Lok Sabha elections: All about Akola constituency in Maharashtra
The Akola Lok Sabha constituency, one of the 48 in Maharashtra, was once a Congress bastion but has been represented by the Bharatiya Janata Party for the past three terms.
Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre of the BJP won the 2014 Lok Sabha election by a handsome margin of over two lakh votes and defeated Hidayat ulla Patel of the Congress
Prakash Yashwant Ambedkar of the Bharipa Bahuja Mahasabha who held the seat in 1991 stood at the third spot.
The general elections will be held across India in seven phases beginning April 11 and the counting of votes will take place on May 23.
Here’s all you need to know about Akola Lok Sabha constituency:
State : Maharashtra
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Akola
Date of voting: April 18
2019 candidates: Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre (BJP), Hidayat Patel (Congress)
Sitting MP, Party: Dhotre Sanjay Shamrao, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 203,116
Runner up name, party: Patel Hidayat Ulla Barkat Ulla, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 978,630
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 78%
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,755
Number of women voters: 776541