1998 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election

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All 68 seats in the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly
35 seats needed for a majority
  Majority party Minority party
Prem Kumar Dhumal.jpg
Virbhadra Singh HP.jpg
Leader Prem Kumar Dhumal Virbhadra Singh
Seats before 8 52
Seats won 31 31
Seat change Increase23 Decrease21
Popular vote 39.02% 43.51%

CM before election

Virbhadra Singh

Elected CM

Prem Kumar Dhumal

Elections to the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly were held in 1998 to elect members of the 68 constituencies in Himachal Pradesh, India. The Indian National Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party won an equal number of seats, but the BJP managed to form the government by allying with the Himachal Vikas Congress, and Prem Kumar Dhumal was appointed as the Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh.[1][2][3] The number of constituencies was set as 68 by the recommendation of the Delimitation Commission of India.[4]


India Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly 1998.svg
Indian National Congress1,110,05543.5031–21
Bharatiya Janata Party995,48239.0131+23
Himachal Vikas Congress245,5849.625New
Valid votes2,551,57898.72
Invalid/blank votes33,2061.28
Total votes2,584,784100.00
Registered voters/turnout3,628,86471.23
Source: ECI[5]

Elected members

Constituency Reserved for
Member Party
Kinnaur ST Chet Ram Negi Bharatiya Janata Party
Rampur SC Singhi Ram Indian National Congress
Rohru None Virbhadra Singh Indian National Congress
Jubbal-kotkhai None Ram Lal Indian National Congress
Chopal None Yogendra Chandar Indian National Congress
Kumarsain None Jai Bihari Lal Khachi Indian National Congress
Theog None Vidya Stokes Indian National Congress
Simla None Narinder Bragta Bharatiya Janata Party
Kasumpti SC Roop Dass Kashyap Bharatiya Janata Party
Arki None Dharam Pal Thakur Indian National Congress
Doon None Lajja Ram Indian National Congress
Nalagarh None Hari Narayan Singh Bharatiya Janata Party
Kasauli SC Raghu Raj Indian National Congress
Solan None Krishna Mohini Indian National Congress
Pachhad SC Gangu Ram Musafir Indian National Congress
Rainka SC Prem Singh Indian National Congress
Shillai None Harsh Wardhan Indian National Congress
Paonta Doon None Rattan Singh Indian National Congress
Nahan None Kush Parmar Indian National Congress
Kotkehloor None Ram Lal Thakur Indian National Congress
Bilaspur None Jagat Prakash Nadda Bharatiya Janata Party
Ghumarwin None Kashmir Singh Indian National Congress
Geharwin SC Rikhi Ram Bharatiya Janata Party
Nadaun None Babu Ram Mandial Bharatiya Janata Party
Hamirpur None Urmila Thakur Bharatiya Janata Party
Bamsan None Prem Kumar Dhumal Bharatiya Janata Party
Mewa SC Ishwar Dass Dhiman Bharatiya Janata Party
Nadaunta None Baldev Sharma Bharatiya Janata Party
Gagret SC Kuldeep Kumar Indian National Congress
Chintpurni None Parveen Sharma Bharatiya Janata Party
Santokgarh None Jai Krishan Sharma Bharatiya Janata Party
Una None Virender Gautam Indian National Congress
Kutlehar None Ram Dass Malangar Bharatiya Janata Party
Nurpur None Rakesh Pathania Bharatiya Janata Party
Gangath SC Des Raj Bharatiya Janata Party
Jawali None Rajan Sushant Bharatiya Janata Party
Guler None Chander Kumar Indian National Congress
Jaswan None Viplove Thakur Indian National Congress
Pragpur SC Virender Kumar Bharatiya Janata Party
Jawalamukhi None Ramesh Chand Independent
Thural None Ravinder Singh Ravi Bharatiya Janata Party
Rajgir SC Atma Ram Bharatiya Janata Party
Baijnath None Sant Ram Indian National Congress
Palampur None Brij Behari Lal Butail Indian National Congress
Sulah None Bipan Singh Parmar Bharatiya Janata Party
Nagrota None G.s.bali Indian National Congress
Shahpur None Sarveen Choudhary Bharatiya Janata Party
Dharamsala None Kishan Chand Kapoor Bharatiya Janata Party
Kangra None Vidya Sagar Chaudhary Bharatiya Janata Party
Bhattiyat None Kishori Lal Bharatiya Janata Party
Banikhet None Asha Kumari Indian National Congress
Rajnagar SC Mohan Lal Bharatiya Janata Party
Chamba None Harsh Mahajan Indian National Congress
Bharmour ST Tulsi Ram Bharatiya Janata Party
Lahaul And Spiti ST Ram Lal Markanda Himachal Vikas Congress
Kulu None Chander Sain Thakur Bharatiya Janata Party
Banjar None Karan Singh Bharatiya Janata Party
Ani SC Ishwar Dass Indian National Congress
Karsog SC Mansa Ram Himachal Vikas Congress
Chachiot None Jai Ram Thakur Bharatiya Janata Party
Nachan SC Tek Chand Indian National Congress
Sundernagar None Roop Singh Bharatiya Janata Party
Balh SC Parkash Himachal Vikas Congress
Gopalpur None Rangila Ram Rao Indian National Congress
Dharampur None Mahender Singh Himachal Vikas Congress
Joginder Nagar None Gulab Singh Indian National Congress
Darang None Kaul Sing Indian National Congress
Mandi None Sukh Ram Himachal Vikas Congress

See also


  1. ^ "BJP announces Prem Kumar Dhumal as Himachal CM candidate". 31 October 2017. Retrieved 7 February 2022. He is an Indian politician who has twice been Chief Minister of Himachal Pradesh from March 1998 to March 2003 and again ...
  2. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha - Dhumal, Prof. Prem Kumar". Retrieved 7 February 2022.
  3. ^ "Hon'ble Chief Minister, Himachal Pradesh". Archived from the original on 14 April 2012. Retrieved 14 April 2012.
  4. ^ "DPACO (1976) - Archive Delimitation Orders". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 9 December 2020.
  5. ^ "Statistical Report on General Election, 1998 to the Legislative Assembly of Himachal Pradesh". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 7 February 2022.