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Chhattisgarh's Bilaspur is one of the 11 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
As per the last census report, Bilaspur houses 24,19,440 people. Out of them, 22.22% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 13.97% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 29.03% of voters are from urban areas while 70.97% voters stay in rural areas.
There are a total of 17,27,325 voters in the constituency. Among which, 8,89,222 are male voters and 8,38,103 are female voters.
In the previous elections, BJP's sitting MP Lakhanlal Sau defeated INC's Karuna Shukla by a huge margin of 176,436 votes.
The voter turnout recorded was 63%.
After a neck-to-neck battle which brought voters on the edge of their seats, ARUN SAO won the Bilaspur. ATAL SHRIVASTAV was defeated by a margin of 141,763 votes.
Indian National Congress fielded Atal Shrivastav while the Bharatiya Janata Party gave a ticket to Arun Sao. Similarly, the Shiv Sena placed its bet on Santosh Kaushal.