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Lok Sabha Election 2024: Earlier Raipur Lok Sabha was the stronghold of Congress, now BJP has captured it, this time there is a contest between Brijmohan and Vikas, know the history…

Sudhir Sahu, Raipur. In Chhattisgarh, the colors of Lok Sabha elections have started rising before Holi. Leaders of all parties have started campaigning vigorously. Today we are going to tell about the history of Raipur Lok Sabha seat. This seat was once held by Congress, but has now become a stronghold of BJP.

If we look at the electoral history of Raipur Lok Sabha seat, out of the 17 elections held since 1951 till now, voters have chosen Congress eight times. Purushottam Kaushik broke the myth of Congress's continuous victory. After this this seat again went into the control of Congress. In 1989, BJP candidate Ramesh Bais defeated freedom fighter Keyur Bhushan. In 1991, Vidyacharan Shukla of Congress was elected Lok Sabha member. In 1996, Ramesh Bais defeated Vidyacharan's elder brother Shyamacharan Shukla. Since then Raipur seat has become a stronghold of BJP. Bais won the Lok Sabha elections consecutively in 1996, 1998, 1999, 2004, 2009 and 2014. Presently Sunil Soni of BJP is a Lok Sabha member.

This time Brijmohan Agarwal Competition between Vikas Upadhyay

BJP has made eight-time MLA Brijmohan Aggarwal its candidate for Raipur seat. Brijmohan Aggarwal was elected MLA in Madhya Pradesh Assembly for the first time in 1990. He was the youngest MLA of the state. Since then, he was elected MLA in 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, 2013, 2018 and 2023. Whereas Congress has fielded former MLA Vikas Upadhyay. He had defeated three-time minister Rajesh Munat in the elections.

Caste equation of Raipur Lok Sabha seat

There are 9 assembly constituencies in Raipur Lok Sabha constituency. These include Balodabazar, Bhatapara, Dharsiwa, Raipur Nagar West, Raipur Nagar North, Raipur Nagar South, Raipur Rural, Abhanpur and Arang assembly constituencies. Voters from Kurmi, Sahu and Satnami communities play an important role in electing Lok Sabha members. Caste equations do not have much impact in Raipur North, West and South, because voters of all categories are included in this assembly constituency.

Lok Sabha Election 2024: Earlier Raipur Lok Sabha was the stronghold of Congress, now BJP has captured it, this time there is a contest between Brijmohan and Vikas, know the history... 3

Ramesh Bais, who was MP seven times, is now the Governor.

Ramesh Bais was elected MP seven times from Raipur Lok Sabha constituency. Bais has just been made the Governor of Maharashtra. Before this, Ramesh Bais was the Governor of Jharkhand and Tripura. Ramesh Bais, who comes from OBC category, was also a minister in the government of former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Vidyacharan lost in emergency

Vidyacharan Shukla, who was the Information and Broadcasting Minister in the government of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, got recognition from Raipur Lok Sabha seat itself. In the elections held in 1971, Vidyacharan Shukla, son of the first Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh, Pt. Ravi Shankar Shukla, as the Congress candidate, defeated Jan Sangh candidate Baburao Patel by a margin of more than 84 thousand votes. During the Emergency, Vidya Charan Shukla lost to Lok Dal candidate Purushottam Lal Kaushik in 1977 by a margin of more than 85 thousand votes.

History of Raipur Lok Sabha seat

  • 1952: Two Lok Sabha members from Congress, Bhupendra Nath Mishra and Minimata Agam Das Guru, were elected from Bilaspur-Durg-Raipur Lok Sabha seat.
  • 1957: Birendra Bahadur Singh and Rani Keshar Kumari Devi of Congress were elected.
  • 1962: Rani Keshar Kumari Devi became Lok Sabha member from Raipur Lok Sabha seat.
  • 1967: Lakhan Lal Gupta of Congress Party was elected Lok Sabha member.
  • 1971: Vidya Charan Shukla was elected Lok Sabha member from Congress Party.
  • 1977: Purushottam Kaushik became Lok Sabha member from Janata Party.
  • 1980: Freedom fighter Keyur Bhushan became a Lok Sabha member from the Indian National Congress (I).
  • 1984: Freedom fighter Keyur Bhushan was re-elected as Lok Sabha member from Congress.
  • 1989: For the first time, Ramesh Bais became a Lok Sabha member from BJP.
  • 1991: Vidyacharan Shukla from Congress became Lok Sabha member for the second time.
  • 1996: Ramesh Bais became Lok Sabha member from BJP for the second time.
  • nineteen ninety eight: Ramesh Bais became Lok Sabha member from BJP for the third time.
  • 1999: Ramesh Bais became Lok Sabha member from BJP for the fourth time.
  • 2004: Ramesh Bais became Lok Sabha member from BJP for the fifth time.
  • 2009: Ramesh Bais became Lok Sabha member from BJP for the sixth time.
  • 2014: Ramesh Bais was elected Lok Sabha member from BJP for the seventh time.
  • 2019: Sunil Kumar Soni was elected Lok Sabha member from BJP for the first time.

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