Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP looks to retain Mumbai North constituency in Maharashtra
Mumbai North, one of the 48 Lok Sabha Constituencies in Maharashtra, is represented by Gopal Shetty of the Bharatiya Janata Party, who defeated Congress’s Sanjay Nirupam by a huge margin of over for lakh votes.
The seat was held by BJP’s senior leader Ram Naik from 1989 to 1999. In 2004, the Congress fielded film star Govinda against him and wrested the seat.
Govinda bowed out in 2009 and Congress’s Mumbai unit chief Sanjay Nirupam was fielded. He won the seat but lost in 2014.
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 Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituency:
State : Maharashtra
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Mumbai North
Sitting MP, Party: Gopal Chinayya Shetty, BJP
Winning margin: 446,582
Runner up name, party: Sanjay Brijkishorlal Nirupam, Congress
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,684
Number of voters in 2014: 946,717
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 82%
Number of women voters: 418,759