About Kulgam Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Constituency
Kulgam is a small town in the district by the same name in Jammu and Kashmir. The word Kulgam is a combination of two words, kul meaning clan and gram meaning village. The town is famous for the religious saint, Sayed Simnan Sahib. The place is known for the rice production. The assembly constituency of Kulgam belongs to Anantnag parliamentary constituency. The seat has been occupied by CPI(M) since 1996. Mohmad Yousuf Rather of CPI(M) won the 2008 assembly elections and is the present MLA. He defeated Nazir Ahmad Laway of PDP. Rather bagged 17175 votes as against Laway's 16939 votes.
Sitting and previous MLAs from Kulgam Assembly Constituency
Below is the list of winners and runners-up in the Kulgam assembly elections conducted so far.
|Year||A C No.||Constituency Name||Category||Winner||Gender||Party||Votes||Runner Up||Gender||Party||Votes|
|2014||38||Kulgam||GEN||Mohamad Yousuf Tarigami||M||CPM||20574||Nazir Ahmad Laway||M||PDP||20240|
|2008||38||Kulgam||GEN||Mohmad Yousuf Rather||M||CPM ||17175||Nazir Ahmad Laway||M||JKPDP||16939|
|2002||38||Kulgam||GEN||Mohd. Yousf Tarigami||M||CPM||8346||Gh. Nabi Dar||M||JKN||3461|
|1996||38||Kulgam||GEN||Mohd. Yousuf||M||CPM||21837||Habibullah Laway||M||JD||5671|
|1987||35||Kulgam||GEN||Haji Abdul Pazak Mir||M||IND||15607||Ghulam Nabi Dar||M||JKN||12031|
|1983||35||Kulgam||GEN||Gh. Nabi Dar||M||JKN||9723||Sheikh Ghulam Hassan||M||JMI||6843|
|1977||35||Kulgam||GEN||Ghulam Nabi Dar||M||JKN||8833||Abdul Razak Mir||M||JMI||6403|
|1972||35||Kulgam||GEN||Ab. Razak Mir||M||JMI||8137||Habibulla Lawi||M||IND||7094|
|1967||35||Kulgam||GEN||M. Y. Bhat||M||INC||Uncontested|
|1962||38||Kulgam||GEN||Mohd. Yaqub Bhat||M||NC||Uncontested|
Last Updated on Aug 15, 2021