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Mumbai North Lok Sabha result: Urmila Matondkar trails

Counting in the Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituency is underway and as per trends, Congress leader Urmila Matondkar is trailing.

India TV News Desk India TV News Desk
New Delhi Published on: May 23, 2019 10:39 IST
Lok Sabha Election Result 2019: Mumbai North
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Lok Sabha Election Result 2019: Mumbai North

Counting in the Mumbai North Lok Sabha constituency is underway and as per trends, Congress leader Urmila Matondkar is trailing.

Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Gopal Shetty is the sitting MP from Mumbai North.

The Mumbai North constituency went to polls on April 29 in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha election and recorded a polling percentage of 54.72. 

The seat had seen a 53.06 per cent voter turnout in the 2014 Lok Sabha election.

The problems typical of Mumbai North include housing, traffic woes and congestion.

In 2014, Gopal Shetty defeated Congress heavyweight and former Mumbai chief Sanjay Nirupam by 4 lakh votes -- after which the grand old party decided to field actress Urmila Matondkar from the seat. 

Sanjay Nirupam had defeated Ram Naik of BJP in 2009.

The Congress had also fielded actor Govinda from this seat. In 2004, Naik lost to Congress’ Govinda by just 48,000 votes.

The seven phases of the Lok Sabha polls 2019 covered a total of 543 constituencies. Voting in the first phase was conducted on April 11.

Simultaneous elections were held in other constituencies---- the results for which will also be out today.

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