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Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Kanhaiya Kumar, Milind Deora, Urmila Matondkar, Jay Panda among key candidates in the fray in fourth phase voting today

Updated : April 29, 2019 09:10 AM IST

The fate of 961 candidates, including Union ministers Giriraj Singh, Subhash Bhamre, S S Ahluwalia and Babul Supriyo of the BJP and former Union ministers Salman Khurshid and Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury of the Congress, will be decided by about 12.79 core voters in the fourth phase. Among other key contestants in the fray are Kanhaiya Kumar (CPI), Baijayant Panda (BJP), Urmila Matondkar (Congress), Dimple Yadav (Samajwadi Party), Satabdi Roy (TMC) and Milind Deora (Congress). The stakes are high for the ruling BJP and its allies as it had swept 56 of these seats in 2014, leaving just two for the Congress and the rest for other opposition parties such as the Trinamool Congress (six) and the Biju Janata Dal (six).

Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar is pitted in the Mumbai North Lok Sabha seat against BJP's sitting MP Gopal Shetty who had defeated former Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam in the 2014 general election by 4.46 lakh votes. Matondkar's plain speaking and charisma has ensured that is it not at least a cakewalk for Shetty. (Image: PTI)
Actor-turned-politician Urmila Matondkar is pitted in the Mumbai North Lok Sabha seat against BJP's sitting MP Gopal Shetty who had defeated former Mumbai Congress chief Sanjay Nirupam in the 2014 general election by 4.46 lakh votes. Matondkar's plain speaking and charisma has ensured that is it not at least a cakewalk for Shetty. (Image: PTI)
Union minister Giriraj Singh had won from Nawada in 2014, but was shifted to Begusarai as the Nawada was allotted to Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party under the NDA seat-sharing deal in Bihar. In Begusarai, the RJD has fielded Tanweer Hasan, who lost to Bhola Singh of the BJP in 2014. (Image: Twitter, Giriraj Singh)
Union minister Giriraj Singh had won from Nawada in 2014, but was shifted to Begusarai as the Nawada was allotted to Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party under the NDA seat-sharing deal in Bihar. In Begusarai, the RJD has fielded Tanweer Hasan, who lost to Bhola Singh of the BJP in 2014. (Image: Twitter, Giriraj Singh)
Former JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar competing against BJP's Giriraj Singh, for the Begusarai seat, as CPI candidate. (Image: Twitter, Kanhaiya Kumar)
Former JNU student union leader Kanhaiya Kumar competing against BJP's Giriraj Singh, for the Begusarai seat, as CPI candidate. (Image: Twitter, Kanhaiya Kumar)
The union minister of state for defence, Subhash Bhamre, is facing off Congress' Kunal Patil in the Dhule Lok Sabha constituency.  Former BJP MLA Anil Gote, who is contesting as an independent candidate, could eat into Bhamre's vote share. Gote's relations with Bhamre worsened since the Dhule Municipal Corporation (DMC) elections held in February when he was supposedly sidelined from the candidate selection process for the civic polls. There are more than four lakh Muslims in the constituency while the Maratha and Other Backward Classes population is nearly five lakh. (Image: Twitter, Subhash Bhamre)
The union minister of state for defence, Subhash Bhamre, is facing off Congress' Kunal Patil in the Dhule Lok Sabha constituency.  Former BJP MLA Anil Gote, who is contesting as an independent candidate, could eat into Bhamre's vote share. Gote's relations with Bhamre worsened since the Dhule Municipal Corporation (DMC) elections held in February when he was supposedly sidelined from the candidate selection process for the civic polls. There are more than four lakh Muslims in the constituency while the Maratha and Other Backward Classes population is nearly five lakh. (Image: Twitter, Subhash Bhamre)
Incumbent BJP MP Babul Supriyo is facing Trinamool Congress' Moon Moon Sen in the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency, which was won by Supriyo in 2014 defeating TMC's Dola Sen. Moon Moon Sen won Bankura seat in 2014, defeating nine-time MP Basudev Acharya. (Image: Babul Supriyo, Twitter)
Incumbent BJP MP Babul Supriyo is facing Trinamool Congress' Moon Moon Sen in the Asansol Lok Sabha constituency, which was won by Supriyo in 2014 defeating TMC's Dola Sen. Moon Moon Sen won Bankura seat in 2014, defeating nine-time MP Basudev Acharya. (Image: Babul Supriyo, Twitter)
Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid is locked in a three-way electoral contest from his traditional constituency of Farrukhabad against BJP's sitting MP Mukesh Rajput and BSP's Manoj Agarwal. Khurshid had last won the seat in 2009. In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Mukesh Rajput bagged over 4 lakh votes and defeated SP candidate Rameshwar Singh Yadav by over 1.5 lakh votes. The BSP was third, while Khurshid finished fourth. (Image: Salman Khurshid, Twitter)
Senior Congress leader Salman Khurshid is locked in a three-way electoral contest from his traditional constituency of Farrukhabad against BJP's sitting MP Mukesh Rajput and BSP's Manoj Agarwal. Khurshid had last won the seat in 2009. In the 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Mukesh Rajput bagged over 4 lakh votes and defeated SP candidate Rameshwar Singh Yadav by over 1.5 lakh votes. The BSP was third, while Khurshid finished fourth. (Image: Salman Khurshid, Twitter)
Former BJD leader Jay Panda had last year resigned from the party after taking aggressive stance against misgovernance, particularly at the top leadership level and recently joined BJP. Panda is contesting from Kendrapara Lok Sabha seat as a saffron party candidate this time after twice representing the parliamentary seat as BJD MP. Panda is taking on Ollywood superstar Anubhav Mohanty and Congress leader Dharanidhar Nayak, who had managed to capture the second spot in 2014 polls. (Image: IANS)
Former BJD leader Jay Panda had last year resigned from the party after taking aggressive stance against misgovernance, particularly at the top leadership level and recently joined BJP. Panda is contesting from Kendrapara Lok Sabha seat as a saffron party candidate this time after twice representing the parliamentary seat as BJD MP. Panda is taking on Ollywood superstar Anubhav Mohanty and Congress leader Dharanidhar Nayak, who had managed to capture the second spot in 2014 polls. (Image: IANS)
Samajwadi Party's first lady, Dimple Yadav, is the mahagathbandhan candidate in Kannauj. In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Dimple managed to win despite 'Modi wave' but with a small margin against BJP's Subrat Pathak. Kannauj is the stronghold of the SP as the party has not lost from the seat since 1998. (Image: IANS)
Samajwadi Party's first lady, Dimple Yadav, is the mahagathbandhan candidate in Kannauj. In 2014 Lok Sabha polls, Dimple managed to win despite 'Modi wave' but with a small margin against BJP's Subrat Pathak. Kannauj is the stronghold of the SP as the party has not lost from the seat since 1998. (Image: IANS)
Congress’ Mumbai South Lok Sabha candidate Milind Deora will once again take on Shiv Sena's MP Arvind Sawant. The latter had won the seat in 2014 by a massive margin. Deora had been Lok Sabha member twice, in 2004 and 2009, after taking over from his father Murli Deora who contested from this seat from 1980 onwards. (Image: IANS)
Congress’ Mumbai South Lok Sabha candidate Milind Deora will once again take on Shiv Sena's MP Arvind Sawant. The latter had won the seat in 2014 by a massive margin. Deora had been Lok Sabha member twice, in 2004 and 2009, after taking over from his father Murli Deora who contested from this seat from 1980 onwards. (Image: IANS)
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