Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019:  From Smallest to Largest Constituency, Number of Voters and More; All You Need to Know About Vidhan Sabha Polls in the State
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Mumbai, October 18: The election for 288-member Maharashtra Assembly will take place on October 21. The counting of votes will take place on October 24, and the results will be declared on the same day. In the Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019, a total of 3237 candidates in the fray. The main contest will be between the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) – Shiv Sena alliance and the Congress –Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) alliance. Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2019: Full List of Constituencies With Current MLA Names and How BJP, Shiv Sena, Congress-NCP Fared in 2014.

According to reports, the Election Commission had received 5543 applications for all the 288 segments. In Maharashtra, out of 288 seats, 29 are reserved for Scheduled Castes, and 25 were reserved for the Scheduled Tribes. There are around 8.9 crore eligible voters, out of which 1.17 Lakh are service voters. Assembly Elections 2019 Dates: Maharashtra & Haryana Go to Polls in Single-Phase on October 21, Results on October 24; ECI Yet to Release Jharkhand Schedule.

Smallest and Largest Constituency in Maharashtra:

As per government data, the smallest constituency in Maharashtra is Wardha with 2,77,980 voters while the largest is Panvel with 5,54,827 voters. The total population of the state is close to 12,43 out of which 6,51,33,708 are male and 54,131,277 are female. While in terms of area, Dharavi is the smallest constituency and Aheri is the largest constituency.

Smallest & Largest Constituency in terms of Voters:

By Area Name of Constituency Size of Electorate
Smallest 180 - Wardha 277980
Largest 188 - Panvel 554827

Smallest & Largest Constituency in terms of Area:

By Area Name of Constituency Area (in Square kilometers)
Smallest  178 - Dharavi 1
Largest 69- Aheri 2282.7

Total Male and Female Voters

The data reveals that a total of 8,97,22,019 voters are eligible to cast their votes in the upcoming elections in the state. Out of the total size of the electorate in the state, 4,68,75,750 are males while 4,28,43,635 are female.

Male Female Others Total
Population 65133708 59192292 124326000
Size of Electorate 46875750 42843635 2634 89722019
EPIC Issued To 45427533 41444345 2633 86874511

Age & Sex wise composition of Electorate

In the age group of 18-25 years, 1,06,76,13 youth are eligible to cast their votes in the upcoming polls. Out of the total voters in this age group, 60,93,518 are male while 45,81,884 are female voters. In the age group of 25-40, the total number of voters is 40,67,413 out of which the male voters account for 1,64,88,739 while 1,48,23,279 are female voters. Take a look at the composition of voters in each age group:

Male Female Others Total
Population 65133708 59192292 124326000
Size of Electorate 46875750 42843635 2634 89722019
EPIC Issued To 45427533 41444345 2633 86874511

Total Number of Candidates in Fray For Polls

A total of 3,237 candidates are in the fray for the upcoming polls in Maharashtra. Out of the total, 3001 are male candidates, 235 are females and one person from other category.

 

Candidate Total No of Candidate
Male 3001
Female 235
Others 1
Total 3237

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded 164 candidates, while its alliance partner Shiv Sena is contesting on 124 seats. Out 164, the saffron party has also given tickets to members of smaller alliance partners. The Congress has fielded 147 candidates and its alliance partner NCP has given ticket to 121 candidates. Rest of the seats are left for other alliance partners including Bahujan Vikas Agadi.

Party wise list of Candidates:

Sr No Party Name Number of Candidates
1 Bahujan Samaj Party 262
2 Bharatiya Janta Party 164
3 Communist Party of India 16
4 Communist Party of India (Marxist) 8
5 Indian National Congress 147
6 Maharashtra Navanirman Sena 101
7 Nationalist Congress Party 121
8 Shiv Sena 126
9 Other Registered Parties 892
10 Independant 1400
Total 3237

In 2014, the BJP came to power by forming a government an alliance with the Shiv Sena. In the last assembly elections, the saffron party had won 122 seats. In 2014, Congress performed poorly. The grand old party had won only 42 seats. Similarly, the NCP had bagged only 41 seats.