Patna LS Constituencies swept away in Modi Wave

on 17 May 2014.

 

As the Modi wave swept across the Nation, the two Lok Sabha Constituencies falling in Patna also could not escape from its effect. Both the constituencies - Pataliputra and Patna Sahib - went to Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) which also got the absolute majority in the 16th LS election on itself to become the only party in the three decade to achieve the magic figure. The BJP led NDA performed spectacular performance by securing 328 seats in the Lok Sabha.

  • Pataliputra Constituency : Ram Kripal Yadav of BJP got 3,83,262 votes and beat the nearest rival Misha Bharti of Rashtriya Janata Dal by 40,322 votes. Ranjan Prasad Yadav of Janata Dal (United), the seating MP figured distant third in the high profile election.  A total of 20 candidates including seven Independents had contested from the constituency. NOTA (None of the Above) option got 4,678 votes which is more than the votes secured by bottom seven candidates.  The top five candidates are :
    Ram Kripal Yadav (BJP) - 3,83,262 votes
    Misha Bharti (RJD) - 3,42,940 votes
    Ranjan Prasad Yadav (JD(U)) - 97,228 votes
    Rameshwar Prasad (CPI-ML) - 51,623 votes
    Ram Kumar Ram (Bahujan Samaj Party) - 17,188 votes
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  • Patna Sahib Constituency :  The seating MP, Shatrughana Sinha of BJP succeeded in maintaining his seat. He got 4,85,905 votes and defeated the nearest rival Kunal Singh of Congress by whooping 2,65,805 votes. Dr. Gopal Prasad Sinha of JD(U) stood distant third by securing 91,024 seats. A total of 19 candidates including six Independents had contested from the constituency. NOTA (None of the Above) option got 7,727 votes which is more than the votes secured by bottom twelve candidate. The top five candidates are :
    Shatrughana Sinha (BJP) - 4,85,905 votes
    Kunal Singh (INC) - 2,20,100 votes
    Dr Gopal Prasad Sinha (JD(U)) - 91,024 votes
    Parveen Amanullah (Aam Aadmi Party) - 16,381 votes
    Umesh Kumar (Samajwadi Party) - 10,836 votes

The performance of Aam Aadmi Party, which had spectacularly formed the Delhi government, failed to creates any ripple in Patna. The candidates fared badly in both the constituencies. In Pataliputra Constituency, the AAP Candidate Kundan Prasad Singh secured 11th position and got only 5,637 votes.  In Patna Sahib Constituency, AAP candidate Parveen Amanullah secured 4th position by getting 16,381 votes.

 

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