Himachal Pradesh

Elections in Himachal Pradesh for the Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly in Himachal Pradesh state, India are conducted in accordance with the Constitution of India.

Lok Sabha elections

See also: Lok Sabha

Year Lok Sabha election Party-wise details
1951 1st Lok Sabha Total: 3. INC: 3
1957 2nd Lok Sabha Total: 4. INC: 4
1962 3rd Lok Sabha Total: 4. INC: 4
1967 4th Lok Sabha Total: 6. INC: 6
1971 5th Lok Sabha Total: 4. INC: 4
1977 6th Lok Sabha Total: 4. Janata Party/BLD: 4.
1980 7th Lok Sabha Total: 4. INC: 4
1984 8th Lok Sabha Total: 4. INC: 4
1989 9th Lok Sabha Total: 4. BJP: 3, INC: 1
1991 10th Lok Sabha Total: 4. BJP: 2, INC: 2
1996 11th Lok Sabha Total: 4. INC: 4
1998 12th Lok Sabha Total: 4. BJP: 3, INC: 1
1999 13th Lok Sabha Total: 4. BJP: 3, HVC: 1
2004 14th Lok Sabha Total: 4. INC: 3, BJP: 1
2009 15th Lok Sabha Total: 4. BJP: 3, INC: 1
2014 16th Lok Sabha Total: 4. BJP: 4
2019 17th Lok Sabha Total: 4. BJP: 4

Keys:   BJP (-)   INC (-)

Election Lok Sabha Party-wise details Constituencies Ref.
Party Seats Kangra Mandi Hamirpur Shimla
2014 16th Lok Sabha BJP 4 BJP BJP BJP BJP
2019 17th Lok Sabha BJP 4 BJP BJP BJP BJP
Next 18th Lok Sabha TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD TBD

Legislative Assembly elections

1952 Legislative Assembly election

Main article: 1952 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election

1967 Legislative Assembly election

Main article: 1967 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election

1972 Legislative Assembly election

Main article: 1972 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election

1977 Legislative Assembly election

Main article: 1977 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election

1985 Legislative Assembly election

Main article: 1985 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election

1990 Legislative Assembly election

Main article: 1990 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election

1993 Legislative Assembly election

Main article: 1993 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election

1998 Legislative Assembly election

Main article: 1998 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election

2003 Legislative Assembly election

Main article: 2003 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election

2007 Legislative Assembly election

Main article: 2007 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election

The 2007 Himachal Pradesh legislative assembly election were held in Himachal Pradesh in 2007.

2012 Legislative Assembly election

Main article: 2012 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election

The 2012 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.

The results were declared on 20 December 2012. Congress defeated BJP and won outright majority by securing 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.

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.

2017 Legislative Assembly election

Main article: 2017 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election

BJP won 44 out of 68 seats to form the government, ousting Congress party from power. Indian National Congress won 21 seats. Jai Ram Thakur was appointed as Chief Minister after the elections.

Keys:   BJP (-)   INC (-)   BSP (-)   UKD/UKD(P) (-)   NCP (-)   Independent (-)   CPIM (-)

Election Vidhan Sabha Party-wise details Chief Minister Party
Party Seats
2012 12th Vidhan Sabha INC 36 Virbhadra Singh
(2012–2017)
INC
BJP 26
Independent 5
HLP 1
Total 68
2017 13th Vidhan Sabha BJP 44
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Jai Ram Thakur
(2017–incumbent)

BJP
INC 21
Independent 2
CPIM 1
Total 68
2022 14th Vidhan Sabha Total 68 TBD TBD

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