One of the 40 parliamentary constituencies in Bihar, Katihar Lok Sabha will go for voting during the second phase of Lok Sabha elections 2019, on Thursday, April 18. While, Congress has fielded Tariq Anwar, a five-time Member of Parliament and an incumbent MP, JDU has entrusted former MLA Dulal Chandra Goswami with the party ticket.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Anwar, then on Nationalist Congress Party ticket, had defeated Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) three-time sitting MP Nikhil Kumar Choudhary by over 1.14 lakh votes.
According to the Election Commission of India (ECI), the constituency number of Katihar is 11. 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 Kishanganj, Purnia, Bhagalpur, Banka.
Katihar Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following six Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments: Katihar, Kadwa, Balrampur, Pranpur, Manihari, Barari
In the second phase of elections, 97 parliamentary constituencies across India would vote for the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
2014 Lok Sabha winner: Shah Tariq Anwar, NCP
Runner up name, party: Nikhil Kumar Choudhary, BJP
Number of voters polled in 2014: 9,77,830
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 67.60
Key candidates for 2019 Lok Sabha elections
INC Shah Tariq Anwar
JD(U) Dulal Chandra Goswami
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.