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Maharashtra votes for 10 Lok Sabha seats

Mumbai: The first phase of elections in Maharashtra for 10 Lok Sabha seats got underway here Thursday morning with early voters queuing up outside polling stations, officials said.A total of 201 candidates, including 90 independents,

India TV News Desk [ Updated: April 10, 2014 12:21 IST ]
maharashtra votes for 10 lok sabha seats
maharashtra votes for 10 lok sabha seats

Mumbai: The first phase of elections in Maharashtra for 10 Lok Sabha seats got underway here Thursday morning with early voters queuing up outside polling stations, officials said.


A total of 201 candidates, including 90 independents, are in the fray and they are vying for attention of around 1.22 crore voters spread in Vidarbha region.

There a total of eight general category constituencies, while one is reserved for Scheduled Tribes and one for Scheduled Castes.

The maximum number of 33 candidates are contesting from Nagpur, while seven - the lowest - are in the fray in Akola.

Out of 201 candidates, there are only 15 women candidates, including two from prominent parties like Nationalist Congress Party and Aam Aadmi Party.

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