Lok Sabha elections 2019: Beed constituency in Maharashtra
The Beed Lok Sabha constituency is represented by BJP’s Pritam Gopinathrao Munde, who won a by-election necessitated by the death in an accident of her father Gopinath Munde.
She created a record by winning with a massive margin of 6,96,321 votes - the highest ever in India’s electoral history.
After the May 2004 win in the Parliamentary elections, Gopinath Munde was made the Minister for Rural Development and Panchayati Raj in the Narendra Modi Cabinet, but died a month later in a road accident in Delhi.
Maharashtra’s 48 constituencies will vote to elect members to the Lok Sabha in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.
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Here’s all you need to know about Beed Lok Sabha constituency:
State : Maharashtra
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Beed
Polling date: April 18
2019 candidate: Pritam Gopinath Munde (BJP), Bajrang Sonawane (NCP)
Sitting MP, Party: Munde Gopinathrao Pandurang, BJP; (Pritam Gopinathrao Munde won the by-election necessitated by Gopinath Munde’s death)
Winning margin: 136,454 (696, 321 in by-elelction)
Runner up name, party: Dhas Suresh Ramchandra, NCP
Number of polling booths in 2014: 2,165
Number of voters in 2014: 1,232,390
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 67% (71% in by-election)
Number of women voters: 551,164