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Jamyang Tsering Namgyal

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Jamyang Tsering Namgyal
1st President of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Ladakh Unit
In office
20 July 2020 – 9 January 2022
Preceded byOffice Established
Succeeded byPhunchok Stanzin
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha
Assumed office
23 May 2019 (2019-05-23)
Preceded byThupstan Chhewang
Succeeded byMohmad Haneefa
Chief Executive Councillor, LAHDC, Leh
In office
2018 (2018)–2019 (2019)
Preceded byDorjey Motup
Succeeded byGyal P. Wangyal
Councillor, Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh
In office
2015 (2015)–2019 (2019)
Succeeded byStanzin Chospel[1]
President, All Ladakh Student Association
In office
2011 (2011)–2012 (2012)
Personal details
Jamyang Tsering Namgyal

(1985-08-04) 4 August 1985 (age 38)
Matho, Leh, J&K, India
(present day Ladakh, India)
Political partyBharatiya Janata Party
Alma materUniversity of Jammu (Bachelor of Arts)

Jamyang Tsering Namgyal (born 4 August 1985) is an Indian politician and was a Member of Parliament from Ladakh, India's largest parliamentary seat geographically. Namgyal was elected, on 9 November 2018, to be the youngest[2] and 8th Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh.[3] He belongs to the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).[4]

Early life[edit]

Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, popularly known to people as JTN, was born in Matho village in the Leh District of Jammu and Kashmir, India (present day in Ladakh, India) on 4 August 1985 to Stanzin Dorjey and Ishey Putit. He passed his 12th examinations from Central Institute of Buddhist Studies, Leh. Later he completed his graduation from University of Jammu. He practices Buddhism.

Political career[edit]

Prior to joining politics, he served All Ladakh Student Association, Jammu, in various capacities and as President from 2011 to 2012.[5] After joining politics as member of BJP, Leh, he served as Private Secretary to the Member of Parliament from Ladakh Thupstan Chhewang. He contested the election of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh in 2015 from Martselang Constituency. He won with record margin[6] to be elected as Councillor in Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh. Later after the resignation of Dorjay Motup from the post of Chief Executive Councillor, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal was elected as 8th Chief Executive Councillor to the Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council, Leh.

BJP had fielded JTN from Ladakh parliamentary constituency on 29 March 2019[7] in the 2019 Elections to the Lok Sabha or House of the People of Indian Parliament, the voting for which took place on 6 May 2019 and the counting was on 23 May 2019. He was elected into the 17th Lok Sabha, representing Ladakh constituency. He is one of the 3 members from BJP in the Union Territories of Jammu-Kashmir and Ladakh for the 17th Lok Sabha.

MP Tsering gained prominence in media and social media after his speech[8][9][10][11][12][13] in the lower house of the Indian parliament in support of the bill ensuring re-designation of Ladakh as a Union Territory of India, and the revocation of special status lent to Jammu and Kashmir by a Presidential order.[14][15] For this, he was also praised by the Prime Minister of India, Narendra Modi.[16]

Published works[edit]

  • Authored and published a poetry book "༄། །སྙན་ངག་གི་ལེགས་སྐྱེས།། A Gift of Poetry" in 2013
  • Authored an article "Divisional Status for Ladakh- Its Implication" published on 11 March 2014 by Daily Excelsior[17]
  • Authored article "Inclusion of Bhoti Language in the Eight Schedule of Indian Constitution" published by Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation as its main story of the year 2012


  1. ^ "BJP wins Councilor bye-election for Martselang constituency of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council of Leh". News On Air. 23 September 2019.
  2. ^ "Jamyang Namgyal elected as youngest CEC of LAHDC, Leh, Gyal Wangyal will be the new Dy CEC". State Times. 9 November 2018. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  3. ^ "Executive Council – District Leh-Ladakh, Government of Jammu and Kashmir".
  4. ^ Jerath, Arati R (10 November 2018). "BJP elects Namgyal as Leh Council CEC". Tribuneindia.com. Retrieved 27 May 2019.
  5. ^ Nurboo, Tsewang (10 February 2018). "Will of democracy in Ladakh". State Times. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  6. ^ Ritwik, Shaurya (27 December 2017). "Ladakh Beyond Tourism : With Jamyang Tsering Namgyal". The Charticle. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  7. ^ Khajuria, Ravi Krishnan (30 March 2019). "Lok Sabha Elections 2019: BJP fields 31-year-old Namgyal from Ladakh constituency". Hindustan Times. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  8. ^ "The Speech That Made Jamyang Tsering Namgyal A Star". YouTube.
  9. ^ "Members of two families think Kashmir is their father's property: Ladakh MP Jamyang Namgyal". Indian Express. 6 August 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  10. ^ "लद्दाख के सांसद ने कहा- मोदी है तो मुमकिन है; प्रधानमंत्री ने कहा- बेहतरीन भाषण, जरूर सुनना चाहिए". Dainik Bhaskar (in Hindi). 6 August 2019. Retrieved 3 March 2021.
  11. ^ "'Only two families will lose their livelihood': Ladakh MP's speech in Lok Sabha wins PM Modi's praise". The Times of India. 6 August 2019. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  12. ^ Ghosh, Deepshikha, ed. (6 August 2020). ""Must Hear": PM Modi On Ladakh Lawmaker's Speech On Article 370". NDTV. Retrieved 30 June 2020.
  13. ^ Sengupta, Ashok (11 August 2019). "Service, Sentiment and Samarthan: How Buddhist Ladakh Made the Loudest Noise for a Change". News18. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  14. ^ "China did occupy Indian territory, but...: Ladakh BJP MP replies to Rahul Gandhi". India Today. 10 June 2020. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  15. ^ Ghosh, Deepshikha (10 June 2020). ""Chinese Occupied Indian Territory...": Ladakh BJP MP Rebuts Rahul Gandhi". NDTV. Retrieved 11 February 2021.
  16. ^ Bailay, Rasul (8 August 2019). "Ladakh MP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal becomes star overnight after Parliament speech". The Economic Times. Retrieved 11 August 2019.
  17. ^ Excelsior, Daily (10 March 2014). "Divisional status for Ladakh- Its implications".

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