Situated in the Sabarkantha District in the northern region of the state of Gujarat is the Sabarkantha Parliamentary constituency. This District has the Himatnagar city as its administrative headquarters and municipal corporation. According to Election Commission of India 2009 data the total electorates in the Sabarkantha Parliamentary constituency (constituency number 5) were 1,452,240 of which 715,288 are females and 736,952 are males.
With eight talukas and a relatively large population of 2,427,346 (2011 data), the Sabarkantha District makes the region one of the most politically stable yet active seats in this western Indian state. The economy of the Rajkot Parliamentary constituency thrives on a strong industry, the focus being on ceramics, chemicals and milk-processing, besides an advanced agricultural base. Yet, the district has been announced as one of the most backward regions in Gujarat, being entitled to the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme (BRGFP). Some of the primary tourist destinations here are Vijay Nagar, the famous Polo Forests and Idar, among others. The Assembly constituencies of Idar, Bhiloda and Khedbrahma, which are part of the nine assembly segments which make up this constituency, are reserved for candidates belonging to the marginalized sections of the society.
Sabarkantha 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
|Rathod Dipsinh Shankarsinh||Bharatiya Janata Party||696498||0||5486||701984||57.62||Winner|
|Thakor Rajendrasinh Shivsinh||Indian National Congress||428836||0||4161||432997||35.54||1st Runner-up|
|Raval Rajubhai Punjabhai||Independent||17154||0||21||17175||1.41||2nd Runner-up|
|Pathan Aaiyubkhan Ajabkhan||Independent||9174||0||3||9177||0.75||3rd Runner-up|
|Vinodbhai Jethabhai Mesariya||Bahujan Samaj Party||7798||0||114||7912||0.65||4th Runner-up|
|Lata Babubhai Nathaji||Independent||7747||0||30||7777||0.64||5th Runner-up|
|NOTA||None Of The Above||6031||0||72||6103||0.5||6th Runner-up|
|Luhar Hafijhusen Hajinurmahmad||Independent||5829||0||6||5835||0.48||7th Runner-up|
|Patel Keshavlal Gangarambhai||Independent||4924||0||5||4929||0.4||8th Runner-up|
|Kharadi Dharmendrasingh Samsubhai||Bhartiya Tribal Party||2687||0||146||2833||0.23||9th Runner-up|
|Patel Kiritkumar Babarbhai||Independent||2722||0||5||2727||0.22||10th Runner-up|
|Sanghani Mustakbhai Jamalbhai||Independent||2659||0||2||2661||0.22||11th Runner-up|
|Solanki Maganbhai Lakhabhai||Independent||2410||0||12||2422||0.2||12th Runner-up|
|Patel Jayantibhai Shamjibhai||Hindusthan Nirman Dal||2231||0||16||2247||0.18||13th Runner-up|
|Vikrambhai Bahecharbhai Makwana||Garvi Gujarat Party||2170||0||19||2189||0.18||14th Runner-up|
|Jadeja Indravijaysinh Kalyansinh||Yuva Jan Jagriti Party||1897||0||23||1920||0.16||15th Runner-up|
|Zala Dalpatsinh Motisinh||Independent||1877||0||7||1884||0.15||16th Runner-up|
|Kalabhai Bababhai Parmar||Independent||1500||0||10||1510||0.12||17th Runner-up|
|Nareshkumar Rameshbhai Patel||Bharatiya National Janta Dal||1437||0||10||1447||0.12||18th Runner-up|
|Laxmishankar Madhusudan Joshi||Jan Satya Path Party||1320||0||15||1335||0.11||19th Runner-up|
|Mayursinh Vanrajsinh Zala||Rashtra Vikas Zumbes Party||1268||0||22||1290||0.11||20th Runner-up|
List of winner/current and runner up MPs Sabarkantha Parliamentary Constituency.
The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Sabarkantha 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 Sabarkantha constituency is Rathod Dipsinh Shankarsinh of BJP.
|Year || PC No. ||PC Name ||Category ||Winner||Gender||Party||Vote||Runner Up||Gender||Party||Vote|
|2014||5||Sabarkantha||GEN||Rathod Dipsinh Shankarsinh ||M ||BJP ||552205 ||Shankersinh Vaghela Bapu ||M ||INC ||467750|
|2009||5||Sabarkantha||GEN||Chauhan,Dr. Mahendrasinh Pruthvisinh ||M||BJP||337432||Mistry Madhusudan||M||INC||320272|
|2004||15||Sabarkantha||GEN||Madhusudan Mistry||M||INC||316483||Bara Ramilaben Bahecharbhai||M||BJP||276555|
|2001||By Polls||Sabarkantha||GEN||Mistry Madhusudan Devram ||M||INC||265209||Upendra Trivedi ||M||BJP||244400|
|1999||15||Sabarkantha||GEN||Nisha Amarsinh Chaudhary||F||INC||334565||Patel Kanubhai Ravjibhai||M||BJP||320189|
|1998||15||Sabarkantha||GEN||Nishaben Amarsinhbhai Chaudhari||F||INC||288752||Kanubhai Ravjibhai Patel||M||BJP||278886|
|1996||15||Sabarkantha||GEN||Nisha Amarsinh Chaudhary||M||INC||223754||Arvind Trivedi (Lankesh)||M||BJP||183143|
|1991||15||Sabarkantha||GEN||Arvind Trivedi (Lankesh)||M||BJP||168704||Maganbhai Manibhai Patel||M||JD(G)||132286|
|1989||15||Sabarkantha||GEN||Maganbhai Manibhai Patel||M||JD||286947||Tarna Arjunsinh Gurjar||F||INC||183491|
|1984||15||Sabarkantha||GEN||H.M.Patel||M||JNP||208477||Shantubhai Chunibhai Patel||M||INC||201718|
|1980||15||Sabarkantha||GEN||Patel Shantubhai Cunibhai||M||INC(I)||202194||H.M. Patel||M||JNP||122895|
|1977||15||Sabarkantha||GEN||H. M. Patel||M||BLD||164502||Kumarshri Rajendra Sinhji Daljitsinhji||M||INC||126440|
|1971||14||Sabarkantha||GEN||Chandulal Chunilal Desai||M||NCO||137159||Gopaldas Benidas Patel||M||INC||122781|
|1967||14||Sabarkantha||GEN||C.C. Desai||M||SWA||151011||P.K. Japee ||M||INC||106212|
|1962||9||Sabarkantha||GEN||Gulzarilal Bulakhidas Nanda||M||INC||129468||Pashabhai Chhotabhai Patel||M||SWA||104859|
|1957||9||Sabarkantha||GEN||Nanda Gulzarilal Bulakhiram||M||INC||88912||Barot Amrutlal Motilal ||M||IND||81473|
|1951||2||Sabarkantha||GEN||Nanda Gulzarilal Bulaqiram||M||INC||106048||Maharaj Himmatsinhji Dowlatsinhji ||M||IND||83674|
Facts about current sitting MP of Sabarkantha Constituency
|Name of MP ||Shri Dipsinh Shankarsinh Rathod|
|Nature of Membership ||Elected|
|Term ||May, 2014 to In office|
|Political Party ||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Educational Qualification ||Under Matric|
|Activities of Shri Dipsinh Shankarsinh Rathod in 16th Lok Sabha|
|Debates participated ||23|
|Private member bills passed ||0|
|Questions asked ||248|
Data corresponds to the period 1 June 2014 to 13 Feb 2018.
List of Assembly Constituenciesin Sabarkantha Parliamentary Constituency
The table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Sabarkantha parliamentary constituency.
|Names of Assembly Constituencies|
|Himatnagar||Idar (SC)||Khedbrahma (ST)|