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