Raipur Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 LIVE Updates:Sunil Kumar Soni from BJP is leading by 195000 votes
Ramesh Bais has been elected MP from the Raipur constituency in the 2004, 2009 and 2014 elections.
Raipur Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 8
Total electors: 19,04,460 (2014 estimates)
Female electors: 9,24,453
Male electors: 9,79,107
Delimited: Yes. In 2008, the Raipur town Assembly constituency was divided into South, West and North constituencies. Mandirhasod Assembly constituency was dissolved.
Assembly Constituencies: Baloda Bazar, Raipur Rural, Raipur City South, Bhatapara, Raipur City West, Arang (SC), Dharsiwa, Raipur City North, Abhanpur
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: In 1999, Ramesh Bais from BJP held the constituency when it was a part of Madhya Pradesh. After the division of Chhattisgarh, too, Bais continued to be elected MP from the constituency in 2004, 2009 and 2014 elections.
Demographics: The capital of Chhattisgarh, Raipur has a population of 40,63,872, of which 36.5 percent live in urban areas. The constituency is spread across areas that are suitable for growing paddy. It has been a BJP bastion since 1996. Raipur is also being developed as a smart city. The district is surrounded by Maoist-affected regions.
Congress appoints Kumari Selja in-charge of Chhattisgarh, Sukhjinder Randhawa replaces Ajay Maken in Rajasthan
The Congress has appointed former Union minister Kumari Selja as general secretary in-charge of Chhattisgarh, while former Punjab minister Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa and Rajya Sabha MP Shaktisinh Gohil were given charge of Rajasthan and Haryana, respectively.
'Burha Pahar', which touches Chhattisgarh's Balrampur and Latehar as well as Jharkhand's Garhwa districts, was captured in a joint operation of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) general duty battalions, its Naxal specialised wing CoBRA, Jharkhand Police and Jharkhand Jaguar
A joint team of the security forces comprising the District Reserve Guard (DRG), Special Task Force (STF) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) had launched an operation based on inputs about the presence of maoists in Pomra forest in Bijapur, over 400 km from Raipur, the capital of Chhattisgarh