Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Betul, Madhya Pradesh
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 constituency watch of Betul, Madhya Pradesh. Since 1996, the Betul Lok Sabha constituency has consistently voted for the BJP.Updated: Apr 29, 2019, 12:43 IST
Betul is one of the 29 Lok Sabha Constituencies of Madhya Pradesh. The Betul Lok Sabha seat is reserved for candidates belonging to the scheduled tribes.
The seat did not exist in the 1957 and 1962 Lok Sabha elections.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Jyoti Dhurve had defeated Congress’s Ajay Shah Makrai by a margin of more than 3 lakh votes. Since 1996, the Betul Lok Sabha constituency has voted in the BJP candidates.
For the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the BJP has dropped its sitting MP Jyoti Dhurve and has fielded Durgadas Uikey instead. The Congress is fielding Ramu Tekam from Betul this time.
The general elections will be held across India in seven phases beginning April 11 and the counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Here’s all you need to know about the Betul Lok Sabha constituency:
State: Madhya Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Betul (ST)
Date of polling: May 6
2019 candidates: Durgadas Uike (BJP), Ramu Tekam (Congress)
Sitting MP, Party: Jyoti Dhurve, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 328,614
Runner up name, party: Ajay Shah “Makrai”, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 1,047,827
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 77
Number of polling booths in 2014: 2,081
Number of women voters: 473,569