Madhubani (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Madhubani Lok Sabha constituency (Hindi: मधुबनी लोकसभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र) is one of the 40 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Bihar state in eastern India.

Assembly segments[edit]

Presently, Madhubani Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following six Vidhan Sabha segments after reorganisation in 1976:[1]

  1. Harlakhi
  2. Benipatti
  3. Bisfi
  4. Madhubani
  5. Keoti
  6. Jale

Before 1976, Madhubani assembly segment formed part of eastern Lok Sabha constituency of the district of same name, but after 1976 the eastern Lok Sabha constituency was renamed as Jhanjharpur because Madhubani assembly segment was taken out of it to be merged into former Jainagar Lok Sabha constituency. Jainagar Lok Sabha constituency included western assembly segments of Madhubani district besides Jale assembly segment from Darbhanga district. After inclusion of Madhubani assembly segment, Jainagar Lok Sabha constituency was renamed as Madhubani and Ladania CD block and adjoining areas were taken out of it to be merged into newly formed Jhanjharpur Lok Sabha constituency in order to compensate for the loss of Madhubani assembly segment. After this reorganisation, communist vote bank in the district was bifurcated and CPI had to face greater difficulties in winning the eastern Lok Sabha constituency of this district which was won by CPI candidate Bhogendra Jha in 1967 and 1971.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Before reorganisation in 1976, the following members were elected to Madhubani seat which comprised eastern part of Madhubani district including the district headquarters:

After reorganisation in 1976, the following members were elected to Madhubani seat, which comprised western part of Madhubani district formerly known as Jainagar Lok Sabha constituency (the eastern constituency of the district renamed as Jhanjharpur in 1976):

Election results[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Madhubani [2][3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Hukmdev Narayan Yadav 3,58,040 41.61%
RJD Abdul Bari Siddiqui 3,37,505 39.22%
NOTA None of the Above 18937 2.20%
Majority 20,535
Turnout 860453 52.85%
BJP hold Swing

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Schedule – XIII of Constituencies Order, 2008 of Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly constituencies Order, 2008 of the Election Commission of India" (PDF). Schedule VI Bihar, Part A – Assembly constituencies, Part B – Parliamentary constituencies. Retrieved 2011-01-10. 
  2. ^ "General Election of India 2014, Constituencywise detail result" (PDF). Election Commission of India. p. 52. Retrieved 2015-09-21. 
  3. ^ "Parliamentary Constituency wise Turnout for General Election - 2014". ECI New Delhi. Archived from the original on June 6, 2014. Retrieved 2015-09-21.