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August 26, 2015 04:44 PM
The second cabinet expansion of the nearly three-year-old Congress government in Himachal Pradesh will take place in the state capital on Thursday, ..... Read More
August 08, 2015 03:35 PM
President Pranab Mukherjee on Saturday appointed Ram Nath Kovind and Acharya Dev Vrat as the governors of Bihar and Himachal Pradesh respectively, a..... Read More
July 24, 2015 10:05 AM
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June 30, 2015 10:59 AM
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June 24, 2015 05:29 PM
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Quick facts for Himachal Pradesh Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies4
Assembly Constituencies 68
Ruling PartyIndian National Congress
Opposition PartyBharatiya Janata Party
Chief MinisterVirbhadra Singh
GovernorShri Acharya Dev Vrat
Chief Electoral OfficerNarinder Chauhan
AddressHP Election Department, Block No.- 38, SDA Complex, Kasumpti, Shimla - 171009.

About Himachal Pradesh Elections

Himachal Pradesh was established in the year 1971 on January 25th. The capital city of this state is Shimla, which is the largest city of Himachal Pradesh. There are a total of 12 districts in Himachal Pradesh. The present
Governor is Urmila Singh and the Chief Minister is Prem Kumar Dhumal, a BJP candidate. The parliamentary constituency of Himachal Pradesh is 4. The population of state is 6,000,000 and the literacy level is 83.78%. Hindi and Punjabi are the official languages of the state.
The state came under the direct governance of Indian judiciary immediately after independence and now it has the well-built political infrastructure. In 1948, it was given the status of Commissioner's Province; in 1950, it became Part C State and on January 25, 1971, it became a full state.
Though there are several local political; the parties, the state is mainly dominated by these two national level parties; INC (Indian National Congress) and BJP (Bharitiya Janata Party).. At prsent, the state is governed by Bhartiya Janta Party which came into power in 2007.

Some facts about Elections in Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh has some interesting features associated with dates of poll, percentage of the electorate and service voter, photo identity card, computerization of Electoral roll, establishment of Polling stations, expenditure on elections and various other features.

The geographical conditions of this state vary with respect to districts. Few states are hilly and few others are plain. In the districts of Kinnaur, Lahual & Spiti and Bharmour-Pangi constituency of Chamba district, elections are conducted only during the times of summer. Usually when the elections are conducted between the month of May and November, it takes place in both the open and snow bound areas. During the other months of the year, elections would be usually conducted in 2 phases, for the open area and the other for the snow bound and hilly areas. This would be conducted as per the election schedule announced by ECI. The places like Rohtang pass, Kunzum pass and Sach pass are usually prone to heavy snowfall. During the times of election, the Government of this state makes all provisions for the opening of passes and roads by deploying men and machinery so that the various functions of the elections would not be disturbed. During the times when these passes are closed, the material required for the purpose of elections would be transported through air.

The computerization of electoral rolls was first introduced in this state in the year 1993-1994. The objective of this system is to capture the photographs in accordance with the names registered in the electoral rolls. In the year 1999, the enormous computerization system came into the picture with the intention to reduce the errors and also to maintain a permanent computer database. Due to the introduction of this, the data of elections have been accessible very easily.

Himachal Pradesh Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014

The state of Himachal Pradesh has four parliamentary constituencies: Shimla, Kangra, Hamirpur, and Mandi, where Shimla is reserved for SC candidates. This time there will be an increase of 1.3% in the number of first-time voters, especially in the age bracket of 18-19 years. The exit polls which predicted the victory of Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) majorly in the state proved correct as the party made a sweeping victory by winning all the seats in the state The state of Himachal Pradesh has only four Lok Sabha constituencies namely Mandi, Kangra, Hamirpur and Shimla.

The state is headed by the present Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh under the Indian National Congress' alliance. INC, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) are the national level parties in Himachal Pradesh besides few regional parties. BJP and INC had been the major ruling parties in Himachal The state took part in 2014 general elections for the four constituencies. The battle for the Hamirpur seat took place between political contenders like Anurag Singh Thakur, Rakesh Chaudhary and Kamal Kanta Batra. Himachal showed a favourable voter turnout of 65% in the state. View detailed Lok Sabha Elections 2014 Results

The state of Himachal Pradesh has four parliamentary constituencies: Shimla, Kangra, Hamirpur, and Mandi, where Shimla is reserved for SC candidates. This time there will be an increase of 1.3% in the number of first-time voters, especially in the age bracket of 18-19 years. The Congress is expecting to win all the 4 PCs in the state. An interesting dimension has been added to the

Election Issues of the State

Like in other Indian states, the problems that people face are that of corruption, unemployment, lack of proper infrastructure, unemployment, price rise, and an overall economic slowdown. The dispute over the distribution of water from the Sutlej and Yamuna rivers was also an issue raised by the politicians during the elections. The impact of global warming is the big hindrance for the farmers of the state.

Administrative structure

Like all other states the state has a parliamentary system of governance. The executive authority lies with the council of ministers headed by the Chief Minister. The Governor who is the titular head of the state is elected by the President of India. The state has a unicameral legislature with 68 MLA's. The judiciary comprises of the High Court and lower courts.

Political Parties of Himachal Pradesh

Main national level political parties in Himachal Pradesh
Indian National Congress Bhartiya Janta Party Bahujan Samaj Party

The major state level political parties of this state are
All India Tribes and Minorities Front Him Loktrantic Morcha Himachal Kranti Party
Himachal Vikas Congress Himachal Pradesh Lok Raj Party Janhit Morcha
Loktrantic Morcha Himachal Pradesh

Himachal Pradesh Assembly Election Results:

List of Chief Ministers of Himachal Pradesh

S. No.Chief MinisterFromToParty Name
1Virbhadra SinghDec 25, 2012PresentINC
2Prem Kumar DhumalDec 30, 2007Dec 25, 2012BJP
3Virbhadra SinghMar 6, 2003Dec 30, 2007INC
4Prem Kumar DhumalMar 24, 1998Mar 5, 2003BJP
5Virbhadra SinghDec 3, 1993Mar 23, 1998INC
6President's RuleDec 15, 1992Dec 3, 1993 
7Shanta KumarMar 5, 1990Dec 15, 1992BJP
8Virbhadra SinghMar 8, 1985Mar 5, 1990INC
9Virbhadra SinghApr 8, 1983Mar 8, 1985INC
10Thakur Ram LalFeb 14, 1980Apr 7, 1983INC
11Shanta KumarJun 22, 1977Feb 14, 1980JNP
12President's RuleApr 30, 1977Jun 22, 1977 
13Thakur Ram LalJan 28, 1977Apr 30, 1977INC
14Yashwant Singh Parmar[2]Jul 1, 1963Jan 28, 1977INC
15State ceased to existOct 31, 1956Jul 1, 1963The state was converted into a Union Territory
16Yashwant Singh ParmarMar 8, 1952Oct 31, 1956INC

List of Governors of Himachal Pradesh

S.No.Name of GovernorFromTo
1Shri Acharya Dev Vrat Aug 8, 2015Present
2Sh. Urmila SinghJan 25, 2010Aug 8, 2015
3Sh. Prabha RauJul 19, 2008Jan 24, 2010
4Vishnu Sadashiv KokjeMay 8, 2003Jul 19, 2008
5Sh. Suraj BhanNov 23, 2000May 7, 2003
6Sh. Vishnu Kant ShastriDec 2, 1999Nov 23, 2000
7Smt. V. S. RamadeviJul 26, 1997Dec 1, 1999
8Sh. Mahabir PrasadApr 23, 1996Jul 25, 1997
9Smt. Sheila KaulNov 17, 1995Apr 22, 1996
10Sh. Mahabir PrasadSep 18, 1995Nov 16, 1995
11Sh. Sudhakarrao NaikJul 30, 1994Sep 17, 1995
12Justice V. Ratnam, Hon'ble Chief Justice Addl. ChargeJul 10, 1994Jul 30, 1994
13Sh. Surendra NathNov 27, 1993Jul 9, 1994
14Sh. Gulsher AhmadJun 30, 1993Nov 26, 1993
15Sh. Bali Ram BhagatFeb 11, 1993Jun 29, 1993
16Sh. Surendra NathJan 30, 1993Dec 10, 1993
17Sh. Virendra VermaDec 20, 1990Jan 29, 1993
18Sh. B. RachaiahFeb 16, 1990Dec 19, 1990
19Sh. H. A. BrariDec 20, 1989Jan 12, 1990
20Sh. S. M. H. BurneyDec 2, 1987Jan 10, 1988
21Vice Admiral R. K. S. GhandhiApr 17, 1986Feb 15, 1990
22Justice P. D. Desai (Chief Justice Himachal Pradesh High Court holding additional charge)Mar 8, 1986Apr 16, 1986
23Sh. Hokishe SemaApr 16, 1983Mar 7, 1986
24Sh. A. K. BanerjeeAug 26, 1981Apr 15, 1983
25Sh. Amin ud-din Ahmad Khan (Nawab of Loharu)Feb 17, 1977Aug 25, 1981
26Sh. S. ChakravartiJan 25, 1971Feb 16, 1977

Cabinet Ministers of Himachal Pradesh

MinistriesName of Minsiter
Chief MinisterShri Virbhadra Singh
Irrigation & Public Health MinisterSmt. Vidya Stokes
Health & Family Welfare MinisterShri Kaul Singh Thakur
Food, Civil Supplies & Consumer Affairs MinisterShri G. S. Bali
MPP & Power MinisterShri Sujan Singh Pathania
Forest MinisterShri Thakur Singh Bharmouri
Industry MinisterShri Mukesh Agnihotri
Urban Development MinisterShri Sudhir Sharma
Excise & Taxation MinisterShri Prakash Chaudhary
Social Justice & Empowerment MinisterShri Dhani Ram Shandil
Rural Development MinisterShri Anil Kumar
Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Education (Attached with Chief Minister) Shri Neeraj Bharti
Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Forest (Attached with Forest Minister) Shri Rajesh Dharmani
Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Public Works (Attached with Chief Minister) Shri Vinay Kumar
Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Irrigation & Public Health (Attached with Irrigation & Public Health Minister) Shri Jagjivan Paul
Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Health (Attached with Health & Family Welfare Minister) Shri Nand Lal
Chief Parliamentary Secretary , Agriculture (Attached with MPP & Power Minister) Shri Rohit Thakur
Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Panchayati Raj (Attached with Rural Development Minister) Shri Sohan Lal Thakur
Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Rural Development (Attached with Rural Development Minister) Shri Inder Dutt Lakhanpal
Chief Parliamentary Secretary, Tourism (Attached with Chief Minister) and Social Justice & Empowerment (Attached with Social Justice & Empowerment Minister)Shri Mansa Ram

Rajya Sabha Members from Himachal Pradesh

Shri Jagat Prakash Nadda Bharatiya Janata Party 03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018Smt. Bimla Kashyap SoodBharatiya Janata Party03/04/2010 to 02/04/2016
Smt. Viplove ThakurIndian National Congress10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020  

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Himachal Pradesh

Narinder Chauhan (IAS)
The Chief Electoral Officer of Himachal Pradesh
38, SDA Complex, Kasumpti-Shimla-9
E-mail Address

Himachal pradesh Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 - Party wise

Shown below are the number of seats won by BJP, INC, AAP and others in Himachal pradesh Lok Sabha Elections 2014.

Himachal pradesh 2014 Party Wise Results

Shown below is the list of winner/runnerup candidates of all parliamentary constituencies ofHimachal pradesh with their party name and symbol along with the votes secured by each candidate.

Shimla WinnerVirender Kashyap
Runner upMohan Lal Brakta
Hamirpur WinnerAnurag Thakur
Runner upRajinder Singh Rana
Mandi WinnerRam Swaroop Sharma
Runner upPratibha Singh
Kangra WinnerShanta Kumar
Runner upChander Kumar

Last Updated on August 11, 2015

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