About Kathua Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Constituency
Kathua is a city in the district by the same name of Jammu and Kashmir. The word 'Kathua' is derived from the Dogri word 'Thuan' meaning 'Scorpions'. Due to large number of Sufi shrines, the city is also referred to as 'the city of Sufis'. As of 2011 census, it had a population of 1,62,988. The assembly constituency of Kathua is a part of Udhampur parliamentary constituency. Charanjit Singh, an independent candidate won the 2008 assembly elections and is the present MLA. He defeated Som Raj of BSP. Singh received 19123 votes as against Raj's 16761 votes.
Sitting and previous MLAs from Kathua Assembly Constituency
Below is the list of winners and runners-up in the Kathua assembly elections conducted so far.
|Year||A C No.||Constituency Name||Category||Winner||Gender||Party||Votes||Runner Up||Gender||Party||Votes|
|2014||65||Kathua||GEN||Rajiv Jasrotia||M||BJP||35670||Som Raj Majotra||M||BSP||28864|
|2008||65||Kathua||GEN||Charanjit Singh||M||IND ||19123||Som Raj||M||BSP||16761|
|2002||65||Kathua||GEN||Jatinder Singh||M||DM||16366||Sagar Chand||M||BSP||13307|
|1996||65||Kathua||GEN||Sagar Chand||M||BSP||12130||Lal Chand Sharma||M||IND||11001|
|1987||69||Kathua||(SC)||Om Parkash||M||INC||16805||Kulbhushan Kumar||M||BJP||10175|
|1983||69||Kathua||(SC)||Sanji Ram||M||INC||14667||Baldev Raj||M||BJP||5905|
|1977||69||Kathua||(SC)||Dhain Chand||M||JNP||10022||Punjabu Ram Alias Punjab Singh||M||INC||9023|
|1972||58||Kathua||(SC)||Panjaboo Ram Alias Singh||M||INC||11539||Ved Prakash||M||IND||9155|
|1967||58||Kathua||(SC)||P. Ram||M||INC||10598||K. Chand||M||BJS||6176|
|1962||11||Kathua||GEN||Randhir Singh||M||NC||9826||Chagar Singh||M||PP||4642|
Last Updated on Aug 15, 2021