Kachchh is one of the 26 constituencies in Gujarat to go on polls in the third phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 on Tuesday, April 23. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has fielded sitting MP Vinod Lakhamashi Chavda who will compete against Congress leader Naresh Naranbhai Maheshwari.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP candidate Vinod Lakhamashi Chavda had defeated Himmatsingh Patel by a margin of more than 2.5 lakh votes.
The voting for Gujarat’s 26 parliamentary seats will take place in single phase elections for the 2019 General elections to April 23. The last phase will be held on May 19.
The Kachch constituency has a total of 15,33,782 electorates according to Election Commission of India 2014 reports.
Kachch Lok Sabha constituency comprises five Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments: Abdasa, Mandvi, Bhuj, Anjar, Gandhidham, Rapar, Morbi.
In Phase III of the voting for the 17th Lok Sabha, elections will take place in 115 Lok Sabha constituencies across 14 states. Voting for this phase will take place on April 23. While, like all the other phases, counting will take place on May 23.
Sitting MP, Party: Vinod Lakhamashi Chavda BJP
Runner up name, party: Dineshbhai Parmar INC
Key candidates for 2019 Lok Sabha elections
Amit Shah BJP
CJ Chavda INC
Important dates to remember for Phase III
|Notification to be issued on||March 28|
|Last date for filing nomination||April 4|
|Scrutiny of nomination||April 5|
|Last date for withdrawal of nomination||April 8|
|Date of elections for Phase III||April 23|
|Date of Result||May 23|
Along with Lok Sabha Elections, voting will also take place for the third phase of Odisha Assembly Elections 2019. The turnout in the last general election in 2014 was more than 66%, up from 45% in 1951 when the first election was held.