Himachal Pradesh Elections 2019

Himachal Pradesh, the home to scenic mountains in the country will be facing the Lok Sabha elections on the 7th phase of the polls on May 19th. The final counting of votes will take place on May 23.

The state has four Parliamentary constituencies- Kangra, Mandi, Hamirpur and Shimla. All of them are held by the ruling BJP. 2017 Assembly Election was won by BJP, garnering 44 seats out of 68 seats. While the Congress was able to pluck 21 seats. But one should not underestimate the power of Congress. Ruling BJP will have to fight the Congress in many areas in order to retain 4 seats.

Himachal Pradesh Election Map

List of Lok Sabha Seats

No. of Constituencies Name of Constituencies

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Parliament Elections News in Himachal Pradesh

Floriculture in Himachal to get boost

    Updated On : Mar 20,2019   2:54 pm
Shimla, March 20 (IANS) Floriculture in Himachal Pradesh is to get a boost as the Dr Y.S. Parmar University and Forestry's research station has been designated as the 'lead centre of dahlia testing' in the country, the university said on Wednesday. View More..

Two of Lokpal's judicial members former CMs' children

    Updated On : Mar 19,2019   10:14 pm
New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) Among the four judicial members of the Lokpal panel appointed by President Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday, two are the children of former Chief Ministers. View More..

In tech-era, Himachal official pens postcards to voters

    Updated On : Mar 19,2019   3:54 pm
Shimla, March 19 (IANS) In social media times, a Deputy Commissioner in Himachal Pradesh believes in sending self-signed postcards to voters to make them aware about the power of their voting rights and motivate them to exercise that right to strengthen democracy. View More..

It's sunny in Himachal, sub-zero in many places

    Updated On : Mar 18,2019   12:22 pm
Shimla, March 18 (IANS) A day after the higher reaches of Himachal Pradesh got moderate snowfall, the state capital Shimla and nearby tourist spots on Monday woke up to sunny weather. However, temperatures were below sub-zero at several places. View More..

67.82 lakh farmers miss PM-KISAN scheme benefits

    Updated On : Mar 17,2019   6:46 pm
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Over 67.82 lakh farmers will be left out of the direct benefit transfer (DBT) scheme as West Bengal, Sikkim and Delhi have not uploaded their details on the PM-KISAN portal, Union Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh said on Sunday. View More..

Men, machinery and mind of RSS behind BJP's poll power punch

    Updated On : Mar 17,2019   2:56 pm
New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) Earlier this month, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah met Rashtriya Swayamsewak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat and attended Akhil Bharatiya Pratinidhi Sabha (ABPS), the highest decision-making body of the ideological fountainhead of the ruling dispensation, to seek support for the Lok Sabha battle. View More..

Fire in IOC refinery in Panipat kills one

    Updated On : Mar 17,2019   2:02 pm
Chandigarh, March 17 (IANS) One worker was killed and two others sustained serious burn injuries following a major fire at the Indian Oil Corp's Panipat refinery in Haryana, police said on Sunday. View More..

CPI-M releases 1st list, repeats 8 of 9 sitting MPs

    Updated On : Mar 16,2019   9:12 pm
New Delhi, March 16 (IANS) The CPI-M on Saturday released its first list of 45 candidates for the Lok Sabha elections, which includes eight of its nine sitting MPs. View More..

The return of the Brahmin? (Comment)

    Updated On : Mar 16,2019   12:48 pm
In 1996 my book "The Last Brahmin Prime Minister" was on the stands. The title was so controversial that friends like Dilip Padgaonkar stopped talking to me - but only for a short while. He was too dear a friend. View More..

BSES gears up to meet Delhi's summer power demand

    Updated On : Mar 15,2019   8:40 pm
New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) Peak power demand in Delhi this summer is expected to breach the 7,400 MW-mark and the two BSES distribution companies (discoms) in the capital have taken measures like long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) and banking arrangements with various states, the BSES said on Friday. View More..

EC's humane move, bans live animals in campaign

    Updated On : Mar 15,2019   12:28 pm
Mumbai, March 15 (IANS) The Election Commission has imposed a blanket ban on the use or live demonstrations of animals during the 2019 Lok Sabha polls, delighting animal lovers across the country. View More..

IITs to develop Himalayan climate change vulnerability assessment

    Updated On : Mar 14,2019   5:58 pm
Mandi (Himachal Pradesh), March 14 (IANS) The Indian Institute of Technology-Guwahati, Indian Institute of Technology-Mandi and Indian Institute of Science Bengaluru have collaborated to develop a climate change vulnerability assessment for the Indian Himalayan region using a common framework, it was announced on Thursday. View More..

Himachal avalanche: Last two bodies recovered

    Updated On : Mar 14,2019   4:00 pm
Shimla, March 14 (IANS) The search and rescue operation for the remaining two missing soldiers who were trapped after an avalanche in Himachal Pradesh's Kinnaur district was called off on Thursday with the recovery of their bodies. View More..

Father kills two children, commits suicide

    Updated On : Mar 12,2019   5:16 pm
Ghaziabad, March 12 (IANS) After killing his son and a daughter, a man apparently burdened by poverty committed suicide here on Monday night, police said on Tuesday. View More..

This warrior struggles for tribal women to get a fair deal (March 8 is International Women's Day)

    Updated On : Mar 12,2019   12:00 pm
Shimla, March 12 (IANS) The fair sex is not getting a fair deal in tribal areas of Himachal Pradesh - but Rattan Manjari will have none of this. View More..

Manali, Dalhousie wrapped in white blanket

    Updated On : Mar 12,2019   11:38 am
Shimla, March 12 (IANS) A western disturbance over Himachal Pradesh brought more snowfall to popular destinations Manali and Dalhousie on Tuesday, and lashed the state capital with rain. View More..

BJP may gain from multi-phase polling, but sustaining it a challenge

    Updated On : Mar 11,2019   7:32 pm
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The schedule of Lok Sabha elections announced on Sunday has provided the Bharatiya Janata Party an opportunity to run concerted campaigns in some of the crucial states it is trying to expand or is facing tough contests. The party, however, also faces challenge of sustaining its narrative on national security till the end of the seven-phased election that begins on April 11. View More..

Muslims sore at 3 phases of LS polling during Ramadan

    Updated On : Mar 11,2019   2:28 pm
Mumbai, March 11 (IANS) Prominent Muslim community leaders on Monday expressed dismay over the Election Commission of India's announcement to hold the Lok Sabha polls in seven phases, with the three final phases falling in the holy Ramadan month of fasting. View More..

Hindi heartland states to see staggered polls

    Updated On : Mar 11,2019   12:02 am
New Delhi, March 11 (IANS) The Hindi heartland, where the BJP had done well in the 2014 elections and where the strikes on a terror training camp in Pakistan are seen to have a lot of resonance, will largely have a staggered Lok Sabha election across several phases or will go the polls in the last phases. View More..

NDA may get slim majority, BJP 34 seats less: Survey

    Updated On : Mar 10,2019   10:56 pm
New Delhi, March 10 (IANS) A poll survey on Sunday predicted that the ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA) may get a thin majority with 285 seats, 13 more than the magic figure of 272, while the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) may get 34 seats less than it got in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. View More..