Schedule, top candidates and past results

Nashik Seat, Maharashtra Lok Sabha elections 2024: schedule, main candidates and past results | FPJ

Nashik: Nashik Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 48 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state of Maharashtra. It is one of the most important seats that can potentially impact the 2024 Maharashtra Lok Sabha elections. With the changing political dynamics of Maharashtra politics, every lok sabha seat is going to be an interesting battle during this Lok Sabha elections year.

The Nashik seat currently consists of six Vidhan Sabha segments including Sinnar, Nashik East, Nashik Central, Nashik West, Deolali and Igatpuri. The Nashik Lok Sabha seat will go to polls during Phase 5 of the 2024 Lok Sabha elections on May 20.

Rajabhau Waje of Shiv Sena (UBT) vs Eknath Shinde led Hemant Godse of Shiv Sena

It will be a tough fight between Shiv Sena’s (UBT) Rajabhau Waje and Shiv Sena-led Eknath Shinde’s Hemant Godse. It will not be a cakewalk for Godse, who has won the seat in two elections. Amid growing unrest among farmers and traders over the Centre’s recent decisions on onion exports and rising tension between Mahayuti partners, Eknath Shinde-led Shiv Sena nominee Hemant Godse will face a tough challenge to to score a hat-trick in Nashik constituency.

Meanwhile, Vijay Karanjkar, the rebel candidate of the Thackeray group in the Nashik Lok Sabha constituency, had joined the Shiv Sena Shinde faction in Mumbai on May 6 along with his supporters. According to reports, he could participate in the elections independently. Vijay Karanjkar switched sides as he was denied a ticket.

Previous election results

In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, Shiv Sena’s Hemant Godse had won the elections by defeating NCP’s Sameer Bhujbal. In 2014 too, Godse had defeated Chhagan Bhujbal, who contested the elections on NCP ticket.

In 2009, NCP’s Sameer Bhujbal had won the elections by 2,38,706 votes. Bhujbal had then defeated Hemant Godse, who had fought on MNS ticket. In 2004, NCP’s Devidas Anandrao Pingale had defeated Shiv Sena’s Dashrath Patil.

The counting of votes for the 2024 Lok Sabha elections will take place on June 4.