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While the Congress has fielded Aashray Sharma, grandson of former union minister Sukh Ram, BJP’s Ram Swaroop Sharma is aiming to retain the seat he won in 2014.
Arrah and Jahanabad are among the eight constituencies of Bihar where polling will be held in the seventh and final phase of the general election on May 19.
The seat has 39% Backwards, 18% SC/STs, 14% Muslims and 12% Brahmins. Banias and Thakurs account for 5% each.
Janwadi Party chief Sanjay Chauhan faces the BJP’s state president and sitting MP Mahendra Nath Pandey in the constituency.
The BJP leader’s campaign centres around Prime Minster Narendra Modi’s leadership abilities and his government’s performance.
Outside Amethi and Rae Bareli Congress has ‘islands of hope’ in Mirzapur, Kushinagar and Maharajganj.
BSP supremo Mayawati has sent state party chief RS Kushwaha to contest against the BJP’s sitting MP, Ravinder Kushwaha, the son of four-time MP, HKP Kushwaha.
Although the sixth phase was crucial for the BJP, the seventh is going to be a test for the party about how much inroads it made into the urban and semi urban electorate.
In addition to appealing to different caste groups in Gorakhpur, Yogi highlighting new AIIMS, a re-started fertiliser factory, better air link .
It is going to tough for the BJP to woo Rajbhar voters following the failure of its talks with its ally –– UP minister Om Prakash Rajbhar-headed Suheldev Bhartita Samaj Party (SBSP) –– to jointly fight the LS battle.
Singh has fought a careful election, maintaining a balance between wooing Hindu voters and courting the Muslim electorate.
In Ujjain, the BJP candidate Prof Chintamani Malviya defeated Premchand Guddu of the Congress by more than 300,000 votes.
While women constitute nearly 46 per cent of the voting population in Haryana, their turnout is among the lowest in the country.
The Congress candidates fielded in Sant Kabir Nagar and Deoria seem a prime reason why the BJP still seems in pole position on both these seats instead of the SP-BSP alliance.
Modi and Banerjee are scheduled to address rallies today & expected to escalate war of words
Bhojpuri star Dinesh Lal Yadav, also known as Nirahua, is also drawing huge crowds at his roadshows and meetings after he entered the contest as the BJP candidate.
The BJP has pitted its youngest candidate, 41-year-old Debjit Sarkar, against Trinamool Congress’ sitting MP Kalyan Banerjee in Serampore.
RJD-Congress was behind the NDA by 10-12% votes five years back, so any vote transfer between the other block could prove fatal.
Having a 40 per cent Hindi-speaking population, Barrackpore is one of the key seats where the Modi-Mamata factor has turned the contest into a prestige fight for both the TMC and the BJP.
Once a confidante of the Gandhis, Singh dubbed the Congress a "private limited company" of the first family.
Across Bundelkhand’s four constituencies — Jalaun, Hamirpur, Banda and Jhansi, where SP and BSP have shared two seats each — Congress candidates are looking to largely dent BJP’s vote bank.
TMC’s two-term MP Ratna De Nag and BJP’s Mahila Morcha president Locket Chatterjee are pitted against each other from the Hooghly Lok Sabha seat.
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When ET caught up with Irani on Thursday at Brahmani village, she said the Congress was mistaken about Amethi being its gadh (bastion), as the constituency only has gaddhe (potholes).
Madhubani has the highest population of Brahmins, who form around 35% of the population followed by Muslims (19%) and Nishad (10%) voters.
BSP candidate Suraj Jatav may queer the pitch for Congress’ Abhijit Kumar Jatav
A woman is set to represent seat as BJP’s JK Meena fights against Congress’ Savita Meena.
Gehlot's son Vaibhav is making his debut from the seat, which his father has represented five times since 1980.
Kendrapara is now a prestige battle for Patnaik who is believed to have posted a clutch of his party MLAs, who have finished with their elections, in the constituency to help in the 'dislodge Panda' effort.
Bearing a striking resemblance to his father, Nakul has fitted in well in Chhindwara.
The Congress leader can’t be entirely blamed for the result; for, Mumbai North has a huge Gujarati population who predominantly vote for the BJP.
For Kanhaiya Kumar to win, it's important that he corner at least 30-35 per cent of Bhumihar votes.
However, unlike UP, where Yadavs and Jatavs seem to be coming together under the SP-BSP alliance, in Tikamgarh most of them appear to be backing the BJP.
On the face of it, it’s a straight contest in a constituency BJP hasn’t lost in 25 years. But on ground, it is Modi against an informal Mahagathbandhan.
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