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Deesa (Gujarat) Assembly Constituency Elections

About Deesa Assembly (Vidha Sabha) Constituency– Bye Elections 2014

By-election in Deesa assembly constituency will take place on September 13, 2014 and votes will be counted on September 16. By-election in Deesa was necessitated because the sitting MLA Liladharbhai Khodaji Vaghela got elected in Lok Sabha and the seat became vacant. While Lebbji Thakor is the BJP candidate, Govabhai Desai is the Congress candidate from Deesa assembly constituency of Banaskantha district of Gujarat. BJP seems to be ahead in the race as 18 out of 27 member municipality is under their control. Deesa seat was won by BJP during 2007 and 2012 assembly elections. Liladharbhai K. Vaghela of BJP defeated his closest rival Rajendra Dhudabhai Joshi of Congress by 17,706 votes during 2012 assembly election.

Total electorate in Deesa assembly constituency is 2,30,537, among which 1,20,512 are male and 1,10,025 are female. Average literacy rate in Deesa is 65 per cent, higher than national average. Caste politics play important role here. There are considerable Maldhari and Thakore votes in Deesa assembly. More than 13 per cent of the population in Deesa belong to SC and ST communities. Religion-wise, people from Hindu, Muslim, Parsi, and Christian communities live here. History of communal tension is there in this assembly segment.

Sitting and previous MLAs from Deesa Assembly Constituency

Below is the list of winners and runners-up in the Deesa assembly elections conducted so far.

YearA C No.Constituency NameCategoryWinnerGenderPartyVotesRunner UpGenderPartyVotes
201713DeesaGENPandya Shashikant MahobatramMBJP85411Govabhai Hamirabhai RabariMINC70880
2014(By Poll)13DeesaGENRabari GovabhaiMINC73962Parmar (Thakor) Lebabhai ChamnajiMBJP63568
201213DeesaGENGovabhai Hamirabhai RabariMINC10394Parmar (Thakor) Lebabhai ChamnajiMBJP63568
200798DeesaGENLiladharbhai Khodaji VaghelaMBJP72064Rabari Govabhai HamirabhaiMINC53442
200298DeesaGENRabari Govabhai Hamirabhai MINC65080Gordhanji Gigaji MaliMBJP63059
199898DeesaGENGordhanji Gigaji Mali MBJP51342Rabari Govabhai HamirabhaiMINC40891
199598DeesaGENMali Gordhanji Gigaji MBJP58047Vaghela Liladharbhai KhodajiMINC32566
199098DeesaGENVaghela Liladharbhai Khodaji MJD28027Jani Hareshkumar ShamjibhaiMBJP17901
198598DeesaGENVaghela Liladharbhai KhodajiMIND25454Desai Mohanbhai VisabhaiMINC23814
198098DeesaGENDesai Mohanbhai VisabhaiMJNP(JP)19493Vaghela Liladhar KhodajiMINC(I)18360
197598DeesaGENPatel Vinodchandra JethalalMNCO14875Shah Lalitchandra ManilalMINC9755
197288DeesaGENBhikhaji Punjaji ParmarMINC15375Shantilal S ShahMNCO10436
196788DeesaGENS.S. ShahMINC19506H.V. RathodMSWA15433
196252DeesaGENVinodchandra Jethalal PatelMINC13312Navanitlal Bhagwandas ShethMSWA8532

Last Updated on March 24, 2020