Lok Sabha election 2019: In Assam’s Nowgong, BJP looks to retain its bastion
The Nowgong Lok Sabha constituency belongs to the north-eastern state of Assam and is one of the 14 seats that represent this state in the country.
For the last 20 years, Nowgong Lok Sabha constituency has been held by the BJP, and is currently held by Rajen Gohain of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), who defeated Manash Borah of Congress in the Lok Sabha elections.
There were 1,723,860 electorate in the Nowgong Lok Sabha Constituency in 2014 elections, out of which 890,882 are male and the remaining 832,978 are female.
As per the 2011 census, Nowgong had population of 957,352 of which male and female were 495,362 and 461,990 respectively.
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Nowgong
Lok Sabha constituency: Nowgong
Date of voting: April 18
2019 candidates: Rupak Sharma (BJP), Pradyut Bordoloi (Congress)
Sitting MP, Party: Rajen Gohain, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 1,43,559
Runner up name, party: Jonjonali Baruah, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 1,523,881
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 80%
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,902
Number of women voters: 731,457