Gopalganj Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 17
Total electors: 16,52,767
Female electors: 7,91,748
Male electors: 8,61,019
Reserved: Yes. For Scheduled Castes
Delimited: Yes. It was earlier a de-reserved constituency before 2008.
Assembly constituencies: Baikunthpur, Barauli, Gopalganj, Kuchaikote, Bhore (SC), Hathua.
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: The seat has shifted between the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Janata Dal United JD(U) and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the last four elections. At present, BJP’s Janak Ram holds the seat.
Demographics: It covers the entire Gopalganj district. As per 2014 estimates, it is the largest constituency electorate-wise in the state. It is the home district of RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav where his ancestral village Phulwaria is situated. It has an SC population of 3,20,064, lower than its Muslim population of more than 4.3 lakh people. It receives aid under the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme.
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Updated Date: May 23, 2019 08:18:04 IST