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Lok Sabha election 2019: Maharashtra’s Amravati constituency a Shiv Sena stronghold

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.

lok-sabha-elections Updated: Apr 12, 2019 14:11 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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.
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.(HT file phpto)
         

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.

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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

First Published: Mar 14, 2019 15:15 IST

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