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Pandharpur Vidhan Sabha constituency is one of the 288 Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) constituencies of Maharashtra state, western India. This constituency is located in Solapur district.[1] It is a segment of Solapur (Lok Sabha constituency).

Two families, Paricharak and Bhelke, have been prominent in local politics since last 3-4 decades. Sudhakar Paricharak was elected five times, from 1985 to 2004. In 2009, NCP fielded Vijaysinh Mohite Patil but he lost to Bharat Bhalake. Then in 2014, Bhalake, by now in Congress, defeated Shailendra Paricharak. In 2019, Bhalake defeated Sudhakar Paricharak who had contested as BJP candidate. In August 2020, Sudhakar Paricharak died during Corona epidemic at the age of 84. In November 2020, sitting MLA Bhalke also died after contracting the novel coronavirus at the age of 60.

Geographical scope

The constituency comprises Mangalvedha taluka, revenue circles Kasegaon and Pandharpur of Pandharpur taluka and Pandharpur Municipal Council.[1]

Members of Vidhan Sabha

Election Results

2021 Bypoll

Bye-election, 2021: Pandharpur
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Samadhan Mahadev Autade 1,09,450 48.15 +16.25
NCP Bhagirath Bharat Bhalke 1,05,717 46.51 +9.03
IND Sidheshwar Baban Autade 2,955 1.3
BVA Shaila Dhananjay Godase 1,607 0.71
VBA Birappa Madhukar Mote 1,196 0.53
SWP Sachin Arun Shinde-Patil 1,027 0.45
None of the Above None of the Above 599 0.26
Majority 3,733 1.64 -3.95
Turnout 2,27,421 66.61
BJP gain from NCP Swing

2019 result

2019 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election: Pandharpur
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
NCP Bharat Bhalke 89,787 37.48
BJP Sudhakar Paricharak 76,426 31.90
IND Samadhan Avtaade Mahadeo 54,124 22.59
INC Kalunge Shivajirao Bajirao 7,232 3.02
None of the Above None of the Above 639 0.27
Majority 13,361 5.59
Turnout 2,39,691 71.74
NCP gain from INC Swing

2014 result

2014 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election: Pandharpur
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Bharat Bhalke 91,863 40.03
SWP Paricharak Shailendra 82,950 36.15
SHS Autade Samadhan Mahadev 40,910 17.83
NCP Chandrakant Prabhakar Bagal 3,075 1.34
None of the Above None of the Above 819 0.36
Majority 8,913 3.90
Turnout 2,29,492 75.76
INC gain from SWP Swing

2009 result

2009 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election: Pandharpur
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SWP Bharat Bhalke 1,06,141 56.24
NCP Vijaysinh Mohite-Patil 68,778 36.44
SHS Bhagat Yetala Narayan 3,330 1.76
MNS Dhotre Dilip Kashinath 1,998 1.06
Majority 37,363
Turnout 1,88,725 68.75
SWP gain from NCP Swing

1962 Vidhan Sabha Elections

References

  1. ^ a b "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008" (PDF). Election Commission of India. 26 November 2008. p. 262. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  2. ^ https://resultuniversity.com/election/pandharpur-maharashtra-assembly-constituency
  3. ^ "Results of Maharashtra Assembly polls 2014". India Today. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
  4. ^ https://www.elections.in/maharashtra/assembly-constituencies/1962-election-results.html


Coordinates: 19°50′18″N 75°15′57″E / 19.8382°N 75.2658°E / 19.8382; 75.2658