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Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP looks to retain Mumbai North 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.

constituency watch Updated: Mar 19, 2019 18:12 IST
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Ghaziabad India - March 14, 2019: A view of an Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) and Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT), at DM office, in Ghaziabad, India, on Thursday, March 14, 2019. The members of the federation of association of apartment owners will request contesting candidates to give affidavits which will include time line of the works which the candidate promises in their area.(Sakib Ali / Hindustan Times)

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.

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 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

First Published: Mar 19, 2019 17:10 IST