Ladakh (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Ladakh Lok Sabha constituency is a single Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituency of the union territory of Ladakh in northern India. Ladakh Lok Sabha constituency is the largest Lok Sabha constituency in India in terms of area with a total area of 173,266.37 km2.[1][2] The number of electors (voters) in the Ladakh (Lok Sabha) constituency is 159,000.

Assembly segments[edit]

Ladakh Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments:[3]

  1. Nubra (assembly constituency no. 47)
  2. Leh (assembly constituency no. 48)
  3. Kargil (assembly constituency no. 49)
  4. Zanskar (assembly constituency no. 50)

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Winner Party
1967 K. G. Bakula Indian National Congress
1971 K. G. Bakula Indian National Congress
1977 Parvati Devi Indian National Congress
1980 Phuntsog Namgyal Indian National Congress
1984 Phuntsog Namgyal Indian National Congress
1989 Mohamad Hassan Commander Independent
1991 election not held due to Kashmir insurgency
1996 Phuntsog Namgyal Indian National Congress
1998 Syed Hussain Jammu & Kashmir National Conference
1999 Hassan Khan Jammu & Kashmir National Conference
2004 Thupstan Chhewang Independent
2009 Hassan Khan Independent
2014 Thupstan Chhewang Bharatiya Janata Party
2019 Jamyang Tsering Namgyal Bharatiya Janata Party

Election results[edit]

17th Lok Sabha: 2019 General Elections[edit]

2019 Indian general elections: Ladakh
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal 42,914 33.94 +7.58
Independent Sajjad Hussain 31,984 25.30 ----
Independent Asgar Ali Karbalai 29,365 23.23 ----
INC Rigzin Spalbar 21,241 16.80 -5.57
NOTA None of the Above 922 0.73 -0.29
Majority 10,930 8.64 +8.61
Turnout 1,27,350 73.26 +1.95
BJP hold Swing +7.58

16th Lok Sabha: 2014 General Elections[edit]

2014 Indian general elections: Ladakh [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Thupstan Chhewang 31,111 26.36 +24.15
Independent Ghulam Raza 31,075 26.33 +26.33
Independent Syed Mohd Kazim 28,234 23.92 +23.92
INC Tsering Samphel 26,402 22.37 -4.11
NOTA None of the Above 1,207 1.02 ----
Majority 36 0.03 -3.33
Turnout 1,18,029 70.78
BJP gain from Independent Swing

14th Lok Sabha: 2004 General Elections[edit]

General Election, 2004: Ladakh [5]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
Independent Thupstan Chhewang 66,839 51.84
JKN Hassan Khan 41,126 31.90
Independent Wazir Mohd. Ali 18,117 14.05
BJP Sonam Palzor 2,849 2.21
Majority 25,713
Turnout 128,931 73.52
Independent gain from JKN Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ladakh, India's largest Lok Sabha seat, votes Wednesday
  2. ^ How valuable is your vote? http://www.livemint.com/Politics/beVMOBCpLAp2Nn2pKBkKQM/How-valuable-is-your-vote.html
  3. ^ "Assembly Constituencies - Corresponding Districts and Parliamentary Constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir". Chief Electoral Officer, Jammu and Kashmir. Archived from the original on 31 December 2008. Retrieved 1 November 2008.
  4. ^ "List of contesting candidates : Ladakh" (pdf). CEO Jammu & Kashmir. 23 April 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  5. ^ "Statistical Report on General Elections, 2004 : To the 14th Lok Sabha" (pdf). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 6 May 2014.