Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Bihar’s Purvi Champaran, BJP looks to make a comeback
Purvi Champaran Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 40 parliamentary constituencies in Bihar in eastern India. This constituency came into existence in 2008, following delimitation of the parliamentary constituencies based on the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted in 2002.
The constituency has been a bastion of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), with Union minister Radha Mohan Singh winning the seat in both 2009 and 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
There were 1,452,963 electorate in the Purvi Champaran Lok Sabha Constituency in 2014 elections, out of which 788,561 are male and the remaining 380,568 are female.
Bordered on the north with Nepal, Purvi Champaran has its headquarters at Motihari. According to the estimates of the 2011 census, out of total 5,099,371 population, there were 3,939,773 male and 2,077,047.
Voter turnout in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections was 56.62%.
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Purvi Champaran
Lok Sabha constituency: Purvi Champaran
Date of polling: May 12
2019 candidates: Akash Kumar Singh (RLSP), Radha Mohan Singh (BJP)
Sitting MP, Party: Radha Mohan Singh, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 1,92,163
Runner up name, party: Binod Kumar Srivastava, RJD
Number of voters in 2014: 1,452,963
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 56%
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1333
Number of women voters: 664,402