Jammu is one of the six Lok Sabha constituencies in Jammu and Kashmir.
The first phase of voting in two constituencies of Jammu and Kashmir ended on April 11 with at least 72016 per cent of the electorate exercising their franchise in Jammu Lok Sabha constituency. The fate of 24 candidates will be decided on May 23 when counting of votes takes place and the result is declared.
Altogether 56 per cent voters today exercised their franchise in the first phase of polling in two Lok Sabha constituencies — Baramulla and Jammu in Jammu and Kashmir.
Jammu Lok Sabha constituency comprises of twenty assembly segments namely, Samba (SC), Vijaypur, Nagrota, Gandhinagar, Jammu East, Jammu West, Bishnah, Ranbir Singh Pura, Suchetgarh, Marh, Raipur Domana, Akhnoor, Chhamb (SC), Nowshera, Darhal, Rajouri, Kalakot, Surankote, Mendhar and Poonch-Haveli.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Jugal Kishore had won the seat by a massive margin of 2,57,280 votes. While Jugal Kishore Sharma had secured 6,19,995 votes, Congress candidate Madan Lal Sharma had bagged 3,62,715 votes.
In 2009, Congress leader Madan Lal Sharma had bagged 382305 votes to win the seat against his nearest rival Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) Lila Karan Sharma who secured 2,60,932 votes.
In Jammu, 77.70 per cent or 12,56,529 voters exercised their franchise in the last election. Of the 19 candidates who were in the fray, the deposits of 17 of them were forfeited.
In the 2019 election, BJP has named Jugal Kishore Sharma while Congress has nominated Raman Bhalla from the seat.