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Hoshiarpur Parliamentary Constituency 2019, Hoshiarpur Lok Sabha Constituency Details, Political News Hoshiarpur, Punjab Lok Sabha Elections 2019 News Updates, Punjab Parliamentary Constituency details 2019, Hoshiarpur MP Issues

About Hoshiarpur:

Hoshiarpur Parliamentary Constituency is one of the 13 Lok Sabha constituencies of Punjab. Formed prior to the 1952 elections, it has nine Vidhan Sabha segments and is reserved for the SC category. According to Election Commission of India 2009 data the total electorates in the Hoshiarpur Parliamentary constituency (constituency number 5) were 1,299,234 of which 643,343 are females and 655,891 are males.

Assembly Segments:

Sri Hargobindpur (SC)

Bholath

Phagwara (SC)

Mukerian

Dasuya

Urmar

Sham Chaurasi (SC)

Hoshiarpur

Chabbewal (SC)

About Hoshiarpur:

The city of Hoshiarpur is located in the north eastern area of Punjab, in the Doaba region- at the foot of the Himalayas, in the Shivalik Hills. It covers an area of 3,400 sq km and stands at an elevation of about 300 metres.

It has a city population of about 1,70,000 and a metro population of 16,00,000. About 53% of the population comprises of males and it has a sex ratio of 962 females per 1,000 males. There is a 59% majority of Hindus followed by 40% of Sikhs. The city has a literacy rate of 85.40% and is one of the most literate areas of the state. Punjabi is the official language. Hoshiarpur has several schools as well as several colleges of law, medical sciences, engineering etc. 

Hoshiarpur is famous for citrus cultivation and produces several varieties of mangoes. Its handicraft industry of wooden artifacts and ivory products also help in boosting the industrial economy. The National Highway NH-70 connects the city to nearby destinations. 

Present Political Scenario:

Why BJP may emerge as Victorious this time?

Only once we move away from Amritsar, to the second seat of Hoshiyarpur does the rot become visible.

 Maybe the price paid for Jaitley’s sojourn in Amritsar is too steep for the party? There are two strong factions in Punjab BJP – the Kamal Sharma faction led by the state unit president and the Ashwani Sharma faction led by the Pathankot MLA – who are always at loggerheads.

The Kamal Sharma faction is close to the Badals and was vehemently opposed to Sidhu’s nomination from Amritsar, so when BJP high-command obliged them, the Ashwani Sharma gang became obviously restless.

 In order to placate the second faction (so that all of them would work together for Jaitley’s victory), BJP seems to have made a compromise of sorts by allocating the Hoshiyarpur reserved seat to Vijay Sampla of the Ashwani Sharma faction.

It is a well-known fact that Phagwara MLA Som Prakash was a much more formidable candidate from Hoshiyarpur (Som Prakash, a former DC of Jalandhar and an emerging Dalit face of the BJP had lost Hoshiyarpur LS seat in the 2009 LS Polls (in a Congress wave of sorts) by merely 366 votes.

As a result of all this, Vijay Sampla is struggling in this, otherwise sure-shot BJP seat (it was reported in the local media that Sushma Swaraj backed Vijay Sampla vehemently, so the RSS backing of Som Prakash came a cropper)

A Look: Sitting MP

Name of MP

Santosh Chowdhary

Age

69

Nature of Membership

Elected

Term

18-May-09 to In office

Political Party

Indian National Congress

Gender

Female

Educational Qualification

Post Graduate

Performance in the 15thLok Sabha

Debates participated

39

Private member bills passed

0

Questions asked

0

Attendance

85%

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Lok Sabha 2019 Polls

Which Party Will Form Government in Lok Sabha Elections 2019?

BJP (NDA) - 63.4%
INC (UPA) - 28%
Third Front - 8.6%

Total votes: 917
The voting for this poll has ended on: 19 Apr 2019 - 00:00

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