Osmanabad Lok Sabha Constituency is one of the 48 parliamentary constituencies of the state of Maharashtra. The Osmanabad Parliamentary constituency (constituency number 40) was formed prior to the 1957 elections.
This constituency has one SC reserved Vidhan Sabha segment and five Vidhan Sabha segments for the General category.
Osmanabad city belongs to the Osmanabad district and has a height of 653 m. It lies towards the eastern side of the state and is named after the last Nizam of Hyderabad. It is bounded by Bhoom, Washi, Tuljapur, Solapur and Kalamb.
The electors in the Osmanabad Lok Sabha Constituency will cast their votes on April 18 in the second phase of 2019 Lok Sabha election.
Gaikwad Ravindra Vishwanath is the incumbent Member of Parliament from this constituency.
In 2014 Lok Sabha election, Gaikwad Ravindra Vishwanath of Shiv Sena was declared a winner from this seat. Gaikwad Ravindra Vishwanath had got 607699 votes in favour and defeated Patil Padmasinha Bajirao of the NCP who got 373374 votes.
Stakes are high for the Shiv Sena and the Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) in Osmanabad Lok Sabha seat in Maharashtra in the 2019 Lok Sabha election.
Denying ticket to its sitting lawmaker, the Shiv Sena has fielded Omraje Nimbalkar. The NCP nominated former state minister Ranajagjitsinha Patil.
Maharashtra is the second largest state in the country in terms of Lok Sabha seats. Uttar Pradesh has 80 seats and Maharashtra 48. So, it is important for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as well as the Opposition to win more and more seats in the state.
As per the seat-sharing formula, the BJP and its ally Shiv Sena are contesting on 25 and 23 seats respectively of the total 48 Lok Sabha constituencies in Maharashtra.
After several months of deliberations, Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) have formed an alliance in Maharashtra for the general elections 2019.
As per the deal, Congress will contest on 26 seats, whereas the NCP will contest on 22 seats. The two senior partners will part with two seats each for their allies.
Some key smaller parties like Swabhimani Shetkari Sangathana, Bahujan Vikash Aghadi, Peasant and Workers Party, factions of Republican group leaders, like Jogendra Kawade and RG Gavai, independent leader Ravi Rana have also joined hands with the opposition ranks.
In 2014 Lok Sabha elections, the alliance of the BJP, Shiv Sena and Swabhiman Paksha together registered a victory on 42 seats in Maharashtra. The Congress bagged twos eats, while the NCP four.
Lok Sabha election 2019 will take place in seven phases across the country – on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19.
The results would be declared on May 23.