Elections 2014: Maharashtra – State Profile
Last Updated: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 15:24
Lok Sabha elections will be held in three phases on April 10, 17 and 24.
Elections in the state will be held for 48 Parliamentary constituencies. Out of these, five are reserved for SCs and four for Sts.
The counting of votes will take place on May 16.
The main political parties in the state include Indian National Congress (INC), Shiv Sena, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and National Congress Party (NCP).
In the 2009 General Elections, Congress had emerged as the victorious party with maximum number of seats.
Opinion polls have suggested that BJP will take the lead in the upcoming elections and is expected to win majority of seats in the state.
The rule of the Congress government has been dominant in the state. The party has been voted to power in the state since 2003 and the current Chief Minister is Prithviraj Chavan.
Prominent politicians in the state include Maharashtra Navnirman Sena founder Raj Thackeray, Shiv Sena chief Udav Thackeray, former state chief minister and NCP founder Sharad Pawar to name a few.
The state has a 288 members Assembly.
The state will have the maximum number of voters in the Lok Sabha elections 2014 under the age of 19 years.
First Published: Friday, March 28, 2014 - 22:45
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