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Lok Sabha election 2019: A look at key contests in fifth phase

Voting for the fifth phase of the seven-phase Lok Sabha election 2019 started at 7am on Monday at 51 parliamentary constituencies spread across seven states.

Lok Sabha election 2019: A look at key contests in fifth phase

Voting for the fifth phase of the seven-phase Lok Sabha election 2019 started at 7am on Monday at 51 parliamentary constituencies spread across seven states.

Take a look at some of the key contests in the fifth phase:

UTTAR PRADESH

DHAURAHRA

Key candidates: Rekha Verma (BJP), Jitin Prasada (Congress), Arshad Siddiqui (BSP)

2014 result: BJP’s Rekha Verma defeated BSP’s Daud Ahmed by 125,000 votes.

LUCKNOW

Key candidates: Rajnath Singh (BJP), Acharya n Pramod Krishnam (Congress), Poonam Sinha (SP)

2014 result: Rajnath Singh defeated Rita Bahuguna Joshi of Congress by 272,000 votes. 

RAE BARELI

Key candidates: Sonia Gandhi (Congress), Dinesh Pratap Singh (BJP)

2014 result: Sonia Gandhi won this seat after defeating Ajay Agarwal of BJP by 352,000 votes. 

AMETHI

Key candidates: Rahul Gandhi (Congress), Smriti Irani (BJP)

2014 result: Congress president Rahul Gandhi defeated Smriti Irani by 100,000 votes.

BAHRAICH (RESERVED)

Key candidates: Savitri Bai Phule (Congress), Akshaywar Lal Gaur (BJP), Shabbir Ahmed Balmiki (SP)

2014 result: Savitri Bai Phule (who was then with BJP) defeated SP’s Shabbir Ahmed Balmiki by 95,000 votes.

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RAJASTHAN

JAIPUR RURAL

Key candidates: Krishna Poonia (Congress), Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore (BJP), Virender Singh Bidhuri (BSP)

2014 result: BJP’s Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore defeated Congress’s CP Joshi by 332,896 votes.

ALWAR

Key candidates: Bhanwar Jitendra Singh (Congress), Balak Nath (BJP), Imran Khan (BSP)

2014 result: BJP’s late Chand Nath won this seat after defeating Jitendra Singh of Congress by 283,895 votes.

BIHAR

SARAN

Key candidates: Rajiv Pratap Rudy (BJP), Chandrika Rai (RJD)

2014 result: BJP’s Rajiv Pratap Rudy defeated n RJD’s Rabri Devi by 40,948 votes.

HAJIPUR

Key candidates: Pashupati Paras (LJP), Shiv Chandra Ram (RJD)

2014 result: Ramvilas Paswan of LJP defeated Congress' Sanjeev Prasad Toni by 225,500 votes.

WEST BENGAL

BARRACKPORE

Key candidates: Dinesh Trivedi (TMC), Arjun Singh (BJP), Gargi Chatterjee (CPI-M), Mohammed Alam (Congress)

2014 result: Dinesh Trivedi defeated Subhashini Ali of CPI-M by 206,773 votes.

JHARKHAND

KHUNTI (SCHEDULED TRIBE)

Key candidates: Arjun Munda (BJP), Kalicharan n Munda (Congress)

2014 result: BJP’s Karia Munda defeated Enoss Ekka of Jharkhand Party by 92,248 votes.

HAZARIBAGH

Key candidates: Jayant Sinha (BJP), Gopal Sahu (Congress)

2014 result: Jayant Sinha defeated Saurabh Narayan Singh of Congress by 159,128 votes.

JAMMU & KAHSMIR

LADAKH

Key candidates: Rigzin Spalbar (Congress), Jamyang Tsering Namgyal (BJP), Asgar Ali Karbalai and Sajjad Hussain (Independents).

2014 result: BJP’s Thupsun Chewang defeated Ghulam Raza of Congress by just 36 votes.