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The constituency that elected Indira Gandhi in 1978, thereby altering the political landscape forever. Quite naturally, since the constituency had voted non-Congress only once in its history. In 1991 the BJP was in second place with 36.5 % of the votes, but in 1996 it was the Janata Dal's R L Shankar who romped home. The BJP's share of the vote declined to 23.93 %.
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