Election Result 2019: Shimla constituency in Himachal Pradesh
All four Lok Sabha seats of Himachal Pradesh will vote on May 12, the sixth phase of elections.Updated: May 23, 2019 12:05 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
The Shimla Lok Sabha constituency in Himachal Pradesh voted on May 12 with the other three parliamentary seats of the state.
In 2014, BJP’s Virender Kashyap had defeated Congress’s Mohanlal Brakta by a margin of 738,047 votes.
The BJP has dropped its two-time MP Virender Kashyap and fielded Suresh Kashyap instead while the Congress fielded Dhani Ram Shandil. However, Suresh Kumar Kashyap is leading in Shimla currently,
Both candidates, who belong to the Koli community covered under the Scheduled Castes category, are from the defence background. One is a retired Colonel of the Indian Army, while another is former Senior Non-Commissioned Officer of the Indian Air Force.
The issue of granting tribal status to Hatti community of Sirmaur in Himachal Pradesh was one of the key issues this time.
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: Shimla
Polling date: May 12
2019 candidates: Suresh Kashyap (BJP), Dhani Ram Shandil (Congress)
Sitting MP, party: Virender Kashyap, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 84,187
Runner up name, party: Mohanlal Brakta, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 738,047
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 64 %
Number of women voters in 2014: 334,425
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,924
First Published: May 10, 2019 12:40 IST