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Morena Election Results 2019: BJP faces anti-incumbency

In Madhya Pradesh’s Morena Lok Sabha constituency, chances of a BJP defeat in the seat are high due to the anti-incumbency factor sparked by complaints of non-performance by sitting MP Anoop Mishra.

constituency watch Updated: May 23, 2019 11:07 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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In Madhya Pradesh’s Morena, the BJP is facing a heavy anti-incumbency factor due to complaints of non-performance by its sitting MP Anoop Mishra.(Samir Jana/HT Photo)

The Morena Lok Sabha consituency is one of the 29 Parliamentary seats in Madhya Pradesh.

The Morena Lok Sabha constituency became a standalone seat after the delimitation exercise of 1967 and is reserved for candidates from the Scheduled Castes.

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Since 1996, Morena, the birthplace of former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee, has constantly voted for the BJP. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP’s Anoop Mishra had contested against Brindawan Singh Sikarwar and had defeated him by a margin of 132,981 votes.

For the Lok Sabha elections 2019 , the BJP has fielded Narendra Singh Tomar is up against Congress’s Ram Niwas Rawat. Both Tomar and Rawat had gone up against each other in 2009 with Tomar emerging victorious with more than one lakh votes. By fielding Tomar again, the BJP is hoping for a replay of the 2009 results.

Currently, Narendra Singh Tomar is leading in the election results 2019.

See: LIVE coverage election results 2019

Tomar’s nomination, however, has led to dissidence within the BJP with sitting MP Anoop Mishra nad former MP Ashok Argal being skipped over for the tickets. Both Argal and Mishra have won the constituency for the BJP in the past. Argal is contesting the elections 2019 as an independent candidate.

Chances of a BJP defeat in the seat are high due to the anti-incumbency factor sparked by complaints of non-performance by sitting MP Anoop Mishra.

Here’s all you need to know about the Mandla Lok Sabha constituency:

State: Madhya Pradesh

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Morena

Contesting Candidates: Narendra Singh Tomar, BJP); Ram Niwas Rawat (Congress)

Date of polling: May 6

Sitting MP, Party: Anoop Mishra, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 132,981

Runner up name, party: Brindawan Singh Sikarwar, Congress

Number of voters in 2014: 854,281

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 76

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,882

Number of women voters: 315,571

First Published: May 07, 2019 15:11 IST