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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Will Maval and Shirur perform better than Pune and Baramati?

Pune and Baramati Lok Sabha seats, which went to polls on April 23, witnessed a considerably low turnout with 49.84 per cent and 61.54 per cent respectively.

lok sabha elections Updated: Apr 29, 2019 14:59 IST
Parth Welankar
Parth Welankar
Hindustan Times, Pune
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In Maval, Parth Pawar, Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) nominee is locked in a fight against Shiv Sena’s Shrirang Barne, a sitting MP seeking re-election. (Milind Saurkar/HT Photo)

The biggest challenge for residents of Maval and Shirur, the two constituencies which are voting in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections on Monday, will be queueing up to vote in the scorching heat just after a weekend. In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Maval and Shirur had witnessed 60 per cent polling and now, political parties have to put in extra efforts to ensure a high turnout in areas favourable to them.

Pune and Baramati Lok Sabha seats, which went to polls on April 23, witnessed a considerably low turnout with 49.84 per cent and 61.54 per cent respectively. However, the election officials are optimistic about Maval and Shirur and are expecting a high turnout on Monday even as the mercury is touching new high since past three days. On Sunday, Pune’s temperature was 43 degree Celsius, almost 5 degree more than the normal.

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In Maval Lok Sabha seat, 36,858 names have been added into electoral roll and while in Shirur 60,792 names have been added this time. Also, the number of names which have been deleted from the earlier voter list is negligible.

Naval Kishore Ram, the Pune district collector, said, “We have taken enough measures such as voter awareness campaign in both the constituencies. We have conducted training related to the usage of electronic voting machine (EVM), voter verified paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines in both the constituencies. Hence, we expect a better turnout on Monday.”

“Also, the number of names which have been deleted from the voters roll in the Maval and Shirur parliamentary constituencies is minimal and therefore, it will not have any impact on the voter turnout,” Ram added.

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According to election commission officials, 269 names have been deleted in the three assembly constituencies of Maval parliamentary constituency from Pune district. Whereas, 1,664 names have been deleted from the Shirur parliamentary constituency.

“This will ensure that all the existing voters and new voters are able to vote. Also, help desks will be arranged at all the polling stations to help voters find their names,” said Ram.

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Maval parliamentary constituency has the largest number of voters in the district. Panvel assembly constituency and Chinchwad assembly constituency have over five lakh names, taking the total of six constituencies to 22.97 lakh. Shirur has 21.73 lakh voters.

Meanwhile, the election officials have classified 78 polling stations in the two constituencies as ‘critical’ ahead of the election day on April 29.

Of the 78 critical polling stations, 47 are in Maval, which also has three assembly constituencies from the Raigad district — Uran, Panvel and Karjat. The remaining 31 critical stations are in Shirur.

ConstituencySitting MP
Madhya Pradesh
Balaghat Bodhsingh Bhagat, BJP
Chhindwara Kamal Nath, Congress
Jabalpur Rakesh Singh, BJP
Mandla Faggan Singh Kulaste, BJP
Shahdol Gyan Singh, BJP
Sidhi Riti Pathak, BJP
Rajasthan
Ajmer Raghu Sharma, Congress
Banswara Manshankar Nimana, BJP
Barmer Sona Ram Choudhary, BJP
Bhilwara Subhash Baheria, BJP
Chhittorgarh Chandra Prakash Joshi, BJP
Jalore Devji Patel, BJP
Jhalawar-Baran Dushyant Singh, BJP
Jodhpur Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, BJP
Kota Om Birla, BJP
Pali P P Choudhary, BJP
Rajsamand Hariom Singh Rathore, BJP
Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria, BJP
Udaipur Arjunlal Meena, BJP
Jammu and Kashmir
Anantnag Vacant
Maharashtra
Bhiwandi Kapil Moreshwar Patil, BJP
Dhule Dr. Bhamre Subhash Ramrao, BJP
Dindori Chavan Harishchandra Devram, BJP
Kalyan Dr.Shrikant Eknath Shinde, Shiv Sena
Mumbai North Gopal Chinayya Shetty, BJP
Mumbai North West Gajanan Chandrakant Kirtikar, Shiv Sena
Mumbai North East Kirit Somaiya, BJP
Mumbai North Central Poonam Mahajan, BJP
Mumbai South Central Rahul Ramesh Shewale, Shiv Sena
Mumbai South Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Shiv Sena
Maval Shrirang Chandu Barne, Shiv Sena
Nandurbar Dr Heena Gavit, BJP
Nashik Godse Hemant Tukaram, Shiv Sena
Palghar Rajendra Gavit, BJP
Shirdi Lokhande Sadashiv Kisan, Shiv Sena
Shirur Adhalrao Shivaji Dattatrey, Shiv Sena
Thane Vichare Rajan Baburao, Shiv Sena
ConstituencySitting MP
Uttar Pradesh
Akbarpur Devendra Singh Bhole, BJP
Etawah Ashok Kumar Doharey, BJP
Farrukhabad Mukesh Rajput, BJP
Hamirpur Kunwar Pushpendra Singh Chandel, BJP
Hardoi Anshul Verma, BJP
Jalaun Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, BJP
Jhansi Uma Bharti, BJP
Kannauj Dimple Yadav, SP
Kanpur Murli Manohar Joshi, BJP
Kheri Ajay Kumar, BJP
Misrikh Anju Bala, BJP
Shahjahanpur Krishna Raj, BJP
Unnao Sakshi Maharaj, BJP
Jharkhand
Chatra Sunil Kumar Singh, BJP
Palamu Vishnu Dayal Ram, BJP
LohardagaSudarshan Bhagat, BJP
Odisha
Balasore Rabindra Kumar Jena, BJD
Bhadrak Arjun Charan Sethi, BJD
Jagatsinghpur Kulamani Samal, BJD
Jajpur Rita Tarai, BJD
Kendrapara Baijayant Panda, BJD (now in BJP)
Mayurbhang Rama Chandra Hansdah, BJD
West Bengal
Asansol Babul Supriyo, BJP
Baharampur Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress
Bardhman Purba Sunil Kumar Mondal, Trinamool Congress
Bolpur Anupam Hazra, Trinamool Congress
Birbhum Shatabdi Roy, Trinamool Congress
Burdwan-Durgapur Mamtaz Sanghamita, Trinamool Congress
Krishnanagar Tapas Paul, Trinamool
Ranaghat Tapas Mandal, Trinamool
Bihar
Begusarai Dr. Bhola Singh, BJP
Darbhanga Kirti Azad, BJP
Munger Veena Devi, LJP
Samastipur Ram Chandra Paswan, LJP
Ujiarpur Nityanand Rai, BJP

First Published: Apr 29, 2019 10:23 IST

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