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2012 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election

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2012 Himachal Pradesh legislative assembly election

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All 68 assembly constituencies
35 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
Virbhadra Singh HP.jpg
Prem Kumar Dhumal.jpg
Leader Virbhadra Singh Prem Kumar Dhumal
Leader since 2007
Leader's seat Shimla Rural Hamirpur
Seats before 23 42
Seats won 36 26
Seat change Increase13 Decrease16
Popular vote 1,447,319 1,300,756
Percentage 42.81% 38.47%

Chief Minister before election

Prem Kumar Dhumal

Elected Chief Minister

Virbhadra Singh

The Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election, 2012 was held in Himachal Pradesh, India in 2012 after the five-year term of the incumbent state legislature and government expired following the assembly elections of 2007. The election chose 68 MLAs to the Vidhan Sabha.


Himachal Pradesh leads various socio-economic parameters amongst Indian states. Himachal Pradesh has low female fertility rate (1.9 children per woman) due to which the population of the state is likely to decline in the coming decades. Almost 90% of Himachal Pradesh is well equipped with electricity. The state has a high sex ratio of 999 females per thousand males. It ranks fifth in the literacy rate which is 83.78%, higher than national rate. It ranks fourth in life expectancy at 67 years,[1] higher than the national rate of 65.4 years.[2] Himachal Pradesh's economy is one of the largest in country, as of 2009, nominal GDP per capita was US$1,273. Television ownership is the fourth largest in the country.[original research?]

The legislative assembly has 68 seats, 42 of which were won by the BJP in the previous election.[3]


Elections took place in HP on 4 November, and results were declared on 20 December.


The BJP attempted to seek another term for CM Prem Kumar Dhumal led the campaign. The Congress suffered a massive setback after its star campaigner in HP, ex-minister Virbhadra Singh, was indicted for corruption and scams, and was forced to be dismissed from the Union cabinet.


The BJP president Satish Chandra announced that the next assembly polls would be fought under Manish's command and claimed charges of corruption against the state government are baseless and politically motivated. BJP general secretary and Rajya Sabha MP from HP, J. P. Nadda, and co-incharge of the party affairs in HP, Shyam Jaju, have said, "All is well with the Dhumal government and the charges of corruption leveled against the government have no substance and are found to be baseless". The HP state government's performance had been rated very high compared to several other states and Dhumal enjoyed a high approval rating as well as is much admired by the people of the state for having delivered good governance and inclusive growth.

Senior BJP leader and Lok Sabha MP from HP, Shanta Kumar, considered to be a critic of Dhumal, had indicated that he would continue to work for the party with dedication always, and would campaign for victory of the party in the coming assembly polls. He has gone on record to mention that no BJP leader has any role in controversial land deals and that there is no proof of corruption by any government functionary.[4]

Some BJP dissidents who were dissatisfied with Dhumal's functioning and the nonchalance of the BJP high command to their request to enquire into Dhumal's corruption, or were finding themselves squeezed out of power had formed the Himachal Lokhit Party (HLP) party.[5] However, senior BJP leaders had strongly mentioned that HLP dissidents had no "genuine grouse" and left the party for "extraneous" personal reasons. They said that the rebels have been leveling allegations of corruption against the state government with no substantive evidence. BJP leaders have expressed concern about the feelings of all those who are in the party and are working to remove their misgivings. BJP had started "Mission Repeat 2012" in which they got sufficient information about the functioning of the party and the government and found that the people were generally happy and satisfied.[6] Himachal pradesh 2016 panchayat and zilla parishad election results are to be announced on 7 January 2016 for 10 district of the state for the ward members election and for president election( electing the president for the ward members).[7]



Constituency number Name Reserved for (SC/ST/None)[citation needed] District Electors (2012)[citation needed] Lok Sabha constituency[8][9]
1 Churah SC Chamba 59,909 Kangra
2 Bharmour ST Chamba 62,584 Mandi
3 Chamba None Chamba 66,983 Kangra
4 Dalhousie None Chamba 58,803 Kangra
5 Bhattiyat None Chamba 63,719 Kangra
6 Nurpur None Kangra 73,605 Kangra
7 Indora SC Kangra 73,046 Kangra
8 Fatehpur None Kangra 71,362 Kangra
9 Jawali None Kangra 80,230 Kangra
10 Dehra None Kangra 69,138 Hamirpur
11 Jaswan-Pragpur None Kangra 66,693 Hamirpur
12 Jawalamukhi None Kangra 63,906 Kangra
13 Jaisinghpur SC Kangra 71,973 Himachal
14 Sullah None Kangra 87,091 Kangra
15 Nagrota None Kangra 73,578 Kangra
16 Kangra None Kangra 66,763 Kangra
17 Shahpur None Kangra 71,430 Kangra
18 Dharamshala None Kangra 62,727 Kangra
19 Palampur None Kangra 62,593 Kangra
20 Baijnath SC Kangra 73,168 Kangra
21 Lahaul and Spiti ST Lahaul and Spiti 22,077 Mandi
22 Manali None Kullu 59,876 Mandi
23 Kullu None Kullu 72,473 Mandi
24 Banjar None Kullu 60,076 Mandi
25 Anni SC Kullu 70,338 Mandi
26 Karsog SC Mandi 60,000 Mandi
27 Sundernagar None Mandi 66,482 Mandi
28 Nachan SC Mandi 69,782 Mandi
29 Seraj None Mandi 67,549 Mandi
30 Darang None Mandi 71,977 Mandi
31 Jogindernagar None Mandi 83,449 Mandi
32 Dharampur None Mandi 67,430 Mandi
33 Mandi None Mandi 63,727 Mandi
34 Balh SC Mandi 64,741 Mandi
35 Sarkaghat None Mandi 75,777 Mandi
36 Bhoranj SC Hamirpur 70,601 Hamirpur
37 Sujanpur None Hamirpur 64,208 Hamirpur
38 Hamirpur None Hamirpur 65,202 Hamirpur
39 Barsar None Hamirpur 74,950 Hamirpur
40 Nadaun None Hamirpur 79,759 Hamirpur
41 Chintpurni SC Una 70,998 Hamirpur
42 Gagret None Una 68,803 Hamirpur
43 Haroli None Una 70,192 Hamirpur
44 Una None Una 69,527 Hamirpur
45 Kutlehar None Una 71,008 Hamirpur
46 Jhanduta SC Bilaspur 65,435 Hamirpur
47 Ghumarwin None Bilaspur 73,614 Hamirpur
48 Bilaspur None Bilaspur 70,587 Hamirpur
49 Sri Naina Devi ji None Bilaspur 60,521 Hamirpur
50 Arki None Solan 75,692 Shimla
51 Nalagarh None Solan 73,888 Shimla
52 Doon None Solan 52,466 Shimla
53 Solan SC Solan 70,764 Shimla
54 Kasauli SC Solan 56,296 Shimla
55 Pachhad SC Sirmour 61,605 Shimla
56 Nahan None Sirmour 65,821 Shimla
57 Sri Renukaji SC Sirmour 57,058 Shimla
58 Paonta Sahib None Sirmour 63,743 Shimla
59 Shillai None Sirmour 56,307 Shimla
60 Chopal None Shimla 64,056 Shimla
61 Theog None Shimla 72,997 Shimla
62 Kasumpti None Shimla 56,991 Shimla
63 Shimla None Shimla 48,263 Shimla
64 Shimla Rural None Shimla 66,858 Shimla
65 Jubbal-Kotkhai None Shimla 61,657 Shimla
66 Rampur SC Shimla 65,088 Shimla
67 Rohru SC Shimla 63,603 Shimla
68 Kinnaur ST Kinnaur 50,076 Mandi

Source:Chief Electoral Officer, Himachal Pradesh[10][11]


The results were declared on 20 December 2012. Congress defeated BJP and won an outright majority by winning 36 of the 68 seats under the leadership of Virbhadra Singh thus proving most of the pollsters and exit polls wrong, which had predicted a photo-finish. The BJP lagged far behind with just 26 seats in its kitty whereas its breakaway faction HLP won just 1 seat.

The Congress won despite some 'unpopular' decisions made by the Congress-led Central government days before the election as part of its economic reforms, and the victory is likely to boost such reforms by the Centre.

Both Gujarat and Himachal Pradesh had BJP governments and went to polls together. But unlike Gujarat, where the BJP under the leadership of Narendra Modi retained power by winning a massive 115 out of 182 seats, in Himachal Pradesh, the Prem Kumar Dhumal-led BJP lost due to a huge anti-incumbency wave arising mainly out of corruption and lack of good governance.

Cong veteran leader Virbhadra Singh takes oath for record sixth term as Himachal chief minister at historic Ridge ground in Shimla on 25 December 2012.

Result Summary
Sl. No Party Seats Contested Seats Won % of Votes
1 Indian National Congress 68 36 42.81
2 Bharatiya Janata Party 68 26 38.47
3 Others - 6 18.72
Total - 68 100

Detailed Results:

Detailed Results
Constituency Const.No Winner Winning Party Looser Candidate Losing Party Margin
Anni 25 Khub Ram Indian National Congress Kishori Lal BJP 1662
Arki 50 Govind Ram Sharma BJP SANJAY Congress 2075
Baijnath 20 Kishori Lal Congress Mulkh Raj BJP 6652
Balh 34 PRAKASH CHAUDHARY Congress Inder Singh BJP 3116
Banjar 24 KARAN SINGH Congress Khimi Ram BJP 9292
Barsar 39 INDER DUTT LAKHANPAL Congress Baldev Sharma BJP 2658
Bharmour 2 THAKUR SINGH BHARMOURI Congress Jia Lal BJP 3467
Bhattiyat 5 Bikram Singh Jaryal BJP KULDEEP SINGH PATHANIA Congress 111
Bhoranj 36 Ishwar Dass Dhiman BJP RAMESH CHAND Congress 10415
Bilaspur 48 BUMBER THAKUR Congress Suresh Chandel BJP 5141
Chamba 3 B. K. Chauhan BJP PAWAN NAYYAR Congress 1934
Chintpurni 41 KULDIP KUMAR Congress Balbir Singh BJP 438
Chopal 60 Balbir Singh Verma Independent DR SUBHASH CHAND MANGLATE Congress 647
Churah 1 Hans Raj BJP SURINDER BHARDWAJ Congress 2211
Dalhousie 4 Asha Kumari Congress Renu Chadha BJP 7365
Darang 30 KAUL SINGH Congress Jawahar Lal BJP 2232
Dehra 10 Ravinder Singh Ravi BJP YOG RAJ Independent 15293
Dharampur 32 Mahender Singh BJP CHANDER SHEKHAR Congress 1041
Dharamshala 18 SUDHIR SHARMA Congress Kishan Kapoor BJP 5000
Doon 52 RAM KUMAR Congress DARSHAN SINGH Independent 3830
Fatehpur 8 SUJAN SINGH PATHANIA Congress Baldev Singh Thakur BJP 7217
Gagret 42 RAKESH KALIA Congress Sushil Kumar Kalia BJP 4897
Ghumarwin 47 RAJESH DHARMANI Congress Rajinder Garg BJP 3208
Hamirpur 38 Prem Kumar Dhumal BJP Narinder Thakur Congress 9302
Haroli 43 MUKESH AGNIHOTRI Congress Prof. Ram Kumar BJP 5172
Indora 7 Manohar Dhiman Independent KAMAL KISHOR Congress 7369
Jaisinghpur 13 YADVINDER GOMA Congress Atma Ram BJP 9735
Jaswan-Pragpur 11 Bikram Singh BJP NIKHIL RAJOUR Congress 6093
Jawalamukhi 12 SANJAY RATTAN Congress Ramesh Chand BJP 4025
Jawali 9 NEERAJ BHARTI Congress Arjan Singh BJP 4434
Jhanduta 46 Rikhi Ram Kondal BJP DR.BEERU RAM KISHORE Congress 1199
Jogindernagar 31 Gulab Singh Thakur BJP THAKUR SURENDER PAL Congress 5916
Jubbal-Kotkhai 65 ROHIT THAKUR Congress Narinder Bragta BJP 9095
Kangra 16 Pawan Kajal Independent CHOUDHARY SURENDER KUMAR Congress 563
Karsog 26 MANSA RAM Congress Hira Lal BJP 4332
Kasauli 54 Dr. Rajiv Saizal BJP VINOD SULTANPURI Congress 24
Kasumpti 62 ANIRUDH SINGH Congress Prem Singh BJP 9886
Kinnaur 68 Jagat Singh Negi Congress Tejwant Singh BJP 6288
Kullu 23 Maheshwar Singh Himachal Lokhit Party Ram Singh BJP 2985
Kutlehar 45 Virender Kanwar BJP RAM DASS Congress 1692
Lahaul & Spiti 21 RAVI THAKUR Congress Dr. Ram Lal Markanda BJP 3696
Manali 22 Govind Singh Thakur BJP BHUVNESHWAR GAUR Congress 3198
Mandi 33 Anil Sharma Congress Durga Dutt BJP 3930
Nachan 28 Vinod Kumar BJP TEK CHAND DOGRA Congress 3031
Nadaun 40 Vijay Agnihotri BJP SUKHVINDER SINGH SUKHU Congress 6750
Nagrota 15 G.S. BALI Congress ARUN KUMAR Independent 2743
Nahan 56 Rajeev Bindal BJP KUSH PARMAR Congress 12824
Nalagarh 51 Krishan Lal Thakur BJP LAKHVINDER SINGH RANA Congress 9308
Nurpur 6 AJAY MAHAJAN Congress Rakesh Pathania Independent 3367
Pachhad 55 Suresh Kumar BJP GANGU RAM MUSAFIR Congress 2625
Palampur 19 BRIJ BEHARI LAL BUTAIL Congress Parveen Kumar BJP 9029
Paonta Sahib 58 KIRNESH JUNG Independent SUKH RAM BJP 790
Rampur 66 NAND LAL Congress Prem Singh Draik BJP 9471
Rohru 67 MOHAN LAL BRAKTA Congress Balak Ram Negi. BJP 28415
Sarkaghat 35 Inder Singh BJP RANGILA RAM RAO Congress 2204
Seraj 29 Jai Ram Thakur BJP TARA THAKUR Congress 5752
Shahpur 17 Sarveen Chaudhary BJP VIJAI SINGH Congress 3123
Shillai 59 Baldev Singh Tomar BJP HARSHWARDHAN CHAUHAN Congress 1918
Shimla 63 Suresh Bharadwaj BJP HARISH Congress 628
Shimla Rural 64 Virbhadra Singh Congress Ishwar Rohal BJP 20000
Solan 53 DHANI RAM SHANDIL Congress Kumari Sheela BJP 4472
Sri Naina Deviji 49 Randhir Sharma BJP RAM LAL THAKUR Congress 1385
Sri Renukaji 57 VINAY KUMAR Congress Hirdaya Ram BJP 655
Sujanpur 37 RAJINDER SINGH Independent ANITA VERMA Congress 14166
Sullah 14 JAGJIWAN PAUL Congress Bipan Singh Parmar BJP 4428
Sundernagar 27 SOHAN LAL Congress Roop Singh Independent 8990
Theog 61 Vidya Stokes Congress Rakesh Verma BJP 4276
Una 44 Satpal Singh Satti Bharatiya Janata Party SATPAL SINGH RAIZADA Indian National Congress 4746



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Eleventh Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh
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