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Assam's Barpeta is one of the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
As per the last census report, Barpeta houses 24,00,129 people. Out of them, 7.71% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 2.91% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 9.63% of voters are from urban areas while 90.37% voters stay in rural areas.
Out of the total 14,30,175 voters, there are 7,55,559 male voters while 6,74,616 voters are females.
Polling for Barpeta was held on Apr 23. In the last parliamentary polls, AIUDF's sitting MP Siraj Uddin Ajmal defeated BJP's TTprev_runnerup by a margin of 42,341 votes.
The voter turnout recorded was 84%.
In what qualifies as a great political thriller, Abdul Khaleque of Indian National Congress defeated Asom Gana Parishad's Kumar Deepak Das by a margin of 140,307. After a close shave, Abdul Khaleque will now govern Barpeta for the next five years.
National People's Party fieled Pranabjyoti Das Rajbonshi while the Indian National Congress placed its bet on Abdul Khaleque, and the All India Trinamool Congress chose Ashahak Ali Dewan as their candidate.