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Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Bihar’s Sheohar, BJP and RJD will be at war

The constituency has been held by Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Rama Devi since 2009 Lok Sabha elections. She had defeated Mohammad Anwarul Haque of the Rashtriya Janata Dal of Lalu Prasad. Haque held the seat in 1999-2004 and had given her a tough fight in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

lok sabha elections Updated: May 07, 2019 13:08 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Patna

Sheohar Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 40 parliamentary constituencies in Bihar in eastern India. Sheohar Lok Sabha constituency is one of the oldest in the country and was once held by Thakur Jugal Kishore Sinha, an eminent freedom fighter.

The constituency has been held by Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) Rama Devi since 2009 Lok Sabha elections. She had defeated Mohammad Anwarul Haque of the Rashtriya Janata Dal of Lalu Prasad. Haque held the seat in 1999-2004 and had given her a tough fight in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.

There were 1,489,724 electorate in the Sheohar Lok Sabha Constituency in 2014 elections, out of which 794,679 are male and the remaining 409,478 are female.

According to the estimates of the 2011 census, out of total 656,246 population, there were 346,673 males and 309,573 females.

Voter turnout in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections was 56.58%.

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Sheohar

State: Bihar

Lok Sabha constituency: Sheohar

Date of polling: May 12

2019 candidates: Rama Devi (BJP), Syed Fasal Ali (Congress)

Sitting MP, Party: Rama Devi, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 1,36,239

Runner up name, party: Mohammad Anwarul Haque, RJD

Number of voters in 2014: 1,489,724

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 56%

Number of polling booths in 2014:

Number of women voters: 695,045

First Published: Mar 19, 2019 15:08 IST

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