Patna Sahib (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Patna Sahib (Lok Sabha constituency) (Hindi: पटना साहिब लोकसभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र) is one of the 543 parliamentary constituencies in India. The constituency is located in Patna district in Bihar. Until 2008, there was only one Lok Sabha seat for Patna, capital of Bihar. In the reorganisation effected that year, the city was awarded two seats, named Pataliputra (after the city's ancient name) and Patna Sahib. The Voter-verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) system with EVMs was used for the first time in this Lok Sabha constituency in 2014 elections.[1] [2]

Assembly Segments[edit]

Constituency number Name Reserved for (SC/ST/None) District Number of electorates (2015)
180 Bakhtiarpur None Patna 2,57,245
181 Digha None Patna 4,33,632
182 Bankipur None Patna 3,58,234
183 Kumhrar None Patna 4,08,418
184 Patna Sahib None Patna 3,39,980
185 Fatuha None Patna 2,54,396
Total: 20,51,905

Member of Parliament[edit]

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Election Member Party
2009 Shatrughan Sinha Bharatiya Janata Party
2014 Shatrughan Sinha Bharatiya Janata Party

Election Results[edit]

2014[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Patna Sahib [3][4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Shatrughana Sinha 485,905 55.04 -2.26
INC Kunal Singh 220,100 24.93 +13.83
JD(U) Dr. Gopal Prasad Sinha 91,024 10.31 N/A
AAP Parveen Amanullah 16,381 1.86 N/A
SP Umesh Kumar 10,836 1.23 N/A
NOTA None of the Above 7,727 0.88 N/A
Majority 265,805 30.11 -0.08
Turnout 882,262 45.33 +11.69
BJP hold Swing -2.26

2009[edit]

Indian general elections, 2009: Patna Sahib
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Shatrughan Sinha 316,549 57.30
RJD Vijay Kumar 149,779 27.11
INC Shekhar Suman 61,308 11.10
CPI(ML) Liberation Ram Narayan Rai 5,483 0.99
Independent Hemant Kumar Singh 4,588 0.83
Independent Sanjay Verma 2,463 0.45
Majority 166,770 30.19
Turnout 552,416 33.64
BJP win (new seat)

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