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Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Bihar’s Purnia, the battle is between allies

Santosh Kumar of the Janata Dal United (JD-U) won the seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, defeating Uday Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by more than 1.16 lakh votes.

lok sabha elections Updated: Apr 12, 2019 13:37 IST
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Hindustan Times, Patna
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Santosh Kumar of the Janata Dal United (JD-U) won the seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, defeating Uday Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by more than 1.16 lakh votes. (PTI)

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

Santosh Kumar of the Janata Dal United (JD-U) won the seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, defeating Uday Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) by more than 1.16 lakh votes.

There were 1,582,967 electorate in the Purnia Lok Sabha Constituency in the 2014 elections, out of which 833,610 are male and the remaining 749,357 are female.

According to the estimates of the 2011 census, out of total 3,264,619 population, there were 1,699,370 males and 1,565,249 females in Purnia district.

Voter turnout in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections was 64.29%.

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Purnia

State: Bihar

Lok Sabha constituency: Purnia

Date of voting: April 18

2019 candidates: Uday Singh (Congress), Santosh Kumar Kushwah JD(U)

Sitting MP, Party: Santosh Kumar, JD(U)

Winning margin in 2014: 1,16,669

Runner up name, party: Uday Singh, BJP

Number of voters in 2014: 10,17,732

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 64.29%

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,457

Number of women voters: 749,357

First Published: Mar 20, 2019 15:56 IST

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