Mehkar 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 Scheduled Caste category in the Buldhana district — Mehkar.
Constituency Name – Mehkar
Constituency Number – 25
District Name – Buldhana
Total Electors – 2,92,670
Female Electors –1,39,760
Male Electors –1,52,910
Reserved – Yes (SC)
Results in previous elections: In 2004, Shiv Sena's Jadhav Pratap Ganpatrao won the Mehkar Assembly seat, reserved under Scheduled Caste category with almost 80,277 votes. He defeated Independent candidate Bhagwat Mhataraji Magar. In 2009, Shiv Sena candidate Dr Sanjay Bhaskar Raimulkar won with 91,475 votes. In 2014, Dr Raimulkar of the Shiv Sena again won the election by netting a total of 80,356 votes against the Congress candidate.
For the 2019 election, Congress has fielded Advocate Anant Sakharam Wankhede while Prakash Ambedkar's Vanchit Bahujan Aaghadi has fielded Aabarao Shreeram Wagh. Shiv Sena's candidate is incumbent MLA Dr Raimulkar.
Demographics: According to the 2011 Census, Mehkar is predominantly rural with 82.17 percent of its population living in rural areas whereas the rest live in urban areas.
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Updated Date: Oct 24, 2019 13:03:25 IST