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Tankara (Gujarat) Assembly Constituency Elections

About Tankara Assembly (Vidha Sabha) Constituency– Bye Elections 2014

Tankara assembly constituency is located in Morbi district of Gujarat, where byelection will be held on September 13, 2014 and counting will be done on September 16. Organising this election got necessitated after sitting MLA of BJP, Mohanbhai Kundariya, got elected to Lok Sabha last May and the seat became vacant. During 2012 assembly election, he won over Maganbhai Vadaviya of INC by 15,404 votes. Tankara has been a stronghold of Gujarat’s ruling party for decades. During the upcoming byelection, there will be straight contest between BJP and Congress candidates. While Bavnjibhai Patel is BJP candidate, Lalitkumar Kagthara is the Congress candidate from Tankara. There is a great setback for INC in  Tankara assembly constituency even before filing nomination. Congress Chief of Morbi district joined BJP along with 45 Congress workers.

Total voters in Tankara assembly segment is 2,08,855 among which 1,00,322 are female voters and 1,08,533 male voters. There is a sizeable Muslim population in this assembly seat. Two major caste communities here are Kolis and Leuva Patels. SC and ST population accounts for around 10 per cent of the population. Development has become a key issue during the elections in recent times in Tankara assembly constituency.

Sitting and previous MLAs from Tankara Assembly Constituency

Below is the list of winners and runners-up in the Tankara assembly elections conducted so far.

YearA C No.Constituency NameCategoryWinnerGenderPartyVotesRunner UpGenderPartyVotes
201766TankaraGENKagathara LalitbhaiMINC94090Raghavajibhai Jivarajbhai GadaraMBJP64320
2014 (By Poll)66TankaraGENMetaliya Bavanjibhai HansrajbhaiMBJP65833Kagathra Lalitbhai KaramashibhaiMINC54102
201266TankaraGENMohanbhai Kalyanjibhai KundariyaMBJP63630Vadaviya Maganbhai DhanjibhaiMINC48223
200714TankaraGENMohanbhai Kalyanjibhai KundariyaMBJP66215Brijesh MerjaMINC47120
200214TankaraGENKundariya Mohanbhai Kalyanji MBJP62251Kagathara Lalitkumar KaramshibhaiMINC51398
199814TankaraGENKundariya Mohanbhai Kalyanjibhai MBJP52321Boda Vaghjibhai RugnathbhaiMINC41705
199514TankaraGENKundariya Mohan Kalyanji MBJP53866Boda Vaghjibhai RughnathbhaiMINC44861
199014TankaraGENKeshubhai Savdas Patel MBJP48015Boda Vaghjibhai RugnathbhaiMJD23341
198514TankaraGENPatel Vallabhbhai PopatbhaiMINC57888Ruparelia Mohan Lal DevjibhaiMBJP6577
198014TankaraGENPatel Vallabhbhai PopatlalMIND32686Gondalia Thakarshi NanjiMINC(I)16199
197514TankaraGENBoda Govindbhai JethabhaiMKLP24458Lunagariya Mavibhai PunjabhaiMINC22639
197213TankaraGENBoda Govind JethMIND16742V Jaysukhlal ShahMINC13825
196713TankaraGENV. J. ShahFINC13104M. R. RanpuraMBJS10209

Last Updated on March 30, 2020