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The Bihar has 40 Lok Sabha constituencies and Katihar is one of them.
As per the last census report, Katihar houses 26,32,553 people. Out of them, 7.84% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 5.53% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 10.40% of voters are from urban areas while 89.60% voters stay in rural areas.
There are a total of 14,46,478 voters in the constituency. Among which, 7,69,044 are male voters and 6,77,434 are female voters.
The sitting MP Shah Tariq Anwar from NCP defeated BJP's Nikhil Kumar Choudhary by a huge margin of 114,740 votes in the previous elections.
A total of 68% voters cast their vote in these elections.
After a neck-to-neck battle which brought voters on the edge of their seats, DULAL CHANDRA GOSWAMI won the Katihar. TARIQ ANWAR was defeated by a margin of 57,203 votes.
Bahujan Samaj Party fieled Shivnandan Mandal while the Indian National Congress placed its bet on Shah Tariq Anwar, and the Janata Dal (United) chose Dulal Chandra Goswami as their candidate.