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Bhavnagar is one of the 26 Lok Sabha constituencies of Gujarat.
According to the data from last census, 23,10,078 people stay in Bhavnagar. Out of them, 5.66% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 23,10,078 belong to Scheduled Tribes. Moreover, the number of voters belonging to urban areas is 45.07% while the rural areas from the constituency houses 54.93% people.
Out of the total 15,94,531 voters, there are 8,34,571 male voters while 7,59,960 voters are females.
In the previous elections, BJP's sitting MP Shyal Bhartiben Dhirubhai defeated INC's Pravinbhai Jinabhai Rathod by a huge margin of 295,488 votes.
The voter turnout recorded was 58%.
The result of Bhavnagar is out, as DR.BHARATIBEN DHIRUBHAI SHIYAL of Bharatiya Janata Party emerged as the winner in a completely one-sided battle against PATEL MANHARBHAI NAGJIBHAI (VASANI) (Indian National Congress). The former garnered 661273 votes and won by a whopping margin of 329,519 votes.
Bharatiya Janata Party fielded Dr. Bharatiben Dhirubhai Shiyal while the Bahujan Samaj Party gave a ticket to Vijaykumar Ramabhai Makadiya. Similarly, the Indian National Congress placed its bet on Manharbhai Nagjibhai Patel.