Lok Sabha election 2019: Palghar constituency in Maharashtra
The seat, reserved for Scheduled Tribes, held its first elections in 2009 and its first member of parliament (MP) was Baliram Sukur Jadhav of Bahujan Vikas Aghadi.Updated: Mar 19, 2019 10:17 IST
Palghar Lok Sabha constituency, one of Maharashtra’s 48 was created on February 19, 2008 as a part of a delimitation exercise.
The seat, reserved for Scheduled Tribes, held its first elections in 2009 and its first member of parliament (MP) was Baliram Sukur Jadhav of Bahujan Vikas Aghadi.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Chintaman Vanaga of the Bharatiya Janata Party won this constituency. After his sudden demise, the Bharatiya Janata Party gave the ticket to Rajendra Gavit for by-elections.
Gavit, a former Congressman, won the by-poll while the Congress candidate Damodar Shingda, lost his security deposit as he failed to secure the minimum 6% of total votes polled.
Maharashtra’s 48 constituencies will vote to elect members to the Lok Sabha in four phases on April 11,18, 23 and 29.
Here’s all you need to know about Palghar Lok Sabha constituency:
State : Maharashtra
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Palghar
Sitting MP, Party: Chintaman Navasha Wanga, BJP (He passed away and the by election was won by Rajendra Gavit of the BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 239,520, 29, 572 in the by-election
Runner up name, party: Baliram Sukur Jadhav, Bahujan Vikas Aaghadi (2014 polls), Shrinivas Chintaman Vanaga of the Shiv Sena (in by-polls)
Number of polling booths in 2014: 2,002
Number of voters in 2014: 992,770
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 82%, 51% in by-election
Number of women voters: 459,979