Shimla, May 23: The counting of votes for the Kangra Lok Sabha Constituency in Himachal Pradesh began at 8 AM on Thursday, May 23. The results were out by evening. Kishan Kapoor of the BJP won the seat. The Kangra parliamentary seat went to vote in the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on May 19. According to Election Commission of India (ECI), a total voter turnout of 72.25 per cent was recorded in the state. Himachal Pradesh Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule: Constituency-Wise Complete Schedule Of Voting And Results For General Elections.
Located in the Kangra district, it is known to be the most populated area of the hill state. The Kangra constituency consists of 17 Assembly constituencies of Himachal Pradesh. These include Dalhousie, Dharamshala, Palampur, Chamba among others.
Three-time Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Shanta Kumar had won the Lok Sabha Elections 2014 from this seat. He is the sitting MP, Kumar had earlier won this seat in the years 1989, 1998 and 1999. In 2014 polls, Kumar defeated Chander Kumar of the Congress.
Lok Sabha Elections 2019 will take place across India between April 11 and May 23. While voting will take place in seven phases between April 11 and May 19, the counting of votes will take place on May 23.
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