Maharashtra Elections 2019

Maharashtra will vote for Lok Sabha 2019 elections in four phases. Maharashtra's 48 Lok Sabha seats is the highest after Uttar Pradesh. Seats are allocated according to each phase. The first phase will be held on April 11 (7 seats), the second phase on April 18 (10), the third phase on April 23 (14 seats) the fourth and final phase on April 29 (17 seats). Counting will be held on May 23.

The ruling BJP and its alliance partner Shiv Sena will be facing a tough fight with Congress, NCP and other importance parties. The key issues in Maharashtra continue to be agriculture related issues, unemployment, water crisis and other welfare schemes. The BJP will contest on 25 seats while Shiv Sena will contest on 23 seats in Maharashtra. State assembly polls will be held later in the year.

Maharastra Election Map

List of Lok Sabha Constituencies

S.No Constituency Name
19 Dindori
25Mumbai North
26 Mumbai North West
27Mumbai North East
28Mumbai North Central
29Mumbai South Central
30Mumbai South

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Parliament Elections News in Maharashtra

NDA continues to be well ahead of UPA in seat and vote share: IANS-CVoter 2019 survey

    Updated On : Mar 25,2019   8:42 pm
New Delhi, March 25 (IANS) The State of the Nation March 2019 Wave-II opinion poll conducted by CVoter for IANS shows a marginal change in fortunes for the NDA and the UPA in seat share as compared to an earlier CVoter poll put out on March 10. However, there is a sharp increase in vote share for the NDA compared to the March 10 figures of the CVoter poll. View More..

Union ministers, Maharashtra stalwarts file papers

    Updated On : Mar 25,2019   5:04 pm
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) Several political starlwarts across all parties including Union Shipping Minister Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of State for Home Hansraj Ahir and others filed their nominations for the first phase of Lok Sabha elections on April 11, on Monday. View More..

Gloom pervades Maharashtra poll battlefield (Dangal 2019)

    Updated On : Mar 25,2019   3:30 pm
Mumbai, March 25 (IANS) With no 'wave' to guide their destinies, anxious politicians from all parties are desperately jumping from one ship to another to navigate their uncertain political future in Maharashtra for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. View More..

Congress fields Karti from TN, changes Maha candidate

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   7:18 pm
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday released its ninth list of 10 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, including Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, from Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu. View More..

Karti Chidambaram in new Congress candidates list

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   6:48 pm
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Congress on Sunday released its ninth list of 10 candidates for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, including Karti Chidambaram, son of former Finance Minister P. Chidambaram, from Sivaganga constituency in Tamil Nadu. View More..

Backroom warriors in full gear for battle 2019

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   4:52 pm
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) While candidates in the Dangal 2019 are busy with campaigning, there is another lot of warriors working backstage: busy mining through election data and making assessments, devising strategies and analysing and re-analysing the trends. View More..

Congress finally stitches alliances in several states

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   3:06 pm
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) After much uncertainty, the Congress has finally succeeded in putting in shape alliances in some states for the Lok Sabha battle, with a functionary saying it will be the "most alliance friendly" election for the party. View More..

Future of 'Mahagathbandhan' and emerging trajectories of 2019 polls

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   11:38 am
Indian politics is always moving along new, emerging trajectories. After 20 years of the Congress dominating electoral politics, it was perhaps in 1967 that for the first time the party faced a setback. In 1977, there was another strong anti-Congress mood prevailing in the country following the Emergency. But then, Indira Gandhi once again returned to power with a solid majority, partly due to the Morari-Charan Singh coalition experiment flopping. View More..

The era of film processing labs (Comment: B Town)

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   10:40 am
Film processing lab. That was the heart and soul of filmmaking not too long ago. You shot a film, sent the negatives to the lab and they processed and printed the film positives for you. It took days to watch the outcome of your efforts. Today, you shoot a scene and are immediately able to see what you have shot. In fact, you are even able to watch on a small monitor attached to the camera what you are shooting or thereafter as it is all played back on your smart phone, digital camera or your monitor! Not so in those days. View More..

Democracy on test (Comment: Spy's Eye)

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   10:08 am
India has over the decades emerged as a leading light in the democratic world on two counts - the masses here have proven their ability to oust well entrenched regimes from power and have demonstrated their wisdom in opting for clean governance, assurance of development and national stability and security. And this has happened in spite of that typically Indian social phenomenon of caste and creed affinities ruling the political turf. View More..

Kharge, Rawat, Chavan, Khanduri in Congress LS list

    Updated On : Mar 24,2019   12:50 am
New Delhi, March 24 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday released its eighth list of Lok Sabha candidates fielding Mallikarjun Kharge from his traditional seat of Gulbarga, Manish Khanduri from Garhwal and Meenakshi Natrajan from Mandsour. View More..

Maharashtra's 56-party alliance ready to take on BJP-Sena(Lead)

    Updated On : Mar 23,2019   9:40 pm
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) A 56-party strong 'Mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance) finalised in Maharashtra on Saturday, is all set to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena-led ruling alliance in the Lok Sabha elections due in April-May. View More..

Off-the-cuff remark raises a storm for Ashok Chavan

    Updated On : Mar 23,2019   8:56 pm
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) An off-the-cuff remark by Maharashtra Congress President Ashok Chavan, in an audio-clip that went viral on Saturday, sparked of speculation whether he was going to quit before the 2019 elections. View More..

Maharashtra's 56-party alliance to take on BJP-Sena

    Updated On : Mar 23,2019   8:42 pm
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) A 56-party strong 'Mahagathbandhan' (grand alliance) finalised in Maharashtra is all set to take on the Bharatiya Janata Party-Shiv Sena-led ruling alliance for the Lok Sabha elections, here on Saturday. View More..

Karambir Singh to be new Indian Navy chief

    Updated On : Mar 23,2019   4:22 pm
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Eastern Naval Command chief, Vice Admiral Karambir Singh, was Saturday appointed the new Chief of the Indian Navy. He will succeed Admiral Sunil Lanba who retires from service on May 31. View More..

Aurangabad Congress MLA quits, to contest LS polls

    Updated On : Mar 23,2019   4:20 pm
Aurangabad (Maharasthra), March 23 (IANS) Abdul Sattar A. Nabi, a senior Congress legislator from Maharashtra's Sillod Assembly constituency, quit the party on Saturday to contest as an Independent in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections. View More..

Congress moves EC against Goa government order

    Updated On : Mar 23,2019   4:00 pm
Panaji, March 23 (IANS) In a complaint to the Election Commission of India on Saturday, the Goa Congress has demanded that the poll authority should strike down a state government order, which appoints two key coalition leaders as deputy Chief Ministers. View More..

Congress names 34 more candidates for LS polls

    Updated On : Mar 23,2019   2:50 pm
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The Congress on Saturday declared 34 more candidates for the Lok Sabha polls, fielding Uttar Pradesh unit chief Raj Babbar from Fatehpur Sikri, whose candidature was earlier announced from Moradabad. View More..

BJP drops four Maharashtra MPs in second list

    Updated On : Mar 23,2019   12:36 pm
Mumbai, March 23 (IANS) The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has dropped four sitting MPs from Maharashtra while announcing the second list of six nominees for the Lok Sabha elections here on Saturday morning. View More..

BJP declares 36 names, to field Patra from Puri

    Updated On : Mar 23,2019   10:00 am
New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) The BJP on Saturday declared the names of 36 candidates for the coming Lok Sabha polls with the party deciding to field its spokesman Sambit Patra from the Puri parliamentary constituency in Odisha. View More..