Total Seats: 14

LIVE Jharkhand Election Results 2019

The 2019 Lok Sabha election is being held in seven phases. Out of these, Jharkhand is voting in the last four phases - on April 29, May 6, May 12, and May 19. Counting of votes for all 543 Lok Sabha constituencies, including Jharkhand's 14, will take place on May 23, and the result will be declared the same day.

About Jharkhand

Jharkhand, India's 28th state, was formed in the year 2000, and came into existence by the Bihar reorganization Act on November 15 that year. Jharkhand, in eastern India, is a mineral-rich state having resources such as uranium, coal, iron, copper, mica, bauxite, granite, gold, silver, graphite, quartz, etc. With more than 30 per cent of the state being forest land, Jharkhand is among the states which have the highest forest cover in India. According to the 2011 census, it has an approximate overall population of around 3.2 crore (32 million) people. Jharkhand's capital is Ranchi.

In the Parliament of India, Jharkhand is represented by 14 seats in the Lok Sabha. These 14 Lok Sabha seats or parliamentary constituencies are: Palamu, Chatra, Lohardaga, Hazaribagh, Kodarma, Ranchi, Khunti, Jamshedpur, Singhbhum, Giridih, Dhanbad, Dumka, Godda, and Rajmahal. Each of these 14 regions  in the state is represented by one seat each in the Lok Sabha, and the elected representative from these seats are known as Members of Parliament or MPs.

The 2019 Lok Sabha election is being held in seven phases. Out of these, Jharkhand is voting in the last four phases - on April 29, May 6, May 12, and May 19. Counting of votes for all 543 Lok Sabha constituencies, including Jharkhand's 14, will take place on May 23, and the result will be declared the same day.

Jharkhand Elections - Phase 1 of voting on April 29, 2019 (Monday). The first phase of the Jharkhand elections coincides with the fourth phase of the overall Lok Sabha elections. On this day, voting would take place in 3 constituencies - Chatra, Lohardaga, and Palamu. While Chatra constituency is unreserved, meaning any Indian citizen can contest, Lohardaga is an ST seat (seat reserved for scheduled tribe candidate) and Palamu is an SC seat (seat reserved for scheduled caste candidate). The overall electorate for Jharkhand Lok Sabha election phase 1 is 45,26,693 (citizens), of which 23,85,932 are male, 21,40,750 are female, and 11 are of the third gender. The number of first-time voters in phase 1 - aged 18-19 - are 76,835.

Jharkhand Elections - Phase 2 of voting on May 6, 2019 (Monday). The second phase of the Jharkhand elections coincides with the fifth phase of the overall Lok Sabha elections. On this day, voting would take place in 4 constituencies - Koderma, Ranchi, Khunti, and Hazaribagh. While Khunti is an ST seat (seat reserved for scheduled tribe candidate), the other three seats are unreserved and can be contested by any Indian citizen. The overall electorate for Jharkhand Lok Sabha election phase 2 is 65,87,028 (citizens), of which 34,42,266 are male, 31,44,679 are female, and 83 are of the third gender. The number of first-time voters in phase 2 - aged 18-19 - are 1,09,025.

Jharkhand Elections - Phase 3 of voting on May 12, 2019 (Sunday). The third phase of the Jharkhand elections coincides with the sixth phase of the overall Lok Sabha elections. On this day, voting would take place in 4 constituencies - Giridih, Dhanbad, Jamshedpur, and Singhbhum. While Singhbhum is an ST seat (seat reserved for scheduled tribe candidate), the other three seats are unreserved and can be contested by any Indian citizen.

Jharkhand Elections - Phase 4 of voting on May 19, 2019 (Sunday). The fourth phase of the Jharkhand elections coincides with the seventh-and last phase of the overall Lok Sabha elections. On this day, voting would take place in 3 constituencies - Rajmahal, Dumka, and Godda. While Godda constituency is unreserved, Rajmahal and Dumka are ST seats (seats reserved for scheduled tribe candidates).

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, The Bharatiya Janata Party or BJP had a landslide victory, winning 12 of the 14 parliamentary seats. The Congress and its ally - Jharkhand Mukti Morcha or JMM - had won only 2 seats. Some areas in Jharkhand are adversely affected due to the Maoist insurgency which is prevalent in neighboring states as well. Security has been heightened across Jharkhand to ensure safe and secure elections in the state.
 

Total Seats: 14

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