Araria Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Counting of Votes On
Araria has a population of 28,11,569 people as per Census 2011. It has 12.07 lakh Muslims residing and an Scheduled Caste population of 3,82,684 people. It receives funding under the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme.
Araria Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 9
Total electors: 15,87,348 (as per 2014 estimates)
Female electors: 7,44,464
Male electors: 8,42,884
Delimited: Yes. It was de-reserved in 2008
Assembly constituencies: Narpatganj, Raniganj, Forbesganj, Araria, Jokhihat, Sikti
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Rashtriya Janata Dal's (RJD) Sukhdeo Paswan won the seat in 1999. In 2004, he contested as a BJP candidate and managed to retain the seat. In 2009, BJP’s Pradeep Kumar Singh came to power but lost the seat to RJD’s Tasleem Uddin in 2014. In the bypolls in 2018, RJD’s Sarfaraz Alam won, defeating BJP rival Singh.
Demographics: It covers the entire Araria district. The constituency has a population of 28,11,569 people as per Census 2011. It has 12.07 lakh Muslims residing and an Scheduled Caste population of 382684 people. It receives funding under the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme.
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