Bhandara Assembly constituency

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Constituency Details
Total electors3,70,690
Member of Legislative Assembly
Current MLANarendra Bhojraj Bhondekar
Elected year2019

Bhandara Assembly constituency is one of the 288 Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) constituencies in Maharashtra state in central India. This constituency is one of the three constituencies located in Bhandara district.[1]


Bhandara is part of the Bhandara-Gondiya Lok Sabha constituency along with five other Vidhan Sabha segments, namely Sakoli and Tumsar in the Bhandara district and Gondiya, Arjuni Morgaon and Tirora in the Gondia district.[1]

Geographical Boundaries

The current constituency comprises Whole Bhandara and Pauni Tehsils including Bhandara and Pauni municipalities.

Members of Legislative Assembly

Madhya Pradesh (1950-1956)

Year Winner Party
1952 Rama Bakaram Lanjewar Indian National Congress

Bombay State (1956-1960)

Year Winner Party
1957 1)Dada Dajibaji Dhote

2)Sitaram Jairam Bhambore*

Indian National Congress

*It was 2 seats constituency in Bombay state election of 1957.

Maharashtra State (1960–present)

Year Winner Party
1962 Dada Dajibaji Dhote Indian National Congress
1967 Dada Dajibaji Dhote Independent
1968* Nashikrao Tirpude Indian National Congress
1972 Govind Ramji Shende Independent
1978 Vitthalprasad Sitaram Dubey Indian National Congress (Indira)
1980 Madhavrao Tulsiram Dalal Independent
1985 Anandrao Wanjari Indian National Congress
1990 Ram Gopal Aswale Bharatiya Janata Party
1995 Ram Gopal Aswale Bharatiya Janata Party
1999 Ram Gopal Aswale Bharatiya Janata Party
2004 Nana Panchbudhe Nationalist Congress Party
2009 Narendra Bhondekar Shivsena
2014 Ramchandra Punaji Avsare Bharatiya Janata Party
2019 Narendra Bhondekar Independent

* denotes Bypoll

Election Results

Assembly Elections 2019

2019 Maharashtra Legislative Assembly election: Bhandara
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Narendra Bhojraj Bhondekar 1,01,717 43.44
BJP Arvind Manohar Bhaladhare 78,040 33.33
INC Jaideep Jogendra Kawade 19,105 8.16
Majority 23,677
Turnout 2,34,148
Independent gain from BJP Swing

See also


  1. ^ a b "District wise List of Assembly and Parliamentary Constituencies". Chief Electoral Officer, Maharashtra website. Archived from the original on 18 March 2010. Retrieved 5 September 2010.