Khanapur, Maharashtra Assembly constituency

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Khanapur Vidhan Sabha seat is one of the 288 Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) constituencies of Maharashtra state in western India.[1] It is a segment of Sangli Lok Sabha constituency. This seat was named 'Khanapur' until 1972. Then its name, and area under it, changed to 'Khanapur Atpadi', from 1978 to 2004. From 2008 onwards it was back to 'Khanapur' only, after the boundaries of constituencies were redrawn again.

There is a vidhan sabha seat by the same name (Khanapur) in Karnataka.


Khanapur constituency is one of the eight Vidhan Sabha constituencies located in the Sangli district. It comprises the entire Khanapur and Atpadi tehsil and part of the Tasgaon tehsil (Visapur Circal) of the district.[2]

Khanapur is part of the Sangli Lok Sabha constituency along with five other Vidhan Sabha segments in this district, namely Miraj, Sangli, Palus-Kadegaon, Tasgao-Kavathemahakal and Jat.[3]

This constituency comes under drought prone area where every year farmers are facing problems of water. The famous grape growing area comes under this zone.

Members of Legislative Assembly

Election results

Maharashtra Assembly Elections 1972

Seat name = 'Khanapur', until 1972 elections.

Maharashtra state assembly elections 1972: Khanapur
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Mane Sampatrao Sitaram [4] 38,361
Independent Pawar Sampatrao Govindrao (Peasants & Workers Party - शे का प) 26,170

Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2004

Seat name = 'Khanapur Atpadi', from 1978 to 2004 elections.

Maharashtra state assembly elections 2004: Khanapur Atpadi
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Patil Sadashivrao Hanmantrao 79,813 50.92
NCP Anil Babar 54,726 34.92
BJP Patil Vijaysinh Tatyaso 12,619 8.05
Majority 25,087 16.00
Turnout 156,733 72.97
Independent gain from NCP Swing

Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2009

Maharashtra state assembly elections 2009: Khanapur
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
INC Sadashiv Patil 77,965 42.55
Independent Anil Babar 74,976 40.92
Gopichand Padalkar 19024 10.34
Majority 2,989 1.63
Turnout 183,223 67.23
INC gain from Independent Swing

Maharashtra Assembly Elections 2014

Maharashtra state assembly elections 2014: Khanapur
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
SHS Anil Babar 72,849 33.43
INC Patil Sadashivrao Hanmantrao 53,052 24.34
BJP Gopichand Padalkar 44,419 20.38
NCP Amarsinh Narsinrao Deshmukh 39,725 18.23
Majority 19,797 9.09
Turnout 217,937 73.32
SHS gain from INC Swing

See also


  1. ^ "District wise List of Assembly and Parliamentary Constituencies". Chief Electoral Officer, Maharashtra website. Archived from the original on 25 February 2009. Retrieved 5 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008" (PDF). The Election Commission of India. p. 275.
  3. ^ "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008" (PDF). The Election Commission of India. p. 278.
  4. ^ "Madhya Pradesh Assembly Election Results in 1972".