A polling official marks a voter with indelible ink prior to casting a ballot inside a polling station.(AFP File Photo)
A polling official marks a voter with indelible ink prior to casting a ballot inside a polling station.(AFP File Photo)

Lok Sabha elections 2019: Gadchiroli–Chimur all set for its third general election

Maharashtra’s 48 constituencies will vote to elect members to the Lok Sabha in four phases on April 11,18, 23 and 29.
Hindustan Times | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON APR 11, 2019 09:59 AM IST

Gadchiroli–Chimur Lok Sabha constituency, one of the 48 seats in Maharashtra, came into existence on February 19, 2008 as a part of a delimitation exercise.

This seat, reserved for Scheduled Tribes, first held elections in 2009 and its first member of Parliament was Marotrao Kowase of the Congress.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections Ashok Nete of the Bharatiya Janata Party defeated Namdeo Usendi of the Congress by over two lakh votes.

Gadchiroli–Chimur Sabha constituency comprises six Vidhan Sabha segments -- Amgaon (ST), Armori (ST), Gadchiroli (ST), Aheri (ST), Brahmapuri and Chimur.

Here’s all you need to know about Gadchiroli- Chimur Lok Sabha constituency:

State : Maharashtra

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Gadchiroli- Chimur

2019 candidates: Ashok Mahadeorao Nete (BJP), Dr. Namdev Dalluji Usendi (Congress), Harichandra Nagoji Mangam (BSP)

Date of polling: April 11

Sitting MP, Party: Ashok Nete, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 236,870

Runner up name, party: Namdeo Usendi, Congress

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,794

Number of voters in 2014: 1,028,462

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 76%

Number of women voters: 490,043

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