Hamirpur Election Results 2019: Cong ’s ex-athlete against BJP’s Anurag Thakur in Himachal Pradesh
Anurag Thakur, the former BCCI chief, is contesting again this time and the Congress has fielded former athelete and five-time legislator Ram Lal Thakur.Updated: May 23, 2019 12:02 IST
The Hamirpur Lok Sabha constituency is a BJP stronghold that has been represented by Anurag Thakur since 2008. Before Anurag Thakur, his father Prem Kumar Dhumal, won the seat in 2007 but he quit in 2008 to take over as the chief minister of Himachal Pradesh.
Anurag Thakur, the former BCCI chief, is contesting again this time for the Lok Sabha Elections 2019 and Congress has fielded former athelete and five-time legislator Ram Lal Thakur. Anurag Singh Thakur is also leading the scene after the initial counting.
Sitting MLA from the Naina Devi constituency, 67-year-old Ram Lal Thakur is expected to give a good fight in the seat that the Congress has won only once in past 30 years.
Ram Lal Thakur was a cabinet minister in the Virbhadra Singh-led Congress government and represented the state in kabaddi six times at the national level.
All four Lok Sabha seats of Himachal Pradesh voted on May 12, in the sixth phase of elections.
State: Himachal Pradesh
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Hamirpur
Polling date: May 12
2019 candidates: Anurag Thakur (BJP), RL Thakur (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Anurag Thakur, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 104,252
Runner up name, party: Rajendra Singh Rana, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 835,744
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 67 %
Number of women voters in 2014: 439,401
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,680
First Published: May 10, 2019 12:55 IST