1952 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election

1952 1967 →

36 seats in the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
19 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
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Leader Yashwant Singh Parmar Jivatram Kripalani
Seats won 24 3
Popular vote 47.25% 14.69%

Elected CM

Yashwant Singh Parmar

Himachal Pradesh in India (1951)
Himachal Pradesh in India (1951)

Legislative Assembly elections were held in Himachal Pradesh in 1952.


Summary of results of the 1952 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election[1]
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Political party Flag Seats
Won % of
Votes Vote %
Indian National Congress
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35 24 66.67 84,819 47.25
Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party 22 3 8.33 26,371 14.69
Scheduled Caste Federation
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9 1 2.78 10,352 5.77
Independent 36 8 22.22 47,746 26.6
Total seats 36 Voters 7,13,554 Turnout 1,79,515 (25.16%)

Elected members

Constituency Reserved for
Member Party
Solan None Ram Dass Scheduled Castes Federation
Hira Singh Pal Independent
Kasumpti Hitendra Sen Independent
Suni Sita Ram Indian National Congress
Kumarsain Ram Dayal Independent
Theog Jiwanoo Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party
Devi Ram Indian National Congress
Jubbal Bala Nand Indian National Congress
Rohru Padam Dev Indian National Congress
Rajgarh Ghan Shyam Independent
Rampur Hardayal Singh Indian National Congress
Bhagat Ram Indian National Congress
Chini Gopal Chand Independent
Bhamla Sarju Singh Indian National Congress
Rawalsar Gori Parshad Indian National Congress
Mahadev Karam Singh Indian National Congress
Chachiot Piru Indian National Congress
Krishna Chandar Indian National Congress
Kersog Rattan Singh Indian National Congress
Sunder Nagar Baldev Chand Indian National Congress
Sadar Mandi Krishna Nand Swami Independent
Joginder Nagar Besar Ram Indian National Congress
Sandhol Hari Singh Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party
Kashmir Singh Kisan Mazdoor Praja Party
Churah Vidya Dhar Indian National Congress
Avtar Chand Indian National Congress
Chamba Chattar Singh Indian National Congress
Bhattiyat Jaiwant Ram Indian National Congress
Bharmour Gurditta Mal Independent
Pangi Daulat Ram Indian National Congress
Nahan Tapinder Singh Indian National Congress
Paonta Shiva Nand Indian National Congress
Pachhad Jiwnu Indian National Congress
Yashwant Singh Parmar Indian National Congress
Reinka Partap Singh Indian National Congress
Dharam Singh Independent

State Reorganization

Under States Reorganisation Act, 1956, Himachal Pradesh became a Union Territory on 1 November 1956, under the direct administration of the President of India and the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly was abolished simultaneously.[2] Under Punjab Reorganisation Act, 1966, following area of Punjab State namely Simla, Kangra, Kulu and Lahul and Spiti Districts, Nalagarh tehsil of Ambala District, Lohara, Amb and Una kanungo circles, some area of Santokhgarh kanungo circle and some other specified area of Una tehsil of Hoshiarpur District besides some parts of Dhar Kalan Kanungo circle of Pathankot tehsil of Gurdaspur District; were merged with Himachal Pradesh on 1 November 1966 and the next legislative elections were held in 1967.


  1. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1951 : To the Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 14 October 2014.
  2. ^ "Reorganisation of States, 1955" (PDF). The Economic Weekly. 15 October 1955. Retrieved 25 July 2015.