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Lok Sabha election 2019: Once a Cong den, Pune in Maharashtra is now with the BJP

Hindustan Times | By
Apr 19, 2019 03:57 PM IST

Here’s all you need to know about Pune Lok Sabha constituency.

Riding on the Modi wave in 2014, BJP’s Anil Shirole won the Pune Lok Sabha constituency by a whopping margin of 3.15 lakh votes, wresting a constituency that was traditionally a Congress stronghold.

Pune will vote on April 23.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)
Pune will vote on April 23.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)

From Vitthalrao Gadgil to Suresh Kalamadi, Pune was once the bastion for the Congress party. The expulsion of Kalmadi, a three-time MP from Pune, and the NCP making inroads into suburban areas, has left the Congress relatively weaker.

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Maharashtra’s 48 constituencies will vote to elect members to the Lok Sabha in four phases on April 11,18, 23 and 29.

Pune will vote on April 23.

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Here’s all you need to know about Pune Lok Sabha constituency:

State : Maharashtra

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Pune

Voting date: April 23

2019 candidates: Girish Bhalchandra Bapat( BJP), Mohan Joshi (Congress)

Sitting MP, Party: Anil Shirole, BJP

Winning margin: 315,769

Runner up name, party: Dr.Vishwajeet Patangrao Kadam, Congress

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,891

Number of voters in 2014: 993,966

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 54%

Number of women voters: 459,588

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