New Delhi: The Darbhanga district falls in the eastern part of Bihar and is one of the 40 parliamentary constituencies from the state.

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According to the Election Commission of India 2009 report, the total electorates in the Darbhanga Parliamentary constituency were 1,307,067 of which 601,794 are females and 705,273 are males.

The sitting MP from Darbhanga is BJP’s Kirti Azad, who has been in power since 2009. In 2014, he routed RJD’s Mohammed Ali Ashraf Fatmi by nearly 37,000 votes.

This parliamentary constituency has long dribbled between the BJP and the RJD, mainly between Azad and Fatmi. Md Ali Fatmi was the elected MP from Darbhanga in 1991, 1996,1998 and then again in 2004.

This time BJP is fielding Gopal ji Thakur whereas the RJD is putting forth Abdul Bari Siddiqui as its candidate.

Known as one of the most politically stable parliamentary constituencies, Ujiarpur is formed by six Assembly constituencies- out of which Patepur is reserved for Scheduled Caste candidates.

BJP’s Nityanand Rai is the sitting MP from Ujiarpur, who is seeking second term this Lok Sabha election. He is up against CPI(M)’s Ajay Kumar.

In 2014, Nityanand Rai had defeated RJD’s Alok Kumar Mehta by over 60,000 votes.

The parliamentary constituency of Samastipur is reserved for candidates belonging to scheduled castes.

1,312,948 is the total electorate count in the Samastipur Lok Sabha constituency. Out of these 702,480 number of electorates are males and the remaining 610,468 are belong to the female category as the Election commission of India 2009 reports suggest.

Lok Jan Shakti Party’s Ram Chandra Paswan is the sitting MP from Samastipur. He had defeated Congress’ Dr Ashok Kumar in 2014 by a wafer-thin margin of 6,000 votes. This time again both the candidate will spar for the coveted parliamentary seat.

Interestingly the BJP has never fielded a candidate from Samastipur since its inception in 1957.

Begusarai parliamentary constituency is in news nowadays more for former JNUSU president Kanhaiya Kumar’s contest from CPI(M) than anything else. Famously known as the ‘Leningrad of Bihar’ owing to its communist party hold.

According to Election Commission of India 2009 data the total electorates in the Begusarai Parliamentary constituency were 1,473,263 of which 687,910 are females and 785,353 are males.

BJP broke into a Congress-JD(U) fight in 2014 with Bhola Singh bagging the seat by defeating RJD’s Tanveer Hassan by 58,000. Congress candidates have won from this seat for the major part since 1957.

The Munger parliamentary constituency has seen a contest between the Lok Jan Shakti Party, the RJD, JD(U) or the Congress since its inception in 1957. The sitting MP from Munger LJP’s Veena Devi had trounced the then JD(U)’s MP Rajiv Ranjan Singh by over 1,00,000 votes.

1,564,604 is the total electorate count in the Munger Lok Sabha constituency. Out of these 849,060 number of electorates are males and the remaining 715,544 are belong to the female category as the Election commission of India 2009 reports suggest.