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Bihar's Banka is one of the 40 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
As per the last census report, Banka houses 24,70,842 people. Out of them, 12.32% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 3.66% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 5.03% of voters are from urban areas while 94.97% voters stay in rural areas.
The total number of voters from the constituency are 15,49,456. Of them, 8,25,010 and 7,24,446 are male and female voters respectively.
To recall, the sitting MP Jaiprakash Narayan Yadav from RJD defeated BJP's Putul Kumari by a small margin of 10,144 votes in the previous elections.
For the 2019 general elections of Banka, a total of 58% voters got inked.
Janata Dal (United)'s GIRIDHARI YADAV swept Banka by a vote margin of 200,532. Rashtriya Janata Dal's JAI PRAKASH NARAYAN YADAV managed to garner only 277256.
For this seat, Rashtriya Janata Dal placed its bet on Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav while the Bahujan Samaj Party fielded Md. Rafique Alam. Giridhari Yadav was the candiate from Janata Dal (United).