Durg is one of 11 Lok Sabha constituencies in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh and will cast vote in the third phase of the election this year - on April 23. The result will be out on May 23.
Geetanjali Singh of Bahujan Samaj Party, Pratima Chandrakar of Indian National Congress, Vijay Baghel of Bharatiya Janata Party and Kamlesh Kumar Nagarchi of Shivsena are some of the prominent names that will contest the Lok Sabha election 2019 from Durg Lok Sabha constituency in Chhattisgarh.
Durg Lok Sabha constituency comprises of nine assembly segments - Patan, Durg Rural, Durg City, Bhilai Nagar, Vaishali Nagar, Ahiwara (SC), Saja, Bemetara and Nawagarh.
Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Durg Lok Sabha constituency of Chhattisgarh.
|SL. NO.||Candidate Name||Party Name|
|1||GEETANJALI SINGH||Bahujan Samaj Party|
|2||PRATIMA CHANDRAKAR||Indian National Congress|
|3||VIJAY BAGHEL||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|4||ANURAG SINGH||Bhartiya Kisan Party|
|5||AATMA RAM SAHU||SOCIALIST UNITY CENTRE OF INDIA (COMMUNIST)|
|6||KAMLESH KUMAR NAGARCHI||Shivsena|
|7||TRESSA DAVID||India Praja Bandhu Party|
|8||PITAMBAR LAL NISHAD||Bharat Prabhat Party|
|9||FARID MOHAMMAD QURAISHI||Gondvana Gantantra Party|
|10||MALIK RAM THAKUR||Ambedkarite Party of India|
|11||RAJ KUMAR GUPTA ADVOCATE||Chhattisgarh Swabhiman Manch|
|12||RAJESH KUMAR DUBEY||Bhartiya Shakti Chetna Party|
|13||SEVAKRAM BANJARE||Rashtriya Jansabha Party|
|14||HIDAR BHATI||Sarvadharam Party (Madhya Pradesh)|
|15||ANOOP KUMAR PANDEY||Independent|
|16||ARUN KUMAR JOSHI||Independent|
|19||MANOJ GAYKWAD CHHATTISGARHIYA||Independent|
|20||GURU DADA LOKESH||Independent|
|21||SUNIL KUMAR MARKANDEY||Independent|
In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Congress' Tamradhwaj Sahu upstaged BJP dominance here by defeating sitting MP Saroj Pandey by a margin of 16,848 votes. The voter turnout was 67.74 per cent.