Lok Sabha Elections 2019: BJP looks to retain Damoh in Madhya Pradesh
The voting for Damoh Lok Sabha constituency will take place on May 6. Counting of votes will take place on May 23.Updated: Apr 29, 2019 14:37 IST
Damoh is one of the 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh
A politically significant Lok Sabha seat, the Damoh Lok Sabha constituency came into existence in 1962 and witnessed its first elections in the same year.
Since 1989, the Damoh Lok Sabha constituency has consistently voted for the BJP.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP’s Prahlad Singh Patel had defeated his Congress opponent Choudhary Mahendra Pratap Singh by a margin of 2,13,299 votes.
For the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, the BJP has once again fielded sitting MP Prahlad Singh Patel.
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 Damoh Lok Sabha constituency
State: Madhya Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Damoh
Date of polling: May 6
2019 candidates: Prahlad Patel BJP, Pratap Singh Lodhi (Congress)
Sitting MP, Party: Prahalad Singh Patel, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 213,299
Runner up name, party: Choudhary Mahendra Pratap Singh, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 913,868
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 51
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,967
Number of women voters: 354,161