Though in the 2014 Lok Sabha general elections, Someshwar assembly constituency had given a lead of 6151 votes to BJP’s Ajay Tamta, after few months the BJP lost the bye-election to the seat in 2014. The upcoming 2017 assembly election to the seat is all set for keen contest between the BJP and Congress.
Rekha Arya of Congress is the sitting MLA of Someshwar which she wrested from the BJP in a 2014 bye-election necessitated due to the election of then sitting BJP legislator Ajay Tamta to the Lok Sabha.
In the bye-election Rekha Arya emerged victorious by defeating Mohan Ram Arya 10045 votes by a margin of votes.
Ajay Tamta had won the seat in 2012 by defeating his independent rival Rekha Arya by 2691 votes in a triangular contest. In that election while 17288 votes were polled by Ajay Tamta, Rekha Arya received 14597 votes and was followed by Congress’s Rajendra Barakoti
who secured 9716 votes. Shudha Nand of BSP was relegated to the fourth place with 1120 votes.
In 2012 Ajay Tamta had defeated Rekha Arya, then an independent. In 2007 Pradeep Tamta had emerged victorious by defeating the sitting Congress MLA Pradeep Tamta.
Someshwar is one of the six assembly constituencies located in the Almora district of Uttrakhand.
Someshwar Tehsil as well as PCs Chaukuni, Dugaurha, Pankhura, Suri, Garshari, Shaharo, -Kunwali, Naini, Riyuni, Malli Riyuni and Dida of Ranikhet KC of Ranikhet Tehsil are covered by Someshwar assembly constituency which also contains under its jurisdiction PCs Daulaghat, Khauri, Govindpur, Katarmal, Kwerali, Kathpuriya and Shitalakhet of Hawalbagh KC of Almora Tehsil.
Reserved for the candidates belonging to the scheduled castes, Someshwar is one of the fourteen assembly segments falling under the Lok Sabha constituency of Almora. Ranikhet, Salt, Bageshwar, Kapkote, Gangolihat, Didihat, Dharchula, Pithoragarh, Dwarahat, Almora, Jageshwar, Lohagat and Champawat are the other thirteen assembly constituencies within Almora parliamentary constituency.
In the 2012 assembly election to Someshwar, the constituency had a total of 75643 registered voters. Of them, 38295 were males and 37348 were female voters.