Raipur 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.
Khilesh Kumar Sahu Alias Khileshwar of Bahujan Samaj Party, Pramod Dubey of Indian National Congress, Sunil Kumar Soni of Bharatiya Janata Party and Santosh Yadu of Shivsena are some of the prominent names that will contest the Lok Sabha election 2019 from Raipur Lok Sabha constituency in Chhattisgarh.
Raipur Lok Sabha constituency comprises of nine assembly segments - Baloda Bazar, Bhatapara, Dharsiwa, Raipur Rural, Raipur City West, Raipur City North, Raipur City South, Arang (SC) and Abhanpur.
Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Raipur Lok Sabha constituency of Chhattisgarh.
|SL. NO.||Candidate Name||Party Name|
|1||Khilesh Kumar Sahu Alias Khileshwar||Bahujan Samaj Party|
|2||Pramod Dubey||Indian National Congress|
|3||Sunil Kumar Soni||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|4||Ajay Chakole||Gondvana Gantantra Party|
|5||Ikram Saifi||Ambedkarite Party of India|
|6||Chhabi Lal Kanwar||Bhartiya Shakti Chetna Party|
|7||Tameshwar Sahu||Bhartiya Kisan Party|
|8||Devki Dubey (Sandhya)||Republican Party of India (A)|
|9||Devendra Kumar Patil||SOCIALIST UNITY CENTRE OF INDIA (COMMUNIST)|
|10||Banmali Chhura||Bharatiya Bahujan Party|
|11||Dr. Yogita Bajpai||Sarvodaya Bharat Party|
|12||Vijay Kumar Kurre||Rashtriya Jansabha Party|
|13||Advocate Shailendra Kumar Banjare||Shakti Sena (Bharat Desh)|
|23||Shankar Lal Vardani||Independent|
|24||Sanju Kumar Yadav||Independent|
BJP's Ramesh Bais has been leading the party from this constituency for the last several years. He has never lost a Lok Sabha election from here since 1996. In 2014 Lok Sabha election, Bais defeated Congress' Satya Narayan Sharma by 1.71 lakh votes with a voter turnout of 65.68 per cent.