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Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon is one of the 11 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
According to the census, the total population of Rajnandgaon is 23,59,659, among which 11.71% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 24.25% voters belong to Scheduled Tribes. Further, 15.25% of voters live in urban areas while 84.75% voters stay in rural areas.
The total number of voters from the constituency are 15,88,095. Of them, 7,94,427 and 7,93,668 are male and female voters respectively.
The sitting MP Abhishek Singh from BJP defeated INC's Kamleshwar Verma by a huge margin of 235,911 votes in the previous elections.
For the 2019 general elections of Rajnandgaon, a total of 74% voters got inked.
In what qualifies as a great political thriller, SANTOSH PANDEY of Bharatiya Janata Party defeated Indian National Congress's BHOLA RAM SAHU by a margin of 111,966. After a close shave, SANTOSH PANDEY will now govern Rajnandgaon for the next five years.
Indian National Congress fielded Bhola Ram Sahu while the Bahujan Samaj Party gave a ticket to Ravita Lakra (Dhruv). Similarly, the Bharatiya Janata Party placed its bet on Santosh Pandey.