Shimla (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Shimla Lok Sabha constituency (formerly, Simla Lok Sabha constituency) (Hindi: शिमला लोकसभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र) is one of the four Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Himachal Pradesh state in northern India. The seat is reserved for the candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes.[1]

Assembly segments[edit]

Shimla Lok Sabha constituency presently comprises the following 17 Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments:[1]

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Winner Party
1957 S N Ramaul Indian National Congress
1962 Virbhadra Singh Indian National Congress
1967 Virbhadra Singh Indian National Congress
1967^ Partap Singh Indian National Congress
1971 Partap Singh Indian National Congress
1977 Balak Ram Kashyap Bharatiya Lok Dal
1980 Krishan Dutt Sultanpuri Indian National Congress (I)
1984 Krishan Dutt Sultanpuri Indian National Congress
1989 Krishan Dutt Sultanpuri Indian National Congress
1991 Krishan Dutt Sultanpuri Indian National Congress
1996 Krishan Dutt Sultanpuri Indian National Congress
1998 Krishan Dutt Sultanpuri Indian National Congress
1999 Dhani Ram Shandil Himachal Vikas Congress
2004 Dhani Ram Shandil Indian National Congress
2009 Virender Kashyap Bharatiya Janata Party
2014 Virender Kashyap Bharatiya Janata Party
2019 Suresh Kumar Kashyap Bharatiya Janata Party

^ by poll

Election Results[edit]

2004[edit]

General Election, 2004: Simla
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Dhani Ram Shandil 2,11,182 39.94
BJP Hira Nand Kashyap 2,03,002 38.40
BSP Som Nath 1,14,471 21.65
Majority 8,180 1.54
Turnout 528,655 51.89
INC gain from Himachal Vikas Congress Swing

2009[edit]

2009 Indian general elections: Simla
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Virender Kashyap 4,10,946 50.42 +12.02
INC Dhani Ram Shandil 3,83,619 45.99 -12.87
BSP Somnath 8,160 1.32 -1.42
Majority 27,327 4.43 -16.03
Turnout 6,16,678
BJP gain from INC Swing +5.59

2014[edit]

2014 Indian general elections: Shimla (SC)
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Virender Kashyap 3,85,973 52.30 +1.88
INC Mohal Lal Brakta 3,01,786 40.89 -5.10
AAP Subhash Chander 14,233 1.93
CPI (M) Jagat Ram 11,434 1.55
IND. Virender Kumar Kashyap 6,173 0.84
NOTA None of the Above 7,787 1.06
Majority 84,187 11.41 +6.98
Turnout 7,37,756 63.97
BJP hold Swing

2019[edit]

2019 Indian general elections: Shimla
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Suresh Kumar Kashyap 6,06,183 66.35
INC Dhani Ram Shandil 2,78,668 30.50
NOTA None of the Above 8,357 0.91
Majority 3,27,515 35.85
Turnout 9,15,149 72.68
BJP hold Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Parliamentary Constituency Wise Result of H.P. of Lok Sabha Elections-2009" (PDF). Chief Electoral Officer, Himachal Pradesh website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 21 July 2011. Retrieved 5 November 2010.