Pandharpur Assembly constituency
Pandharpur Assembly constituency is one of the 288 Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) constituencies of Maharashtra state, western India. This constituency is located in Solapur district. It is a segment of Solapur (Lok Sabha constituency).
Two families, Paricharak and Bhelke, have been prominent in local politics since last 3-4 decades. Sudhakar Paricharak was elected five times, from 1985 to 2004. In 2009, NCP fielded Vijaysinh Mohite Patil but he lost to Bharat Bhalake. Then in 2014, Bhalake, by now in Congress, defeated Shailendra Paricharak. In 2019, Bhalake defeated Sudhakar Paricharak who had contested as BJP candidate. In August 2020, Sudhakar Paricharak died during Corona epidemic at the age of 84. In November 2020, sitting MLA Bhalke also died after contracting the novel coronavirus at the age of 60.
Members of Vidhan Sabha
- 1962: Audumbar Kondiba Patil, of Indian National Congress
- 1985: Sudhakarpant Paricharak, of Indian National Congress
- 1995: Sudhakarpant Paricharak, of Congress
- 1999: Sudhakarpant Paricharak, of Nationalist Congress Party
- 2004: Sudhakarpant Paricharak, of Nationalist Congress Party (Died of Covid-19 infection in August 2020)
- 2009: Bharat Bhalke, Independent / Swabhimani Party
- 2014: Bharat Bhalke of the Indian National Congress (INC).
- 2019: Bharat Bhalke of Nationalist Congress Party (Died of Covid-19 infection in November 2020)
- 2021 (bye-poll) : Samadhan Autade, of Bharatiya Janata Party
|BJP||Samadhan Mahadev Autade||1,09,450||48.15||+16.25|
|NCP||Bhagirath Bharat Bhalke||1,05,717||46.51||+9.03|
|IND||Sidheshwar Baban Autade||2,955||1.3|
|BVA||Shaila Dhananjay Godase||1,607||0.71|
|VBA||Birappa Madhukar Mote||1,196||0.53|
|SWP||Sachin Arun Shinde-Patil||1,027||0.45|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||599||0.26|
|BJP gain from NCP||Swing|
|IND||Samadhan Avtaade Mahadeo||54,124||22.59|
|INC||Kalunge Shivajirao Bajirao||7,232||3.02|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||639||0.27|
|NCP gain from INC||Swing|
|SHS||Autade Samadhan Mahadev||40,910||17.83|
|NCP||Chandrakant Prabhakar Bagal||3,075||1.34|
|None of the Above||None of the Above||819||0.36|
|INC gain from SWP||Swing|
|SHS||Bhagat Yetala Narayan||3,330||1.76|
|MNS||Dhotre Dilip Kashinath||1,998||1.06|
|SWP gain from NCP||Swing|
1962 Vidhan Sabha Elections
- Audumber Kondiba Patil (INC) : 28,246 votes 
- Jayawant Ghanashyam More (IND) : 13275
- "Delimitation of Parliamentary and Assembly Constituencies Order, 2008" (PDF). Election Commission of India. 26 November 2008. p. 262. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
- "Pandharpur Assembly Constituency Election Result". resultuniversity.com.
- "Results of Maharashtra Assembly polls 2014". India Today. Retrieved 13 August 2015.
- "Maharashtra Assembly Election Results in 1962". Elections.in. 22 April 2020. Retrieved 16 May 2022.