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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Will Kirron Kher be second time lucky in Chandigarh?

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Kirron Kher (in yellow) is the sitting MP from Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat

constituency watch Updated: Mar 17, 2019 12:56 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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The Bharatiya Janata Party’s Kirron Kher (in yellow) is the sitting MP from Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat.(HT file photo)

The Union territory of Chandigarh sends one member of Parliament to the Lok Sabha.

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) Kirron Kher is the sitting MP after she defeated senior Congress leader Pawan Kumar Bansal by nearly 70,000 votes in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Bansal had held the seat from 1999 before being ousted by actor-turned-politician Kirron Kher.

Bansal, a former railways minister, had won the seat for the first time in 1991 against the BJP’s Satya Pal Jain.

Read: All about Chandigarh

Chandigarh, one of earliest planned cities of the country, is going to polls in the seventh and last phase on May 19 and votes for the Lok Sabha election 2019 will be counted on May 23.

Here are some facts about Chandigarh Lok Sabha seat located in the capital city of both Haryana and Punjab:

Union territory of Chandigarh

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Chandigarh

Sitting MP, Party: Kirron Kher, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 69,642

Runner up name, party: Pawan Kumar Bansal, Congress

Number of voters in 2014: 453,455

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 73.71%

Number of women voters in 2014: 281,593

Number of polling booths in 2014: 519

First Published: Mar 17, 2019 12:55 IST