Banka is one of 40 Lok Sabha constituencies in the eastern state of Bihar and will cast its vote in the 2019 election on April 18. The result will be out on May 23.
Banka registered 58.67 per cent voter turnout in Lok Sabha Election 2019, a gan of 0.55 per cent from 2014. The total number of electors in the constituency is 1696533 while 995274 came out to exercise their franchise. While in 2014, the constituency registered 58.12 per cent voter turnout. The total number of electors in the constituency was 1547702 while 899556 voted.
Giridhari Yadav of the Janata Dal (United), Jai Prakash Narayan Yadav of the Rashtriya Janata Dal, Md. Rafique Alam of the Bahujan Samaj Party, Kailash Prasad Singh of the Pragatishil Samajwadi Party (Lohia) And Neelu Devi of the Bhartiya Dalit Party are some of the prominent names who contested the Lok Sabha election 2019 from Banka Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar.
Here is the full list of candidates who contested the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Banka Lok Sabha constituency of Bihar:
|SL. NO.||Candidate Name||Party Name|
|1||GIRIDHARI YADAV||Janata Dal (United)|
|2||JAI PRAKASH NARAYAN YADAV||Rashtriya Janata Dal|
|3||MD. RAFIQUE ALAM||Bahujan Samaj Party|
|4||KAILASH PRASAD SINGH||Pragatishil Samajwadi Party (Lohia)|
|5||NEELU DEVI||Bhartiya Dalit Party|
|6||PHESAL ANSARI||Bharatiya Momin Front|
|7||RAJKISHOR PRASAD||Jharkhand Mukti Morcha|
|14||PRAMOD SINGH WELDONE||Independent|
|15||PRAVIN KUMAR JHA||Independent|
|16||MANOJ KUMAR SAH||Independent|
|18||MD. MUKHTAR ALAM||Independent|
|19||SANJIV KUMAR KUNAL||Independent|
|20||SYED ALAMDAR HUSSAIN||Independent|
Banka Lok Sabha constituency covers six assembly segments – Sultanganj, Amarpur, Dhoraiya, Banka, Katoria and Belhar.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Jay Prakash Narayan Yadav of the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) -won by a margin of just 10 thousand votes. He had defeated Putul Kumari of the Bharatiya Janata Party. The voter turnout figure was at 84.27 percent across 1580 polling stations. In the closely fought contest, Yadav secured 285150 votes while Putul Kumari got 275006 votes