Next Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly election

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Jammu & Kashmir Union Territory Assembly elections

← 2014 TBD

83 seats in the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly
42 seats needed for a majority
Leader Mehbooba Mufti Nirmal Kumar Singh
Last election 28 25

Leader Omar Abdullah
Last election 15 9

Incumbent Chief Minister

(President's rule)

The Next Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly election, will be held to elect members to the Legislative Assembly of Jammu and Kashmir. [1]


Following the previous assembly election held in December 2014, a coalition government was formed between the JKPDP and the BJP. This government collapsed in June 2018 resulting in the imposition of Governor's rule and the subsequent dissolution of the Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly in November 2018. [2]

In August 2019, the parliament of India passed the Jammu and Kashmir Reorganization Act, 2019, which contained provisions to reorganize erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir into two union territories, Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, on 31 October 2019. [3]

The new union territory of Jammu and Kashmir will elect a Legislative Assembly following the implementation of new constituency boundaries. [1] The new assembly will have between 107 to 114 members, with 24 seats being left vacant for representatives from areas currently administered by Pakistan, the actual number of members elected will be between 83 and 90. [4]

In November 2019, Lieutenant Governor of Jammu and Kashmir G. C. Murmu stated that the process of electing a new assembly will begin soon and that the current situation of Lieutenant Governor's rule will not continue for much longer.[5] [6]

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  1. ^ a b "Jammu and Kashmir assembly election in 2021 after delimitation: EC sources". Zee News. August 29, 2019.
  2. ^ "Kashmir news: President approves governor's rule in Jammu and Kashmir". The Times of India.
  3. ^ "Jammu and Kashmir reorganisation bill: What it means for the two new Union Territories". August 6, 2019 – via The Economic Times.
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