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Amreli Lok Sabha constituency of Gujarat: Full list of candidates, polling dates

In 2014 Lok Sabha election, BJP's Naranbhai Bhikhabhai Kachhadiya was declared winner from this seat. 

Amreli Lok Sabha constituency of Gujarat: Full list of candidates, polling dates
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Amreli Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 26 Lok Sabha parliamentary constituencies in Gujarat state. The Lok Sabha election here was held in a single phase on April 23. The results would be declared on May 23.

Amreli registered 55.75 percent voter turnout in 2019, a gain of 1.54 percent. The total number of electors in the constituency is 1627980 while the total voter turnout is 907554. While in 2014, the constituency registered 54.21 percent voter turnout. The total number of electors in the constituency was 1486038 while the total voter's turnout was 805510.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)'s Naranbhai Bhikhabhai Kachhadiya had won the Amreli Lok Sabha constituency in 2014 defeating Congress'  Virjibhai Thummar. 

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Also read: Amreli Lok Sabha Constituency

Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Amreli Lok Sabha constituency of Gujarat. 

1 Kachhadiya Naranbhai Bhikhabhai Bharatiya Janata Party
2 Chauhan Ravjibhai Mulabhai Bahujan Samaj Party
3 Paresh Dhanani Indian National Congress
4 Dhapa Dharamshibhai Ramjibhai Vyavastha Parivartan Party
5 R.S. Gosai Independent
6 Chauhan Dayabhai Bhagvanbhai Independent
7 Jerambhai R. Parmar Independent
8 Dayala Shubhashbhai Parabatbhai Independent
9 Nathalal Sukhadiya Independent
10 Mehta Nanalal Kalidas Independent
11 Valodara Vrajlal Jivabhai Independent
12 Himmat Bagda Independent

Kachhadia is a two-time sitting MP from Amreli and had on both occasions, defeated Congress candidate Thummar, who had won from the seat in 2004. 

For the Lok Sabha election 2019, Kachhadia has retained the seat on BJP ticket where Congress has fielded Paresh Dhanani from the constituency. 63-year-old Kachhadia is a graduate and agriculturist by profession. 

Amreli district name derives its name from the town of Amreli, which is the headquarters of the district. It is believed that during the year 534 AD, Amreli existed as a city place with name Anumanji. After that, the name was Amlik and then Amravati. After independence, the district became the part of 'Bombay State' and a separate district in Gujarat after the bifurcation of Bombay State.

This constituency comprises seven legislative assembly segments. These are — Dhari, Amreli, Lathi, Savarkundala, Rajula, Mahuva and Gariadhar.