Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Out of the 40 Lok Sabha constituencies from Bihar, five seats would go to polls in the fifth phase on May 6. Let us take a look at the key details of Sitamarhi, Madhubani, Muzaffarpur, Saran and Hajipur in Bihar. The scrutiny of nominations papers will take place on April 20. The final date of the candidate’s withdrawal is April 22. The deadline for filing the nomination for the respective seats is April 18.

Sitamarhi: Voting for the Sitamarhi constituency in Bihar will take place in the fifth phase of general elections on May 6. Currently, this constituency has six assembly seats namely Bathnaha, Parihar, Sursand, Bajpatti, Sitamarhi, Runnisaidpur and Sonabarsa. Sitamarhi seat is unreserved and its constituency number is 5. The candidates who are contesting from Sitamarhi constituency are Janata Dal-United (JDU) candidate Varun Kumar and the Mahagathbandhan’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate Arjun Rai.

In 2014 elections, Rashtriya Lok Samta Party (RLSP) candidate Ram Kumar Sharma had defeated JDU candidate Arjun Rai from Sitamarhi parliamentary constituency with a margin of over three lakh votes.

Madhubani: The voting for the Madhubani constituency in Bihar will take place in the fifth phase of general elections on May 6. Currently, it has six assembly seats namely Harlakhi, Benipatti, Bisfi, Madhubani, Keoti and Jale. The seat is unreserved and its constituency number is 6. The BJP has fielded Ashok Kumar Yadav from this constituency, while the Congress is yet to announce its candidate.

In the 2014 elections, BJP candidate Hukmdev Narayan Yadav had defeated Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate Abdul Bari Siddiqui from Madhubani Lok Sabha Constituency with a margin of over 20,000 votes. Notably, Hukmdev Narayan Yadav had also won from this constituency in 2009 and 1999 elections.

Muzaffarpur: Voting for Bihar’s Muzaffarpur parliamentary seat will take place in the fifth phase on May 6. The incumbent parliamentarian from this constituency is BJP’s Ajay Nishad. Meanwhile, Congress has fielded Akhilesh Prasad Singh for this seat. In 2014, Ajay Nishad of the BJP had won the Muzaffarpur Lok Sabha constituency by defeating Akhilesh Prasad Singh of the Congress by a margin of over 2 lakh votes.

Saran: Saran came into existence in 2008 after the Delimitation Commission of India recommended and implemented the delimitation of parliamentary constituencies. The commission was set up in 2002. Voting for the Saran constituency in Bihar will take place in the fifth phase of general elections on May 6. Currently, this constituency has six assembly seats namely Marhaura, Chapra, Garkha, Amnour, Parsa and Sonpur. Saran seat is unreserved and its constituency number is 20. The candidates who are contesting from Saran constituency are former union minister Rajiv Pratap Rudy from BJP and Chandrika Rai from Mahagathbandhan’s Rashtriya Janata Dal.

Hajipur: Voting for the Hajipur seat in Bihar will take place in the fifth phase on May 6. Currently, it has six assembly seats namely Hajipur, Lalganj, Mahua, Raja Pakar, Raghopur and Mahnar. The seat is reserved under the Scheduled Caste category. Hajipur’s constituency number is 21. While the NDA partner Rashtriya Janshakti Party (RJP) has fielded Pashupati Kumar Paras, the Mahagathbandhan’s Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) has fieled Shiv Chander Ram.

In the 2014 elections, Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) chief Ramvilas Paswan had defeated Congress candidate Sanjeev Prasad Toni from the Hajipur parliamentary constituency with a margin of over two lakh votes.

The seven-phase Lok Sabha voting for the 543 Lok Sabha seats will conclude on May 19. The counting of votes will take place on May 23.