In 2009 Election Results the UPA won around 261 out of 543 seats, and in the second position was NDA with 158 seats, while 23 seats were won by Left parties.
In 2014 Election Results the BJP won 282 seats out of 543 seats. This took the NDA tally to 336 seats out of 543 seats in the Lok Sabha. INC could only manage to win 44 seats and stayed in the second position while AIADMK party from Tamil Nadu came third with 37 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.
Poll has projected 285 seats for BJP and 347 seats for NDA out of 543 seats in the Lok Sabha. The Exit Poll has given 53 seats to INC and 89 seats to UPA. The others will stand at 107 seats.
Chandigarh Election Schedule - Chandigarh Lok Sabha General Election 2019
|State||Phase I||Phase II ||Phase III ||Phase IV ||Phase V ||Phase VI||Phase VII|
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 Administrator||From||To|
|1||V. P. Singh Badnore||Aug 22, 2016 ||Incumbent|
|1||Kaptan Singh Solanki||Jan 21, 2015||Aug 22, 2016|
|1||Shivraj Patil||Jan 22, 2010||Jan 21, 2015|
|2||Sunith Francis Rodrigues||Nov 16, 2004||Jan 22, 2010|
|3||Akhlaqur Rahman Kidwai||Nov 3, 2004||Nov 16, 2004|
|4||Om Prakash Verma||May 8, 2003||Nov 3, 2004|
|5||J. F. R. Jacob||Nov 27, 1999||May 8, 2003|
|6||B.K.N. Chhibber||Sep 18, 1994||Nov 27, 1999|
|7||Sudhakar Panditrao Kurdukar||Jul 10, 1994||Sep 18, 1994|
|8||Surendra Nath||Aug 7, 1991||Jul 9, 1994|
|9||Om Prakash Malhotra||Dec 18, 1990||Aug 7, 1991|
|10||Virendra Verma||Jun 14, 1990||Dec 18, 1990|
|11||Nirmal Mukarji||Dec 8, 1989||Jun 14, 1990|
|12||Siddharta Shankar Ray||Apr 2, 1986||Dec 8, 1989|
|13||Shankar Dayal Sharma||Nov 26, 1985||Apr 2, 1986|
|14||Hokishe Sema||Nov 14, 1985||Nov 26, 1985|
|15||Arjun Singh||May 30, 1985||Nov 14, 1985|
|16||Kershasp Tehmurasp Satarawala||Jul 3, 1984||Aug 2, 1984|
|17||Bhairab Dutt Pande||Jun 2, 1984||Jul 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 Feb 24, 2020