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Uttar Pradesh's Ambedkar Nagar is one of the 80 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
As per the last census report, Ambedkar Nagar houses 24,65,662 people. Out of them, 23.44% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 0.03% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 11.91% of voters are from urban areas while 88.09% voters stay in rural areas.
The total number of voters from the constituency are 17,18,774. Of them, 9,23,553 and 7,95,221 are male and female voters respectively.
Elections for Ambedkar Nagar were held on May 12. Talking about previous elections, BJP's sitting MP Hariom defeated BSP's Rakesh Pandey by a huge margin of 139,429 votes.
A total of 60% voters cast their vote in these elections.
In what qualifies as a great political thriller, Ritesh Pandey of Bahujan Samaj Party defeated Bharatiya Janata Party's Mukut Bihari by a margin of 95,880. After a close shave, Ritesh Pandey will now govern Ambedkar Nagar for the next five years.
To win this seat, Bharatiya Janata Party fieled Mukut Bihari. On the other hand, Bahujan Samaj Party placed its bet on Ritesh Pandey.