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Bihar has a total of 40 Lok Sabha constituencies and Saran is considered one of the most important seats.
According to the census, the total population of Saran is 23,56,366, among which 12.00% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 0.17% voters belong to Scheduled Tribes. Further, 14.99% of voters live in urban areas while 85.01% voters stay in rural areas.
There are a total of 15,38,744 voters in the constituency. Among which, 8,33,361 are male voters and 7,05,383 are female voters.
In the previous elections, BJP's Rajiv Pratap Rudy defeated Rabri Devi from RJD. The margin was 40,948 votes.
The voter turnout recorded was 56%.
From this seat, BJP and RJD fielded Rajiv Pratap Rudy and Chandrika Roy, respectively, making the battle high-profile.
The closely watched Saran witnessed a hard-fought battle between Rajiv Pratap Rudy of Bharatiya Janata Party and Rashtriya Janata Dal's Chandrika Roy. The former won by a margin of 138,429.