Virbhadra Singh of congress and Maheshwar Singh of BJP contested in Mandi. This constituency saw the maximum voter turnout of 64 pc.
The Congress fielded sitting MPs Dhani Ram Shandil and Chander Kumar in Shimla and Kangra respectively against the BJP's Virender Kashyap and Rajan Sushant.
In Hamirpur, the Congress has fielded BJP rebel Narinder Thakur against the BJP's sitting MP Anurag Thakur.
The Congress had won three seats in the 2004 general elections, while the BJP had one.