Bilaspur is one of 11 Lok Sabha constituencies in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh and cast vote in the third phase of the election this year - on April 23. The result will be out on May 23.
Bilaspur registered 64.36 percent voter turnout in 2019, a gain of 1.22 percent. The total number of electors in the constituency is 1875904 while the total voter turnout is 1207297. While in 2014, the constituency registered 63.14 percent voter turnout. The total number of electors in the constituency was 1726687 while the total voter's turnout was 1090231.
Atal Shrivastav of Indian National Congress, Arun Sao of Bharatiya Janata Party, Uttam Das Guroo Gosai of Bahujan Samaj Party and Santosh Kaushal of Shivsena are some of the prominent names that will contest the Lok Sabha election 2019 from Bilaspur Lok Sabha constituency in Chhattisgarh.
Bilaspur Lok Sabha constituency comprises of eight assembly segments - Kota, Lormi, Mungeli (SC), Takhatpur, Bilha, Bilaspur, Beltara and Masturi (SC).
Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Bilaspur Lok Sabha constituency of Chhattisgarh.
|SL. NO.||Candidate Name||Party Name|
|1||ATAL SHRIVASTAV||Indian National Congress|
|2||ARUN SAO||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|3||UTTAM DAS GUROO GOSAI||Bahujan Samaj Party|
|4||NAND KISHORE RAJ||Gondvana Gantantra Party|
|5||POORAN LAL CHHABARIYA||Swabhiman Party|
|6||YAMAN BANJARE||Bhartiya Kisan Party|
|7||RAMKUMAR GHATLAHARE||Bhartiya Lokmat Rashtrwadi Party|
|8||EG. RAMFAL MANDREY||Ambedkarite Party of India|
|9||SHAMBHU PRASAD SHARMA||Bharat Bhoomi Party|
|10||SIDDHRAM LAHARE||Rashtriya Jansabha Party|
|12||SANDEEP TIWARI "RAJ"||Bhartiya Sarvjan Hitey Samaj Party|
|13||SANDEEP SINGH PORTE||Adhikar Vikas Party|
|16||ENGINEER INDRASEN MOGRE||Independent|
|18||DUJ RAM SAHU||Independent|
|19||BALDAU PRASAD SAHU||Independent|
|20||RAJU KHATIK URPH LALU||Independent|
|22||SALIK RAM JOGI||Independent|
|23||HARISH CHANDRA SAHU||Independent|
|24||HARISH KUMAR MANDWA||Independent|
In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, BJP's Lakhan Lal Sahu defeated Karuna Shukla, who had joined Congress a year earlier. Changing parties did not change the political fortunes of Atal Bihari Vajpayee's niece as Karuna lost by a margin of 1.76 lakh votes.