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Chandigarh- Updates and Results

Quick facts for Chandigarh Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies1
Assembly Constituencies NA
Ruling PartyCenter
Opposition PartyCenter
Chief MinisterU.T.
GovernorV. P. Singh Badnore
Chief Electoral OfficerSh Anil Kumar ; 2740008 (O)
Addressceo_chandigarh@eci.gov.in ; Town Hall Building, Sector 17, Chandigarh



Chandigarh Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014

Kirron Kher from Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) won the lone Chandigarh seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. The capital of two states – Punjab and Harayana, Chandigarh was the first planned city of India. Chandigarh is represented by a lone constituency in the Indian Parliament. The administration of the Union Territory is headed by the Governor and presently Shivraj V.
Patil is the Governor of Chandigarh. Chandigarh participated in the 16th Lok Sabha elections in 2014. The major political parties are Indian National Congress (INC), Bharatiya Janata party (BJP) and Aam Aadmi Party (AAP). The 2014 elections saw the battle of the beauties with three leading female candidates. Kirron Kher from BJP, Gul Panag from AAP and Jannat Jahan-Ul-Haq from BSP were the strong contenders for the Chandigarh seat. Congress had won the last three elections consecutively in the UT but, it was predicted that BJP will win the Chandigarh seat.

Chandigarh- important city located in north of India, is Capital of two states- Punjab and Haryana. Chandigarh was the first planned city in India post independence(1947) and was famous worldwide for its architecture. Chandigarh is represented by a single parliamentary constituency, which has been won by the INC in the last three elections. Chandigarh parliamentary constituency is the only Lok Sabha seat that is used to represent the entire Union Territory of Chandigarh.

List of Parliamentary Constituencies in Chandigarh

The Union Territory of Chandigarh has only one parliamentary constituency, which was formed prior to the 1967 election. It has the same name of Chandigarh.


Major Political Parties of Chandigarh

The major national political parties in Chandigarh are :
  • Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
  • Indian National Congress (INC)
  • Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)

List of Administrators

Until 1984, Chandigarh was administered by the Chief Commissioner, an IAS officer of the AGMU cadre. From 1984, the UT has been led by an Administrator (the Governor of Punjab), and the Chief Commissioner became the Advisor to the Administrator. The Governor is appointed by the President of the country. Till date, Chandigarh has had 17 Administrators, the first being Bhairab Dutt Pande, who assumed office in 1984.

Sr. No.Name of AdministratorFromTo
1V. P. Singh BadnoreAug 22, 2016 Incumbent
1Kaptan Singh SolankiJan 21, 2015Aug 22, 2016
1Shivraj PatilJan 22, 2010Jan 21, 2015
2Sunith Francis RodriguesNov 16, 2004Jan 22, 2010
3Akhlaqur Rahman KidwaiNov 3, 2004Nov 16, 2004
4Om Prakash VermaMay 8, 2003Nov 3, 2004
5J. F. R. JacobNov 27, 1999May 8, 2003
6B.K.N. ChhibberSep 18, 1994Nov 27, 1999
7Sudhakar Panditrao KurdukarJul 10, 1994Sep 18, 1994
8Surendra NathAug 7, 1991Jul 9, 1994
9Om Prakash MalhotraDec 18, 1990Aug 7, 1991
10Virendra VermaJun 14, 1990Dec 18, 1990
11Nirmal MukarjiDec 8, 1989Jun 14, 1990
12Siddharta Shankar RayApr 2, 1986Dec 8, 1989
13Shankar Dayal SharmaNov 26, 1985Apr 2, 1986
14Hokishe SemaNov 14, 1985Nov 26, 1985
15Arjun SinghMay 30, 1985Nov 14, 1985
16Kershasp Tehmurasp SatarawalaJul 3, 1984Aug 2, 1984
17Bhairab Dutt PandeJun 2, 1984Jul 3, 1984

Demographics of Chandigarh

As per the 2011 India Census, Chandigarh has a metro population of over 10,50,000 residing in an area of 114 sq km. 55% of the population is male and 45% is female, with a sex ratio of 820 females per 1,000 males. As per data of the 2009 election, Chandigarh has 5,24,444 voters with 2,91,666 males and 2,32,778 females.

Last Updated on Aug 24, 2018


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