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Bihar's Purnia is one of the 40 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
According to the census, the total population of Purnia is 27,70,561, among which 14.28% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 5.87% voters belong to Scheduled Tribes. Further, 12.38% of voters live in urban areas while 87.62% voters stay in rural areas.
Out of the total 15,82,967 voters, there are 8,33,610 male voters while 7,49,357 voters are females.
In the previous elections, JD(U)'s sitting MP Santosh Kumar defeated BJP's Uday Singh (Pappu Singh) by a huge margin of 116,669 votes.
The voter turnout recorded was 64%.
In a completely one-sided battle, Janata Dal (United)'s SANTOSH KUMAR crushed Indian National Congress's UDAY SINGH ALIAS PAPPU SINGH by a margin of 263,461 to win Purnia.
Indian National Congress fieled Uday Singh while the Bahujan Samaj Party placed its bet on Jitendra Urab, and the Janata Dal (United) chose Santosh Kumar as their candidate.