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The Uttar Pradesh has 80 Lok Sabha constituencies and Basti is one of them.
According to the data from last census, 24,64,464 people stay in Basti. Out of them, 20.85% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 24,64,464 belong to Scheduled Tribes. Moreover, the number of voters belonging to urban areas is 5.60% while the rural areas from the constituency houses 94.40% people.
Out of the total 18,47,613 voters, there are 10,22,508 male voters while 8,25,105 voters are females.
To recall, the sitting MP Harish Chandra from BJP defeated SP's Brij Kishor Singh by 33,562 votes in the previous elections.
For the 2019 general elections of Basti, a total of 57% voters got inked.
After a neck-to-neck battle which brought voters on the edge of their seats, HARISH CHANDRA ALIAS HARISH DWIVEDI won the Basti. RAM PRASAD CHAUDHARY was defeated by a margin of 30,354 votes.
Indian National Congress fieled Raj Kishor Singh while the Bahujan Samaj Party placed its bet on Ram Prasad Chaudhary, and the Bharatiya Janata Party chose Harish Chandra Alias Harish Dwivedi as their candidate.