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Chhattisgarh's Raipur is one of the 11 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
According to the census, the total population of Raipur is 26,91,370, among which 17.27% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 6.24% voters belong to Scheduled Tribes. Further, 51.54% of voters live in urban areas while 48.46% voters stay in rural areas.
There are a total of 19,04,230 voters in the constituency. Among which, 9,79,133 are male voters and 9,25,097 are female voters.
The sitting MP Ramesh Bais from BJP defeated INC's Satya Narayan Sharma by a huge margin of 171,646 votes in the previous elections.
The voter turnout recorded was 66%.
The result of Raipur is out, as Sunil Kumar Soni of Bharatiya Janata Party emerged as the winner in a completely one-sided battle against Pramod Dubey (Indian National Congress). The former garnered 837902 votes and won by a whopping margin of 348,238 votes.
Indian National Congress fielded Pramod Dubey while the Bharatiya Janata Party gave a ticket to Sunil Kumar Soni. Similarly, the Bahujan Samaj Party placed its bet on Khilesh Kumar Sahu.