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Bihar's Valmiki Nagar is one of the 40 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
According to the census, the total population of Valmiki Nagar is 26,44,074, among which 14.76% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 9.12% voters belong to Scheduled Tribes. Further, 7.96% of voters live in urban areas while 92.04% voters stay in rural areas.
The total number of voters from the constituency are 14,56,576. Of them, 7,86,297 and 6,70,279 are male and female voters respectively.
Elections for Valmiki Nagar were held on May 12. Talking about previous elections, BJP's sitting MP Satish Dubey defeated INC's Purnmasi Ram by a huge margin of 117,793 votes.
The voter turnout recorded was 62%.
The result of Valmiki Nagar is out, as BAIDYANATH PRASAD MAHTO of Janata Dal (United) emerged as the winner in a completely one-sided battle against SHASHWAT KEDAR (Indian National Congress). The former garnered 602660 votes and won by a whopping margin of 354,616 votes.
Indian National Congress fielded Shashwat Kedar while the Bahujan Samaj Party gave a ticket to Deepak Yadav. Similarly, the Shiv Sena placed its bet on Sushma Devi.