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Jharkhand General (Lok Sabha) Elections 2014

Jharkhand General Election Results


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Jharkhand Parliamentary Constituencies Hazaribagh Lok Sabha Palamu Lok Sabha Lohardaga Lok Sabha Kodarma LOk Sabha Chatra Lok Sabha Khunti Lok Sabha Singhbhum Lok Sabha Jamshedpur Lok Sabha Ranchi Lok Sabha Giridih Lok Sabha Dhanbad Lok Sabha Godda Lok Sabha Dumka Lok Sabha Rajmahal Lok Sabha
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Jharkhand Lok Sabha Election 2014 Dates



*Jharkhand polling dates: 10 April (Phase 3), 17 April (Phase 5), 24 April (Phase 6)

PC No.PC NameCategoryIssue of NotificationLast Date for filing NominationsScrutiny of NominationsLast date for withdrawal of CandidaturePolling DateCounting of VotesDate before which the election shall be Completed
1Rajmahal(ST)29 Mar5 April7 April9 April24 April16 May28 May
2Dumka(ST)29 Mar5 April7 April9 April24 April16 May28 May
3GoddaGEN29 Mar5 April7 April9 April24 April16 May28 May
4ChatraGEN15 Mar22 Mar24 Mar26 Mar10 April16 May28 May
5KodarmaGEN15 Mar22 Mar24 Mar26 Mar10 April16 May28 May
6GiridihGEN19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 April16 May28 May
7DhanbadGEN29 Mar5 April7 April9 April24 April16 May28 May
8RanchiGEN19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 April16 May28 May
9JamshedpurGEN19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 April16 May28 May
10Singhbhum(SC)19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 April16 May28 May
11Khunti(ST)19 Mar26 Mar27 Mar29 Mar17 April16 May28 May
12Lohardaga(ST)15 Mar22 Mar24 Mar26 Mar10 April16 May28 May
13Palamu(SC)15 Mar22 Mar24 Mar26 Mar10 April16 May28 May
14HazaribaghGEN15 Mar22 Mar24 Mar26 Mar17 April16 May28 May




Jharkhand has a unicameral government with 82 members, where 81 are elected and one is nominated by the Governor. The state represents 14 seats in the Lok Sabha and six seats in the Rajya Sabha. Of the 14 Lok Sabha seats, five are reserved for Scheduled Tribe (ST) candidates, and one is reserved for Scheduled Caste (SC) candidate.

The people of Jharkhand have over the years expressed the need for better governance in the state, a permanent solution to the rising issues of Naxalism, better education and health infrastructure.

Ruling Party and the Constitution

Though the Governor is the constitutional head of the state, the real executive powers lie in the hands of the Chief Minister and the Cabinet. The current Governor of Jharkhand is Syed Ahmed, who was elected on 4 September 2011. The incumbent Chief Minister Hemant Soren, representing the JMM, has ruled the state since 13 July 2013.

Election History

Since its creation in 2000, the state of Jharkhand has witnessed a lot of political volatility. Three State Assembly Elections have taken place till date with the BJP and JMM dominating the political circuit. The first Assembly Elections saw the BJP govern the state and gave two chief ministers in two years, Babulal Marandi and Arjun Munda. The next elections in 2005, saw the BJP and JMM align till September 2006. JMM's Shibu Soren and BJP's Arjun Munda governed the state. This was followed by a Madhu Koda-led government till August 2008, which has the support of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government. JMM's Shibu Soren was then brought back for a brief while, before the state was imposed with the President's rule. The 2009 Assembly Elections saw the JMM and BJP join forces with both parties alternating power. This period brought the state under President's rule twice, in 2010 and in 2013. The current government has been in power since 13 July 2013 and is led by JMM's Hemant Soren.

The 16th Lok Sabha elections will be the state's second parliamentary polls. The 2004 Lok Sabha election saw the INC bag six seats at the Centre, with the JMM at a close second with four seats. The BJP bagged only one seat. In 2009, fortunes turned for the BJP, which clinched eight seats.

Political Parties

Politics in Jharkhand is dominated by the Indian National Congress (INC), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Communist Party of India (Marxist) (CPI(M)), the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and the Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD).
  • Jharkhand Mukti Morcha : Led by Shibu Soren, JMM is an influential party not only in Jharkhand but in neighbouring states as well. The party, which was earlier aligned along with the BJP, is currently presided over by Wasim Akram Khan. Hemant Soren, the present Chief Minister of Jharkhand, belongs to the JMM.

  • Bharatiya Janata Party: Currently presided over by Dr. Ravindra Kumar Rai, the BJP's state unit in Jharkhand has been in and out of power since the state's formation in 2000. Arjun Munda has led the party in the state on three occasions.

  • Indian National Congress: The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee is a wing of the Indian National Congress in the state. Led by Sukdev Bhagat, the party aims to make a mark in the state .

Prominent Political Leaders

  • Shibu Soren : The current President of the JMM, Shibu Soren has been a significant face in Jharkhand politics. The third Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Soren also served as the Minister of Coal in the Union Cabinet in November 2006. During his stint, a Delhi District Court found him guilty on charges of murder of his private secretary in 1994, making him the first Union Minister to be convicted for murder.

  • Arjun Munda : A prominent BJP leader and a former Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Munda began his political career with the Jharkhand movement, which saw the demand for a separate state especially by the tribals. Currently, he is the Leader of Opposition in the State Assembly.

  • Hemant Soren : The incumbent Chief Minister of Jharkhand, Hemant is the son of Shibu Soren. He was a member of the Rajya Sabha from 2009 to 2010. He was sworn in as the Chief Minister of the state on 13 July 2013, after a brief period of President's rule. He is the youngest Chief Minister of a state in India.
Reference Links:

CEO Jharkhand website
Legislative Bodies India website (Jharkhand)

  Election Highlights  
Quick Facts No. of PCs: 14
No. of Polling Days: 3
Polling Dates: 10 April (Phase 3), 17 April (Phase 5), 24 April (Phase 6)
No. of Polling Stations: 24,648
No. of Polling Station locations: 18,627
Total Electors: 1,99,58,394 (as on 9th January 2014)
Electors in Age Group 18 to 25 years: 20.88%
Women Electors: 47.34%
Poll Expenditure Limit per Candidate : Rs. 70 lakhs


Jharkhand Parliamentary Constituency Winners 2009



PC No.PC NameCategoryWinning CandidateGenderPartyTotal Votes
1Rajmahal(ST)Devidhan BesraMBJP168357
2Dumka(ST)Shibu SorenMJ M Morcha208518
3GoddaGENNishikant DubeyMBJP189526
4ChatraGENInder Singh NamdhariMIND108336
5KodarmaGENBabulal MarandiMJVM (Prajatantrik)199462
6GiridihGENRavindra Kumar PandeyMBJP233435
7DhanbadGENPashupati Nath SinghMBJP260521
8RanchiGENSubodh Kant SahayMINC310499
9JamshedpurGENArjun MundaMJVM (P) 319620
10Singhbhum(SC)Madhu KoraMIND256827
11Khunti(ST)Karia MundaMBJP210214
12Lohardaga(ST)Sudarshan BhagatMBJP144628
13Palamu(SC)Kameshwar BaithaMJ M Morcha167995
14HazaribaghGENYashwant SinhaMBJP219810


  Jharkhand Assembly Elections  

  Parliamentary Constituencies in Jharkhand  
PC No.PC NamePC No.PC Name
1Rajmahal8Ranchi
2Dumka9Jamshedpur
3Godda10Singhbhum
4Chatra11Khunti
5Kodarma12Lohardaga
6Giridih13Palamu
7Dhanbad14Hazaribagh




Last Updated on : June 18, 2014