Lok Sabha elections 2019: Shivaji’s descendant holds Satara seat in Maharashtra

Published on Mar 26, 2019 05:59 PM IST

Maharashtra’s 48 constituencies will vote to elect members to the Lok Sabha in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.

Vijayawada: Pedestrians walk past a replica of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) installed by the Election Commission of India to create awareness about voting at Benz circle, in Vijayawada, Saturday, March 16, 2019.(PTI)
Vijayawada: Pedestrians walk past a replica of Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) installed by the Election Commission of India to create awareness about voting at Benz circle, in Vijayawada, Saturday, March 16, 2019.(PTI)
New Delhi | ByHT Correspondent

Long considered a stronghold of the Nationalist Congress Party, Satara Lok Sabha constituency has been with the party since 1999.

NCP’s Pandurang Jadhav represented the seat for two terms in 1999 and 2014. Maratha ruler Shivaji’s 13th descendant and NCP’s Udayanraje Bhonsale won in 2009 and 2014.

Bhonsale defeated Purshottam Jadhav an Independent candidate by more than 3 lakh votes.

With multiple rivers originating from the place, Satara’s western parts are agriculturally prosperous. Koyna dam, one of the largest in the state, and popular hill station Mahabaleshwar are also in Satara constituency.

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 Satara Lok Sabha constituency:

State : Maharashtra

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Satara

Voting date: April 23

Sitting MP, Party: Udayanraje Pratapsinha Bhonsale, NCP

Winning margin: 366,594

Runner up name, party: Purushottam Jadhav, Independent

Number of polling booths in 2014: 2,242

Number of voters in 2014: 976,702

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 57%

Number of women voters: 456,989

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