Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Congress looks to spoil BJP’s chances in Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 constituency watch of Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh. The Congress has fielded veteran leader Digvijaya Singh as its candidate in Madhya Pradesh’s Bhopal which is seen as a BJP bastion.Updated: Mar 29, 2019 14:05 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Bhopal is one of the 29 Lok Sabha constituencies of Madhya Pradesh.
Bhopal is one of the three constituencies where the Congress is aiming to put up a strong fight for the BJP. In keeping with that thought in mind, the Congress has fielded veteran Congress leader Digvijaya Singh as its candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
Since 1989, the BJP has won the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat consistently. Currently, BJP’s Alok Sanjar is the sitting MP from the Bhopal Lok Sabha seat. Sanjar had defeated his closest rival Congress’s PC Sharma, by a margin of 370,696 votes.
The Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency is seen as an easy seat for the BJP with the party winning it in every election since 1989. The last time a Congress MP was elected from here was KN Pradhan in 1984, when the Congress won all 40 seats in the state, before Chhattisgarh was separated from Madhya Pradesh.
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 Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency:
State: Madhya Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Bhopal
Date of polling: May 12
Sitting MP, Party: Alok Sanjar, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 370,696
Runner up name, party: PC Sharma, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 1,130,281
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 75
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,977
Number of women voters: 490,499
First Published: Mar 29, 2019 14:05 IST