Reserved for the SC category and comprising of six Vidhan Sabha segments, Solapur is one of Maharashtra’s 48 Lok Sabha parliamentary constituencies and was formed before the 1951 elections. The total number of electorates in the Solapur Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 42) according to Election Commission of India 2009 reports are 1,594,138 of which 825,811 are males and 768,327 are females. The city of Solapur is the district headquarters of the Solapur District and is located just next to Karnataka border. It is the 30thwith a 51% male majority and an 11% child population. 49% of the population comprises of females and the gender ratio is 972 females for every 1000 males.
The city has a total area of 300 sq km and an average elevation of 457 m. It has an average literacy rate of 84% with male and female literacy at 91% and 77% respectively. Marathi is the official language although Urdu, Hindi, Kannada and Telegu are also widely spoken. Hindus have a 69% majority; Muslims occupy about 19% while the rest is occupied by Buddhists and Christians.
Over 10 engineering colleges are located here. Several other premier institutions are also located here, affiliated to Solapur University. Textile industries and several other small scale industries are located here. Tourism is also a vital part of the economy. The National Highways NH-9, 13, 204 and 211 are connected to Solapur.
List of winner/current and runner up MPs Solapur Parliamentary Constituency.The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Solapur parliamentary constituency of all the years from the starting until now . It also shows the number of votes secured by each MP and the name of the political party they belong to. The current sitting member of parliament of the Solapur constituency is Shri Sharad Bansode of BJP.
|Year||PC No.||PC Name||Category||winner/current MP||Gender||Party||Vote||Runner Up MP||Gender||Party||Vote|
|2014||42||Solapur||(SC)||Sharad Bansode||M||BJP||517879||Shinde Sushilkumar Sambhajirao||M||INC||368205|
|2009||42||Solapur||(SC)||Shinde,Shri Sushil Kumar Sambhajirao||M||INC||387591||Adv. Bansode Sharad Maruti||M||BJP||287959|
|2004||37||Solapur||GEN||Deshmukh Subhash Sureshchandra||M||BJP||316188||Ujwalatai Sushilkumar Shinde||M||INC||310390|
|2003||Bye Pol||Solapur||GEN||Mohite P.P.Shankarrao||M||BJP||352360||Anandrao Narayan Deokate||M||INC||229543|
|1999||37||Solapur||GEN||Shinde Sushilkumar Sambhajirao||M||INC||286578||Valyal Lingraj Balirayya||M||BJP||209583|
|1998||37||Solapur||GEN||Shinde Sushilkumar Sambhajirao||M||INC||336346||Valyal Lingraj Balraiyya||M||BJP||231974|
|1996||37||Solapur||GEN||Valyal Lingraj Balairayya||M||BJP||184075||Patil Ravikant Shankarappa||M||JD||166988|
|1991||37||Solapur||GEN||Sadul Dharmanna Mondayya||M||INC||262623||Bhutada Gopikisan Goverdhandas||M||BJP||182533|
|1989||37||Solapur||GEN||Sadul Dharmanna Mondayya||M||INC||281909||Valyal Lingraj Balirayya||M||BJP||146831|
|1984||37||Solapur||GEN||Kuchan Gangadhar Sinramappa||M||INC||258050||Racheti Hanmantappaerappa||M||BJP||67418|
|1980||37||Solapur||GEN||Kuchan Gangadhar Sidramappa||M||INC(I)||204027||Pannalal Surana||M||JNP||99421|
|1977||37||Solapur||GEN||Damani Surajratan Fatehchand||M||INC||183424||Kadadi Madeppa Bandappa||M||BLD||149381|
|1971||34||Solapur||GEN||Surajratan Fatehchand Damani||M||INC||188577||Rangnath Madhav Vaidya||M||IND||98148|
|1967||34||Solapur||GEN||S. F. Damani||M||INC||116734||S. M . Dhanashetti||M||IND||93021|
|1962||18||Solapur||GEN||Madeppa Beandappa Kadadi||M||INC||135011||Vishnupant Ramrao Patil||M||HMS||61725|
Facts about current sitting MP of Solapur Constituency
|Name of MP||Sharad Bansode|
|Nature of Membership||Elected|
|Term||18-May-14 to In office|
|Political Party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Educational Qualification||Professional Graduate|
|Activities of Sharad Bansode in 16th Lok Sabha|
|Private member bills passed||0|
Note : (Data corresponds to the period 1 June 2014 to 13 May 2015.)
List of Assembly Constituencies in Solapur Parliamentary ConstituencyThe table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Solapur parliamentary constituency.
|Names of Assembly Constituencies|
|Mohol (SC)||Solapur City North||Solapur City Central|
Last Updated on February 24, 2015