Buxar is one of the high-profile constituencies in Bihar, currently being represented by Union Minister and senior BJP Ashwini Kumar Choubey. The seat, along with 59 other parliamentary constituencies, would be voting in the seventh phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 -- scheduled on May 19. Geographically, Buxar (constituency no. 33) is located in western Bihar, with Bhojpur to the east and Sasaram to the south. Check Full Schedule of Lok Sabha Polls in Bihar.
Notification for the polls in Buxar, along with other seats scheduled to be contested in the seventh phase, was released by the Election Commission of India (ECI) on April 22. The aspirants were allowed to file their candidatures till April 29. The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) has given the ticket to sitting BJP MP Ashwini Kumar Choubey, whereas, the Mahagathbandhan candidate from the seat is RJD's Jagdanand Singh.
In the 2014 general elections, Buxar was won by Choubey by a margin of more than 1.30 lakh votes against his nearest RJD rival Jagdanand Singh.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase 7: Schedule, Date, States And Constituencies
All eyes are set on the results of Lok Sabha elections 2019, scheduled to be declared by the polling body on May 23. The outcome of the high-voltage electoral battle in Bihar remains a must-watch, as the state - with 40 lawmakers - forms a major component of the government at the Centre.