Ladakh (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Lok Sabha Constituency
Location of Ladakh Constituency in India (lighter shade denotes claimed but not controlled areas)
IncumbentJamyang Tsering Namgyal
Parliamentary PartyBharatiya Janata Party
Elected Year2019
Constituency Details
Union TerritoryLadakh
Total Electors159,000

Ladakh Lok Sabha seat is the only Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituency of the union territory of Ladakh, India. It is the largest such constituency in India, in terms of area, with a total area of 173,266 square kilometres (66,898 sq mi), including regions of Gilgit-Baltistan and Aksai Chin,[1][2] but currently, only 59,000 square kilometres (23,000 sq mi) are under control of the Indian administration. The number of electors (voters) in the constituency was 159,000 in 2019.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Year Winner Party
1967 K. G. Bakula Indian National Congress
1977 Parvati Devi
1980 Phuntsog Namgyal
1989 Mohamad Hassan Commander Independent
1991 Election not held due to Kashmir insurgency
1996 Phuntsog Namgyal Indian National Congress
1998 Syed Hussain Jammu & Kashmir National Conference
1999 Hassan Khan
2004 Thupstan Chhewang Independent
2009 Hassan Khan
2014 Thupstan Chhewang Bharatiya Janata Party
2019 Jamyang Tsering Namgyal

Election results[edit]

17th Lok Sabha: 2019 General Elections[edit]

2019 Indian general elections: Ladakh
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Jamyang Tsering Namgyal 42,914 33.94 +7.58
Independent Sajjad Hussain 31,984 25.30 N/A
Independent Asgar Ali Karbalai 29,365 23.23 N/A
INC Rigzin Spalbar 21,241 16.80 -5.57
NOTA None of the Above 922 0.73 -0.29
Majority 10,930 8.64 +8.61
Turnout 1,27,350 71.05 -0.35
BJP hold Swing +7.58

16th Lok Sabha: 2014 General Elections[edit]

2014 Indian general elections: Ladakh[3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
BJP Thupstan Chhewang 31,111 26.36 +24.15
Independent Ghulam Raza 31,075 26.33 +26.33
Independent Syed Mohd Kazim 28,234 23.92 +23.92
INC Tsering Samphel 26,402 22.37 -4.11
NOTA None of the Above 1,207 1.02 ----
Majority 36 0.03 -3.33
Turnout 1,19,068 71.40
BJP gain from Independent Swing

14th Lok Sabha: 2004 General Elections[edit]

General Election, 2004: Ladakh [4]
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Independent Thupstan Chhewang 66,839 51.84
[[Jammu & Kashmir National Conference|Template:Jammu & Kashmir National Conference/meta/shortname]] Hassan Khan 41,126 31.90
Independent Wazir Mohd. Ali 18,117 14.05
BJP Sonam Palzor 2,849 2.21
Majority 25,713
Turnout 128,931 73.52
Independent gain from Jammu & Kashmir National Conference Swing

See also[edit]


  1. Ladakh, India's largest Lok Sabha seat, votes Wednesday
  2. How valuable is your vote?
  3. "List of contesting candidates : Ladakh" (PDF). CEO Jammu & Kashmir. 23 April 2014. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
  4. "Statistical Report on General Elections, 2004 : To the 14th Lok Sabha" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 6 May 2014.
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