The Bhavnagar Parliamentary constituency, situated in the peninsular district of Bhavnagar in the south-eastern region of Gujarat, is one of the 26 Lok Sabha seats which represent the state in the Lower House of the Parliament. 1,381,619 is the total electorate count in the Bhavnagar Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 15).
Out of these 716,544 number of electorates are males and the remaining 665,075 are belong to the female category as the Election commission of India 2009 reports suggest. The Bhavnagar constituency covers the whole district of Bhavnagar, which is spread across 8,334 square kilometers. The administrative seat of the district is the Bhavnagar city. Following Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Rajkot, Bhavnagar is the fifth-largest city in the “Jewel State of the West”. The economy of the Bhavnagar Parliamentary constituency thrives primarily on infrastructure. The Bhavnagar constituency is also famous for exports of cotton, ship machinery and dehydrated onions, manufacture of plastic ropes, yarns, twines and others. Tourist attractions in the Bhavnagar parliamentary constituency include the Gaurishankar Lake, Takhteshwar Temple, Gopnath Beach, Nilambag Palace, Bhav Vilas Palace, Seashore at Ghogha, Piram Bet, Velavadar National Park, among others. There are seven Assembly segments in the constituency, out of which Gadhada is reserved for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes.
Bhavnagar 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
|Dr.Bharatiben Dhirubhai Shiyal||Bharatiya Janata Party||655272||0||6001||661273||63.51||Winner|
|Patel Manharbhai Nagjibhai (Vasani)||Indian National Congress||329131||0||2623||331754||31.86||1st Runner-up|
|NOTA||None Of The Above||16115||0||268||16383||1.57||2nd Runner-up|
|Dhapa Dharamshibhai Ramjibhai||Vyavastha Parivartan Party||7756||0||80||7836||0.75||3rd Runner-up|
|Vijaykumar Ramabhai Makadiya||Bahujan Samaj Party||6882||0||59||6941||0.67||4th Runner-up|
|Hareshbhai Babubhai Vegad (Harabhai)||Independent||6055||0||1||6056||0.58||5th Runner-up|
|Sitapara Sagarbhai Bhurabhai||Independent||3766||0||9||3775||0.36||6th Runner-up|
|Ramdevsinh Bharatsinh Zala||Jan Sangharsh Virat Party||2402||0||107||2509||0.24||7th Runner-up|
|Champaben Zaverbhai Chauhan||Independent||1822||0||6||1828||0.18||8th Runner-up|
|Chauhan Ajaykumar Ramratansinh (Amit Chauhan)||Independent||1557||0||4||1561||0.15||9th Runner-up|
|Sondharva Bharatbhai Kanjibhai||Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Party||1362||0||1||1363||0.13||10th Runner-up|
List of winner/current and runner up MPs Bhavnagar Parliamentary Constituency.
The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Bhavnagar 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 Bhavnagar constituency is Shri Dr. Bharatiben Dhirubhai Shiyal of BJP.
|Year || PC No. ||PC Name ||Category ||Winner||Gender||Party||Vote||Runner Up||Gender||Party||Vote|
|2014||15||Bhavnagar||GEN||Dr. Bharatiben Dhirubhai Shiyal ||F ||BJP ||549529 ||Rathod Pravinbhai Jinabhai ||M ||INC ||254041|
|2009||15||Bhavnagar||GEN||Rana ,Shri Rajendrasinh (Raju Rana) ||M||BJP||213376||Gohilmahavirsinhbhagir Athsinh||M||INC||207483|
|2004||8||Bhavnagar||GEN||Rana Rajendrasinh Ghanashyamsinh (Rajubhai Rana)||M||BJP||247336||Gigabhai Bhavubhai Gohil (Gigabhai Gohil)||M||INC||166910|
|1999||8||Bhavnagar||GEN||Rana Rajendrasinh Ghanshyamsinh (Rajubhai Rana)||M||BJP||265446||Gohil Dilipsinh Ajitsinh (Dilipsinh Gohil)||M||INC||164093|
|1998||8||Bhavnagar||GEN||Rana Rajendrasinh Ghanshyamsinh (Rajubhai Rana)||M||BJP||289344||Gohil Shaktisinhji Harichandrasinhji||M||INC||210138|
|1996||8||Bhavnagar||GEN||Rajendrasinh Ghanshyamsinh Rana||M||BJP||149177||Purshottam Odhavji Solanki||M||IND||141406|
|1991||8||Bhavnagar||GEN||Mahavirsinh Harisinhji Gohil||M||BJP||215604||Dhanajibhai Baladhiya||M||INC||125401|
|1989||8||Bhavnagar||GEN||Jamod Shashikant Mavjibhai||M||INC||143294||Jadeja Pravinsinhi||M||JD||142742|
|1984||8||Bhavnagar||GEN||Gohil Gigabhai Bhavubhai||M||INC||132444||Mehta Prasannvadan Manilal||M||JNP||121449|
|1980||8||Bhavnagar||GEN||Gohil Gigabhai Bhavubhai||M||INC(I)||131082||Shah Jayaben Vajubhai||M||JNP||77153|
|1977||8||Bhavnagar||GEN||Prasannavadan Manilal Methta||M||BLD||128792||Chabildas Pragjibhai Metha||M||INC||117655|
|1971||7||Bhavnagar||GEN||Prasanwvadan Manilal Mehta||M||NCO||102173||Jashvant Mehta||M||INC||83195|
|1967||7||Bhavnagar||GEN||J.N. Mehta||M||INC||91993||S.K. Gohil ||M||SWA||86900|
|1962||7||Bhavnagar||GEN||Jashvantrai Nanubhai Mehta||M||PSP||98099||Jadavji Keshavji Modi||M||INC||88225|
Facts about current sitting MP of Bhavnagar Constituency
|Name of MP ||Dr. Bharati Dhirubhai Shyal|
|Nature of Membership ||Elected|
|Term ||May, 2014 to In office|
|Political Party ||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Educational Qualification ||B.A.M.S. (Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine & Surgery) |
|Activities of Dr. Bharati Dhirubhai Shyal in 16th Lok Sabha|
|Debates participated ||29|
|Private member bills passed ||0|
|Questions asked ||126|
Data corresponds to the period 1 June 2014 to 13 Feb 2018.
List of Assembly Constituenciesin Bhavnagar Parliamentary Constituency
The table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Bhavnagar parliamentary constituency.
|Names of Assembly Constituencies|
|Bhavnagar East||Bhavnagar West||Gadhada (SC)|