There are total 13 lok sabha seats in Punjab and elected representative from each seat is called as MP or Member of Parliament. In Punjab, each lok sabha constituency has 9 assembly constituencies (vidhan sabha seats) in it and there are total 117 seats in Punjab Vidhan Sabha.
The general elections in India for lok sabha seats are held after every 5 years and last elections were held in 2014. In the last elections held in 2014, the number of MPs from each party is given below:
- Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) - 4
- Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) - 2
- Congress - 3
- Aam Aadmi Party - 4
Do you know what is Lok Sabha called in english? It is called House of the People
MP Seats in Punjab
: If someone is asked the question that "how many MP seats in Punjab?", most of the people will answer 13, but this is not correct. The total number of MP seats in Punjab is 20, not 13. The number of lok sabha seats in Punjab is 13. But the members of Rajya Sabha, the upper house of Parliament of India, are also considered as MPs and there are 7 Rajya Sabha members from Punjab
The the total number of MPs from Punjab is 20, which includes 13 Lok Sabha members and 7 Rajya Sabha members.
Punjab MP List
The last lok sabha elections, for 16th lok sabha, were held in April-May 2014 and election results were declared on May 16, 2014. A list of MPs elected from lok sabha seats in Punjab is given below:
MP from Amritsar
: Captain Amarinder Singh of Congress is MP from Amritsar lok saha seat. He won by a margin of 102770 votes and Arun Jaitley of BJP was the trailing candidate. He is a former chief minister of Punjab. Here it is interesting to note that Arun Jaitley is the current finance minister of India.
MP from Anandpur Sahib
: Prem Singh Chandumajra of SAD is elected as lok sabha member from Anandpur Sahib constituency. He won by a margin of 23697 votes. Ambika Soni of Congress was at the second place and got 323697 votes.
MP from Bathinda
: Harsimrat Kaur Badal of SAD has won from Bathinda lok sabha seat. She got total 514727 votes and won by a margin of 19395 votes. Manpreet Singh Badal of Congress was the trailing candiate. Now she is a cabinet minister for Food Processing Industries ministry in the government of India.
MP from Faridkot
: Prof. Sadhu Singh of AAP is elected as MP from Faridkot lok sabha seat. He won by a margin of 172516 votes. Paramjit Kaur Gulshan of SAD was at the second place.
MP from Fatehgarh Sahib
: Harinder Singh Khalsa of AAP is MP from Fatehgarh Sahib. He won by a margin of 54144 votes. Sadhu Singh Dharamsot of Congress was at the second place and Kulwant Singh of SAD was at the third position.
MP from Sangrur
: Bhagwant Mann of AAP is MP from Sangrur. He got total 533237 votes and won by a margin of 211721 votes. Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa of SAD was at the second place and got 321516 votes.
MP from Khadoor Sahib
: Ranjit Singh Brahmpura, a senior leader of SAD, is MP from Khadoor Sahib. He won by a margin of 100569 votes and Harminder Singh Gill of Congress was the trailing candidate.
MP from Hoshiarpur
: Vijay Sampla of BJP has won from Hoshiarpur. He got total 346643 votes and won by a margin of 13582 votes. Mohinder Singh Kaypee of Congress was at the second place and got 333061 votes.
MP from Ludhiana
: Ravneet Singh Bittu of Congress is MP from Ludhiana lok sabha constituency. He got total 300459 votes and won by a margin of 19598 votes. Harvinder Singh Phoolka of AAP was at the second place and got 280750 votes. Manpreet Singh Ayali of Shiromani Akali Dal was at third position with 256590 votes.
MP from Jalandhar
: Santokh Singh Chaudhary of Congress is member of parliament from Jalandhar lok sabha seat. He got total 380479 votes and won by a margin of 70981 votes. Pawan Kumar Tinu of SAD was at the second place and got 309498 votes.
MP from Gurdaspur
: Vinod Khanna of BJP has won from Gurdaspur. He got total 347394 votes and won by a margin of 136065 votes. Partap Singh Bajwa of Congress was at the second place and got 323697 votes.
MP from Firozpur
: Sher Singh Ghubaya of SAD is MP from Firozpur. He won by a margin of 31420 votes. Sunil Jakhar of Congress was at the second place and got 456512 votes.
MP from Patiala
: Dr. Dharam Vira Gandhi of AAP is MP from Patiala. He got total 365671 votes and won by a margin of 20942 votes. Preneet Kaur of Congress was at the second place.
Lok Sabha Seats in Punjab
There are total 13 lok sabha seats in Punjab. A list of these seats is given below:
- Anandpur Sahib
- Fatehgarh Sahib
- Khadur Sahib
NOTE: The below section was created before the results of elections held in 2014. If you are interested in some history of these elections like candidates from Punjab, exit poll etc. then continue reading this section.
Lok Sabha Elections 2014
The current elections in India were held in April-May 2014. The date of elections in Punjab was 30 April, 2014. The elections in Chandigarh, the capital of Punjab, were held on 10 April, 2014.
The last phase of elections (in states Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal etc.) were held on 12 May, 2014. The counting of votes will be done after the voting is held in all parts of India and the date of counting is 16 May, 2014. The results are expected on the same day.
Before the actual results, there are exit poll results through different surveys. According to exit poll results, the ruling SAD-BJP alliance is not the people's favourite. It will get a maximum of 5 seats. AAP may emerge as a major party in Punjab by winning upto 5-7 seats.
The lone seat of Chandigarh may be won by BJP. Here are the details of different exit polls:
News24 Exit Poll for Punjab:
According to News24, out of the 13 seats in Punjab, SAD-BJP will win 5 seats, Congress candidates will win from 3 seats and AAP will win from 5 seats.
ABP News Exit Poll for Punjab:
According to ABP News, out of the 13 seats in Punjab, Congress will win the highest number of seats from Punjab. SAD-BJP will win 5 seats, Congress candidates will win from 7 seats and AAP will win from only one seat.
One cannot rely upon these exit polls, because exit poll results were quite different from the actual figures during the past elections. During the assembly elections of 2012, most of the exit poll predicted the Congress will win approximately 70 seats and SAD-BJP will win only 40 seats, but the actual results were opposite of these figures.
Voting Percentage In Punjab
In Punjab, the voting for general elections 2014 was held on 30 April, 2014. The voting percentage in Punjab was 70.39%. This is a marginal increase from 70.04% voter turnout in 2009 lok sabha elections.
The highest voting percentage was in Bathinda at 75.74% and Hoshiarpur recorded lowest turnout of 63%. The voting percentage in each constituency is given below:
- Amritsar - 70%
- Anandpur Sahib - 70%
- Bathinda - 75.74%
- Faridkot - 70.03%
- Fatehgarh Sahib - 71.88%
- Ferozepur - 73.27%
- Gurdaspur - 69.73%
- Hoshiarpur - 63%
- Jalandhar - 68%
- Khadur Sahib - 68%
- Ludhiana - 70.22%
- Patiala - 71.41%
- Sangrur - 74.04%
Lok Sabha Candidates from Punjab
The next lok sabha elections will be held on 30 April, 2014 for all 13 lok sabha seats from Punjab. The main political parties contesting these elections from Punjab are Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD), Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) and Congress.
Shiromani Akali Dal and BJP have alliance in Punjab with Akali Dal candidates contesting from 10 seats and BJP candidates contesting from 3 seats. The main contest on most of the seats will be between Congress candidates and SAD-BJP candidates. A list of main candidates from each lok sabha seat is given here.
Lok Sabha candidates from Amritsar :
Capt. Amrinder Singh of Congress and Arun Jaitley of BJP are the main candidates from Amritsar seat.
Capt. Amrinder Singh is Maharaja Patiala, is a former Chief Minister of Punjab and current MLA from Patiala assembly contituency. Arun Jaitley is a senior BJP leader.
Navjot Singh Sidhu is the current MP from Amritsar and he belongs to BJP.
Lok Sabha candidates from Anandpur Sahib :
Prof. Prem Singh Chandumajra of SAD and Ambika Soni of Congress are the main candidates from Anandpur Sahib seat.
The existing MP is Ravneet Singh Bittu of Congress. In 2014 elections, he is contesting from Ludhiana.
Lok Sabha candidates from Bathinda :
Harsimrat Kaur Badal of SAD and Manpreet Singh Badal of PPP are the main contestants from Bathinda seat.
Congress has not fielded any candidate from this seat and will support Manpreet Singh Badal.
Harsimrat Kaur Badal is the current MP from this constituency.
Lok Sabha candidates from Faridkot :
Joginder Singh Panjgraian is the Congress candidate. He is also MLA from Jaiton vidhan sabha constituency. He will be contesting against the sitting MP Paramjit Kaur Gulshan of Shiromani Akali Dal.
Lok Sabha candidates from Fatehgarh Sahib :
Kulwant Singh is the SAD candidate and Sadhu Singh Dharamsot, who is MLA from Nabha assembly constituency, is the Congress candidate from this constituency.
The current MP is Sukhdev Singh Libra. He is a member of Congress but is not contesting in the current elections.
Lok Sabha candidates from Firozpur :
Sunil Kumar Jakhar of Congress and Sher Singh Ghubaya of SAD are the main candidates from Ferozepur seat.
Sunik Kumar Jakhar is current MLA from Abohar seat in Fazilka district. Ghubaya is the sitting MP.
Lok Sabha candidates from Gurdaspur :
Partap Singh Bajwa is the Congress candidate from this seat. He is also the current MP from the same seat.
He will be contesting against the Vinod Khanna of BJP. Vinod Khanna is a well known former Bollywood actor and was also a former MP from this seat.
Lok Sabha candidates from Hoshiarpur :
Mohinder Singh Kaypee of Congress and Vijay Sampla of BJP are the main contestents from Hoshiarpur seat.
This is a reserved seat in the current elections. The current MP is Smt. Santosh Chaudhary of Congress but she is denied ticket in the current elections.
Lok Sabha candidates from Jalandhar :
Santokh Singh Chaudhary of Congress, a former cabinet minister and Pawan Kumar Tinu of SAD are the main contestents from Jalandhar seat. Pawan Kumar Tinu was elected MLA in 2012 and represents Adampur seat in Jalandhar district.
The current MP, Mohinder Singh Kaypee of Congress is contesting from Hoshiarpur in the current elections.
Lok Sabha candidates from Khadoor Sahib :
Ranjit Singh Brahmpura is the SAD candidate and Harminder Gill is the Congress candidate for Khadoor Sahib seat.
Dr. Rattan Singh Ajnala is the current MP.
Lok Sabha candidates from Ludhiana :
Manpreet Singh Ayali of SAD, Ravneet Singh Bittu (MP from Anandpur Sahib) of Congress, H.S.Phoolka of AAP and Simarjit Singh Bains (Independent) are the main contestents for this seat.
Munish Tiwari of Congress won in the last elections but is not contesting in the current elections due to health related issues. Manpreet Singh Ayali is MLA from Dakha constituency in Ludhiana district, Raveent Singh Bittu is currently MP from Anandpur Sahib parliamentary constituency and Simarjit Singh Bains is MLA from Atam Nagar assembly seat in Ludhiana district.
Lok Sabha candidates from Patiala :
Preneet Kaur, a senior Congress leader and sitting MP is one of the main candidates from this seat. Deepinder Dhillon is the SAD candidate.
Lok Sabha candidates from Sangrur :
The main contestants are Sukhdev Singh Dhindsa of SAD, Vijay Inder Singla of BJP and Bhagwant Mann of Aam Aadmin Party (AAP).
Vijay Inder Singla is the sitting MP from this seat.
Punjab MP List 2009
The last general elections for 15th Lok Sabha were held in 2009. The majority of members of lok sabha from Punjab are from Congress party. Out of total 13 MPs from Punjab, eight MPs belong to Congress party, four are members of Shiromani Akali Dal and one belongs to BJP. A list of MPs from Punjab i.e Lok Sabha members elected during 2009 elections is given below.
For a list of all MPs and MLAs from Punjab elected since independence, you can check the book Electoral Constituencies and Political Leaders of Punjab (ਪੰਜਾਬ ਦੇ ਚੋਣ ਹਲਕੇ ਅਤੇ ਰਾਜਸੀ ਆਗੂ).
This book contains information about all the electoral constituencies in Punjab. It also contains brief details about the elected M.L.A.s, M.P.s in the history of Punjab. It also throws some light on the Political Families of Punjab.
- Navjot Singh Sidhu is MP from Amritsar. He is a member of BJP.
- Ravneet Singh Bittu was elected as MP from Anandpur Sahib. He is a member of Congress. He is grandson of late S. Beant Singh, former chief minister of Punjab.
- Smt. Harsimrat Kaur Badal won from Bathinda lok sabha seat. She is a member of Shiromani Akali Dal. She is daugher-in-law of S. Parkash Singh Badal, current chief minister of Punjab.
- Paramjit Kaur Gulshan is MP from Faridkot. She is a member of Shiromani Akali Dal.
- Sukhdev Singh Libra is MP from Fatehgarh Sahib. He is a member of Congress.
- Sher Singh Ghubaya was elected from Firozpur seat. He is a member of SAD.
- Partap Singh Bajwa elected from Gurdaspur constituency. He is a member of Congress and is currently president of Punjab Congress.
- Smt. Santosh Chowdhary is MP from Hoshiarpur. She is a member of Congress.
- Mohinder Singh Kaypee is MP from Jalandhar. He belongs to Congress.
- Dr. Rattan Singh Ajnala is lok sabha member from Khadur Sahib. He is a member of Shiromani Akali Dal.
- Munish Tiwari was elected MP from Ludhiana parliament seat. He is a senior Congress leader.
- Smt. Preneet Kaur is MP from Patiala. She is a member of Congress. She is wife of Capt. Amrinder Singh, former Chief Minister of Punjab.
- Vijay Inder Singla of Congress is lok sabha member from Sangrur.
MP from Chandigarh
In the lok sabha elections held in 2014, Kirron Kher of BJP was choosen as MP from Chandigarh. She defeated Pawan Kumar Bansal of Congress. She is also a famous bollywood actress and wife of famous actor Anupam Kher.
In 2009 elections, Pawan Kumar Bansal of Congress was MP from this seat. He was also Railway Minister.
Lok Sabha Candidates from Chandigarh
The elections will be held in Chandigarh on 10 April, 2014. For the 2014 elections, the candidates from Chandigarh are:
How many lok sabha seats are there in Punjab?
- Pawan Kumar Bansal - Congress
- Gul Panag - Aam Aadmi Party
- Kirron Kher - Bhartiya Janta Party
- Jannat Jahan - Bahujan Samaj Party
There are total 13 lok sabha seats in Punjab.
Punjab Vidhan Sabha, Punjab MLA List
Punjab Assembly Constituency List, Vidhan Sabha Halke
By Sukhminder Singh