Bhagalpur is situated in the plains of the Ganga River basin and is among the 40 Lok Sabha constituencies from Bihar. Rashtriya Janata Dal has fielded Shailesh Kumar, sitting MP who had defeated Shahnawaz Hussain of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Hussain had earlier won twice from the constituency – a bypoll in 2006 and in 2009. While BJP has given ticket to Mohammad Ashiq Ibrahimi.
The voting for Bihar’s 40 Parliamentary seats will take place in seven phases beginning April 11. The last phase will be held on May 19.
The Bhagalpur Lok Sabha Constituency consists of 1,433,346 electorates in totality, of these 774,758 are males and 658,588 are females according to Election commission of India’ 2009 data.
This parliamentary seat contested its first Lok Sabha elections in 1951, when the constituency was a combined representation of the Darbhanga and Bhagalpur districts.
According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), the constituency number of Bhagalpur is 26. In the second phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019, five seats of Bihar are set to undergo polling. The other four constituencies from Bihar which will vote on April 18 are Katihar, Purnia, Kishanganj, Banka.
Presently, Bhagalpur Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following six Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments: Bihpur, Gopalpur, Pirpainti, Kahalgaon, Bhagalpur, Nathnagar
In the second phase of elections, 97 parliamentary constituencies across India would vote for the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
2014 Lok Sabha winner, Bhagalpur: Shailesh Kumar (Bulo Mandal)
Runner up name, party: Syed Shahnawaz Hussain, BJP
Number of voters polled in 2014: 9,74,016
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 57.80
Key candidates for 2019 Lok Sabha elections
- Ajay Kumar Mandal – JD(U)
- Shailesh Kumar Urf Bulo Mandal – RJD
- Mohammad Ashiq Ibrahimi- BSP
Important dates to remember for Phase II
|Notification to be issued on||March 19|
|Last date for filing nomination||March 26|
|Scrutiny of nomination||March 27|
|Last date for withdrawal of nomination||March 29|
|Date of elections for Phase II||April 18|
|Date of Result||May 23|
Along with Lok Sabha Elections, voting will also take place for the second phase of Odisha Assembly Elections 2019. The turnout in the last general election in 2014 was more than 66%, up from 45% in 1951 when the first election was held.