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The Uttar Pradesh has 80 Lok Sabha constituencies and Misrikh is one of them.
As per the last census report, Misrikh houses 25,66,927 people. Out of them, 32.98% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 0.01% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 9.67% of voters are from urban areas while 90.33% voters stay in rural areas.
Out of the total 17,25,585 voters, there are 9,48,290 male voters while 7,77,295 voters are females.
To recall, the sitting MP Anju Bala from BJP defeated BSP's Ashok Kumar by 87,363 votes in the previous elections.
The voter turnout recorded was 58%.
In what qualifies as a great political thriller, Ashok Kumar Rawat of Bharatiya Janata Party defeated Bahujan Samaj Party's Dr Neelu Satyarthi by a margin of 100,672. After a close shave, Ashok Kumar Rawat will now govern Misrikh for the next five years.
Bharatiya Janata Party fielded Ashok Kumar while the Bahujan Samaj Party gave a ticket to Dr. Neelu Satyarthi. Similarly, the Indian National Congress placed its bet on Manjari Rahi.