Udhampur (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency is one of the six Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir in northern India. The constituency covers 20,230 square kilometres of mountainous Himalayan terrain, and is comparable to the size of Israel. It is composed of the districts of Kishtwar, Ramban, Kathua, Doda, Reasi, and Udhampur. Udhampur constituency's population is over 2,400,000, and exceeds the population of New Mexico. The seat from 1967-1980 was held by Karan Singh, the former crown prince of Jammu and Kashmir.

Assembly segments[edit]

Udhampur Lok Sabha constituency is composed of the following assembly segments:[1]

  1. Kishtwar (assembly constituency no. 51)
  2. Inderwal (assembly constituency no. 52)
  3. Doda (assembly constituency no. 53)
  4. Bhadarwah (assembly constituency no. 54)
  5. Ramban (SC) (assembly constituency no. 55)
  6. Banihal (assembly constituency no. 56)
  7. Gulabgarh (assembly constituency no. 57)
  8. Reasi (assembly constituency no. 58)
  9. Gool Arnas (assembly constituency no. 59)
  10. Udhampur (assembly constituency no. 60)
  11. Chenani (SC) (assembly constituency no. 61)
  12. Ramnagar (assembly constituency no. 62)
  13. Bani (assembly constituency no. 63)
  14. Basohli (assembly constituency no. 64)
  15. Kathua (assembly constituency no. 65)
  16. Billawar (assembly constituency no. 66)
  17. Hiranagar (SC) (assembly constituency no. 67)

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Winner Party
1957 Inderjit Malhotra Indian National Congress
1967 Karan Singh Indian National Congress
1968^ G S Brigadier Indian National Congress
1971 Karan Singh Indian National Congress
1977 Karan Singh Indian National Congress
1980 Karan Singh Indian National Congress (Urs)
1984 Girdhari Lal Dogra Indian National Congress
1988^ Bhim Singh Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party
1989 Dharam Paul Indian National Congress
1991 election not held due to Kashmir insurgency
1996 Chaman Lal Gupta Bharatiya Janata Party
1998 Chaman Lal Gupta Bharatiya Janata Party
1999 Chaman Lal Gupta Bharatiya Janata Party
2004 Chaudhary Lal Singh Indian National Congress
2009 Chaudhary Lal Singh Indian National Congress
2014 Dr. Jitendra Singh Bharatiya Janata Party
2019 Dr. Jitendra Singh Bharatiya Janata Party

^ by poll

Election Results[edit]

2019 result[edit]

2019 Indian general elections: Udhampur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Dr. Jitendra Singh 7,24,311 61.38 +14.60
INC Vikramaditya Singh 3,67,059 31.10 -9.83
JKNPP Harsh Dev Singh 24,319 2.06 -0.37
DSSP Lal Singh 19,049 1.61 ----
BSP Tilak Raj Bhagat 16,601 1.41 -0.17
NOTA None of the Above 7,568 0.64 -0.37
Majority 3,57,252 30.28 +24.43
Turnout 11,82,680 71.01 -0.05
BJP hold Swing +14.60

2014 result[edit]

2014 Indian general elections: Udhampur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Dr. Jitendra Singh 4,87,369 46.78 +11.07
INC Ghulam Nabi Azad 4,26,393 40.93 +3.03
PDP Mohd. Arshad Malik 30,461 2.92 -2.03
JKNPP Prof. Bhim Singh 25,312 2.43 -8.93
BSP Dharam Pal Balgotra 16,437 1.58 -1.93
IND. Anil Khajuria 15,188 1.46 --
NOTA None of the Above 10,478 1.01 --
Majority 60,976 5.85 +3.66
Turnout 10,41,758 70.91 +26.03
BJP gain from INC Swing +8.86

2004 result[edit]

2004 Indian general elections: Udhampur
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Ch. Lal Singh 2,40,872 39.61
BJP Chaman Lal Gupta 1,93,697 31.85
JKN Khalid Najib Suharwardy 69,971 11.51
JKNPP Bhim Singh 49,869 8.20
BSP Jia Lal Verma 18,974 3.12
Indian Justice Party Amar Nath 5,031 0.83
Independent Ranbir Singh 3,968 0.65
SJP(R) Kuldeep Kumar 3,288 0.54
Independent Jatinder Singh 3,288 0.54
RPI Puran Chand 2,579 0.42
Independent Suram Chand 2,349 0.39
Independent Kesari Shashi Kumar 2,179 0.36
Samata Party Bashir Ahmed Sheikh 2,122 0.35
Independent Dev Raj 1,858 0.31
Independent Rajinder Kumar 1,620 0.27
Independent Sudesh Kumar Sharma 1,499 0.25
Secular Party of India Surjit Singh "G" Sitara 1,391 0.23
Forward Bloc Kaloo Chowdhury 1,371 0.23
SP Surinder Singh 1,222 0.20
Independent Sanju Gupta 926 0.15
Majority 47,175
Turnout 608,074 45.09
INC gain from BJP Swing

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "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 30 October 2008.