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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: In Madhya Pradesh’s Satna, a close fight between BJP and Congress

Keeping in mind the 2014 results and the relatively narrow victory margin of 8,688 votes by which BJP’s Ganesh Singh won, the Congress will be hoping to wrest the Satna Lok Sabha constituency from the BJP.

constituency-watch Updated: May 01, 2019 22:13 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Voters queue up to cast their votes at a polling station in Madhya Pradesh.
Voters queue up to cast their votes at a polling station in Madhya Pradesh.(ANI Photo)
         

Satna is one of the 29 Lok Sabha Constituencies of Madhya Pradesh.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the Satna Lok Sabha seat was won by BJP’s Ganesh Singh, who had won the seat twice earlier in 2004 and 2009.

Ganesh Singh had defeated Ajay Singh Rahul Bhaiyya of the Congress by a margin of 8,688 votes.

Satna has consistently voted for the BJP since 1998.

Read: All you need to know about Madhya Pradesh

For the elections on May 6, the BJP has once again fielded its sitting MP Ganesh Singh who will go up against the Congress’s Raja Ram Tripathi.

Keeping in mind the 2014 results and the relatively narrow victory margin, the Congress will be hoping to wrest the seat from the BJP.

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

State: Madhya Pradesh

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Satna

Date of polling: May 6

Contesting candidates: Ganesh Singh (BJP), Raja Ram Tripathi (Congress)

Sitting MP, Party: Ganesh Singh, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 8,688

Runner up name, party: Ajay Singh Rahul Bhaiyya, Congress

Number of voters in 2014: 913,451

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 53

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,567

Number of women voters: 413,516

First Published: May 01, 2019 22:13 IST