Purnia of Bihar

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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.

Nominated Candidates

Candidate

Party

Vote Count

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Anirudh Mehta

Independent

IND

9359

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Arjun Singh

Independent

IND

4444

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Ashok Kumar Sah

Independent

IND

7314

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Ashok Kumar Singh

Independent

IND

7565

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Dr. Mritunjay Kumar Jha

Independent

IND

3175

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Jitendra Urab

Bahujan Samaj Party

BSP

16537

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Manju Murmu

Jharkhand Mukti Morcha

JMM

7963

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Md. Akhtar Ali

Independent

IND

1404

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Rajesh Kumar

Independent

IND

9079

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Rajiv Kumar Singh

Independent

IND

3403

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Sageer Ahmad

Independent

IND

21374

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Sanoj Kumar Chauhan

Bihar Lok Nirman Dal

BLND

2625

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Santosh Kumar

Janata Dal (United)

JD(U)

0

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Shobha Soren

Independent

IND

6947

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Shubhash Kumar Thakur

Independent

IND

31795

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Uday Singh

Indian National Congress

INC

369463

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