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Bansgaon Election Results 2019: The UP constituency is under BJP

Reserved for members of Scheduled Castes, the Bharatiya Janata Party has won the Basgaon Lok Sabha seat five times since 1991, except in 1999 and 2004.

constituency watch Updated: May 23, 2019 11:56 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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The Bansgaon parliamentary constituency is part of the high-profile Gorakhpur district in Uttar Pradesh.

Reserved for members of Scheduled Castes, the Bharatiya Janata Party has won the Basgaon Lok Sabha seat five times since 1991, except in 1999 and 2004.

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The Samajwadi Party’s Subhawati Paswan successfully contested the general election in 1999 and Congress’ Mahabir Prasad bagged the Bansgaon seat in 2004. Kamlesh Paswan of the BJP has represented Bansgaon in the Lok Sabha since 2009.

The assembly segments of Chauri-Chaura, Bansgaon, Chillupar, Rudrapur and Barhaj are under the Bansgaon Lok Sabha seat, which is largely rural.

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Uttar Pradesh, which sends the maximum number of members to Parliament at 80, saw polls in all the seven phases of the Lok Sabha election 2019. BJP’s Kamlesh Paswan is currently leading the scene in Bansgaon.

Here are a few details about the Bansgaon Lok Sabha seat:

State: Uttar Pradesh

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Bansgaon

Polling date: May 19

2019 candidates: Sadal Prasad (BSP), Kamlesh Paswan (BJP)

Sitting MP, party: Kamlesh Paswan, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 189,516

Runner up name, party: Sadal Prasad, BSP

Number of voters in 2014: 877,877

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 49.88%

Number of women voters in 2014: 780,466

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,852

First Published: May 12, 2019 16:18 IST