Jammu & Kashmir Lok Sabha Election 2024: Poll Dates, Key Constituencies, Candidates List- Details Here

Jammu & Kashmir Lok Sabha Election 2024: Poll Dates, Key Constituencies, Candidates List- Details Here

The much-anticipated and much-talked-about Lok Sabha Elections in Jammu and Kashmir are all set to take place this year. The exact voting dates and the announcement of results for the constituency were declared by the Election Commission of India on March 16. The 2024 Lok Sabha polls are the first major election in Jammu & Kashmir after the abrogation of Article 370.

The term of the 17th Lok Sabha is due to expire on June 16, 2024. The election poll body has made comprehensive preparations to conduct the 18th Lok Sabha elections in a “free, fair, participative, accessible, inclusive, transparent and peaceful manner”.

In Jammu and Kashmir, voting will be held in five Phases – from April 19 to May 20 to elect five members of Lok Sabha. The polls will be held in seven phases.

When is Jammu and Kashmir Lok Sabha Elections 2024?

Phase 1: Udhampur (April 19)
Phase 2: Jammu (April 26)
Phase 3: Anantnag (May 7)
Phase 4: Srinagar (May 13)
Phase 5: Baramulla (May 20)

Jammu and Kashmir Lok Sabha Election 2024: Candidate List

Lok Sabha Seat    I.N.D.I.A. Bloc         NDA     J&K Third Front 1      Udhampur  Chaudhary Lal Singh (INC) Jitendra Singh (BJP)TBD 2  Jammu Raman Bhalla (INC) Jugal Kishore Sharma (NDA)TBD 3      Anantnag TBDTBDTBD 4  Srinagar TBDTBDTBD 5      Baramulla TBDTBD TBD 

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How many parties are contesting in Jammu and Kashmir? 

Indian National Developmental Inclusive Alliance (I.N.D.I.A.), National Democratic Alliance (NDA), and Jammu and Kashmir Third Front.

I.N.D.I. Alliance:
Jammu & Kashmir National Conference (JKNC), Jammu and Kashmir People’s Democratic Party (JKPDP) and Indian National Congress (INC).

JKNC is led by Omar Abdullah and it is contesting on 3 seats. JKPDP is led by Mehbooba Mufti and is also contesting on 3 seats. In J&K, INC is led by Gulam Ahmed Mir and is contesting on 2 seats.

NDA:
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is contesting on all 5 seats.

J&K Third Front: 
Democratic Progressive Azad Party (DPAP), Jammu and Kashmir Apni Party (JKAP), and Jammu and Kashmir People’s Conference (JKPC).

DPAP is led by Ghulam Nabi Azad, JKAP is Altaf Bukhari’s party, and JKPC is led by Sajjad Lone.

Jammu And Kashmir Lok Sabha Election 2024: Key Constituencies

The electoral schedule for the Anantnag district, which is situated in the ever-beautiful Pir Panjal range, along with areas like Rajouri and Poonch post-delimitation, was disclosed by the Election Commission last week. The constituency will go to vote in the third phase of the polls, which is scheduled for May 7.

The notification is expected to be made public on April 12 and the last date for nomination entries is expected to be April 19. Also, the last date for those who are willing to withdraw their candidacy is April 22.

In the Kashmir area, the voting for the Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency will be held in the fourth phase, which is scheduled for May 13. The formal announcement regarding this is planned for April 18, with the last date for submitting nominations being April 25. Similarly, the last date for those who are willing to withdraw their candidacy is April 29.

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