Chhattisgarh Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014
The BJP rule continued in the Chattisgarh state post the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. 10 out of 11seats are won by BJP, and only one seat has been won by Congress in the 2014 polls. The state of Chattisgarh was formed in 2000 after a separation from Madhya Pradesh. The state of Chattisgarh has 11 parliamentary constituencies including four seats which are reserved for Scheduled Tribes and two reserved for Scheduled Castes. The present government of Chattisgarh runs under the Bharatiya Janata Party's (BJP) rule and is headed by its Chief Minister Raman Singh. Besides the ruling party, BJP, Indian National Congress (INC) and Bahujan Samaj party (BSP) are the strong parties in the state. The polling in Chattisgarh for 16th Lok Sabha elections took place in three different phases and political leaders like Kamleshwar Verma from Congress, former CM Ajit Jogi and Abhishek, son of present CM Raman Singh were in fray.
Quick facts for chhattisgarh General Elections 2014
|Parliamentary Constituencies|| |
|Ruling Party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Opposition Party||Indian National Congress|
|Chief Minister||Raman Singh|
|Governor||Balramji Dass Tandon|
|Chief Electoral Officer||Sunil Kumar Kujur|
|Address||Shastri Chowk, Purana Mantralaya Parisar, Chhattisgarh Raipur|
About Chhattisgarh Elections
A prominent state situated in Central India, Chhattisgarh has a vibrant political history. The demand for the creation of a separate state of Chhattisgarh existed from as early as the 1920s, although this demand was tabled in the Lok Sabha for the first time in 1998. The two major parties which made serious constructive efforts to cater to this legitimate demand are the Indian National Congress and the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). In 1998, the BJP-led Union Government drafted a bill for the formation of the new state of Chhattisgarh, by bifurcating sixteen south-eastern districts of Madhya Pradesh, which had Chhattisgarhi as their main dialect. This bill was unanimously approved by the Madhya Pradesh Assembly, after making certain alterations to it. However in 1998 itself, fresh general elections were held and the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), after coming to power in the Centre, redrafted the bill which now came to be called the Separate Chhattisgarh Bill. This bill was again unanimously passed in the Madhya Pradesh Assembly and tabled in the Lok Sabha. Both the Rajya Sabha and Lok Sabha approved the bill and made it into the Madhya Pradesh Reorganization Act 2000. This Act was approved and acknowledged on 25th August 2000 by the then President of India, K.R. Narayanan.
On 1st of November 2000, the peaceful creation of Chhattisgarh as the 26th state of India was witnessed. It was on the same day that the Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly or the Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha, responsible for the proper governance of the state, was formed. Chhattisgarh presently consists of 27 districts. The state is the seat of major political parties and contributes to the national-level politics of India.
The politics of Chhatisgarh is mainly a field for major national political parties like The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), the Congress, and the Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP). In present times, BJP has a majority in the legislative assembly while the last time, it was Congress. However, both of them play an influential role in the state's politics. The present chief minister of the state is Dr. Raman Singh while Mr Ajit Jogi was the first chief minister of the newly-created state. Governor is the ceremonial head of the state, but all the real political powers are with the Chief Minsiter. See Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2013 Results
The state Legislative Assemby comprises of 90 members. 11 members represent the state of Chattisgarh in the Parliament to the Lok Sabha, the Lower House and five in the Rajya Sabha, the Upper House. The state consists of 27 Districts.
Issues of the state
Maoist violence: Chhattisgarh is among the most Maoist-affected states in India where large-scale violence has claimed many lives during the last ten years. 18 out of the 27 districts in the state are Maoist affected. Overall development of Maoist affected areas of tribal Bastar and other regions is a prime concern for the people. BJP-led Raman Singh Government has sternly dealt with Maoist threat.
Welfare of tribals: Upliftment of the financially weaker sections is of utmost concern. The parties promised not only setting up of primary schools but also providing higher education to aspiring tribal students.
Inflation: The BJP during its campaign focussed on the issue of inflation, especially the high prices of food and other basic essentials.
Chhattisgarh Assembly elections 2013
Results for the Chhattisgarh Assembly elections 2013 were announced on December 8. BJP defeated the Congress thrice in a row. Unlike the states of Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi where the Congress suffered a massive defeat, in Chhattisgarh the two key players were in a neck-to-neck competition. While the BJP won 49 seats out of the 90 Assembly seats in the Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha, the Congress won 39 seats and the remaining 2 seats were won by other political parties. Compared to the previous elections in 2008, the BJP won 3 seats less in 2013 while the Congress increased its seat count by 3 seats in the 2013 elections. Chief Minister Raman Singh of the BJP registered a hat-trick in the post of Chief Minister of state, shattering the hopes of Ajit Jogi of the Congress, who was confident of winning the elections this time. The election results indicate that the BJP was not hit by an anti-incumbency wave in Chhattisgarh.
The main political parties of the state
The main political parties of Chhattisgarh are
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State Legislative assembly
BJP has been the most prominent name among the political parties in Chhattisgarh. They have won the election last time and they are now the ruling party of the state. The Chhattisgarh Legislative Assembly is unicameral legislature. The seat is from Raipur, which is the capital of the state.
Chhattisgarh was created in 2000, with the Madhya Pradesh Reorganization Act, and it was approved by Kocheril Raman Narayanan, the president of India that time. The Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha was created that very year, with the birth of the state, and it is active since. The current assembly has 5 female candidates, and there are many SC and ST candidates too. There has been three Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha since the first assembly of 2000, with the third one active now.
List of Chief Ministers in Chhattisgarh
|Sl. No||Name of Chief Ministers||From||To||Party|
|1||Raman Singh||Dec 12, 2008||Present||BJP|
|2||Raman Singh||Dec 7, 2003||Dec 12, 2008||BJP|
|3||Ajit Jogi||Nov 1, 2000||Dec 7, 2003||INC|
List of Governors in Chhattisgarh
|Sl. No||Name of Governors||From||To|
|1||Balramji Dass Tandon||Jul 14, 2014||Present|
|2||Shekhar Dutt||Jan 23, 2010||Jul 14, 2014|
|3||E. S. L. Narasimhan||Jan 25, 2007||Jan 23, 2010|
|4||Krishna Mohan Seth||Jun 2, 2003||Jan 25, 2007|
|5||D. N. Sahay||Nov 1, 2000||Jun 1, 2003|
Cabinet Ministers of Chhattisgarh
|Ministries||Name of Minsiter|
|Chief Minister, Planning and Finance, Mining and Commerce, General Administration and Public Relations, Forest, Sports||Raman Singh|
|Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Fish Rearing, Water Resources||Brijmohan Agarwal|
|Food and Civil Supply, Rural Industries, Cooperative Department||Punnulal Mohile|
|Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education, Commercial Tax, Labour Department (Additional charge)||Amar Agarwal|
|Revenue, Higher and Technical Education||Premprakash Pandey|
|Public Works||Rajesh Munnat|
|Primitive Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Department, OBC and Minorities Development and School Education Department||Kedar Kashyap|
|Home Minister, Jail and Public Health Engineering Department||Ramsewak Paikra|
|Women and Child Development, Social Welfare Department||Ramshila Sahu|
|Yet to be allotted||Ajay Chandrakar|
Rajya Sabha Members from Chhattisgarh
|Dr. Bhushan Lal Jangde||Bharatiya Janata Party||03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018||Shri Ranvijay Singh Judev||Bharatiya Janata Party||10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020|
|Smt. Mohsina Kidwai||Indian National Congress||30/06/2010 to 29/06/2016||Shri Nand Kumar Sai||Bharatiya Janata Party||30/06/2010 to 29/06/2016|
|Shri Motilal Vora||Indian National Congress||10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020|
The last assembly election of Chhattisgarh took place in 2008. The results were as followed:
Participated parties were BJP, INC, BSP and others and the numbers of seats they won in were 40, 31, 2 and 0.
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Chhattisgarh
Sunil Kumar Kujur is the Chief Electoral Officer of Chhattisgarh. His contact number is 0771-2236685 and email address is firstname.lastname@example.org More...
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Chhattisgarh Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 - Party wise
Shown below are the number of seats won by BJP, INC, AAP and others in Chhattisgarh Lok Sabha Elections 2014.
Chhattisgarh 2014 Party Wise Results
Chhattisgarh 2009 Party Wise ResultsBelow shown is the result for all important candidates for Chhattisgarh Lok Sabha Elections 2014.
Votes so far: 434737
Votes so far: 502297
Shown below is the list of winner/runnerup candidates of all parliamentary constituencies ofChhattisgarh with their party name and symbol along with the votes secured by each candidate.
|Mahasamund||Winner||Chandu Lal Sahu (Chandu Bhaiya)|
|Runner up||Ajit Jogi|
|Bilaspur||Winner||Lakhan Lal Sahu|
|Runner up||Karuna Shukla|
|Surguja||Winner||Kamalbhan Singh Marabi|
|Runner up||Ram Dev Ram|
|Runner up||Deepak Karma|
|Runner up||Satya Narayan Sharma (Sattu Bhaiya)|
|Runner up||Kamleshwar Verma|
|Korba||Winner||Dr. Banshilal Mahto|
|Runner up||Charandas Mahant|
|Raigarh||Winner||Vishnu Deo Sai|
|Runner up||Arti Singh|
|Runner up||Saroj Pandey|
|Kanker||Winner||Vikram Dev Usendi|
|Runner up||Foolodevi Netam|
Last Updated on July 14, 2014