Katihar 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.
Katihar registered 67.61 per cent voter turnout in Lok Sabha Election 2019, a gain of 0.16 per cent from 2014. The total number of electors in the constituency is 1652061 while 1116964 came out to exercise their franchise. While in 2014, the constituency registered 67.45 per cent voter turnout. The total number of electors in the constituency was 1445491 while 975017 voted.
Shah Tariq Anwar of the Indian National Congress, Dulal Chandra Goswami of the Janata Dal (United), Muhammad Shakur of the Nationalist Congress Party, Shivnandan Mandal of the Bahujan Samaj Party and Marang Hansda of the Bahujan Mukti Party are some of the prominent names who contested the Lok Sabha election 2019 from Katihar Lok Sabha constituency in Bihar.
Here is the full list of candidates from Katihar Lok Sabha constituency of Bihar.
|SL. NO.||Candidate Name||Party Name|
|1||SHAH TARIQ ANWAR||Indian National Congress|
|2||DULAL CHANDRA GOSWAMI||Janata Dal (United)|
|3||MUHAMMAD SHAKUR||Nationalist Congress Party|
|4||SHIVNANDAN MANDAL||Bahujan Samaj Party|
|5||ABDUR RAHMAN||Peoples Party of India (Democratic)|
|6||GANGA KEBAT||Rashtriya Jansambhavna Party|
|7||BASUKINATH SAH||Bharatiya Bahujan Congress|
|8||MARANG HANSDA||Bahujan Mukti Party|
|9||SAMIR KUMAR JHA||Independent|
Katihar Lok Sabha constituency covers six assembly segments – Katihar, Kadwa, Balrampur, Pranpur, Manihari and Barari.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Tariq Anwar of the Indian National Congress (INC)- won by a margin of over 1.14 lakh votes. He had defeated Nikhil Kumar Choudhary of the Bharatiya Janata Party. In the year 2009, Nikhil Kumar Choudhary of the Bharatiya Janata Party defeated NCP's candidate Tariq Anwar.