How many Vidhan Sabha seats in Haryana
Strategically located in the Northern part of India, Haryana is one of the 29 states of India. Haryana emerged as an independent state when it was carved out from the state of Punjab in 1966. Chandigarh is the capital of Haryana and the total area of the state is 44,212 square kilometers. Faridabad located in the national capital region is the most populated region in the state and Gurgaon is a leading financial hub of the state with a large number of Fortune 500 companies located here.
Haryana Vidhan Sabha
The unicameral legislative assembly of Haryana known as Vidhan Sabha has 90 seats in total. Hence 90 MLAs are elected from the single seat constituencies of the state who hold the office for five years. The Vidhan Sabha of Haryana was founded in 1966. In this year, the assembly of the state had only 54 seats. Among them, 10 seats were reserved for the Scheduled Castes. In March 1967, the number of assembly states in Haryana was raised to 81. In 1971, the total number of Vidhan Sabha seats became 90 which also included 17 reserved seats. In the history of Haryana’s Vidhan Sabha elections, the highest number of seats won by any political party was 75 out of 90, the record which was set by the Congress Party (INC) in 1977. The total number of parliamentary seats in Haryana is 10. The BJP presently holds 7 out of 10 constituencies.
List of Vidhan Sabha Constituencies in Haryana
The names of the 90 constituencies in Haryana include Kalka, Sonipat, Garhi Sampla Kiloi, Panchkula, Gohana, Rohtak, Naraingarh, Baroda, Kalanaur, Ambala Cantt., Julana, Bahadurgarh, Ambala City, Safidon, Badli, Mullana, Jind, Jhajjar, Sadhaura, Uchana Kalan, Beri, Jagadhri, Narwana, Ateli, Yamunanagar, Tohana, Mahendragarh, Radaur, Fatehabad, Narnaul, Ladwa, Ratia, Nangal Chaudhary, Shahabad, Kalanwali, Bawal, Thanesar, Dabwali, Kosli, Pehowa, Rania, Rewari, Guhla, Sirsa, Pataudi, Kalayat, Ellenabad, Badshahpur, Kaithal, Adampur, Gurgaon, Pundri, Uklana, Sohna, Nilokheri, Narnaund, Nuh, Indri, Hansi, Ferozepur Jhirka, Karnal, Barwala, Punahana, Gharaunda, Hisar, Hathin, Assandh, Nalwa, Hodal, Panipat Rural, Loharu, Palwal, Panipat City, Badhra, Prithla, Israna, Dadri, Faridabad Nit, Samalkha, Bhiwani, Badkhal, Ganaur, Tosham, Ballabhgarh, Rai, Bawani Khera, Faridabad, Kharkhauda, Meham, and Tigaon.
Past assembly elections in Haryana
In 2014, the assembly elections in Haryana were held on October 15, 2014 in single phase for all the 90 constituencies. During these elections, BJP faced a thumping victory and won 47 seats. In this election, the Congress party could manage to get only 4 seats in the state.
In 2005, Bhupinder Singh Hooda became the Chief Minister of Haryana as the Congress Party won the elections and formed its independent government for the Haryana Vidhan Sabha. Since then the Congress party had been holding the state’s rule till the 2014 elections when the party miserably lost its fort to the BJP thanks to the Narendra Modi wave that nearly swept the entire country. In 2009 elections, the Congress party won 40 seats in total. During these elections, the BJP could get only 6 seats leaving only 4 seats to the Haryana Janhit Congress.
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