Bilaspur Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 5
Total electors: 17,29,229 (2014 estimates)
Female electors: 8,37,724
Male electors: 8,90,891
Delimited: Yes. Until 2008 Bilaspur was an Assembly segment of Hamirpur constituency.
Assembly Constituencies: Kota, Takhatpur, Beltara, Lormi, Bilha, Masturi (SC), Mungeli (SC), Bilaspur
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: In 2009, Dilip Singh Judev won the General Election and became the first MP from this constituency. BJP’s Lakhan Lal Sahu won the 2014 elections.
Demographics: Bilaspur has a population of 19,61,922, and only 31.3 percent live in urban areas. It has a sizeable tribal population as 19.6 percent belong to scheduled tribes. Of the total population, 13.8 percent belong to Scheduled Castes, according to Census 2011. In the last General Election, former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee’s niece Karuna Shukla contested the elections with a Congress ticket from this constituency and lost with a huge margin of over one lakh votes.
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Updated Date: May 23, 2019 12:32:05 IST