About Kalakote Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Constituency
Kalakote is a tehsil in Rajauri district of Jammu and Kashmir. The assembly constituency of Kalakote belongs to Jammu parliamentary constituency. The constituency is faced with many problems such as scarcity of water, shortage of electricity, lack of proper communication facilities and poor infrastructure. Rachhpal Singh of JKNC won the 2008 assembly elections for the second consecutive time. Though he did lot of developmental work for the constituency people are not satisfied. So they may opt for a change in the upcoming assembly elections. Singh won the 2008 assembly elections by defeating Ashok Kumar Sharma, an independent candidate. Singh bagged 25314 votes as against Sharma's 13894 votes.
Sitting and previous MLAs from Kalakote Assembly Constituency
Below is the list of winners and runners-up in the Kalakote assembly elections conducted so far.
|Year||A C No.||Constituency Name||Category||Winner||Gender||Party||Votes||Runner Up||Gender||Party||Votes|
|2014||84||Kalakote||GEN||Abdul Ghani Kohli||M||BJP||25225||Rachhpal Singh||M||JKNC||19047|
|2008||84||Kalakote||GEN||Rachhpal Singh||M||JKN||25314||Ashok Kumar Sharma||M||IND||13894|
|2002||84||Kalakote||GEN||Rachpal Singh||M||JKN||19324||Ashok Kumar Sharma||M||INC||18124|
|1996||84||Kalakote||GEN||Ashok Kumar Sharma||M||INC||14169||Puran Singh Thakur||M||JKN||4194|
Last Updated on March 25, 2020