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