Ladakh Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 4
Total electors: 1,61,644 (2014 estimates)
Female electors: 79,730
Male electors: 81,910
Assembly Constituencies: Nubra, Leh, Kargil, Zanskar
Results in last four elections: In 1999, NC candidate Hassan Khan won the election and was elected MP. Independent candidate Thupstan Chhewang won the election in 2004. In 2009, Hassan Khan ran as an independent candidate and won the election. In 2014, Chhewang ran the election with a BJP ticket won a majority by a mere 36 votes. In 2018, Chhewang resigned from his post as well as the BJP leaving the seat vacant.
Demographics: The constituency, consisting of Kargil and Ladakh districts, is one of the biggest in size in India. It is demographically divided between the Shia-dominated Kargil and Buddhist-dominated Ladakh. The tug-of-war between the two different demographics is an essential part of local politics.
Updated Date: May 23, 2019 19:00:55 IST