Lok Sabha election 2019: Maharashtra’s Amravati constituency a Shiv Sena stronghold
Maharashtra’s Amravati Lok Sabha constituency, which goes to polls on April 18, is the second largest and most populous city of Vidarbha after Nagpur.
Lok Sabha polls for all 48 seats in Maharashtra will be held in four phases between April 11 and April 29 and the votes will be counted on May 23.
Known as cultural capital of Vidarbha because of its education facilities and cultural heritage, the constituency is held by the Shiv Sena. In 2014, Adsul Anandrao Vithoba of the Shiv Sena defeated Nationalist Congress Party’s Navneet Ravi Rana by over one lakh votes. Vithoba has held the seat since 2009.
Amaravati Lok Sabha constituency comprises six assembly constituencies--Badnera, Amravati, Teosa, Daryapur, Melghatand Achalpur. The city is famous for Hanuman Vyayam Prasarak Mandal, one of the largest sports complexes in India.
Here’s all you need to know about Amravati Lok Sabha constituency:
State : Maharashtra
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Amravati
Date of voting: April 18
2019 candidates: Anandrao Adsul (Shiv Sena), Navneet Kaur Rana (YSP)
Sitting MP, Party: Adsul Anandrao Vithoba, Shiv Sena
Winning margin in 2014: 137,932
Runner up name, party: Navneet Ravi Rana, Nationalist Congress Party
Number of voters in 2014: 1,004,061
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 62%
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,835
Number of women voters: 447,811