Lok Sabha election 2019: Shiv Sena holds Kalyan in MaharashtraUpdated: Mar 19, 2019 11:10 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
A replica of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) installed by the Election Commission of India to create awareness about voting.(PTI file photo)
Kalyan Lok Sabha constituency, one of the 48 in Maharashtra, was created on February 2008 following delimitation.
The constituency first held elections in 2009 and its first member of parliament (MP) was Anand Paranjpe of Shiv Sena.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, this constituency was won by Shrikant Shinde also of Shiv Sena who defeated Anand Anand Paranjpe of the NCP by more than two lakh votes.
Arvind Kejriwal’s Aam Aadmi Party debuted in the constituency in 2014 and fielded Naresh Thakur who polled around 20,000 votes, Nearly 9000 votes were polled for NOTA.
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 Kalyan Lok Sabha constituency:
State : Maharashtra
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Kalyan
Sitting MP, Party: Dr.Shrikant Eknath Shinde, Shiv Sena
Winning margin: 250,749
Runner up name, party: Anand Prakash Paranjpe, NCP
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,856
Number of voters in 2014: 825,414
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 83%
Number of women voters: 353,415
First Published: Mar 19, 2019 11:10 IST