Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Bihar’s Supaul, Congress holds a key
Ranjeet Ranjan of Congress won the seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, defeating Dileshwar Kamait of the Janata Dal (United) by more than 23.000 votes.Updated: Apr 16, 2019 12:24 IST
Hindustan Times, Patna
Supaul Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 40 parliamentary constituencies in Bihar in eastern India. This constituency came into existence in 2008 as a part of the implementation of delimitation of parliamenatary constituencies based on the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted in 2002.
Ranjeet Ranjan of Congress won the seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, defeating Dileshwar Kamait of the Janata Dal (United) by more than 23.000 votes.
There were 1,525,592 electorate in the Supaul Lok Sabha Constituency in the 2014 elections, out of which 796,979 are male and the remaining 728,613 are female.
According to the estimates of the 2011 census, out of total 2,229,076 population, there were 1,155,283 males and 1,073,793 females in Supaul district.
Voter turnout in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections was 63.62%.
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Supaul
Lok Sabha constituency: Supaul
Date of voting: April 23
2019 candidates: Dileshwar Kamait of (Janata Dal -United), Ranjeet Ranjan (Congress), Kiran Devi (Bahujan Samaj Party).
Sitting MP, Party: Ranjeet Ranjan, Congress
Winning margin in 2014: 23,562
Runner up name, party: Dileshwar Kamait, JD(U)
Number of voters in 2014: 9,70,528
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 63.62%
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,425
Number of women voters: 728,613
First Published: Mar 20, 2019 15:15 IST