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Gaya (SC) Lok Sabha Elections

Gaya is one of the 40 parliamentary constituencies in Bihar. A seat reserved for Scheduled Caste, Gaya Lok Sabha constituency comprises of six Vidhan Sabha segments, namely Sherghati, Barachatti, Bodh Gaya, Gaya Town, Belaganj and Wazirganj. Of the 40 seats in Bihar, 34 are unreserved seats and 6 are reserved for Scheduled Caste candidates.

In the 2014 election, Bharatiya Janata Party's Hari Manjhi defeated Rashtriya Janata Dal's Ramji Manjhi by 115504 votes on the Gaya seat. The seat saw an overall voter turnout of 53.93 per cent which included 51.40 per cent female and 56.21 per cent male voters. Overall, Bihar had witnessed a turnout of 56.28 per cent in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.

There are reports that former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, who quit the NDA and joined the Mahagatbandhan, has likely been offered the Gaya seat to contest the election. However, Manjhi has said that he is unwilling to accept just one seat for his party Hindustani Awam Morcha in the Grand alliance. He even said that his party will contest alone in 20 of 40 seats if they are not given a respectable share of seats.

In 1952 election, Congress leader Satyendra Narayan Sinha won from Gaya East while Praja Socialist Party's Vijneshwar Missir won the Gaya seat. In the 1957 and 1962 elections, Congress leader Brajeshwar Prasad won on the seat while in 1967, Congress leader Ram Dhani Das won it. Ishwar Chaudhary won in 1971 and 1977 elections, first for the Jan Sangh and later for the Janata Party. In 1980 and 1984, Congress's Ram Swaroop Ram won the polls while in 1989, Janata Dal's Ishwar Chaudhary won.

The seat went into Janata Dal's kitty in 1991 and 1996 with Rajesh Kumar and Bhagwati Devi emerging as winners respectively. BJP's Krishna Kumar Chaudhari won in 1998 and BJP's Ramji Manjhi won in 1999. In 2004, Rashtriya Janata Dal's Rajesh Kumar Manjhi won before the BJP took over in the 2009 and 2014 elections where Hari Manjhi emerged as the winner.

Gaya features in the list of the 250 districts of the country which are economically dependent. They heavily bank on the government's Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme for its economic privileges.

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Candidates Party Status Votes
Vijay Kumar JD(U)

Won

467007
Jitan Ram Manjhi HAM(S)

Lost

314581
Nota NOTA

Lost

30030
Vijay Kumar Chaudhari JDR

Lost

23462
Sheo Shankar APOI

Lost

20464
Dayanand Rajwanshi MSP

Lost

14553
Rakesh Chaudhari MAP

Lost

14532
Dilip Kumar BSP

Lost

13031
Rajesh Kumar Paswan AJPR

Lost

11671
Prakash Chandra PMP

Lost

11165
Umesh Rajak PPI(D)

Lost

10398
Sunil Paswan BBMP

Lost

9894
Din Dayal Bharti Alias Kapil Chaudhri NCP

Lost

8516
Giridhar Sapera BRM

Lost

7944

Gaya (SC) News

Heatwave kills 117 people in Bihar, Section 144 imposed in Gaya

Heatwave kills 117 people in Bihar, Section 144 imposed in Gaya

District Magistrate of Gaya, Abhishek Singh, on Monday imposed Section 144 in district keeping in mind the prevailing heatwave condition.

Jun 17, 2019, 16:13 PM IST
84 officers join Indian Army after 15th Passing Out Parade at Officers Training Academy

84 officers join Indian Army after 15th Passing Out Parade at Officers Training Academy

The parade was organised on OTA’s parade ground and Lieutenant General Manoj Mukund Naravane, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Command, took the salute as the chief reviewing officer. 

Jun 08, 2019, 11:40 AM IST

Bihar: Naxals torch 4 vehicles engaged in road construction work in gaya

At least four vehicles engaged in road construction work were torched by the Naxals in Barachatti in Gaya. Watch this video to know more

May 02, 2019, 10:02 AM IST

Modi slams Congress in Gaya; said that Congress should apologize for Hindu-terror remark

Modi has slammed Congress in Gaya and said that Congress should apologize for their Hindu-terror remark

Apr 03, 2019, 08:02 AM IST
Gaya Lok Sabha constituency of Bihar: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Gaya Lok Sabha constituency of Bihar: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Gaya Lok Sabha constituency of Bihar. 

Apr 02, 2019, 19:01 PM IST

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Apr 02, 2019, 08:44 AM IST

PM Modi To Hold 2 Rallies In Bihar and 1 in Odisha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will kick off his campaign for the Lok Sabha elections in Bihar with rallies in Jamui and Gaya Lok Sabha seats, both of which go to polls in the first phase

Apr 02, 2019, 08:28 AM IST
Gaya Lok Sabha constituency: A reserved SC seat which keeps changing hands

Gaya Lok Sabha constituency: A reserved SC seat which keeps changing hands

There are reports that former Bihar chief minister Jitan Ram Manjhi, who quit the NDA and joined the Mahagatbandhan, has likely been offered the Gaya seat to contest the election. 

Mar 05, 2019, 16:33 PM IST
Tejashwi Yadav attacks Sushil Modi over 'keep off crime during pitra-paksh' remark, says 'mahaatankraj' in Bihar

Tejashwi Yadav attacks Sushil Modi over 'keep off crime during pitra-paksh' remark, says 'mahaatankraj' in Bihar

Tejashwi has attacked the JDU-BJP govt over rising crime in Bihar

Sep 25, 2018, 19:15 PM IST