Winners and Losers: The BJP and Congress law graduates who contested the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

Aditya AK May 29 2019
2019 Lok Sabha Elections

The 2019 Lok Sabha Elections culminated in an overwhelming majority victory for the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

Who were the law graduates from the two biggest parties - the BJP and the Congress - that won in their respective constituencies?

The BJP and Congress law graduates contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections

Out of a total of 133 law graduates who ran for a Lok Sabha seat, a total of 53 ended up winning. 43 of these represented the BJP, while a mere 10 are from the Congress.

Below is a list of winners from each party.

BJP

Name Constituency State/UT Qualification (University)
Kiren Rijiju Arunachal West Arunachal Pradesh LL.B (Campus Law Centre, Delhi University)
Tapan Gogoi Jorhat Assam LL.B (Gauhati University)
Rajiv Pratap Rudy Saran Bihar LL.B (Punjab University)
Ravi Shankar Prasad Patna Bihar LL.B (Patna University)
Guharam Ajgale Janjgir-Champa Chhattisgarh LL.B (Swami Bal Krishanpuri University, Raigarh)
Santosh Pandey Rajnandgaon Chhattisgarh -
Ramesh Bhiduri South Delhi Delhi LL.B (Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut)
Meenakshi Lekhi New Delhi Delhi LL.B (Campus Law Centre, Delhi University)
Vinod Chavda Kachch Gujarat LL.B (Lalan College, Bhuj)
Parbatbhai Patel Banaskantha Gujarat LL.B (Gujarat University)
Rattan Lal Katariya Ambala Haryana LL.B (Kurukshetra University)
Nayab Singh Saini Kurukshetra Haryana LL.B (Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut)
Ramesh Chander Kaushik Sonipat Haryana LL.B (Meerut University)
Rao Inderjeet Singh Gurgaon Haryana LL.B (Faculty of Law, Delhi University)
Krishan Pal Gurjar Faridabad Haryana LL.B (MMH College, Ghaziabad)
Sanjay Seth Ranchi Jharkhand LL.B (Ranchi University)
Suresh Angadi Belgaum Karnataka LL.B (Raja Lakhamgouda Law College, Belgaum)
PC Gaddigoudar Bagalkot Karnataka LL.B (Raja Lakhamgouda Law College, Belgaum)
DV Sadananda Gowda Bangalore North Karnataka LL.B (Udupi Vaikunta Baliga College of Law)
Tejasvi Surya Bangalore South Karnataka BA.LL.B (Bangalore Institute of Legal Studies)
Prahlad Singh Patel Damoh Madhya Pradesh LL.B (Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur)
Ganesh Singh Satna Madhya Pradesh LL.B (Law College, Satna)
Janardan Mishra Rewa Madhya Pradesh LL.B (Thakur Ranmat Singh Degree College, Rewa)
Riti Pathak Sidhi Madhya Pradesh LL.B (APS University, Rewa)
Faggan Singh Kulaste Mandla Madhya Pradesh LL.B (Rani Durgavati University, Jabalpur)
Gajendra Patel Khargone Madhya Pradesh LL.B (Christian College, Indore)
Mahendra Solanki Dewas Madhya Pradesh NA
Chhatar Singh Darbar Dhar Madhya Pradesh LL.B (Christian College, Indore)
Nitin Gadkari Nagpur Maharashtra LL.B (University College of Law, Nagpur University)
Suresh Pujari Bargarh Odisha LL.B (LR Law College, Sambalpur University)
Arjun Ram Meghwal Bikaner Rajasthan LL.B (Rajasthan University)
PP Chaudhary Pali Rajasthan LL.B (Jai Narayan Vyas University, Jodhpur)
SP Singh Baghel Agra Uttar Pradesh LL.B (Meerut University)
Rajveer Singh Etah Uttar Pradesh LL.B (Agra University)
Santosh Kumar Gangwar Bareilly Uttar Pradesh LL.B (Rohilkhand University)
Ajay Kumar Mishra Kheri Uttar Pradesh LL.B (Kanpur University)
Bhanu Pratap Verma Jalaun Uttar Pradesh LL.B (BKD College, Jhansi)
Pushpendra Singh Chandel Hamirpur Uttar Pradesh LL.B (Bundelkhand University)
Lallu Singh Faizabad Uttar Pradesh LL.B (KS Saket PG College, Awadh University)
Brijbhushan Sharan Singh Kaiserganj Uttar Pradesh LL.B (KS Saket PG College, Awadh University)
Jagdambika Pal Domariyaganj Uttar Pradesh LL.B (Gorakhpur University)
Jyotirmay Singh Mahato Purulia West Bengal LL.B (Rourkela Law College)
SS Ahluwalia Burdwan-Durgapur West Bengal LL.B (University College of Law, Calcutta University)

Among the big names to have won in their respective constituencies is incumbent Law Minister and Minister of Electronics and Information Technology, Ravi Shankar Prasad. Former Law Minister DV Sadananda Gowda and rookie candidate Tejasvi Surya also emerged victorious in Bangalore.

Meenakshi Lekhi won the New Delhi seat, while Nitin Gadkari will represent Nagpur in the Lok Sabha.

Congress

Name Constituency State/UT Qualification (University)
K Sudhakaran Kannur Kerala LL.B (Mangalore University)
Dean Kuriakose Idukki Kerala -
Kodikunnil Suresh Mavelikkara Kerala LL.B (Govt Law College, Thiruvananthapuram)
Shashi Tharoor Thiruvananthapuram Kerala Masters in Law (Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, Tufts University)
Adoor Prakash Attingal Kerala LL.B (Kerala University)
Manish Tewari Anandpur Sahib Punjab LL.B (Campus Law Centre, Delhi University)
Santokh Singh Chaudhary Jalandhar Punjab LL.B (Punjab University)
Subburaman Thirunavukkarasar Tiruchirappalli Tamil Nadu BL (Madras Law College)
Manickam Tagore Virudhunagar Tamil Nadu LL.B (Bangalore University)
Karti Chidambaram Sivaganga Tamil Nadu MCL (Cambridge University)

Only 10 out of the 74 law graduates contesting the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections won in their constituencies. Among the notable winners are Manish Tewari, who will represent Anandpur Sahib in Punjab; Shashi Tharoor, who won in Thiruvananthapuram; and Karti Chidambaram, who won the Sivaganga seat.

The 2019 Lok Sabha Elections also threw up a number of surprising losses for law graduates from the Congress. Senior Advocate and former Law Minister Salman Khurshid lost his Farrukhabad. Another Senior Advocate and the incumbent Lok Sabha MP from Jabalpur, Vivek Tankha, also suffered a loss.

Former Law Minister Veerappa Moily also suffered a loss at Chikkaballapur, Karnataka. Leader of the Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge lost his Gulbarga seat.

 

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