Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Bihar’s Kishanganj, Congress set to return
Mohammad Asrarul Haque of the Congress won the seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, defeating Dr. Dilip Kumar Jaiswal of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by more than 1.94 lakh votes.Updated: Apr 12, 2019 13:35 IST
Hindustan Times, Patna
Kishanganj Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 40 parliamentary constituencies in Bihar in eastern India.
Mohammad Asrarul Haque of the Congress won the seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, defeating Dr. Dilip Kumar Jaiswal of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by more than 1.94 lakh votes.
There were 1,438,990 electorate in the Kishanganj Lok Sabha Constituency in the 2014 elections, out of which 762,877 are male and the remaining 676,113 are female.
According to the estimates of the 2011 census, out of total 1,690,400 population, there were 866,970 males and 823,430 females in Kishanganj district.
Voter turnout in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections was 64.52%.
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Kishanganj
Lok Sabha constituency: Kishanganj
Date of voting: April 18
2019 candidates: Mohammad Javed (Congress), Mahmood Ashraf JD(U), Alimuddin Ansari (AAP)
Sitting MP, Party: Mohammad Asrarul Haque, Congress
Winning margin in 2014: 1,94,612
Runner up name, party: Dr. Dilip Kumar Jaiswal, BJP
Number of voters in 2014: 9,28,490
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 64.52%
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,365
Number of women voters: 676,113
First Published: Mar 20, 2019 15:32 IST