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.Updated: Apr 29, 2019, 12:35 IST
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
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