Indore Election Results 2019: The Madhya Pradesh constituency has picked BJP’s Sumitra Mahajan past eight terms
In 2014, Mahajan had defeated Congress’s Satyanarayan Patel by a hefty margin of 4.66 lakh votes.Updated: May 23, 2019 11:45 IST
BJP’s Sumitra Mahajan, popularly called Tai, has been the lawmaker from the Indore Lok Sabha in Madhya Pradesh and has represented the constituency eight consecutive times since 1989.
This time the BJP has decided to field Shankar Lalwani. On 5 April, a week before she turned 76, Mahajan wrote a letter to the BJP top leadership saying they were free to choose another candidate. “I think there is some dilemma (in the party). So, I announce that I will not contest the Lok Sabha polls. The party can decide freely.”
In 2014, she had defeated Congress’s Satyanarayan Patel by a hefty margin of 4.66 lakh votes. One of the 29 Lok Sabha seats from Madhya Pradesh, this constituency covers most of the Indore district.
Currently, Shankar Lalwani is leading the vote count after the initial counting.
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Here’s all you need to know about the Indore Lok Sabha constituency:
State: Madhya Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Indore
Date of polling: May 19
2019 candidates: Shankar Lalwani (BJP), Pankaj Sanghvi (Congress)
Sitting MP, Party: Sumitra Mahajan (BJP)
Winning margin in 2014: 466,901
Runner up name, party: Satyanarayan Patel, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 1,317,016
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 62
Number of women voters: 580,058
Number of polling booths in 2014:2,206
First Published: May 14, 2019 13:23 IST