Mumbai, March 24: Nanded Lok Sabha seat in Maharashtra saw a high-stakes battle between the Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). Nanded parliamentary seat is one of the two seats that the Congress won in Maharashtra in 2014 Lok Sabha elections. Polling for Lok Sabha election in Nanded constituency was held on April 18 in the second phase of general polls. Pratap Patil Chikkalikar of the BJP was elected as Member of Parliament from Nanded.
In Nanded, the Congress renominated its state unit chief and former chief minister Ashok Chavan who will face a challenge from Pratap Patil Chikkalikar of the BJP. The process of filing nomination for Nanded Lok Sabha election began on March 19. The last day for nominations was March 26. The last date for the withdrawal of the nominations was March 29. Maharashtra Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Dates: Constituency-Wise Complete Schedule Of Voting And Results For General Elections.
The Congress is contesting 24 seats, while its ally the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) will fight on 20 seats. The BJP and Shiv Sena are contesting 25 and 23 seats respectively of the total 48 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra. Check Full Schedule of Lok Sabha Elections 2019.
Lok Sabha election 2019 schedule for second phase:
|Issue of Notification||March 19|
|Last date for filing nomination||March 26|
|Scrutiny of nomination||March 27|
|Last date for withdrawal of candidature||March 29|
|Date Of Poll||April 18|
|Date of Result||May 23|
In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the BJP-Shiv Sena -Swabhiman Paksha combine together won 42 out of the 48 seats in Maharashtra. The Congress bagged only two seats and NCP just four. Lok Sabha elections are scheduled to be held in seven phases - on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19.