Valsad (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Valsad Lok Sabha constituency (formerly Bulsar Lok Sabha constituency) is one of the 26 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Gujarat state in western India. This seat is considered a bellwether seat in India. It is believed that the party which wins this seat will form the central government.[1]

Assembly segments[edit]

Presently, Valsad Lok Sabha constituency comprises seven Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments. These are:[2]

Assembly Segment No Name of Assembly Seat Reserved for
173 Dang ST
177 Vansada ST
178 Dharampur ST
179 Valsad None
180 Pardi None
181 Kaprada ST
182 Umergam ST

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Winner Party
1957 Nanubhai Patel Indian National Congress
1962 Nanubhai Patel Indian National Congress
1967 Nanubhai Patel Indian National Congress
1971 Nanubhai Patel Indian National Congress (O)
1977 Nanubhai Patel Janata Party
1980 Uttambhai Patel Indian National Congress (I)
1984 Uttambhai Patel Indian National Congress
1989 Arjunbhai Patel Janata Dal
1991 Uttambhai Patel Indian National Congress
1996 Manibhai Chaudhary Bharatiya Janata Party
1998 Manibhai Chaudhary Bharatiya Janata Party
1999 Manibhai Chaudhary Bharatiya Janata Party
2004 Kishanbhai Vestabhai Patel Indian National Congress
2009 Kishanbhai Vestabhai Patel Indian National Congress
2014 K C Patel Bharatiya Janata Party
2019 K C Patel Bharatiya Janata Party

Current General Elections 2019[edit]

2019 Indian general elections: Valsad
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Dr. K. C. Patel 7,71,980 61.25
INC Jitubhai Chaudhari 4,18,183 33.18
BSP Kishorbhai Patel 15,359 1.22
BTP Pankajbhai Patel 9,536 0.76
NOTA None of the Above 19,307 1.53
Majority 3,53,797 28.07
Turnout 12,61,364 75.48
BJP hold Swing

See also[edit]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ Why Gujarat's Valsad Seat is the 'Gateway' to Delhi[1]
  2. ^ "Parliament Constituency wise Electors Detail, Polling Stations & EPIC - Loksabha Election 2009" (PDF). Chief Electoral Officer, Gujarat website. Archived from the original (PDF) on 16 April 2009. Retrieved 2 May 2009.