Election Results 2019: Vadodara seat remains key for BJP in Gujarat
The Vadodara Lok Sabha constituency was one of the most high-profile parliamentary seats in 2014 general elections. Then Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi contested from Vadodara Lok Sabha seat as Bharatiya Janata Party’s prime ministerial candidate.
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PM Modi had defeated Madhusudan Mistry of the Congress by a margin of over 5.70 lakh votes. It was the second seat from which PM Modi had filed nomination in 2014 Lok Sabha election. The other was Varanasi Lok Sabha seat, which he retained after winning from both the constituencies.
In the bypoll held after PM Modi vacated the Vadodara Lok Sabha seat, BJP’s Ranjanben Bhatt won. The BJP had won this seat in 2009 Lok Sabha election also. For 2019, as well, Ranjanben Bhatt has taken a comfortable lead over opponents after the counting began.
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Vadodara parliamentary constituency comprises of seven Gujarat assembly segments. These are Savli, Vaghodia, Vadodara, Sayajigunj, Akota, Raopura and Manjalpur.
Vadodara is one of the most developed districts of Gujarat. It was the seat of governance of erstwhile Baroda princely state, which laid the foundation for development of the city on the modern lines.
Vadodara Lok Sabha Constituency: Key Facts
Date of voting: April 23
2019 candidates: Prashant Patel (Tiko) (Congress), Ranjanben Bhatt (BJP) and Rohit Madhusudan Mohanbhai (BSP)
Sitting MP, Party: Ranjanben Dhananjay Bhatt , BJP (won bypoll)
Name of runner-up candidate in 2014: Madhusudan Mistry , Congress
Winning margin in 2014: 5,70,128
Total number of voters in 2014: 1,162,168
Votes polled in 2014 elections: 80 per cent
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,591
Number of women voters: 5,36,532