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Bihar's Araria is one of the 40 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
As per the last census report, Araria houses 28,11,569 people. Out of them, 13.61% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 1.38% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 6.00% of voters are from urban areas while 94.00% voters stay in rural areas.
There are a total of 15,87,348 voters in the constituency. Among which, 8,42,884 are male voters and 7,44,464 are female voters.
In the previous elections, RJD's sitting MP Taslim Uddin defeated BJP's Pradeep Kumar Singh by a huge margin of 146,504 votes.
The result of Araria is out, as PRADEEP KUMAR SINGH of Bharatiya Janata Party emerged as the winner in a neck-to-neck battle against SARFARAZ ALAM (Rashtriya Janata Dal). The former garnered 618434 votes and won by a margin of 137,241 votes.
For this seat, Rashtriya Janata Dal placed its bet on Sarfaraz Alam while the Bharatiya Janata Party fielded Pradeep Kumar Singh. Ram Narayan Bharti was the candiate from Bahujan Samaj Party.