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Elections in Jammu and Kashmir (JK) 2014

conn failed Jammu and Kashmir has been a sensitive state right from its formation.Whether it is the question of civilian rights,excesses of the Army, the issue of Article 370, Kashmiri migrants,Kashmiri Hindus,

Quick facts for Jammu and Kashmir General Elections 2014

Parliamentary Constituencies
Assembly Constituencies 89
Ruling PartyINC Alliance
Opposition PartyPeoples Democratic Party
Chief MinisterOmar Abdullah
GovernorNarinder Nath Vohra
Chief Electoral OfficerUmang Narula
AddressOffice of the Chief Electoral Officer, Old Secretariat, Srinagar (May to Oct)
question of peace in the valley, or separatist movements,the political scenario of Jammu Kashmir has been volatile for long.

With 2014 Lok Sabha election closing in, all the political parties are bringing their various agendas to the fore.

Jammu & Kashmir Phase 6 Lok Sabha Election Summary

Polling began in J & K at 7am for the Anantnag Lok Sabha constituency in the third round of voting. The state has 6 seats for MPs. Only 15% voter turnout was recorded till 12 noon. A few incidence of violence was also reported. Seperatist guerrillas killed two headmen of a village in Tral constituency that recorded less than 1% voter turnout till 12 noon. Pulwama, again, recorded less than 1% polling till 12 noon. In Khanabal only 10 votes were cast till 12 noon. Around 22 per cent voting recorded in Jammu and Kashmir till 3.30 pm.

Jammu & Kashmir Phase 5 Lok Sabha Election Summary

The state of Jammu & Kashmir voted for the Udhampur parliamentary constituency in the fifth phase of the 2014 General Elections, under tight security. It is one of the six parliamentary constituencies of J&K. The state consists of 13,63,060 number of electorates, out of which 7,16,625 are males and 6,46,435 are females.

Voting begun on a slow note in the constituency, with only 8.42% polling by 9:00 AM, which gained speed and touched the 50% mark by afternoon. Voters were found lined-up even later at the polling stations in the districts of Udhampur, Reasi, Kathua, Doda, Kishtwar and Ramban, as per the media sources This seat is important to the Congress party candidate, Ghulam Nabi Azad, who is contesting the Lok Sabha elections from Udhampur. Jitender Singh of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Arshad Malik of the regional Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) are contesting against Azad from this constituency.

No. of ElectorsMale electorsFemale electorsNo. of Electors as %age of Total Electorate of IndiaNo. of electors having EPIC (Electoral Photo Identity Card)

Jammu and Kashmir (Lok Sabha) and Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Elections 2014 Information

Dates and Schedule Campaigning Strategies About J&K Elections
Political Parties in J&K Administration of J&K List of CM of J&K
Parliamentary Constituencies in J&K J&K Legislative Council J&K Legislative Assembly
List of Governors of J&K Election Commission of J&k CEO of J&K
Parliamentary Elections Result candidate list of Jammu and Kashmir

During the 2009 Lok Sabha election, the National Conference (NC) won 3 seats (19.11% vote share), the INC 2 seats (24.67% vote share), and independents 1 seat (6.28% vote share).

The general election of 2014 will be conducted in the state of Jammu and Kashmir in five phases. The dates and number of constituencies covered on that day are as follows:

Jammu and Kashmir General (Lok Sabha) Elections 2014 - Dates and Schedule

Date10 April 2014 17 April 2014 24 April 2014 30 April 2014 7 May 2014
No of constituency 1 1 1 1 2
The vote counting will be done on 16 May 2014.

Jammu And Kashmir General Elections 2014 Important Dates

The table below represents the important dates associated with the Jammu And Kashmir General Elections 2014 and when are elections going to be held in Jammu And Kashmir, the date of issue of notification, nominations and much, more.

Phase 3A
No of PCs going to poll 1 (PC no. 6- Jammu) Click to see Pcs
Issue of Notification15 Mar 14 (Sat)
Last Date for filing Nominations22 Mar 14 (Sat)
Scrutiny of Nominations24 Mar 14 (Mon)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature26 Mar 14 (Wed)
Date of Poll 10 Apr 14 (Thu)
Counting of Votes16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be Completed 28 May 14 (Wed)
Phase 5
No of PCs going to poll 1 (PC no. 5- Udhampur) Click to see Pcs
Issue of Notification19 Mar 14 (Wed)
Last Date for filing Nominations26 Mar 14 (Wed)
Scrutiny of Nominations27 Mar 14 (Thu)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature29 Mar 14 (Sat)
Date of Poll 17 Apr 14 (Thu)
Counting of Votes16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be Completed 28 May 14 (Wed)
Phase 6
No of PCs going to poll 1 (PC no. 3- Anantnag) Click to see Pcs
Issue of Notification29 Mar 14 (Sat)
Last Date for filing Nominations05 Apr 14 (Sat)
Scrutiny of Nominations07 Apr 14 (Mon)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature09 Apr 14 (Wed)
Date of Poll 24 Apr 14 (Thu)
Counting of Votes16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be Completed 28 May 14 (Wed)
Phase 7
No of PCs going to poll 1 (PC no. 2- Srinagar) Click to see Pcs
Issue of Notification02 Apr 14 (Wed)
Last Date for filing Nominations09 Apr 14 (Wed)
Scrutiny of Nominations10 Apr 14 (Thu)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature12 Apr 14 (Sat)
Date of Poll 30 Apr 14 (Wed)
Counting of Votes16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be Completed 28 May 14 (Wed)
Phase 8
No of PCs going to poll 2 (PC no. 1- Baramulla, 4- Ladakh) Click to see Pcs
Issue of Notification12 Apr 14 (Sat)
Last Date for filing Nominations19 Apr 14 (Sat)
Scrutiny of Nominations21 Apr 14 ( Mon)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature23 Apr 14 (Wed)
Date of Poll 07 May 14 (Wed)
Counting of Votes16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be Completed 28 May 14 (Wed)

Parliamentary Constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir

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Campaigning Strategies

The National Conference is campaigning its successes, such as the most effective poverty alleviation program, unprecedented pace in road connectivity, special focus on remote and backward areas, etc.

The INC has started its Lok Sabha campaign in J&K from Akhnoor. The MLAs from this part of the state are successful in bringing many new administrative units here. The Jammu and Kashmir Pradesh Congress Committee (JKPCC) has also decided to organise a rally here, with Rahul Gandhi as the speaker. The INC has finalised poll pacts with National Conference in J&K.

The BJP has launched "Ek Note, Kamal Par Vote" campaign in J&K, and is trying hard to get as much mileage from the state to enforce its effort to get as close to the 272-seat mark as possible. In fact, on the very first day of campaigning, the party cadres covered 200 polling booths in the Jammu district itself and 50 to 150 booths in other districts of the state. Some of the major pitches made by the BJP cadres while visiting the houses include issues such as corruption, poor governance, dynasty politics, and lack of a Uniform Civil Code.

The Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party has launched a massive signature campaign for change, along with a booth-level contact campaign. In fact, the party has come closer to others such as the CPIM, the Samajwadi Party, the Lok Jana Shakti Party, independent MLAs, civil society groups, and intellectuals, to form the People's United Front (PUF), which they are calling the 'third front' of J&K.

Some of the issues raised by the CPI(M) and the CPI include power crisis, huge increase in power tariff, administrative apathy of the state government, immediate need to increase ration allocation, failure to curb corruption, haunting unemployment situation, unacceptable remarks by Narendra Modi on Article 370, etc.

About Jammu & Kashmir Elections

The blissful paradise of Jammu and Kashmir, snuggled on the circuit of the Himalayas has always been the point of discontentment between India and her neighbor Pakistan. The Kashmir issue and political hatred between two countries have never stopped the Jammu & Kashmir Political Parties, to play a mammoth role in holding together the political sentiments clear & crisp and within the constitutional rights of Indian dominion. There are several state parties also that desire for the purpose of establishing strong political position in the state. Like in other states in India, this state also has multi-party democratic system of governance.

Currently, Indian National Congress and National Conference are in majority in the state legislature with 17 seats and 28 seats respectively. Under article 370, Jammu and Kashmir are granted a special autonomous status.

The last Assembly elections were contested in the year 2002. The National Conference lost in the 2002 polls after holding the office for 25 years. The 2008 Assembly polls of Jammu and Kashmir had National Conference win 28 seats, People's Democratic Alliance won 21 seats, congress party won 17 seats, BJP registered the win of 11 seats, while others win 10 seats.

The Assembly Elections of 2002 in the Jammu and Kashmir played a crucial role and seemed to be turning point in the political history. The elections helped in restoring the faith of people of Jammu and Kashmir. It was the time when PDP came into the power and soon there was a new chapter which was ready to be written in the political history of Jammu and Kashmir.

Political Parties in Jammu and Kashmir

The main national level political parties in Jammu and Kashmir include the
Jammu and Kashmir National Conference (JKNC), The Indian National Congress (INC),
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) The Jammu and Kashmir People's Democratic Party (JKPDP)

State Level Political parties in Jammu And Kashmir

All Jammu and Kashmir Patriotic Peoples Front Democratic Janata Dal (Jammu and Kashmir)
Jamaat-e-Islami Kashmir Jammu and Kashmir Democratic Freedom Party
Jammu and Kashmir National Panthers Party Mallah Insaf Party
Praja Parishad Jammu and Kashmir

Administration of Jammu and Kashmir

The total area of Jammu and Kashmir is 2,22,236 sq km. There are three divisions in Jammu and Kashmir, these being Ladakh, Kashmir Valley, and Jammu. The percentage areas of Ladakh, Jammu, and Kashmir are 58.33%, 25.93%, and 15.73%, respectively. These three divisions are sub-divided into 22 administrative districts, among which 10 fall within the Jammu division, 10 in the Kashmir division, and 2 in the Ladakh region. For administration of cities, there are 21 Municipal Boards, 9 Municipal Councils, and 2 Municipal Corporations. There are two important administrative aspects that need to be highlighted. Siachen Glacier, a politically sensitive area, doesn't come in the J&K administration. Some of the newly formed districts here are Kulgam, Ganderbal, Bandipora, Samba, Reasi, Ramban, and Kishtwar. The state legislature is bicameral in nature, with 89 Legislative Assembly seats and 36 Legislative Council seats.

Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly

Jammu and Kashmir State Legislature is the bicameral legislature and The Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir or the Jammu and Kashmir Vidhan Sabha is the lower house of the legislature. The first legislature of kingdom of now the state of Jammu and Kashmir was of the Maharaja of Kashmir Hari Singh in 1934. However, it was considered undemocratic as there was restricted on the participation of any political party. Later when first free democratic elections were held in the state, the National Conference got a majority in the new constituent assembly with Sheikh Abdullah as the head of government. The members of the Legislative Assembly are presently 87 and serve the assembly for a six-year term. While the assembly is administered by Speaker, the leader of the house is the chief minister.

Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council

The Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Council or the Jammu and Kashmir Vidhan Parishad constitute the upper house of the legislature on state of Jammu and Kashmir. The members of this house serve a fixed six year term with one-third of the members retiring every two years. There are 36 seats in the council.

The present political scenario in the Jammu and Kashmir seems to appear stable in Jammu & Kashmir National Conference and the Indian National Congress combined government addressing the needs of the state.

List of Chief Ministers of Jammu and Kashmir

Sl. No.Chief Ministers of Jammu and KashmirFromto 
1Ghulam Mohammed SadiqMar 30, 1965Dec 12, 1971INC
2Syed Mir QasimDec 12, 1971Feb 25, 1975INC
3Sheikh AbdullahFeb 25, 1975Mar 26, 1977JKN
 President's RuleMar 26, 1977Jul 9, 1977 
4Sheikh AbdullahJul 9, 1977Sep 8, 1982JKN
5Farooq AbdullahSep 8, 1982Jul 2, 1984JKN
6Ghulam Mohammad ShahJul 2, 1984Mar 6, 1986JKANC
 President's RuleMar 6, 1986Nov 7, 1986 
7Farooq AbdullahNov 7, 1986Jan 19, 1990JKN
8President's RuleJan 19, 1990Oct 9, 1996 
9Farooq AbdullahOct 9, 1996Oct 18, 2002JKN
 President's RuleOct 18, 2002Nov 2, 2002 
12Mufti Mohammad SayeedNov 2, 2002Nov 2, 2005PDP
13Ghulam Nabi AzadNov 2, 2005Jul 11, 2008INC
 President's RuleJul 11, 2008Jan 5, 2009 
15Omar AbdullahJan 5, 2009PresentJKNC

List of Governors of Jammu and Kashmir

Sl. No.Governors of Jammu and KashmirFromto
1Yuvraj (Crown Prince) Dr. Karan SinghMar 30, 1965May 15, 67
2Bhagwan SahayMay 15, 1967Jul 3, 73
3Lakshmi Kant JhaJul 3, 1973Feb 22, 81
4Braj Kumar NehruFeb 22, 1981Apr 26, 84
5JagmohanApr 26, 1984Jul 1989
6K. V. Krishna RaoJul 1989Jan 19, 90
7JagmohanJan 19, 1990May 26, 90
8Girish Chandra SaxenaMay 26, 1990Mar 12, 93
9K. V. Krishna RaoMar 12, 1993May 2, 98
10Girish Chandra SaxenaMay 2, 1998Jun 4, 03
11S.K. SinhaJun 4, 2003Jun 25, 08
12Narinder Nath VohraJun 25, 2008Present

Election Commission of Jammu and Kashmir

The Election Commission of Jammu and Kashmir ensures free and fair elections in the state under the supervision of the Chief Electoral Officer of Jammu and Kashmir. The Jammu and Kashmir State Election Commission has the responsibility of conducting elections at local levels, including Gram Panchayats, Panchayat Samitis, District Panchayats, Zilla Parishads, Municipalities, and Corporations. You can visit http://ceojammukashmir.nic.in or http://ceojk.nic.in for more information.

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Jammu and Kashmir

Umang Narula (IAS) is the Chief Electoral Officer of Jammu and Kashmir. He is also the Commissioner and Secretary to Government of the Election Department. From the months of May to October, the official address is Block-A, Old Secretariat, Srinagar. However, from November to April, the official address is 2nd Floor, Vikas Bhawan, Rail Head Complex, Jammu.

Contact details are: Office Phone: 0194-2473609 (Srinagar)/0191-2477519 (Jammu)
Residence Phone: 0194-2501769 (Srinagar)/0191-2437869 (Jammu)
Fax: 0194-2452654 (Srinagar)/0191-2477389 (Jammu)
Mobile: +91-9419036231
Email: ceo-jk@nic.in

Last Updated on April 24, 2014

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