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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: BJP, Congress repeat 2014 candidates in Dharwad

In the 2018 assembly polls, BJP won in six of the eight assembly segments in Dharwad. Pralhad Joshi defeated Congress’ Vinay Kulkarni by over 1.13 lakh votes in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

lok sabha elections Updated: Apr 21, 2019 15:19 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times
Lok Sabha 2019 constituency:,Dharwad,Karnataka
(PTI)

Dharwad in Karnataka is a stronghold of the BJP in the southern state. The party has won six consecutive Lok Sabha elections in this seat since 1996. Pralhad Joshi of the BJP is the sitting MP.

In the 2018 assembly polls, BJP won in six of the eight assembly segments in Dharwad. Pralhad Joshi defeated Congress’ Vinay Kulkarni by over 1.13 lakh votes in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

This time, the BJP has again fielded Pralhad Joshi from Dharwad. Joshi is a three-time MP from this seat. The Congress has also repeated its 2014 candidate Vinay Kulkarni. The Congress candidate is being supported by its ally Deve Gowda-led Janata Dal (Secular).

Voting for the Lok Sabha election in Karnataka will be held in two phases on April 18 and April 23. The results will be declared on May 23.

Here are a few details about the Dharwad Lok Sabha seat:

State: Karnataka

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Dharwad

2019 candidates: Pralhad Joshi of BJP, Vinay Kulkarni of Congress

Polling date: April 23

Sitting MP, party: Pralhad Joshi, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 113657

Runner up name, party: Vinay Kulkarni, Congress

Number of voters in 2014: 1041226

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 66%

Number of women voters in 2014: 478235

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,703

First Published: Apr 21, 2019 15:19 IST

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