Hamirpur Lok Sabha Election Result 2019 LIVE Updates: BJP's Anurag Thakur wins
Anurag Singh Thakur won the majority in the 2009 and 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
Hamirpur Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 3
Total electors: 12,24,834 (2014 estimates)
Female electors: 6,09,825
Male electors: 6,15,008
Assembly Constituencies: Dehra, Jaswan-Pragpur, Dharampur, Bhoranj, Sujanpur, Hamirpur, Barsar, Nadaun, Chintpurni, Gagret, Haroli, Una, Kutlehar, Jhanduta, Ghumarwin, Bilaspur, Sri Naina Deviji
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: The BJP has held sway on this constituency since 1998 elections. In 1999 and 2004, Suresh Chandel was elected as the MP from this constituency. He was succeeded by Anurag Singh Thakur, who won the majority in 2009 and 2014 elections.
Demographics: Hamirpur district has a population of 4,54,768, of which 93 percent live in rural areas, according to the latest Census of 2011. Of the total population, 24 percent belong to the Scheduled Castes. It is also home to the Ghirath or Chowdhary caste, a forward caste primarily descending from Rajputs and Brahmins. Hamirpur was the only constituency that didn’t vote for Congress in the 2004 elections when the grand old party sent three MPs from the state. In all four elections, the Congress has emerged a close second. The seat is currently held by Anurag Thakur, the former president of the Board of Control for Cricket in India.
Its many poll promises, including the restoration of the Old Pension Scheme, seem to have worked in favour of the Congress which has defeated the BJP to form the next government in Himachal Pradesh
The BJP, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress had fielded six, five and three women candidates, but only Reena Kashyap of BJP won the election. Kashyap, who had won Pachhad (SC) assembly bypoll in 2021, managed to retain her seat
The state had recorded a voter turnout of 75.6 percent in the Himachal Pradesh Assembly polls 2022. According to the Election Commission, Shimla reported the lowest voter turnout at 62.53 percent.