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Lok Sabha elections 2019: BJP looks to retain Mumbai North East 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 17:25 IST
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Hindustan Times
An Indian election official shows an opened Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) to political agents at a counting centre in Ghaziabad.
An Indian election official shows an opened Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) to political agents at a counting centre in Ghaziabad.(AFP)
         

Mumbai North East constituency has changed its representative in almost all elections since 1980, alternating between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party. Barring 2009, when it picked an NCP candidate.

This urban constituency has been earlier represented by leaders such as late Pramod Mahajan of the BJP and the late Gurdas Kamat of the Congress.

In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Kirit Somaya of the BJP defeated the 2009 winner Sanjay Dina Patil of the NCP.

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 East Lok Sabha constituency:

State : Maharashtra

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Mumbai North East

Sitting MP, Party: Kirit Somaiya, BJP

Winning margin: 317,122

Runner up name, party: Sanjay Dina Patil, NCP

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,650

Number of voters in 2014: 862,522

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 83%

Number of women voters: 375,986