As one of the 26 parliamentary constituencies representing the state of Gujarat in the Lok Sabha, the Banaskantha parliamentary constituency situated in the Banaskantha district in the state of Gujarat, is a strong urban centre, with the Palanpur city being the administrative headquarters as well as the Municipal Corporation of the Banaskantha district. The Banaskantha Parliamentary constituency (constituency number 2) has a total of 1,296,871 electorates out of which 627,536 are females and 669,335 are males according to Election Commission of India 2009 reports. Palanpur is also the largest city in the district.
As many as 31,20,506 people reside in the Banaskantha district as per the 2011 census data, making it one of the most improved regions in the “Jewel State”. The Banaskantha constituency is famous across the country for its rich mineral reserves such as marble, limestone, granite, marble clay. The economy of the Banaskantha Parliamentary constituency thrives on a strong agricultural base, along with industries such as ceramics, textiles, food processing and tourism, besides producing the largest quantities of potatoes.
Paradoxically however, the Banaskantha district has been announced as one of the most backward regions in Gujarat, receiving regular governmental funds under the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGFP). Out of the seven assembly segments which are an integral part of the Banaskantha parliamentary constituency, the Danta assembly constituency is reserved for candidates belonging to the scheduled tribes candidates.
Banaskantha Lok Sabha Election Results 2019
In 2009 Election Results
the UPA won around 261 out of 543 seats, and in the second position was NDA with 158 seats, while 23 seats were won by Left parties.
In 2014 Election Results
the BJP won 282 seats out of 543 seats. This took the NDA tally to 336 seats out of 543 seats in the Lok Sabha. INC could only manage to win 44 seats and stayed in the second position while AIADMK party from Tamil Nadu came third with 37 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.
In 2019, the BJP is set to return to power at the Centre after a sweeping win in the 2019 Lok Sabha election
, armed with a bigger mandate than in the 2014 General Election. The party - led by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah duo has secured 303 seats in the 17th Lok Sabha. Meanwhile, the Congress, the main Opposition party, managed to increase its vote share from 2014 only by a handful of votes, with a final tally of 52 seats. There will be no Leader of Opposition in the upcoming Lower House for a second consecutive term.
|Candidate||Party||EVM Votes||Migrant Votes||Postal Votes||Total Votes||% of Votes||Status
|Parbatbhai Savabhai Patel||Bharatiya Janata Party||675650||0||3458||679108||61.62||Winner|
|Parthibhai Galbabhai Bhatol||Indian National Congress||309446||0||1366||310812||28.2||1st Runner-up|
|Thakor Swarupji Sardarji||Independent||48516||0||118||48634||4.41||2nd Runner-up|
|NOTA||None Of The Above||12658||0||70||12728||1.15||3rd Runner-up|
|Tejabhai Nethibhai Rabari||Bahujan Samaj Party||11034||0||54||11088||1.01||4th Runner-up|
|Purohit Shyamaben Naranbhai||Independent||11064||0||5||11069||1||5th Runner-up|
|Madhu Nirupaben||Independent||6844||0||1||6845||0.62||6th Runner-up|
|Thakor Melaji Madarsinh||Garvi Gujarat Party||6799||0||10||6809||0.62||7th Runner-up|
|Parsani Ibrahimbhai Pirabhai||Independent||3678||0||1||3679||0.33||8th Runner-up|
|Parmar Chhaganchandraraj Dhanabhai||Independent||2512||0||4||2516||0.23||9th Runner-up|
|Dr. Chandra Ben||Independent||2252||0||9||2261||0.21||10th Runner-up|
|Charamta Bharatkumar Khemabhai||Independent||1818||0||6||1824||0.17||11th Runner-up|
|Desai Ishvarbhai Mahadevbhai||Independent||1704||0||5||1709||0.16||12th Runner-up|
|Padhiyar Bharatkumar Ishvarlal||Independent||1504||0||3||1507||0.14||13th Runner-up|
|Jagdishji Parthiji Dharani||Independent||1491||0||1||1492||0.14||14th Runner-up|
List of winner/current and runner up MPs Banaskantha Parliamentary Constituency.
The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Banaskantha parliamentary constituency of all the years from the starting until now . It also shows the number of votes secured by each MP and the name of the political party they belong to. The current sitting member of parliament of the Banaskantha constituency is Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary of BJP.
|Year || PC No. ||PC Name ||Category ||Winner||Gender||Party||Vote||Runner Up||Gender||Party||Vote|
|2014||2||Banaskantha||GEN||Chaudhary Haribhai Parthibhai ||M ||BJP ||507856 ||Patel Joitabhai Kasnabhai ||M ||INC ||305522|
|2013||By Polls||Banaskantha||GEN||Chaudhary Haribhai Parthibhai||M||BJP||377988||Gadhvi Krishnaben Mukeshkumar||F||INC||236011|
|2009||2||Banaskantha||GEN||Gadhvi Mukeshkumar Bheiravdanji||M||INC||289409||Chaudhary Haribhai||M||BJP||279108|
|2004||14||Banaskantha||GEN||Chavda Harisinhaji Pratapsinhaji ||M||INC||301148||Chaudhary Haribhai Parathibhai ||M||BJP||294220|
|1999||14||Banaskantha||GEN||Chaudhary Haribhai Parthibhai||M||BJP||308313||B K Gadhvi||M||INC||282337|
|1998||14||Banaskantha||GEN||Chaudhari Haribhai Parathibhai||M||BJP||382714||B.K. Gadhvi||M||INC||297959|
|1996||14||Banaskantha||GEN||B.K. Gadhavi||M||INC||211624||Chavada Harisinhji Pratapsinhji||M||BJP||199664|
|1991||14||Banaskantha||GEN||Chavda Harisinhji Patapsinhji||M||BJP||226895||Shah Jayantilal Virchandbhai||M||JD(G)||174853|
|1989||14||Banaskantha||GEN||Shah Jayantilal Virchandbhai||M||JD||392636||Gadhvi B.K.||M||INC||142385|
|1984||14||Banaskantha||GEN||B.K.Gadhvi||M||INC||182674||Chavda Harisinhji Pratapsinhji||M||JNP||155391|
|1980||14||Banaskantha||GEN||Bheravdan Khetdanji Gadhavi||M||INC(I)||184057||Achhva Kasambhai Mahmadbhai||M||JNP||94570|
|1977||14||Banaskantha||GEN||Chaudhary Motibhai Ranchhodbhai||M||BLD||168648||Popatlal Mulshankar Joshi||M||INC||103865|
|1971||13||Banaskantha||GEN||Popatlal M. Joshi||M||INC||116352||S. K. Patil||M||NCO||92945|
|1967||13||Banaskantha||GEN||M. Amersey||M||SWA||110028||G.G. Mehta ||M||INC||105621|
|1962||8||Banaskantha||GEN||Joharaben Akabarbhai Chavada||M||INC||115931||Kanhaiyalal Bhabhutbhai Mehta||M||SWA||60975|
|1957||8||Banaskantha||GEN||Chawda Akbarbhai Dalumiya||M||INC||66368||Mehta Kanaiyalal Bhabhutbhai ||M||IND||55665|
|1951||1||Banaskantha||GEN||Chavda Akbar Dalumiyan ||M||INC||91753||Mehta Gordhandas Girdharlal ||M||SP||36042|
Facts about current sitting MP of Banaskantha Constituency
|Name of MP ||Shri Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary|
|Nature of Membership ||Elected|
|Term ||May, 2014 to In office|
|Political Party ||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Educational Qualification ||B.Com, M.Com(1) |
|Activities of Shri Haribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary in 16th Lok Sabha|
|Debates participated ||35|
|Private member bills passed ||1|
|Questions asked ||0|
Data corresponds to the period 1 June 2014 to 13 Feb 2018.
List of Assembly Constituenciesin Banaskantha Parliamentary Constituency
The table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Banaskantha parliamentary constituency.
|Names of Assembly Constituencies|