Raebareli (Lok Sabha constituency)

Rae Bareli (रायबरेली) Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 80 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.This constituency is considered a bastion of the Indian National Congress.

Raebareli
Existence1952 - present
Reservationnone
Current MPSonia Gandhi
PartyIndian National Congress
Elected Year2019
StateUttar Pradesh
Most Successful PartyIndian National Congress

Assembly segmentsEdit

Presently, Rae Bareli Lok Sabha constituency comprises five Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments. These are:[1]

  1. Bachhrawan
  2. Harchandpur
  3. Rae Bareli
  4. Sareni
  5. Unchahar

Members of ParliamentEdit

Keys:

Election Member Party
1952 (4 candidates
elected)
B N Kureel
Feroze Gandhi
Vishambhar Dayal
Swami Ramanand

All from
Indian National Congress [2]
1957 Feroze Gandhi Indian National Congress
1962 R. P. Singh Indian National Congress
1967 Indira Gandhi Indian National Congress
1971 Indira Gandhi Indian National Congress
1977 Raj Narain Janata Party
1980 Indira Gandhi
Retained Medak seat
Indian National Congress
1980 (By-election) Arun Nehru Indian National Congress [3]
1984 Sheila Kaul Indian National Congress
1989 Sheila Kaul Indian National Congress
1991 Sheila Kaul Indian National Congress
1996 Ashok Singh Bharatiya Janata Party
1998 Ashok Singh Bharatiya Janata Party
1999 Satish Sharma Indian National Congress
2004 Sonia Gandhi
Resigned on some technicality.
Indian National Congress
2006 by-poll Sonia Gandhi (re-elected) [4] Indian National Congress
2009 Sonia Gandhi Indian National Congress
2014 Sonia Gandhi Indian National Congress
2019 Sonia Gandhi Indian National Congress

Election resultsEdit

General Election 1971Edit

  • Indira Nehru Gandhi (Congress) : 183,309 votes
  • Raj Narain (SSP) : 71,499
    • Mrs Gandhi's election was annulled by Allahbad High Court in June 1975 on a technicality, but Supreme Court overturned the decision following an amendment to the constitution.

General Election 1977Edit

1977 Indian general election: Rae Bareli
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BLD Raj Narain 1,77,719 53.51
INC Indira Gandhi 1,22,517 36.89
Independent P. Nallathampy Terah 9,311 2.80
Independent Kamal Ahamad Khan 7,467 2.25
Independent Krishna Prasad 4,083 1.23
Majority 55,202 16.62
Turnout 3,32,122 52.48
BLD gain from INC Swing

This time the incumbent Prime minister Indira Gandhi lost to her opponent, the only such instance to date until 2019.

General Election 1980Edit

  • Indira Gandhi (Congress) : 2,23,903
  • Vijayaraje Scindia (Janata Party) : 50,249

But Mrs Gandhi was also elected from Medak. She retained Medak seat and resigned from Rae Bareli.

By-poll in 1980Edit

  • A.K.Nehru (Indira Congress) 176,456
  • Janeshwar Mishra (Charan Singh's JNP(S)) : 69,166
  • Details of some elections (1984 to 1991) missing from this page

General Election 1996Edit

1996 Indian general election: Rae Bareli
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Ashok Singh 1,63,390 33.93
JD Ashok Singh 1,29,503 26.90
BSP Babulal Lodhi 1,19,422 24.80
INC Vikram Kaul 25,457 5.29
Independent Ravendra Bahadur Singh 8,752 1.82
Majority 33,887 7.03
Turnout 4,81,482 41.38
BJP gain from INC Swing

General Election 1998Edit

1998 Indian general election: Rae Bareli
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Ashok Singh 2,37,204 36.15
SP Surendra Bahadur Singh 1,96,482 29.94
BSP Ramesh Kumar Maurya 1,30,342 19.86
INC Deepa Kaul 49,615 7.56
Independent Ram Kishore 18,787 2.86
JD Ram Harsh Verma 12,106 1.85
Majority 40,722 6.21
Turnout 6,56,147 56.04
BJP hold Swing

General Election 1999Edit

1999 Indian general election: Rae Bareli
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Capt. Satish Sharma 2,24,202 32.76
SP Gajadhar Singh 1,50,653 22.01
BSP Anand Prakash Lodhi 1,37,775 20.13
BJP Arun Kumar Nehru 1,36,217 19.90
AD Babu Lal Kushwaha 8,058 1.18
Independent Arshad Ali Khan 7,466 1.09
Majority 73,549 10.75
Turnout 6,84,461 58.27
INC gain from BJP Swing

General Election 2004Edit

2004 Indian general elections: Rae Bareli
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Sonia Gandhi 3,78,107 58.75
SP Ashok Kumar Singh 1,28,342 19.94
BSP Rajesh Yadav 57,543 8.94
BJP Girish Narayan Panday 31,290 4.86
Independent Hori Lal 15,160 2.36
AD Indra Pal Singh 9,969 1.55
Majority 2,49,765 38.81
Turnout 6,43,560 48.42
INC hold Swing

By-election 2006Edit

By-election, 2006: Rae Bareli[5][6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Sonia Gandhi 4,74,891 80.49
SP Raj Kumar 57,003 9.66
BJP Vinay Katiyar 19,657 3.33
RJP Deepa 8,336 1.41
Independent Sunder Lal 6,780 1.15
Majority 4,17,888 70.83
Turnout 5,90,033 43.30
INC hold Swing

General Election 2009Edit

2009 Indian general elections: Rae Bareli
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Sonia Gandhi 4,81,490 72.23 -8.26
BSP R. S. Kushwaha 1,09,325 16.40 N/A
BJP R. B. Singh 25,444 3.82 +0.49
AD Anil Kumar Maurya 12,321 1.85 N/A
IND. Hori Lal 10,073 1.51 N/A
Majority 3,72,165 55.83 -15.00
Turnout 6,66,648 48.33 +5.03
INC hold Swing -8.26

General Election 2014Edit

2014 Indian general elections: Rae Bareli
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Sonia Gandhi 5,26,434 63.80 -8.43
BJP Ajay Agarwal 1,73,721 21.05 +17.23
BSP Pravesh Singh 63,633 7.71 -8.69
AAP Archana Srivastava 10,383 1.26 N/A
IND. Shakil Ahamad 7,914 0.96 N/A
NOTA None of the Above 5,409 0.66 N/A
Majority 3,52,713 42.75 -13.08
Turnout 8,25,142 51.73 +3.40
INC hold Swing -8.43

General Election 2019Edit

2019 Indian general elections: Rae Bareli
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Sonia Gandhi 5,34,918 55.80 -8.00
BJP Dinesh Pratap Singh 3,67,740 38.36 +17.31
NOTA None of the Above 10,252 1.07 +0.41
Majority 1,67,178 17.44 -25.31
Turnout 9,59,022 56.34 +4.61
INC hold Swing -8.00

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

  1. ^ "Information and Statistics-Parliamentary Constituencies-36-Rae Bareli". Chief Electoral Officer, Uttar Pradesh website.
  2. ^ http://www.elections.in/parliamentary-constituencies/1951-election-results.html
  3. ^ http://www.elections.in/parliamentary-constituencies/1984-election-results.html
  4. ^ https://www.rediff.com/news/2006/apr/03profit.htm
  5. ^ "Rae Bareli Lok Sabha". Elections.in. Retrieved 21 May 2014.
  6. ^ "Sonia strides to victory with record margin". Rediff. 11 May 2006.
Lok Sabha
Vacant
since 1966
(Prime Minister in Rajya Sabha)
Title last held by
Sabarkantha
Constituency represented by the Prime Minister
1967-1977
Succeeded by
Surat

Coordinates: 26°14′N 81°15′E / 26.23°N 81.25°E / 26.23; 81.25