Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Gandhinagar
LK Advani defeated the Congress’ Kiritbhai Ishvarbhai Patel in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.Updated: Apr 16, 2019 14:12 IST
The BJP has been the most successful party in the Gandhinagar Lok Sabha and has won the seat in nine out of the 14 elections held as of 2014, when senior leader LK Advani grabbed it.
LK Advani defeated the Congress’ Kiritbhai Ishvarbhai Patel in the 2014 Lok Sabha election. Advani has been the MP from Gandhinagar since 1998.
This time the BJP has fielded party chief Amit Shah from this constituency, which was won by former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee in 1996.
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Gandhinagar
Date of voting: April 23
2019 candidates: Amit Shah (BJP), Dr. CJ Chavda (Congress), Jayendra Karshanbhai Rathod (BSP)
Sitting MP, Party: LK Advani, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 483,121
Runner up name, party: Kiritbhai Ishvarbhai Patel, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 1,135,495
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 65.49%
Number of polling booths in 2014:
Number of women voters: 833,228
First Published: Mar 29, 2019 18:40 IST