Actress Urmila Matondkar challenged BJP's strongman Gopal Shetty in the LS Polls 2019. The constituency has earlier been represented by stalwarts like V. K. Krishna Menon, S. A. Dange, Mrinal Gore, Ram Naik, actor Govinda, and former Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam
Gopal Shetty contested against Urmila Matondkar in LS Polls 2019. The battle was for Mumbai North constituency making it one of the closely watched battles in these Lok Sabha elections
Mumbai North East:
The constituency which gave four Union Ministers - Pramod Mahajan, Subramaniam Swamy, Gurudas Kamat and Jaywantiben Mehta - saw a contest between BJP's Manoj Kotak and NCP's former MP Sanjay Dina Patil.
Three-time corporator Manoj Kotak, the BJP's group leader in the BMC, is known as a studious councillor, and has been raising his voice against scams in the BMC.
NCP's former MP Sanjay Dina Patil contested against BJP'S Manoj Kotak for the LS Polls 2019 in the fourth phase. In May 2009 general elections, Sanjay Dina Patil was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha as a Nationalist Congress Party candidate
Mumbai North West:
The North West constituency saw a straight contest between former colleagues - Sanjay Nirupam from the Congress and Gajanan Kirtikar, the current MP from the Shiv Sena. Sanjay Nirupam served two terms as an MP in the Rajya Sabha, first as a Shiv Sena member and then from the Congress Party. From 2009- 2014, he represented North Mumbai in the Lok Sabha constituency
Gajanan C. Kirtikar contested election against former Mumbai Congress President Sanjay Nirupam, an ex-Shiv Sainik and three-time MP making his fourth bid for Parliament. He was a Member of Legislative from Malad assembly constituency from 1990 to 2009 and was also the state minister for home in Shiv Sena-BJP government
This was one of the only two constituencies to have a direct woman-to-woman battle between two known faces of political families - sitting BJP MP Poonam Mahajan and three-time MP Priya Dutt from the Congress party. Both are daughters of former Union Ministers - the late Pramod Mahajan and the late Sunil Dutt, respectively.
Priya Dutt from Congress was nominated from the Mumbai North-Central Lok Sabha constituency, from where she was elected in 2004 and 2009 before losing in 2014. She was elected for the first time from Mumbai North-West constituency in Maharashtra to the 14th Lok Sabha on 22 November 2005. Priya Dutt also represented in the 15th Lok Sabha
Mumbai South Central:
The sitting MP is Shiv Sena's Rahul Shewale was pitted against the former city chief of Congress, ex-MP Eknath Gaikwad. This constituency includes Dadar, Mahim, Matunga, King's Circle, Wadala, Sion, Dharavi, and Anushakti Nagar has a total electorate of 14,47,885 including 6,54,084 women and 7,93,801 men
Congress's Eknath Gaikwad (79), a senior candidate claims to stick to basics of serving people round-the-clock to battle against Rahul Shewale. He was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha and 15th Lok Sabha of India
The Mumbai South constituency has given four Union Ministers - Milind Deora and his father Murli Deora, George Fernandes, Jaywantiben Mehta and comprises VVIP and affluent pockets as well as middle-class localities. It comprises a total of 14,85,846 voters with 6,56,882 females and 8,28,964 males
The battle was between the former MP and Union Minister Milind M. Deora and Shiv Sena's sitting MP Arvind Sawant. Arvind Sawant is a member of the 16th Lok Sabha of India
Congress leader Suresh K. Taware was pitted against BJP's Kapil Patil for LS Polls 2019 in the fourth phase
BJP's Kapil Patil and Congress leader Suresh K. Taware battled from Bhiwandi with 16,96,598 voters, including 7,51,184 females and 9,45,405 males. Kapil Patil was the chairman of Thane District Co-operative Bank and also the President of Thane Zilla Parishad. He moved to Bharatiya Janata Party from Nationalist Congress Party in March 2014.
NCP's Anand P. Paranjpe, son of former four-time MP Prakash Paranjpe battled Shiv Sena's Rajan Vichare in the constituency with total 20,73,442 comprising 9,31,284 female and 11,42,158 males. Anand Paranjpe won the Lok Sabha seat from Kalyan in the 2009 LS Polls defeating NCP candidate Vasant Davkhare. He was the only member from Shiv Sena to be elected from the Mumbai Thane region in the 15th Lok Sabha.
Rajan Vichare has been with Shiv Sena since his childhood. He was elected as the mayor of Thane in 2006. Rajan Vichare battled NCP's Anand P. Paranjpe for LS Polls 2019 in the fourth phase
As the entire country waits for the Lok Sabha election counting day on May 23, 2019, we look at candidates who contested in this year’s election. (All pictures credit/Twitter)
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