Elections in Jammu and Kashmir

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Elections in Jammu and Kashmir are conducted to elect members of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly and of Lok Sabha. There are 87 assembly constituencies and 6 Lok sabha constituencies.

Main Political Parties[edit]

JKNC or NC: Jammu & Kashmir National Conference
INC: Indian National Congress
PDP: People's Democratic Party
BJP: Bharatiya janata Party
Awami National Conference
Panthers' Party, led by Bhim Singh

Lok Sabha elections[edit]

After 1965[edit]

The first time that Jammu & Kashmir sent elected members to the Lok Sabha was in 1967.

  • 1967: Total: 6. Congress: 5/6 [1]
  • 1971: Total: 6. Congress: 5/6, Independent: 1
  • 1980: Total: 6. National Conference: 3, Congress(I): 1, Congress(U): 1
  • 2014: Total: 6. BJP: 3, PDP: 3, Congress: zero, National Conference: zero


Legislative assembly elections[edit]

After 1965[edit]

After the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir amended, the name Prime Minister changed into Chief Minister.[2][3]

Year Election Chief Minister (Winning Party/Coalition) Seats Won
1965 First Assembly Ghulam Mohammed Sadiq - Indian National Congress
1972 Second Assembly Syed Mir Qasim - Indian National Congress
1975 Third Assembly Sheikh Abdullah (National Conference)
1977 Fourth Assembly Sheikh Abdullah (National Conference) 1977-1982 (death)
Farooq Abdullah (National Conference) 1982-1983
Total: 76; National Conference: 47
Congress: 11, Janata Party: 13
1983 Fifth Assembly Farooq Abdullah (National Conference)
Ghulam Mohammad Shah (Awami National Conference)
Total: 76; National Conference: 46
Congress: 26
1987 Sixth Assembly Farooq Abdullah (National Conference) Total: 76; National Conference: 40
Congress: 26, BJP: 2
1996 Seventh Assembly Farooq Abdullah (National Conference) Total: 87; National Conference: 57
Congress: 7, BJP: 8
Janata Dal: 5, BSP: 4
2002 Eighth Assembly Mufti Mohammad Sayeed (People's Democratic Party) 2002-2005
Ghulam Nabi Azad (Congress) 2005-2008
Total: 87; PDP: 16, Congress: 20,
NC: 28, Panthers: 4
Independents: 13
2008 Ninth Assembly Omar Abdullah (National Conference) Total: 87; JKNC or NC: 28, INC: 17
PDP: 21, BJP: 11
2014 Tenth Assembly TBD Total: 87; PDP: 28, BJP: 25,
NC: 15, Congress: 12

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Lok Sabha Results 1967". Election Commission of India. 
  2. ^ "From 1965 to 2009, Omar Abdullah is the eighth chief minister". Hindustan Times. 5 January 2009. Retrieved 8 December 2013. 
  3. ^ Mayilvaganan (10 April 2002). "A Survey of Elections in Kashmir". IPCS. Retrieved 8 December 2013.