Almora (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Almora Lok Sabha constituency (Hindi: अल्मोड़ा लोक सभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र) is one of the five Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituency in Uttarakhand. This constituency came into existence in 1957, following the delimitation of Lok Sabha constituencies. It comprises four districts namely Almora, Bageshwar, Champawat and Pithoragarh. Since 2009, this constituency is reserved for Scheduled Caste candidates.

Assembly segments[edit]

Presently, Almora Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following fourteen Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments:[1]

  • Almora district:
  1. Almora
  2. Dwarahat
  3. Jageshwar
  4. Ranikhet
  5. Salt
  6. Someshwar
  • Bageshwar District:
  1. Bageshwar
  2. Kapkot
  • Champawat district:
  1. Champawat
  2. Lohaghat
  • Pithoragarh district:
  1. Dharchula
  2. Didihat
  3. Gangolihat
  4. Pithoragarh

Members of Parliament[edit]

Keys:   BJP   INC/Congress(I)   JP

Assembly Duration Name of the Member Political Party
2nd 1957 - 1960 Jang Bahadur Singh Bisht INC
2nd (Bye-election) 1960 - 1962 Har Govind Pant INC
3rd 1962 - 1967 Jang Bahadur Singh Bisht INC
4th 1967 - 1971 Jang Bahadur Singh Bisht INC
5th 1971 - 1977 Narendra Singh Bisht INC
6th 1977 - 1980 Murli Manohar Joshi JP
7th 1980 - 1984 Harish Rawat Congress(I)
8th 1984 - 1989 Harish Rawat Congress(I)
9th 1989 - 1991 Harish Rawat Congress(I)
10th 1991 - 1996 Jeewan Sharma BJP
11th 1996 - 1998 Bachi Singh Rawat BJP
12th 1998 - 1999 Bachi Singh Rawat BJP
13th 1999 - 2004 Bachi Singh Rawat BJP
14th 2004 - 2009 Bachi Singh Rawat BJP
15th 2009 - 2014 Pradeep Tamta INC
16th 2014 - Incumbent Ajay Tamta BJP

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General Elections, 2014[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Almora
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Ajay Tamta 3,48,186 53.00 +12.67
INC Pradeep Tamta 2,52,496 38.44 -3.33
NOTA None of the above 15,245 2.32 ---
Margin of victory 95,690 14.56 +12.68
Turnout 6,56,525 52.37 +6.51
BJP gain from INC Swing +11.00

See also[edit]

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