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Lok Sabha elections: All about Akola constituency in Maharashtra

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

lok-sabha-elections Updated: Apr 12, 2019 14:09 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The Akola Lok Sabha constituency had for long been a Congress bastion but is being represented by the BJP for the past three terms.
The Akola Lok Sabha constituency had for long been a Congress bastion but is being represented by the BJP for the past three terms.(AFP file photo)
         

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

First Published: Mar 13, 2019 12:59 IST

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