Parliamentary Constituency Watch: Hamirpur 


Hamirpur Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 80 Lok Sabha constituencies in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh. It comprises 5 assembly constituencies and 3 districts.   


Designated as a General Constituency.    

Voter Turnout   

Hamirpur Electoral Turnout Rates

During the 2014 elections, the total number of electors was 17,37,993 and the turnout stood at 56.11%, in real numbers- 9,75,240 voters. 2019 witnessed a turnout decrease; out of the 17,49,100 electors, 62.31% of voters exercised their constitutional rights. In real numbers- 10,89,778 voters.   

Representation and Results    

Party Wise Vote Share

2019’s parliamentary election winner, BJP’s Kunwar Pushpendra Singh gained a vote share of 52.80% and defeated BSP’s Dilip Kumar Singh whose vote share stood at 30.00%. The other prominent candidates in the fray were INC’s Pritam Singh Lodhi with a vote share of 10.50% and independent candidate Sanjay Kumar Sahu with 2.30% of vote share.  

Voting History –2014 & 2019   


Party Wise Shift in Votes 

In 2014, BJP won the constituency and earned 4,53,884 votes followed by 5,75,122 votes in the 2019 election victory. On the other hand, BSP garnered 1,76,356 votes in 2014 and 5,75,122 votes in the 2019 elections.    

Parties at helm through the years  

The Etah constituency has been represented by a number of different parties over the years.   

The Indian National Congress (INC) held sway for several years, maintaining its influence from 1952 through 1971. However, in 1977, during a brief interlude, the Janata Party (JP) took the reins. The INC regained power in 1980 and held it until 1989 when the Janata Dal (JD) briefly assumed control. The early 1990s saw a shift with the rise of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which took office in 1991 and continued its dominance until 1996.

  Timeline of Winning Parties

The BJP returned to power in 1998 and 1999, but 1999 also saw the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) making its presence felt. In 2004, the Samajwadi Party (SP) held sway for a term, followed by the BSP’s return to power in 2009. The BJP then came back with a stronger mandate in 2014 and retained power in the 2019 elections. 

 Party-wise success rate  

 Success Rate

In terms of the success rate in securing the Hamirpur Lok Sabha seat, INC and BJP had exhibited complete dominance with a success rate standing at 41% and 29% respectively.

Gender Wise Distribution of Contestants 

During the 2009 elections, there were 16 contestants and all of them were male. In 2014, the total number of contestants decreased to 15, out of which 14 were male and 1 was female, in percentage- 93% and 7%.   

Gender Wise Distribution of Candidates

In 2019, on the other hand, the total number of contestants further decreased to 12 whereby 10 were males and 2 females, in percentage that is 83% and 17% respectively. 

Gender wise voter turnout 

In 2009, out of a total of 1,497,063 electors, 7,25,450 voters cast their ballots. Among the 8,27,994 male electors, 436,156 participated in the election, constituting a turnout rate of 53%. Among the 6,69,069 female electors, 2,89,294 chose to vote, resulting in a turnout rate of 43%. 

In 2014, there were 17,37,993 eligible voters, with 9,75,240 of them exercising their right to vote. Out of these, 9,49,328 were male electors, and 5,48,768 (58%) of them cast their ballots. Among the 7,88,665 female electors, 4,26,472 (54%) chose to participate in the election. 

   Gender Wise Voter Turnout  

The total count of electors in 2019 was 17,49,100, with 10,87,886 voters participating in the parliamentary elections. Out of the 9,53,868 male electors, 5,90,920 (62%) voted. On the other hand, the voter turnout for females stood at 62%, with 4,96,952 female voters out of a total of 7,95195 female electors. 

In 2017, the electoral rolls included a separate category for transgender individuals. During the 2019 elections, there were 37 electors belonging to the third gender category, and 14 of them exercised their newly granted constitutional right to vote, resulting in a turnout of 38%. 

Gender-Wise Literacy Rate 

We are taking a peek at the gender-wise literacy rate of the Hamirpur, Mahoba and Banda districts which are part of the Hamirpur parliamentary constituency as literacy is considered an essential indicator of the socioeconomic development of the region.  

Hamirpur District 

The 2011 census of India has pegged the overall literacy rate of the Hamirpur district at 59%. Gender-wise, the male literacy rate in the district is 69% whereas, for females, the literacy rate stands at 48%. 

Gender Wise Literacy Rate

Mahoba District 

The overall literacy rate of the district is 56%. However, when it comes to gender, the literacy rate for males in the district stands at 65% while the female literacy rate is 45%.      

Banda District 

The district’s overall percentage of literate people stands at 56%. When considered gender-wise, the literacy rate for males stands at 65% whereas for females at 45%. 

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