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Mandi Election Results 2019: It’s a proxy war between CM and Cong veteran in the constituency

Mandi is area-wise the second-largest constituency in the country and has the distinction of having the world’s highest polling booths at Tashigang village at a height of 15,256 ft set up for 48 voters.

constituency-watch Updated: May 23, 2019 12:11 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Congress candidate from Mandi Lok Sabha constituency in Himachal Pradesh, Ashray Sharma campaigning in Kullu district.
Congress candidate from Mandi Lok Sabha constituency in Himachal Pradesh, Ashray Sharma campaigning in Kullu district. (HT file photo)
         

HT Correspondent

The election in Mandi Lok Sabha constituency of Himachal Pradesh, area-wise second largest Lok Sabha constituency, is seen as a battle of prestige between chief minister Jai Ram Thakur and Congress leader Sukh Ram.

Read: LIVE Election Results

The 32-year-old Congress candidate, Ashray Sharma, is the grandson of Congress leader and former union minister Sukh Ram while BJP candidate Ramswaroop Sharma was the MP post Lok Sabha elections 2014. In fact, Ram Swaroop Sharma is currently leading the scene in Mandi after the initial counting.

Mandi is area-wise the second-largest constituency in the country and has the distinction of having the world’s highest polling booths at Tashigang village at a height of 15,256 ft set up for 48 voters of the area.

All four Lok Sabha seats of Himachal Pradesh voted on May 12, the sixth phase of elections.

State: Himachal Pradesh

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Mandi

Polling date: May 12

2019 candidates: Ramswaroop Sharma (BJP), Ashray Sharma (Congress)

Sitting MP, party: Ramswaroop Sharma, BJP

Winning margin in 2014: 39,856

Runner up name, party: Pratibha Singh, Congress

Number of voters in 2014: 726,482

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 63.12%

Number of women voters in 2014: 348,525

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,985

First Published: May 10, 2019 12:12 IST

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