Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP fields a swami against Cong’s Shinde from Solapur constituency in Maharashtra

Maharashtra’s 48 constituencies will vote to elect members to the Lok Sabha in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.
An electoral officer demonstrates the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) during the review meeting of poll preparedness of the state for the upcoming general elections, in Patna, Bihar, India, on Friday, January 18, 2019.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
An electoral officer demonstrates the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) during the review meeting of poll preparedness of the state for the upcoming general elections, in Patna, Bihar, India, on Friday, January 18, 2019.(Parwaz Khan /HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 12, 2019 02:43 PM IST
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New Delhi | By HT Correspondent

The Bharatiya Janata Party holds the Solapur Lok Sabha constituency. In 2014, party candidate Sharad Bansode had defeated Congress’s Sushilkumar Shinde.

This time, the bJP has fielded religious leader Jai Siddeshwar Swami to take on the former Union home minister.

Heading Gaudgaon Math in Akkalkot taluka, the swami belongs to the Jangam community. With his nomination, the BJP is hopeful of influencing the Lingayat community which has a strong presence in the Solapur constituency.

READ: All about Lok Sabha elections 2019

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 Solapur Lok Sabha constituency:

State : Maharashtra

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Solapur

Voting date: April 18

2019 candidates: Jaysidhesvar Swami (BJP), Sushil Kumar Shinde (Congress)

Sitting MP, Party: Sharad Bansode, BJP

Winning margin: 149,674

Runner up name, party: Shinde Sushilkumar Sambhajirao, Congress

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,751

Number of voters in 2014: 951,510

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 56%

Number of women voters: 423,855

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