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Katihar Parliamentary Constituency 2019, Katihar Lok Sabha Constituency Details, Political News Katihar, Bihar Lok Sabha Elections 2019 News Updates, Bihar Parliamentary Constituency details 2019, Katihar MP Issues

Katihar Parliamentary Constituency 2019, Katihar Lok Sabha Constituency Details, Political News Katihar, Bihar Lok Sabha Elections 2019 News Updates, Bihar Parliamentary Constituency details 2019, Katihar MP Issues

About Katihar:

Belonging to the district of Katihar in the eastern Indian state of Bihar is the parliamentary constituency of the same name. The Katihar Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 40 Lok Sabha seats which belong to Bihar. The Katihar Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 11) consists of 1,272,769 number of electorates in totality, of these 675,944 are males and 596,825 are females as the Election commission of India 2009 data suggests. 

Assembly Segments:

Names of Assembly Constituencies

Katihar

Balrampur

Manihari

Kadwa

Pranpur

Barari

About Katihar:

As part of the Purnia Division, the Katihar district has the town of Katihar as its administrative headquarters. The district of Katihar was formed as one of the 38 districts in the state of Bihar in the year 1973, when it was split from the Purnia district. This district was recognized by the Ministry of Panchayati Raj in 2006 as one of the most backward districts in the state; thus it is being funded under special economic schemes such as the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme.

Political Background:

This constituency of Katihar has remained a BJP stronghold for the last few Lok Sabha elections, with Nikhil Kumar Choudhary of the party currently dominating the political space. He has been elected as MP of Katihar for three consecutive elections in a row, beginning in 1999 till now.

Present Political Scenario:

In KatiharTariq Anwar of the NCP is no longer the powerhouse that he once was, so Nikhil Kumar Chaudhary who is also the sitting MP of BJP has a very good advantage on this seat in 2014.

A Look: Sitting MP

Name of MP

Nikhil Kumar Choudhary

Age

68

Nature of Membership

Elected

Term

18-May-09 to In office

Political Party

Bharatiya Janata Party

Gender

Male

Educational Qualification

Graduate

 Performance in the 15thLok Sabha

Debates participated

32

Private member bills passed

0

Questions asked

174

Attendance

88%

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