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Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Bihar’s Sitamarhi, it is a battle amongst socialists

In the past, Sitamarhi Lok Sabha constituency has been held by leaders of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD, Janata Dal (United) (JDU), and the erstwhile Janata Dal, making it a strong bastion of the socialists of various hues.

lok-sabha-elections Updated: Apr 29, 2019 12:35 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Patna
Sitamarhi Lok Sabha constituency is held by Ram Kumar Sharma of the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP). RLSP is an ally of the BJP at the Centre and its leader Upendra Kushwaha is a Union minister in the Narendra Modi government.
Sitamarhi Lok Sabha constituency is held by Ram Kumar Sharma of the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP). RLSP is an ally of the BJP at the Centre and its leader Upendra Kushwaha is a Union minister in the Narendra Modi government. (PTI)
         

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

Sitamarhi Lok Sabha constituency is held by Ram Kumar Sharma of the Rashtriya Lok Samata Party (RLSP). RLSP is an ally of the BJP at the Centre and its leader Upendra Kushwaha is a Union minister in the Narendra Modi government.

In the past, Sitamarhi Lok Sabha constituency has been held by leaders of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD, Janata Dal (United) (JDU), and the erstwhile Janata Dal, making it a strong bastion of the socialists of various hues.

There were 1,574,914 electorate in the Sitamarhi Lok Sabha Constituency in 2014 elections, out of which 832,370 are male and the remaining 742,544 are female.

According to the estimates of the 2011 census, out of total 3,423,574 population, there were 1,803,252 males and 1,620,322 females.

Voter turnout in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections was 57.18%.

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Sitamarhi

State: Bihar

Date of voting: May 6

2019 candidates: Arjun Ray (RJD), Sunil Kumar Pintu of (JD-U)

Sitting MP, Party: Ram Kumar Sharma, RLSP

Winning margin in 2014: 1,47,965

Runner up name, party: Sitaram Yadav, RJD

Number of voters in 2014: 9,00,588

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 57.18%

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,471

Number of women voters: 742,544

First Published: Mar 19, 2019 15:29 IST