Tariq Hamid Karra
MP of Lok Sabha for Srinagar
In office
16 May 2014 – 17 Nov 2016
Preceded byFarooq Abdullah
Succeeded byFarooq Abdullah
Former Cabinet Minister of Finance, Planning & Development, Law, Parliamentary Affairs, Housing & Urban Development, Forest, Environment, Ecology Tourism, Government of Jammu and Kashmir
In office
Personal details
Born (1955-06-28) 28 June 1955 (age 66)
Political partyJ&KPDP (1999-2017)
Indian National Congress (2017-)[1]

Tariq Hameed Karra (born 28 June 1955) is an Indian politician and was a member of parliament to the 16th Lok Sabha from Srinagar (Lok Sabha constituency), Jammu and Kashmir. He had won the 2014 Indian general election being a Jammu & Kashmir Peoples Democratic Party candidate by defeating Dr. Farooq Abdullah of National Conference by more than 40000 votes, and thereby handing the veteran politician his first ever electoral defeat in 4 decades. He was a fierce critic of the BJP-PDP alliance from the very beginning and resigned from the Lok Sabha and PDP, of which he was a founding member as a mark of protest against innocent civilian killings in September 2016 and later joined the Indian National Congress in February 2017 and was later nominated as a member of Congress Working Committee, the first for any politician from Kashmir valley. He has also served as the Finance, Planning and Law minister for Jammu and Kashmir state.[2][3][4]


  1. ^ Former PDP MP Tariq Hameed Karra joins Congress, Indian Express, 18 February 2017.
  2. ^ "Constituencywise-All Candidates". Archived from the original on 19 May 2014. Retrieved 17 May 2014.
  3. ^ "Tariq Hameed Karra". India.gov.in. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
  4. ^ "Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah engaging in double speak over IIT issue : PDP". The Economic Times. Sri Nagar. Retrieved 24 September 2014.
Lok Sabha Preceded byFarooq Abdullah Member of Parliamentfor Srinagar 2014 – 2017 Succeeded byFarooq Abdullah

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