Himachal Vikas Congress
Split fromIndian National Congress
Merged intoIndian National Congress
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Himachal Vikas Congress (Himalayan Development Congress), was a regional political party in Himachal Pradesh, India.[1][2]


Himachal Vikas Congress was formed when Sukh Ram and Anil Sharma split from the Indian National Congress after were expelled from the Congress party after the telecom scam. Anil Sharma was elected to the Rajya Sabha in 1998 as member of Himachal Vikas Congress. Himachal Vikas Congress, entered into a post-poll alliance with the Bharatiya Janata Party and joined the government.[3][4][5]

They won the five seats in 1998 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election and won seat of Sukh Ram in 2003 Himachal Pradesh Legislative Assembly election. Lt. Col. Dhani Ram Shandil won from Shimla in 2004 Indian general election[6]

Himachal Vikas Congress merged with the Congress Party in 2004.

Electoral results

1998 Himachal election

# Winner Seat
1 Parkash Balh
2 Mahender Singh Dharampur
3 Mansa Ram Karsog
4 Ram Lal Markanda Lahaul and Spiti
5 Sukh Ram Mandi

2003 Himachal election

Winner Seat
Sukh Ram Mandi

2004 Indian general election

Winner Seat
Lt. Col. Dhani Ram Shandil Shimla

See also


  1. ^ "History favours Congress in Himachal". Rediff. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  2. ^ "सुखराम परिवार की हिविकां से कांग्रेस-भाजपा के कई नेताओं ने लड़ा था चुनाव". Amar Ujala (in Hindi). Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  3. ^ "When men in olive green don political hat". Tribuneindia News Service. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  4. ^ "Sukh Ram in combative mood buoyed by BJP-HVC clean sweep of by-polls in Himachal Pradesh". India Today. 22 June 1998. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  5. ^ Vinayak, Ramesh (2 March 1998). "Sukh Ram's 'third force' threatens to cut into Congress votes". India Today. Retrieved 21 September 2021.
  6. ^ "Members : Lok Sabha". loksabhaph.nic.in. Retrieved 21 September 2021.