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Lok Sabha election 2019: In Assam’s Nowgong, BJP looks to retain its bastion

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.

lok-sabha-elections Updated: Apr 12, 2019 13:33 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, Guwahati
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.
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. (Sarangadhara Bishoi)
         

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

State: Assam

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

First Published: Mar 18, 2019 15:34 IST

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