Election Results 2019: Patliputra constituency, Bihar
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Constituency Watch for PatliputraUpdated: May 23, 2019 13:03 IST
Patliputra in Bihar’s Patna district witnessed a tough battle between the BJP’s Ram Kripal Yadav and Misa Bharti, the daughter of RJD chief Lalu Prasad in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.
Ram Kripal, once considered close to Lalu Prasad and his family, had joined the BJP months ahead of the 2014 election, which he won. The constituency was won by Ranjan Prasad Yadav of the Janata Dal(United), who got 269,298 votes, defeating Lalu Prasad of RJD by a slim margin of 23,541 votes in . Currently, RJD’ s Misha Bharti is leading the vote counts.
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Patliputra
Date of voting: May 19
2019 candidates: Ram Krapal Yadav (BJP), Misa Bharti (RJD)
Sitting MP, Party: Ram Kripal Yadav, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 40,322
Runner up name, party: Misa Bharti, RJD
Number of voters in 2014: 978,649
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 56.37%
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,779
Number of women voters: 801,988
First Published: Mar 13, 2019 16:09 IST