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Uttar Pradesh's Machhlishahr is one of the 80 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
According to the census, the total population of Machhlishahr is 24,46,458, among which 23.02% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 0.26% voters belong to Scheduled Tribes. Further, 4.37% of voters live in urban areas while 95.63% voters stay in rural areas.
There are a total of 18,91,969 voters in the constituency. Among which, 10,26,789 are male voters and 8,65,180 are female voters.
In the previous elections, BJP's sitting MP Ram Charitra Nishad defeated BSP's Bholanath Alias BP Saroj by a huge margin of 172,155 votes.
The voter turnout recorded was 53%.
After a neck-to-neck battle which brought voters on the edge of their seats, Bholanath (B.P. Saroj) won the Machhlishahr. Tribhuvan Ram (T.Ram) was defeated by a margin of 181 votes.
Jan Adhikar Party fieled Dr. Amarnath Paswan while the Bharatiya Janata Party placed its bet on Bholanath (BP Saroj), and the Bahujan Samaj Party chose Tribhuvan Ram (T Ram) as their candidate.