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Kolhapur is one of the 48 Lok Sabha constituencies of Maharashtra.
According to the data from last census, 23,19,768 people stay in Kolhapur. Out of them, 12.26% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 23,19,768 belong to Scheduled Tribes. Moreover, the number of voters belonging to urban areas is 32.13% while the rural areas from the constituency houses 67.87% people.
There are a total of 17,58,300 voters in the constituency. Among which, 9,09,326 are male voters and 8,48,974 are female voters.
In the previous elections, NCP's Dhananjay Bhimrao Mahadik defeated Sanjay Sadashiv Mandalik from SHS. The margin was 33,259 votes.
The voter turnout recorded was 72%.
In Kolhapur, Sanjay Sadashivrao Mandlik of Shivsena thrashed his opponents as he emerged victorious with a margin of 270,568 votes over Dhananjay Mahadik (Nationalist Congress Party). The former garnered a total of 749085 votes.
To win this seat, Bahujan Samaj Party fieled Dundappa Kundappa Shrikant Sir. On the other hand, Shiv Sena placed its bet on Sanjay Sadashivrao Mandlik.