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.
The Parliamentary constituency of Udhampur is spread over six districts out of the 22 which make up the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Udhampur is one of the six Lok Sabha seats in J&K. The Udhampur Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 5) consists of 1,363,060 number of electorates in totality, of these 716,625 are males and 646,435 are females as the Election commission of India 2009 data suggests.
Quick facts for Udhampur
|Assembly Constituencies ||17|
|Ruling Party|| BJP
|MP||Dr. Jitendra Singh|
|No. of Electorals||716625||646435||1363060|
This constituency has a unique electoral pattern compared with the remaining five Lok Sabha seats in the state. In Udhampur, unlike other constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir, the regional political parties have not managed to win a single general election and only the two pivotal national political parties have been successful. The seat has been a primary stronghold of the Congress, although the BJP won three Lok Sabha sessions during 1996-99. Ch. Lal Singh of the Congress has been a popular leader in this constituency of Udhampur, having won in 2004 and 2009 general elections. This constituency is spread over six districts of Udhampur, Reasi, Doda, Kathua, Ramban and Kishtwar. Seventeen assembly segments make up the Udhampur constituency, out of which Ramban, Chenani and Hira Nagar are reserved for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Caste category. Five assembly segments are spread over the Kathua district and two segments each cover the districts of Doda, Ramban and Kishtwar; also, three segments each are spread over the Reasi and the Udhampur districts.
List of winner/current and runner up MPs Udhampur Parliamentary Constituency.
The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Udhampur 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 Udhampur constituency is Dr. Jitendra Singh of BJP.
|Year || PC No. ||PC Name ||Category ||Winner||Gender||Party||Vote||Runner Up||Gender||Party||Vote|
|2014||5||Udhampur||GEN||Dr. Jitendra Singh||M||BJP||487369||Ghulam Nabi Azad ||M||INC||426393|
|2009||5||Udhampur||GEN||Ch. Lal Singh ||M||INC||231853||Dr. Nirmal Singh||M||BJP||218459|
|2004||5||Udhampur||GEN||Ch. Lal Singh||M||INC||240872||Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta||M||BJP||193697|
|1999||5||Udhampur||GEN||Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta||M||BJP||194678||Jagjiwan Lal||M||JKN||76371|
|1998||5||Udhampur||GEN||Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta||M||BJP||250813||Rajinder Singh Chib||M||JKN||169449|
|1996||5||Udhampur||GEN||Prof. Chaman Lal Gupta||M||BJP||166206||Janak Raj Gupta||M||INC||96151|
|1989||5||Udhampur||GEN||Dharam Paul||M||INC||127161||Abdul Rehman||M||JD||96351|
|1988||By Polls||Udhampur||GEN||Mohd. A. Khan||M||INC||133893||B.Singh||M||JPP||131517|
|1984||5||Udhampur||GEN||Girdhari Lal Dogra||M||INC||206639||Bhim Singh||M||JPP||95149|
|1980||5||Udhampur||GEN||Dr. Karan Singh||M||INC(U)||176757||Devi Das Thakur||F||JKN||121328|
|1977||5||Udhampur||GEN||Dr. Karan Singh||M||INC||130272||Om Parkash Saraf||M||BLD||71316|
|1971||5||Udhampur||GEN||Dr. Karan Singh||M||INC||125890||Baldev Singh ||M||BJS||53303|
|1967||5||Udhampur||GEN||G.S. Brigadier||M||INC||134684||B. Singh ||M||BJS||77806|
|1967||By Polls||Udhampur||GEN||Dr. K.Singh||M||INC||257329||D.Dass||M||IND||8064|
List of Assembly Constituencies in Udhampur Parliamentary Constituency
The table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Udhampur parliamentary constituency.
|Names of Assembly Constituencies|