Mumbai, March 23: Shiv Sena candidate Sanjay Mandlik was elected as Member of Parliament from Kolhapur constituency in Maharashtra. Kolhapur Lok Sabha seat polling was done in the third phase of general elections on April 23. The main electoral contest is between the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) and the Shiv Sena. Dhananjay Mahadik of the NCP is the incumbent Member of Parliament (MP) from Kolhapur parliamentary seat.
To defeat NCP MP Mahadik, the Shiv Sena has fielded Sanjay Mandlik. While the Shiv Sena candidate has support of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the NCP nominee has backing from the Congress. The process of filing nomination for Kolhapur Lok Sabha election began from March 28. The last day for nominations was April 4. Scrutiny was done on April 5 and the last date for the withdrawal of the nominations was April 8. Maharashtra Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Dates: Constituency-Wise Complete Schedule Of Voting And Results For General Elections.
The BJP and Shiv Sena are contesting 25 and 23 seats respectively of the total 48 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra. The Congress is contesting 24 and the NCP 20. Check Full Schedule of Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
Lok Sabha elections 2019 schedule for third phase:
|Issue of Notification||March 28|
|Last date for filing nomination||April 4|
|Scrutiny of nomination||April 5|
|Last date for withdrawal of candidature||April 8|
|Date Of Poll||April 23|
|Date of Result||May 23|
In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, the alliance of the BJP, Shiv Sena and Swabhiman Paksha together bagged 42 seats in Maharashtra. The Congress won two seats, while the NCP four. Lok Sabha elections will take place in seven phases - on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19.