About Jammu and Kashmir Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Constituencies
The Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir is the lower house of the bicameral legislature. There are in total 87 constituencies in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu, Kashmir valley and Ladakh regions sends 37, 46 and 4 members respectively to the Legislative Assembly. Out of the total 87 constituencies, 7 constituencies are reserved for the scheduled castes.
The Legislative Assembly originally consisted of 100 members. It was later increased in 1988 to 111 by the Twentieth Amendment Act of the Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir. Out of these, 24 seats are the state’s territorial constituencies that lie in Pakistan-occupied Kashmir (PoK). As per section 48 of the state constitution, these seats remain officially vacant. Therefore, the total contestable seats of the Assembly are currently 87. Members of the Assembly serve for a period of six years.
The Legislative Assembly was originally composed of 100 members. It was later increased to 111 by the Twentieth Amendment Act of 1988 in Constitution of Jammu and Kashmir. Out of these, 24 seats are for the territorial constituencies of the state that lies in Pakistan-administered Kashmir. As per section 48 of the state constitution, these seats remain officially vacant Therefore, the total seats of the assembly are currently 87. Members of the assembly serve for a period of six years.
The total general electors in the state are 69,33,118 out of which 36,57,764 are males and 32,75,354 are females. The state had an eligible electorate aged between 18 to 19 years of 14,84,80 in the 2014 Assembly elections.
The assembly elections for 2014 in Jammu and Kashmir were held in five phases starting on 25 November and ending on 20th December. The results were announced on 23rd December. The Jammu and Kashmir People’s Democratic Party (PDP) got 28 seats, and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) emerged as the second largest party in the state winning 25 seats. Omar Abdullah-led J&K National Conference (JKNC) bagged 15 seats while the Indian National Congress (INC) settled for only 12. Know the current members of Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly ...
Assembly Election Results of Jammu and Kashmir
The tables below represent the Assembly election results for the state of Jammu and Kashmir starting from the most recent year 2014.
Last Updated on May 11, 2020