Akola Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 6
Total electors: 16,46,463
Female electors: 7,76,547
Male electors: 8,69,922
Delimited: Yes. Khamgaon and Borgaon Manju Assembly segments were dissolved in 2008.
Assembly constituencies: Akot, Balapur, Akola West, Akola East, Murtizapur (SC), Risod.
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: It has been a BJP stronghold. In 1999, Bharipa Bahujan Mahasangh’s Prakash Ambedkar, grandson of BR Ambedkar, won the seat. However, since 2004, BJP’s Sanjay Shamrao Dhotre has been the MP.
Demographics: It covers the entire Akola district and parts of Washim district. The proportion of Ghatole Kunbi community, which is largely affiliated to the saffron party, is more in Washim and Akola. The economy of Akola district largely depends on agriculture. Its sex ratio is 946, higher than the state’s 929, and its literacy rate is 88 percent. A total of 20.07 percent of the population comprises Scheduled Castes.
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Updated Date: May 23, 2019 11:17:26 IST