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The Gujarat has 26 Lok Sabha constituencies and Surat is one of them.
According to the census, the total population of Surat is 26,17,024, among which 2.72% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 3.96% voters belong to Scheduled Tribes. Further, 93.33% of voters live in urban areas while 6.67% voters stay in rural areas.
The total number of voters from the constituency are 14,84,068. Of them, 8,03,829 and 6,80,239 are male and female voters respectively.
Elections for Surat were held on Apr 23. Talking about previous elections, BJP's sitting MP Jardosh Darshnaben Vikrambhai defeated INC's Desai Naishadhbhai Bhupatbhai by a huge margin of 533,190 votes.
A total of 64% voters cast their vote in these elections.
Bharatiya Janata Party's Darshana Vikram Jardosh swept Surat by a vote margin of 548,230. Indian National Congress's Ashok Patel (Adhevada) managed to garner only 247421.
Communist Party of India fielded Shenmare Vijaybhai Namdeo while the Bharatiya Janata Party gave a ticket to Jardosh Darshnaben Vikrambhai. Similarly, the Indian National Congress placed its bet on Ashok Vallabhbhai Pate.