Maharashtra polls in three phases
Maharashtra will elect 48 Lok Sabha members over three days in April.
The first lot of votes will be cast in 10 constituencies in eastern Maharashtra's Vidarbha region April 10.
These constituencies are Akola, Amravati, Buldana, Bhandara-Gondiya, Chandrapur, Gadchiroli-Chimur, Nagpur, Ramtek, Wardha and Yavatmal-Washim.
The next to follow will be 19 constituencies covering Marathwada and coastal Konkan regions -- April 17.
These are: Ahmednagar, Baramati, Beed, Hatkanangle, Hingoli, Kolhapur, Latur, Maval, Madha, Nanded, Osmanabad, Parbhani, Pune, Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, Shirur, Shirdi, Solapur, Sangli and Satara (19 seats).
The remaining 19 constituencies in Mumbai region, parts of Vidarbha and northern Maharashtra will go to the polls April 24.
These include: Aurangabad, Bhiwandi, Dhule, Dindori, Jalna, Jalgaon, Kalyan, Mumbai North, Mumbai North-East, Mumbai North-West, Mumbai North-Central, Mumbai South-Central, Mumbai South, Nandurbar, Nashik, Palghar, Raver, Raigad and Thane.
The main parties in Maharashtra are the Congress, Nationalist Congress Party, Bharatiya Janata Party, Shiv Sena, Maharashtra Navnirman Sena and Aam Aadmi Party besides smaller groups.
(Posted on 05-03-2014)