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Election Commission
167 candidates in fray for 13 Lok Sabha seats in Uttar Pradesh in Phase –VII

25,874 polling stations set up for 2,36,38,798 electors in this phase

As many as 167 candidates are contesting for 13 Lok Sabha seats in UP in phase –VII of the General Elections- 2019. The constituencies going to polls in this phase are- Mahrajganj, Gorakhpur, Kushinagar, Deoria, Bansgaon, Ghosi, Salempur, Ballia, Ghazipur, Chandauli, Varanasi, Mirzapur and Robertsganj. A total of 243 candidates had finally contested for these seats in the previous General Election – 2014.

As per the data sourced from Chief Electoral Officer (Uttar Pradesh) website today, there are a total of 2,36,38,798 electors in these 13 seats including 1,28,18,440 males, 1,08,18,931 females and 1426 third gender electors. A total of 25,874 polling stations have been set up for voting in this phase which will be held on 19th May, 2019.

Constituency wise number of contestants in above mentioned 13 constituencies in the current and preceding two General Elections is given below:

Lok Sabha Constituency

Number of Contestants

General Election- 2009

General Election-2014

General Election-2019*

Mahrajganj

15

23

14

Gorakhpur

26

15

10

Kushinagar

18

14

14

Deoria

12

15

11

Bansgaon

15

12

4

Ghosi

16

18

15

Salempur

25

13

15

Ballia

16

15

10

Ghazipur

15

18

14

Chandauli

18

21

13

Varanasi

15

42

26

Mirzapur

27

23

9

Robertsganj

10

14

12

Total

228

243

167

Source - ECI website

*Data from CEO (UP) website

 

It may be noted that the State of Uttar Pradesh has a total of 80 Lok Sabha constituencies which are going through seven phase polling in the current General Elections -2019. This is the last & seventh phase of the current General Election.

 

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