Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019, Ballarpur profile: State finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar eyes hat-trick, but 'failed' liquor ban could spoil chances
Ballarpur Assembly constituency is one of the 288 seats that will vote for the Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019 on 21 October
Ballarpur is a town in the Chandrapur district of Maharashtra and it has a population of 135,540 people
In the 2019 elections, Congress candidate Vishwas Anandrao Zede will take on BJP candidate Mungantiwar Sudhir Sachchidanand
In 2014, the sitting BJP MLA won this seat with a total of 1,03,718 votes against Congress candidate
Ballarpur Assembly Election 2019| The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the dates for the Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections. Voting for the 288-member Assembly will be held on 21 October in a single phase. The counting of votes and final results will be declared on 24 October, authorities said. The term of the Devendra Fadnavis-led current Maharashtra Assembly will end on 9 November.
The notification and nomination process for the Assembly election was issued on 27 September. Candidates filed their nominations latest by 4 October. The scrutiny of nomination papers was done on 5 October and the last date to withdraw candidature from the electoral battle was 7 October. A total of 95,473 polling stations will be set up for over 8.95 crore voters in Maharashtra.
There is one reserved seat under the Scheduled Caste category in the Chandrapur district — Chandrapur (SC).
Results in previous elections—In 2009, Sudhir Sachchidanand Mungantiwar of BJP won this seat with 86,196 votes against Rahul Naresh Pugliya of Congress who netted 61,460 votes. In 2014, BJP MLA Mungantiwar retained this seat receiving a total of 1,03,718 votes against Congress candidate Ghanshyam Khushimal Mulchandani who netted 60,118 votes.
In the 2019 election, Congress candidate Vishwas Anandrao Zade will take on sitting BJP MLA Mungantiwar.
Mungantiwar was the state finance and planning and forest minister in Devendra Fadnavis cabinet. His plan to implement prohibition in the entire Chandrapur district and its subsequent failure due to availability of illegal liquor could spoil his chances of a third consecutive win from Ballarpur Assembly constituency. If he retains the seat, this would Mungantiwar's sixth consecutive win as an MLA.
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