Pilibhit (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Pilibhit Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 80 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Uttar Pradesh state in northern India.

Assembly segments[edit]

Pilibhit (Lok Sabha constituency) comprises five Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments. These are;[1]

In the first parliamentary election, the Praja Socialist Party (PSP) won this seat thrice. Later, in the following elections, Indian National Congress (INC) and its participatory parties have won this seat four times. From 1989 onwards, Menaka Gandhi (a member of Nehru-Gandhi family) has kept this seat under her influence. She has won this seat by contesting on the tickets of different parties or independently. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won Pilibhit parliamentary constituency in 1991 parliamentary elections defeating Janata Dal's Maneka Gandhi, in the Ayodhya wave aftermath; by 2004, Menaka Gandhi had joined BJP and she won this seat that year on BJP's ticket. She contested successfully from Aonla in 2009 but returned to Pilibhit in 2014. Pilibhit parliamentary constituency is one of a few constituencies in India, which have sent a woman to the Indian Parliament for more than five times.[2]

2009 election[edit]

In the 2009 general election, BJP decided Varun Gandhi as its candidate from Pilibhit constituency instead of his mother Menaka Gandhi.[3] Pilibhit constituency caught national and international attention due to highly dramatic political condition in the constituency. Total 13,08,959 voters used their rights out of total 13,42,590 voters in the election held on 13 May 2009.[4] Varun Gandhi won this parliamentary seat by receiving 4,19,539 votes and defeating his closest opponent V.M. Singh by 2,81,501 votes.[5][6][7][8][9] The security deposits of all other 15 candidates, including his uncle V.M. Singh of INC, and Bahujan Samaj Party nominee Ganga Charan Rajput was forfeited.[10]

Members of Parliament[edit]


Year Winner Party
1952 Mukund Lal Agrawal Indian National Congress
1957 Mohan Swarup Praja Socialist Party
1962 Mohan Swarup Praja Socialist Party
1967 Mohan Swarup Praja Socialist Party
1971 Mohan Swarup Indian National Congress
1977 Mohammad Shamsul Hasan Khan Bharatiya Lok Dal
1980 Harish Kumar Gangawar Indian National Congress (I)
1984 Bhanu Pratap Singh Indian National Congress
1989 Maneka Gandhi Janata Dal
1991 Parshuram Gangwar Bharatiya Janata Party
1996 Maneka Gandhi Janata Dal
1998 Maneka Gandhi Independent
1999 Maneka Gandhi Independent
2004 Maneka Gandhi Bharatiya Janata Party
2009 Varun Gandhi Bharatiya Janata Party
2014 Maneka Gandhi Bharatiya Janata Party
2019 Varun Gandhi Bharatiya Janata Party

Election Results[edit]

2019 elections[edit]

General Election, 2019: Pilibhit
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Feroze Varun Gandhi 7,04,549 59.38 +7.32
SP Hemraj Verma 4,48,922 37.83 +15.00
NOTA None of the Above 9,973 0.84 -0.26
Majority 2,55,627 21.55 -7.68
Turnout 11,87,225 67.41 +4.55
BJP hold Swing +7.32

2014 elections[edit]

General Election, 2014: Pilibhit
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Maneka Sanjay Gandhi 5,46,934 52.06 +1.97
SP Budhsen Verma 2,39,882 22.83 +8.75
BSP Anis Ahmad Khan (Phool Babu) 1,96,294 18.68 +5.24
INC Sanjay Kapoor 29,169 2.78 -13.70
IND. Munesh Singh 6,151 0.59 N/A
NOTA None of the Above 11,521 1.10 N/A
Majority 3,07,052 29.23 -4.38
Turnout 10,50,547 62.86 -1.08
BJP hold Swing +1.97

2009 elections[edit]

2009 Indian general elections: Pilibhit
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Feroze Varun Gandhi 4,19,539 50.09 +12.34
INC V. M. Singh 1,38,038 16.48 +0.80
SP Riyaz Ahmad 1,17,903 14.08 –8.50
BSP Ganga Charan 1,12,576 13.44 −4.47
Independent Ram Narayan Singh 14,246 1.70 +1.70
Independent Viquarul Hasan Khan 10,777 1.29 +1.29
NCP Chotey Lal Gangwar 4,963 0.59 +0.59
CPI (ML) Liberation Krishna Adhikari 3,563 0.43 –1.31
AD Indra Pal 3,541 0.42 –0.05
Independent Mahesh Saxena 2,912 0.35 +0.35
Independent Lalta Prasad 2,840 0.34 +0.34
Independent Mahavir Singh 1,913 0.23 –0.05
Independent Harish Kumar 1,605 0.19 +0.19
Independent Harpal Singh 1,147 0.14 +0.14
Independent Jamuna Devi 1,137 0.14 +0.14
Independent Ram Kumar Arya 877 0.10 –0.08
Majority 2,81,501 33.61 +18.44
Turnout 8,37,577 63.94 +11.28
BJP hold Swing +12.34

2004 elections[edit]

2004 Indian general elections: Pilibhit
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Maneka Gandhi 2,55,615 37.75
SP Satyapal Gangwar 1,52,895 22.58
BSP Anis Ahmed Khan 1,21,269 17.91
INC V. M. Singh 1,06,186 15.68
CPI (M-L) Liberation Krishna Adhikari 11,804 1.74
Independent Motiram Rajput 11,027 1.63
Majority 1,02,720 15.17
Turnout 6,77,107 52.66
BJP gain from Independent Swing

1999 elections[edit]

1999 Indian general election: Pilibhit
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Maneka Gandhi 4,33,421 57.94
BSP Anis Ahmad Khan 1,93,566 25.88
SP Ram Saran Verma 58,792 7.86
INC Raj Rai Singh 50,086 6.70
CPI (M-L) Liberation Krishna Adhikari 6,273 0.84
Majority 2,39,855 32.06
Turnout 7,48,004 65.66
Independent hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Uttar Pradesh Delimitation Old & New, 2008" (PDF). Chief Electoral Officer, Uttar Pradesh. Retrieved Dec 2015. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 18 December 2008. Retrieved 18 December 2008.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. ^ http://www.bjp.org/Press/nov_2008/nov_1108_p.pdf
  4. ^ http://in.jagran.yahoo.com/news/local/uttarpradesh/4_1_5468768.html
  5. ^ "Varun Gandhi wins from Pilibhit". The Indian Express. Retrieved 16 May 2009.
  6. ^ "Varun Gandhi received large chank of votes in 2009 election". Dainik Jagran. Retrieved 16 May 2009.
  7. ^ "Varun Gandhi defeated his opponents in 2009 election". Dainik Jagran. Retrieved 16 May 2009.
  8. ^ "ECI declears Varun Gandhi as Winner from Pilibhit" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 16 May 2009.
  9. ^ "Pilibhit Message of 2009". Khaleej Times. Archived from the original on 18 September 2012. Retrieved 19 May 2009.
  10. ^ "Security deposits of all condidates in pilibhit forfeited". The Times of India. 24 May 2009. Retrieved 24 May 2009.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°38′N 79°48′E / 28.63°N 79.8°E / 28.63; 79.8