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Chandigarh Lok Sabha Election 2019 Dates

StatePhase I (91)Phase II (97)Phase III (115)phaseIV (71)Phase V (51)phase VI (59)Phase VII(59)

Chandigarh is a Union Territory located in northern India. It is the joint capital of Punjab and Haryana. It is the first planned city of post-independent India and is noted for its architecture and design. It has the highest per capita income and highest HDI rank among all states and Union Territories of India.

Member Representation at the Centre

Chandigarh Lok Sabha has only one parliamentary constituency which covers the entire area of the UT. It does not send any member to the Rajya Sabha.

Chandigarh does not have a legislative assembly of its own. It is under direct administration of the federal government. The President appoints the Administrator of Chandigarh who represents the Union Government in the UT.

Political Parties

The important national-level parties in Chandigarh elections are :
  • Indian National Congress (INC)
  • Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
  • Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
  • Aam Aadmi Party (AAP)
Regional parties active in the UT are:
  • Samajwadi Party (SP)
  • Bahujan Samaj Party (Ambedkar) [BSP(A)]
  • Indian National Lok Dal (INLD)
  • Indian Justice Party (IJP)

Election History

The Indian National Congress is the most successful party in the parliamentary elections from Chandigarh. It has won the seat in the 7th, 8th, 10th, 13th, 14th and 15th Lok Sabha elections. The Janata Party won the seat in the sixth Lok Sabha elections, the first one to be held in Chandigarh while the Janata Dal won in the 1989 elections. The BJP won the seat for two consecutive times in 1996 and 1998. The saffron party also won in 2014 general elections.

Prominent Political Personalities

Some important political leaders from Chandigarh are:
  • Krishan Kant : He was a famous Indian freedom fighter and was the tenth Vice President of India. He was the first MP from Chandigarh and won on a Janata Party ticket.

  • Jagan Nath Kaushal : He is an important politician of INC and represented Chandigarh in the seventh and eighth Lok Sabha. He was a former Law Minister and a former Governor of Bihar.

  • Satya Pal Jain : He is a member of the BJP and represented Chandigarh in the 11th and 12th Lok Sabha. A lawyer by profession, he is also the Chairperson of the National Committee for Legal Affairs & Election Commission Issues and the National Legal Working Group.

  • Har Mohan Dhawan : He represented Chandigarh in the ninth Lok Sabha as a member of the Janata Dal. He was a Union Minister of Civil Aviation during Chandra Shekhar's regime. He is currently a member of the Aam Aadmi Party.

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  Election Highlights  
2019 Quick Facts No. of PCs: 1
No. of Polling Days: 1
Polling Dates: 19 May (Phase 7)
Poll Expenditure Limit per Candidate : Rs. 54 lakhs

Chandigarh Parliamentary Constituency Winners 2009

PC No.PC NameCategoryWinning CandidateGenderPartyTotal Votes
1ChandigarhGENPawan Kumar BansalMINC161042

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