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The Bihar has 40 Lok Sabha constituencies and Kishanganj is one of them.
As per the last census report, Kishanganj houses 26,22,934 people. Out of them, 6.29% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 2.88% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 6.14% of voters are from urban areas while 93.86% voters stay in rural areas.
There are a total of 14,38,990 voters in the constituency. Among which, 7,62,877 are male voters and 6,76,113 are female voters.
In the previous elections, INC's sitting MP Md. Asrarul Haque defeated BJP's Dr. Dilip Kumar Jaiswal by a huge margin of 194,612 votes.
A total of 65% voters cast their vote in these elections.
In what qualifies as a great political thriller, Dr. Mohammad Jawed of Indian National Congress defeated Janata Dal (United)'s Syed Mahmood Ashraf by a margin of 34,466. After a close shave, Dr. Mohammad Jawed will now govern Kishanganj for the next five years.
Aam Aadmi Party fielded Alimuddin Ansari while the Janata Dal (United) gave a ticket to Syed Mahmood Ashraf. Similarly, the Bahujan Samaj Party placed its bet on Indra Deo Paswan.