Well known in history since ancient times is the region of Kurukshetra, which today houses a Lok Sabha seat. The Kurukshetra parliamentary constituency, besides being one of the 10 parliamentary constituencies in the northern Indian state of Haryana, is one of the most political active and historically significant constituencies of the state, as the land witnessed, according to the epic Mahabharata, the famous Kurukshetra War. According to Election Commission of India 2009 data the total electorates in the Kurukshetra Parliamentary constituency (constituency number 2) were 1,166,684 of which 528,687 are females and 637,997 are males.
Quick facts for Kurukshetra
|Assembly Constituencies ||9|
|Ruling Party|| BJP
|MP||Raj Kumar Saini|
|No. of Electorals||637997||528687||1166684|
This parliamentary constituency is spread across the entire district of Kurukshetra and Kaithal, while covering parts of the Yamuna Nagar district. The number of assembly constituencies of the Kurukshetra parliamentary constituency has been numbered to nine assembly segments, out of which assembly constituencies of Shahbad and Guhla are reserved for candidates belonging to the scheduled caste candidates. According to the Census of India 2001, the district of Kurukshetra houses a population of 8,25,454 people.
Kurukshetra city is the administrative headquarters of the Kurukshetra district. Kurukshetra is termed the Dharmakshetra or the Holy Place. Though the region of this Lok Sabha constituency has a rich agrarian base that provides the district its economy, a heavy industrial setup is also flourishing in this region.
Kurukshetra Lok Sabha Election Results 2019
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.
In 2019, the BJP is set to return to power at the Centre after a sweeping win in the 2019 Lok Sabha election
, armed with a bigger mandate than in the 2014 General Election. The party - led by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah duo has secured 303 seats in the 17th Lok Sabha. Meanwhile, the Congress, the main Opposition party, managed to increase its vote share from 2014 only by a handful of votes, with a final tally of 52 seats. There will be no Leader of Opposition in the upcoming Lower House for a second consecutive term.
|Candidate||Party||EVM Votes||Migrant Votes||Postal Votes||Total Votes||% of Votes||Status
|Nayab Singh||Bharatiya Janata Party||686588||0||2041||688629||55.98||Winner|
|Nirmal Singh||Indian National Congress||303722||0||316||304038||24.71||1st Runner-up|
|Shashi||Bahujan Samaj Party||75533||0||92||75625||6.15||2nd Runner-up|
|Jai Bhagwan Sharma (Dd)||Jannayak Janta Party||68437||0||76||68513||5.57||3rd Runner-up|
|Arjun Singh Chautala||Indian National Lok Dal||60574||0||105||60679||4.93||4th Runner-up|
|Ashwini Sharma Hrittwal||Independent||4611||0||0||4611||0.37||5th Runner-up|
|NOTA||None Of The Above||3165||0||33||3198||0.26||6th Runner-up|
|Sandeep Singh||Independent||3088||0||26||3114||0.25||7th Runner-up|
|Cs Kanwaljit Singh||Independent||2804||0||7||2811||0.23||8th Runner-up|
|Balveer Singh||Independent||2448||0||1||2449||0.2||9th Runner-up|
|Sumer Chand||Peoples Party Of India (Democratic)||2313||0||0||2313||0.19||10th Runner-up|
|Anil Yogi Upadhyay||Independent||1939||0||1||1940||0.16||11th Runner-up|
|Ramesh Chander Khatkar||Independent||1466||0||1||1467||0.12||12th Runner-up|
|Jai Parkash Sharma||Independent||1343||0||1||1344||0.11||13th Runner-up|
|Vikram Singh||Bhartiya Shakti Chetna Party||1175||0||11||1186||0.1||14th Runner-up|
|Rameshwar (Foji)||Independent||1125||0||4||1129||0.09||15th Runner-up|
|Subhash Chand Bedi||Pragatishil Samajwadi Party (Lohia)||1087||0||4||1091||0.09||16th Runner-up|
|Jyoti Hibana||Navnirman Party||974||0||11||985||0.08||17th Runner-up|
|Sachin Gaba||Independent||919||0||2||921||0.07||18th Runner-up|
|Roshan Lal Muwal||Independent||886||0||2||888||0.07||19th Runner-up|
|Satish Kumar Singal||Independent||845||0||0||845||0.07||20th Runner-up|
|Ram Narayan||Bhartiya Jan Samman Party||765||0||1||766||0.06||21th Runner-up|
|Sandeep Kumar Kaushik||Rashtriya Lokswaraj Party||682||0||4||686||0.06||22th Runner-up|
|Raj Kumari||Bharat Prabhat Party||506||0||1||507||0.04||23th Runner-up|
|Nitin||Aapki Apni Party (Peoples)||467||0||0||467||0.04||24th Runner-up|
List of winner/current and runner up MPs Kurukshetra Parliamentary Constituency.
The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Kurukshetra parliamentary constituency of all the years from the starting until now . It also shows the number of votes secured by each MP and the name of the political party they belong to. The current sitting member of parliament of the Kurukshetra constituency is Shri Raj Kumar Saini of BJP.
|Year || PC No. ||PC Name ||Category ||Winner||Gender||Party||Vote||Runner Up||Gender||Party||Vote
|2014||2||Kurukshetra||GEN||Raj Kumar Saini ||M ||BJP ||418112 ||Balbir Singh Saini ||M ||INLD ||288376|
|2009||2||Kurukshetra||GEN||Jindal,Shri Naveen ||M||INC||397204||Ashok Kumar Arora||M||INLD||278475|
|2004||2||Kurukshetra||GEN||Naveen Jindal||M||INC||362054||Abhay Singh Chautala||M||INLD||201864|
|1999||2||Kurukshetra||GEN||Kailasho Devi||F||INLD||438701||Om Parkash Jindal||M||INC||275091|
|1998||2||Kurukshetra||GEN||Kailasho Devi||F||HLD(R)||333387||Kuldip Sharma||M||INC||191867|
|1996||2||Kurukshetra||GEN||Om Parkash Jindal||M||HVP||292172||Kalasho Devi||F||SAP||240395|
|1991||2||Kurukshetra||GEN||Tara Singh||M||INC||212783||Shyam Singh||M||JP||182758|
|1989||2||Kurukshetra||GEN||Gurdial Singh Saini||M||JD||301640||Harpal Singh||M||INC||263452|
|1984||2||Kurukshetra||GEN||Harpal Singh||M||INC||275112||Manohar Lal||M||LKD||131836|
|1980||2||Kurukshetra||GEN||Manohar Lal||M||JNP(S)||159196||Bishan Singh||M||JNP||131267|
|1977||2||Kurukshetra||GEN||Raghbir Singh||M||BLD||322164||Devdutt Puri||M||INC||71322|
Facts about current sitting MP of Kurukshetra Constituency
|Name of MP ||Shri Raj Kumar Saini|
|Nature of Membership ||Elected|
|Term ||May, 2014 to In office|
|Political Party ||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Educational Qualification ||Graduate|
|Activities of Shri Raj Kumar Saini in 16th Lok Sabha|
|Debates participated ||21|
|Private member bills passed ||0|
|Questions asked ||45|
Data corresponds to the period 1 June 2014 to 13 Feb 2018.
List of Assembly Constituencies in Kurukshetra Parliamentary Constituency
The table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Kurukshetra parliamentary constituency.