Banka Lok Sabha Election 2019 LIVE Updates: Party, Candidate, Constituency wise Winner, Loser, Leading, Trailing
Banka has never elected a Sangh Parivar member. At least two constituencies within Banka are Maoist-affected. Since it is a part of Seemanchal, which is dominated by Muslims, minority votes play a big role in Banka.
Banka Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 27
Total electors: 15,49,456
Female electors: 7,24,446
Male electors: 8,25,010
Delimited: Yes. Chakai and Jhajha Assembly segments were removed and added to Jamui Lok Sabha seat. Katoria was also declared as an ST seat.
Assembly constituencies: Sultanganj, Amarpur, Dhoraiya (SC), Banka, Katoria (ST), Belhar.
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Janata Dal United's JD(U) Digvijaya Singh won the seat in 1999 but, lost it to RJD’s Giridhari Yadav. In 2009, Singh contested as an Independent and won. In the 2010 bypoll, another Independent candidate Putul Kumari won but lost the seat to RJD’s Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav in 2014.
Demographics: The constituency has never elected a Sangh Parivar member. It spread across the entire Banka district and a part of Bhagalpur district. At least two constituencies within Banka are Maoist-affected. Since it is a part of Seemanchal, which is dominated by Muslims, minority votes play a big role in Banka.
'Pakistan Zindabad' slogans were raised outside the District Collector's office on Friday in Pune city where Popular Front of India (PFI) cadres protested against the recent arrests of its leaders across the country
Tejashwi Yadav also accused the BJP of making false claims and promises and dubbed the party as "Badka Jhuta Party" (big lying party)
"These are mere speculations and there is no basis for such talks. I don't know the source of such reports. I am only interested in uniting all opposition parties...," said the CM when asked if he had plans to enter the Lok Sabha contest from UP.