Gonda Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 59
Total electors: 17,10,827 (2014 estimates)
Female electors: 7,75,659
Male electors: 9,35,168
Assembly Constituencies: Utraula, Gaura, Gonda, Mankapur, Mehnaun
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: In 1999, BJP candidate Brij Bhishan Sharan Singh won the seat. Kirti Vardhan Singh, who won the 2004 election, later joined the BJP and is currently representing the seat. In 2009, then Congress leader Beni Prasad Verma won the seat.
Demographics: According to a report, Gonda, a rural constituency, is dominated by Muslims, Brahmins and Kurmis, who constitute 22, 20 and 15 percent of the electorate respectively. In addition, Dalits constitute 13 percent while Kshatriya and Yadavs are eight percent of the electorate. At least 14 percent of the electorate are of other castes.
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Updated Date: May 24, 2019 13:16:32 IST