a BJP veteran.

The BJP has shifted senior leader Giriraj Singh from Nawada to Begusarai. Testing his mettle for the first time in the electoral arena is Kanhaiya Kumar, a fiery former student leader, who is contesting on a CPI ticket. However, after the initial counting, BJP’s Giriraj Singh is leading in the constituency.

Currently the seat is held by BJP’s Dr. Bhola Singh. In 2014 elections, Singh defeated Tanveer Hassan of the Rashtriya Janata Dal.

The voting for Bihar’s 40 Parliamentary seats took place in seven phases beginning April 11. The last phase was held on May 19.

Also Read: Lok Sabha Election, Election Result 2019, Live Election Result, Election News

READ: All about Lok Sabha elections 2019

The counting of votes will take place on May 23.

Here is all you need to know about Begusarai Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar:

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Begusarai

State: Bihar

Date of voting: April 29

2019 candidates: Giriraj Singh (BJP), Kanhaiya Kumar (CPI), Tanveer Hasan (RJD)

Sitting MP, Party: Dr. Bhola Singh, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 58,335

Runner up name, party: Tanveer Hassan, RJD

Number of voters in 2014: 10,77,855

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 60.6%

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,641

Number of women voters: 531,814

First Published: Mar 28, 2019 18:37 IST