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Maharashtra has 48 Lok Sabha constituencies and Solapur is one of them.
As per the last census report, Solapur houses 20,18,949 people. Out of them, 14.58% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 2.43% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 39.15% of voters are from urban areas while 60.85% voters stay in rural areas.
The total number of voters from the constituency are 17,02,755. Of them, 8,93,736 and 8,09,019 are male and female voters respectively.
In the previous elections, BJP's sitting MP Sharad Bansode defeated INC's Shinde Sushilkumar Sambhajirao by a huge margin of 149,674 votes.
The voter turnout recorded was 56%.
This time, Solapur saw a three-way battle between former Home Minister Sushilkumar Shinde (INC), Lingayat seer Jaisiddeshwar Swami (BJP) and Prakash Ambedkar (Vanchit Bahujan Aghadi).
Maharashtra's Solapur was won by Bharatiya Janata Party's SHRI. SHA. BRA. DR. JAI SIDHESHWAR SHIVACHARY MAHASWAMIJI. In a hard-fought battle, Indian National Congress"s SHINDE SUSHILKUMAR SAMBHAJIRAO lost the seat by a margin of 158,608.