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Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Bihar’s Katihar, NCP’s Tariq Anwar holds the key

Tariq Anwar of the Nationalist Congress Party won the Katihar Lok Sabha seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, defeating Nikhil Kumar Choudhary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by more than 1.14 lakh votes.

lok sabha elections Updated: Apr 12, 2019 13:36 IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna
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Tariq Anwar of the Nationalist Congress Party won the Katihar Lok Sabha seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, defeating Nikhil Kumar Choudhary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by more than 1.14 lakh votes.(HT PHOTO)

Katihar Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 40 parliamentary constituencies in Bihar in eastern India.

Tariq Anwar of the Nationalist Congress Party won the seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, defeating Nikhil Kumar Choudhary of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by more than 1.14 lakh votes.

There were 1,446,478 electorate in the Katihar Lok Sabha Constituency in the 2014 elections, out of which 769,044 are male and the remaining 677,434 are female.

According to the estimates of the 2011 census, out of total 3,071,029 population, there were 1,600,430 males and 1,470,599 females in Katihar district.

Voter turnout in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections was 67.6%.

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Katihar

State: Bihar

Lok Sabha constituency: Katihar

Date of voting: April 18

2019 candidates: Tariq Anwar (Congress), Dular Chand Goswami JD(U)

Sitting MP, Party: Shah Tariq Anwar, NCP

Winning margin in 2014: 1,14,740

Runner up name, party: Nikhil Kumar Choudhary, BJP

Number of voters in 2014: 9,77,830

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 67.6%

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,358

Number of women voters: 677,434

First Published: Mar 20, 2019 15:48 IST

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