Raigad (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Raigad
Existence 2008–present
Current MP Anant Geete
Party Shiv Sena
Elected Year 2014
State Maharashtra
Total Electors 1,532,781[1]
Most Successful Party Shiv Sena (2 times)
Assembly Constituencies Pen, Alibag, Shrivardhan, Mahad, Dapoli, and Guhagar.[2]

Raigad Lok Sabha constituency (Marathi: रायगड लोकसभा मतदारसंघ) is one of the 48 Lok Sabha (lower house of Indian parliament) constituencies of Maharashtra state in western India. It is a new constituency, created in 2008 as a part of the implementation of the delimitation of the parliamentary constituencies based on the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted on 12 July 2002.[2][3] The constituency first held elections in 2009 and its first member of parliament was Anant Geete of Shiv Sena who was also re-elected in the 2014 elections. As of 2014, Geete (who is also the Minister of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises)[4] represents this constituency in the Lok Sabha.

History[edit]

Raigad was historically called Kolaba, and was the capital of the Maratha king Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj.[5]

Assembly segments[edit]

At present, Raigad Lok Sabha constituency comprises six Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments. These segments are:[2]

  1. Pen
  2. Alibag
  3. Shrivardhan
  4. Mahad
  5. Dapoli
  6. Guhagar

Pen, Alibag and Shrivardhan Vidhan Sabha segments were earlier part of the former Kolaba Lok Sabha constituency. Mahad was earlier part of the Ratnagiri Lok Sabha Constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Key

 Shiv Sena  

Election Member Party
2009 Anant Geete Shiv Sena
2014 Anant Geete Shiv Sena

Election results[edit]

General election 2009[edit]

Indian general elections, 2009: Raigad[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Shiv Sena Anant Geete 413,546 53.89
INC A. R. Antulay 267,025 34.80
Independent Pravin Thakur 39,159 5.10
Independent Sunil Naik 22,200 2.89
BSP Mohite Kiran Baburao 13,053 1.70
Independent Siddharth Patil 8,559 1.12
RSPS Ekanath Arjun Patil 3,824 0.50
Margin of victory 146,521 19.09
Turnout 767,366 56.43
Shiv Sena win (new seat)

General election 2014[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Raigad[1][7]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Shiv Sena Anant Geete 396,178 40.11 -13.78
NCP Sunil Tatkare 394,068 39.89 N/A
PWP Bhai Ramesh Kadam 129,730 13.13 N/A
BSP Yashwant Jayram Gaikwad 10,510 1.06 -0.64
Independent Muzaffar Jainuddin Chaudhari Alias Modi 9,952 1.01 N/A
Independent Sunil Tatkare 9,849 1.00 N/A
AAP Sanjay Yashwant Aparanti 6,759 0.68 N/A
Hindustan Janta Party Sandeep Pandurang Parte 4,287 0.43 N/A
BMP Ghone Adesh Yashawant 3,308 0.33 N/A
SP Aziz Abdul Kadir Mukadam 2,763 0.28 N/A
NOTA None of the above 20,362 2.06 N/A
Margin of victory 2,110 0.22 -18.87
Turnout 987,766 64.44 +8.01
Shiv Sena hold Swing -13.79

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parliamentary Constituency wise Turnout for General Election - 2014". Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 2 July 2014. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  2. ^ a b c "Delimitation Commission of India Notification" (PDF). Chief Electoral Officer, Maharashtra. p. 24. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  3. ^ "Delimitation notification comes into effect". The Hindu. 20 February 2008. 
  4. ^ "Narendra Modi government: Full list of portfolios and ministers". The Indian Express. Indian Express Group. 27 May 2014. Retrieved 8 November 2014. 
  5. ^ "Raigad (Kolaba) district". The Kolaba Gazetteer. Government of Maharashtra. Retrieved 18 April 2015. 
  6. ^ "Constituency Wise Detailed Results" (PDF). Election Commission of India. pp. 96–97. Archived from the original (PDF) on 11 August 2014. Retrieved 30 April 2014. 
  7. ^ "Maharashtra - Raigad". Election Commission of India. Archived from the original on 28 June 2014. Retrieved 1 June 2014.