Bhopal (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency (Hindi: भोपाल लोक सभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र) is one of the 29 Lok Sabha constituencies in Madhya Pradesh state in central India. This constituency presently covers the entire Bhopal district and part of Sehore district.

The seat has been held by the BJP since 1989. S. D. Sharma was the MP at the time of the infamous Bhopal disaster of December 1984.

Assembly segments[edit]

Presently, since the delimitation of the parliamentary and legislative assembly constituencies in 2008, Bhopal Lok Sabha constituency comprises the following eight Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) segments:

Constituency number Name Reserved for (SC/ST/None) District Number of electorates (2014)
149 Berasia SC Bhopal 2,00,081
150 Uttar bhopal None Bhopal 2,34,001
151 Narela None Bhopal 2,89,586
152 Bhopal Dakshin-Paschim None Bhopal 2,14,029
153 Bhopal Madhya None Bhopal 2,32,471
154 Govindpura None Bhopal 3,19,760
155 Huzur None Bhopal 2,76,672
159 Sehore None Sehore 1,90,641
Total: 19,57,241

Members of Parliament[edit]

Lok Sabha Duration Name of the Member Party Affiliation
First 1951-57 Saeed Ullah Razmee / Chatrunarain Malvia Indian National Congress
Second 1957-62 Maimoona Sultan Indian National Congress
Third 1962-67 Maimoona Sultan Indian National Congress
Fourth 1967–71 Jagannathrao Joshi Bharatiya Jan Sangh
Fifth 1971-77 Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Indian National Congress
Sixth 1977-80 Arif Beg Janata Party
Seventh 1980-84 Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma Indian National Congress (Indira)
Eighth 1984-89 K. N. Pradhan Indian National Congress (Indira)
Ninth 1989-91 Sushil Chandra Verma Bharatiya Janata Party
Tenth 1991-96 Sushil Chandra Verma Bharatiya Janata Party
Eleventh 1996-98 Sushil Chandra Verma Bharatiya Janata Party
Twelfth 1998-99 Sushil Chandra Verma Bharatiya Janata Party
Thirteenth 1999–2004 Sadhvi Uma Shree Bharati Bharatiya Janata Party
Fourteenth 2004-09 Kailash Chandra Joshi Bharatiya Janata Party
Fifteenth 2009-14 Kailash Chandra Joshi Bharatiya Janata Party
Sixteenth 2014-Incumbent Alok Sanjar Bharatiya Janata Party

Election results[edit]

2014 results[edit]

Indian general elections, 2014: Bhopal
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Alok Sanjar 7,14,178 63.19 +12.24
INC P. C. Sharma 3,43,482 30.39 -10.67
AAP Rachna Dhingra 21,298 1.88 N/A
BSP Sunil Borse 10,152 0.90 -1.93
CPI Shailendra Kumar Shaili 7,643 0.68 "N/A"
NOTA None of the Above 5,181 0.46 "N/A"
Majority 3,70,696 32.80 +22.91
Turnout 11,30,182 57.75 +12.68
BJP hold Swing +12.24

2009 results[edit]

General Election, 2009: Bhopal
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Kailash Joshi 3,35,678 50.95 -14.46
INC Surendra Singh Thakur 2,70,521 41.06 +11.29
BSP Ashok Narayan Singh 18,649 2.83 +0.88
SP Munawar Khan Kausar 8,615 1.31 +0.85
Independent Brajendra Chaturvedi 3,570 0.54 N/A
Majority 65,157 9.89 -25.75
Turnout 6,58,840 45.07 -1.39
BJP hold Swing -14.46

2004 results[edit]

General Election, 2004: Bhopal
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Kailash Joshi 5,61,563 65.41
INC Sajid Ali 2,55,558 29.77
BSP G. S. Chawala 16,712 1.95
Independent Brij Basi Lal Sharma 7,965 0.92
SVSP Archana Srivastava 4,317 0.50
Majority 3,06,005 35.64
Turnout 8,58,463 46.47
BJP hold Swing

1999 results[edit]

General Election, 1999: Bhopal
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Uma Bharti 5,37,905 55.09
INC Suresh Pachori 3,69,041 37.79
Independent Shrawan Gourav 19,710 2.02
BSP Phool Singh 18,617 1.91
NCP Aslam Sher Khan 6,044 0.62
Majority 1,68,864 17.30
Turnout 9,76,493 61.87
BJP hold Swing

1998 results[edit]

General Election, 1998: Bhopal
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Sushil Chandra Verma 4,94,481 57.44
INC Arif Baig 3,00,549 34.91
BSP Manoj Shrivastava 34,526 4.01
Majority 1,93,932 22.53
Turnout 8,60,917 58.03
BJP hold Swing

1996 results[edit]

General Election, 1996: Bhopal
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Sushil Chandra Verma 3,53,427 49.27
INC Kailash Agnihotri 2,02,533 28.24
Independent Ramesh Saxena 52,865 7.37
AIIC(T) Lalit Srivastava 46,146 6.43
Independent Rafiq Aslam Qureshi 8,605 1.20
Majority 1,50,894 21.03
Turnout 7,17,295 49.26
BJP hold Swing

1991 results[edit]

General Election, 1991: Bhopal
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Sushil Chandra Verma 3,08,946 53.61
INC Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi 2,06,738 35.88
Janata Dal Swami Agniwesh 26,716 4.64
Majority 1,02,208 17.73
Turnout 5,76,232 49.67
BJP hold Swing

1989 results[edit]

General Election, 1989: Bhopal
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Sushil Chandra Verma 2,81,169 46.48
INC K. N. Pradhan 1,77,515 29.35
BSP A. Rauf Khan 97,886 16.18
Majority 1,03,654 17.13
Turnout 6,04,911 53.97
BJP gain from INC Swing

1984 results[edit]

General Election, 1984: Bhopal
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC K. N. Pradhan 2,40,717 61.73
BJP Laxmi Narayan Sharma 1,12,053 28.74
Janata Party Goswami Gajanan Puri 5,705 1.46
Independent Gulkhan Alam 4,710 1.21
Independent Shiv Kumar Sahni 4,386 1.12
Majority 1,28,664 32.99
Turnout 3,89,943 48.89
INC hold Swing

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