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Lok Sabha elections 2019: In Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa, BJP looks to retain seat

In Madhya Pradesh’s Rewa Lok Sabha constituency, the BJP has fielded its sitting MP Janardan Mishra once again while the Congress is pinning its hopes on Siddharth Tiwari ‘Raj’.

constituency-watch Updated: May 01, 2019 22:37 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Voters queue up to cast their vote at a polling station in Madhya Pradesh.
Voters queue up to cast their vote at a polling station in Madhya Pradesh.(ANI Photo)
         

Rewa is one of the 29 Lok Sabha Constituencies of Madhya Pradesh. It is one of the constituencies that first came into existence in 1951.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Rewa Lok Sabha seat was won by BJP’s Janardhan Mishra who defeated the Congress’s Sunderlal Tiwari by a margin of 168,726 votes.

For the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP has fielded its sitting MP Janardan Mishra once again while the Congress is pinning its hopes on Siddharth Tiwari ‘Raj’ and the CPI(M) has fielded Girijesh Singh Sengar from the Rewa Lok Sabha seat.

Read: All you need to know about Madhya Pradesh

Rewa is one of the few seats in the state which has voted to power the BJP, the Congress and the BSP in different elections.

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

State: Madhya Pradesh

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Rewa

Date of polling: May 6

Contesting candidates: Janardan Mishra (BJP), Siddharth Tiwari ‘Raj’ (Congress)

Sitting MP, Party: Janardan Mishra, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 168,726

Runner up name, party: Sunderlal Tiwari, Congress

Number of voters in 2014: 830,192

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 61

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,635

Number of women voters: 372,339

First Published: May 01, 2019 22:37 IST