Maharashtra Assembly Election 2019, Bhiwandi West profile: Congress reposes faith in Shoeb Ashfaque again despite defeat in 2014
There are three reserved seats under Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste categories in the Thane district: Bhiwandi Rural (ST), Shahapur (ST) and Ambarnath (SC).
There are a total of 272722 electors of which there are 109188 female electors and 163464 male electors.
In 2014, Choughule Mahesh Prabhakar of BJP won this seat with 42,483 votes against Khan Shoeb Ashfaq of Congress who netted 39,157 votes in his name.
Bhiwandi West Assembly Election 2019:
The Election Commission of India (ECI) announced the dates for the Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly elections. Voting for the 288-member Assembly will be held on 21 October in a single phase. The counting of votes and final results will be declared on 24 October, authorities said. The term of the Devendra Fadnavis-led current Maharashtra Assembly will end on 9 November.
The notification and nomination process for the Assembly election was issued on 27 September. Candidates could file their nominations latest by 4 October. The scrutiny of nomination papers was done on 5 October and the last date to withdraw candidature from the electoral battle was 7 October. A total of 95,473 polling stations will be set up for over 8.95 crore voters in Maharashtra.
There are three reserved seats under Scheduled Tribe and Scheduled Caste categories in the Thane district — Bhiwandi Rural (ST), Shahapur (ST) and Ambarnath (SC).
Constituency Name—Bhiwandi West
Result in the previous election:
In 2009, Abdul Rashid Tahir Momin of Samajwadi Party won this seat with 30,825 votes against independent candidate Sainath (Bhau) Rangarao Pawar who netted 29,134 votes. In 2014, Choughule Mahesh Prabhakar of BJP won this seat with 42,483 votes against Khan Shoeb Ashfaq of Congress who netted 39,157 votes in his name. In 2019, Congress is fielding the former runner up Shoeb Ashfaque (Guddu).