The Bharuch Lok Sabha seat is one of the 26 parliamentary constituencies in Gujarat, which will vote on April 23, the third of the seven-phased general elections. Bharuch has been a stronghold of the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party for two decades.
The BJP has retained Bharuch Lok Sabha seat over the last nine parliamentary elections beginning 1989, when it snatched this constituency from the Congress.
Senior Congress party leader Ahmed Patel was elected from Bharuch in the Lok Sabha three consecutive times in 1977, 1980 and 1984 elections.
Mansukhbhai Vasava of the BJP is the four-time sitting MP from Bharuch, which is an industrial district of Gujarat. Bharuch Lok Sabha constituency comprises of seven Gujarat assembly segments, two of which are reserved for the members of Scheduled Tribe community.
The assembly segments under the Bharuch Lok Sabha constituencies are, Bharuch, Karjan, Dediapada (ST), Jambusar, Vagra, Jhagadia (ST) and Ankleshwar.
Bharuch Lok Sabha Constituency: Key Facts
Total number of voters in 2014: 1,061,060
Votes polled in 2014 elections: 82 per cent
Sitting MP, Party: Mansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava
Votes polled by winning candidate in 2014: 5,48,902
Percentage of votes polled by winning candidate: 52 per cent
Winning margin in 2014: 1,53,273
Runner up name, party (2014): Jayeshbhai Ambalalbhai Patel (Jayesh Kaka), Indian National Congress
Votes polled by runner-up in 2014: 395,629
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,725
Number of women voters: 4,95,543
Mar 14, 2019 17:22 IST