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Chhattisgarh Elections– Updates and Results

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May 09, 2015 05:38 PM
The future lies in peace and not in violence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said in Dantewada on Saturday, hours after Maoist rebels took some people..... Read More
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi, interacting with students in Chhattisgarh's Maoist-affected Dantewada district on Saturday, said that life should ..... Read More
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January 29, 2015 10:07 AM
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Quick facts for chhattisgarh Elections

Parliamentary Constituencies11
Assembly Constituencies 90
Ruling PartyBharatiya Janata Party
Opposition PartyIndian National Congress
Chief MinisterRaman Singh
GovernorBalramji Dass Tandon
Chief Electoral OfficerSmt. Nidhi Chibber, IAS
AddressShastri Chowk,Old Mantralaya Premises Raipur, Chhattisgarh


Chhattisgarh Bye Elections 2014

Constituencystatuscandidate namepartyVotes
Antagarh WinnerBhoj Raj Nag BJP 63616

Chhattisgarh (CG) Bye Elections 2014

The by-polls in the state of Chhattisgarh are slated to be held on September 13. The polling will be held for the seat lying vacant for the assembly constituency of Antagarh (ST).
The seat was left vacant after Vikram Usendi, the sitting MLA resigned from the constituency after being elected to Lok Sabha.

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.

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.
Chhattisgarh is a prominent state in Central India. The bill for seperate state of Chhattisgarh was raised in 1998 and the state was formally sepearted from Madhya Pradesh in Nov 2000. Chhattisgarh has 11 Parliamentary Constituencies out of which four are reserved for Scheduled Tribes and two for Scheduled Castes.

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.

Chhattisgarh is a prominent Indian state with an important mark on the history of the country. The state has a government that runs the state to maintain law and order in the state. The government of Chhattisgarh also is responsible for the development of the country. The state government is selected through the assembly elections, where the political parties of the state provide their candidates for participating in the election for representations of the 90 constituencies of the state. The election is organized periodically to select the ruling party of the state. The chief minister of Chhattisgarh is selected through the general elections.

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

Administrative structure

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. The Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha doesn't only have the 90 candidates selected by the assembly election, but it also has an Anglo Indian candidate. The Chhattisgarh Vidhan Sabha is always elected for 5 years, and the current one is working as the government of the state since 2008.

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.

Chhattisgarh Assembly Election Results:

List of Chief Ministers of Assam

S. No.Chief MinisterFromToParty Name
1Raman SinghDec 12, 2008PresentBJP
2Raman SinghDec 7, 2003Dec 12, 2008BJP
3Ajit JogiNov 1, 2000Dec 7, 2003INC

List of Governors of Assam

S.No.Name of GovernorFromTo
1Balramji Dass TandonJul 14, 2014Present
2Shekhar DuttJan 23, 2010Jul 14, 2014
3E. S. L. NarasimhanJan 25, 2007Jan 23, 2010
4Krishna Mohan SethJun 2, 2003Jan 25, 2007
5D. N. SahayNov 1, 2000Jun 1, 2003

Cabinet Ministers of Chhattisgarh

MinistriesName of Minsiter
Chief Minister, Planning and Finance, Mining and Commerce, General Administration and Public Relations, Forest, SportsRaman Singh
Agriculture, Animal Husbandry, Fish Rearing, Water ResourcesBrijmohan Agarwal
Food and Civil Supply, Rural Industries, Cooperative DepartmentPunnulal Mohile
Health and Family Welfare, Medical Education, Commercial Tax, Labour Department (Additional charge)Amar Agarwal
Revenue, Higher and Technical EducationPremprakash Pandey
Public WorksRajesh Munnat
Primitive Schedule Caste and Schedule Tribe Department, OBC and Minorities Development and School Education DepartmentKedar Kashyap
Home Minister, Jail and Public Health Engineering DepartmentRamsewak Paikra
Women and Child Development, Social Welfare DepartmentRamshila Sahu
Yet to be allottedAjay Chandrakar

Rajya Sabha Members from Chhattisgarh

NamePartyTermNamePartyTerm
Dr. Bhushan Lal Jangde Bharatiya Janata Party 03/04/2012 to 02/04/2018Shri Ranvijay Singh JudevBharatiya Janata Party 10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020
Smt. Mohsina Kidwai Indian National Congress 30/06/2010 to 29/06/2016Shri Nand Kumar Sai Bharatiya Janata Party 30/06/2010 to 29/06/2016
Shri Motilal VoraIndian National Congress10/04/2014 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

Smt. Nidhi Chibber, IAS
The Chief Electoral Officer of Assam
C Block, 4th Floor, New Secretariat Building, Dispur, Assam, India.
E-mail Address
ceoraipur.cg@nic.in
Office Phone
0771-2236685

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

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.

ConstituencyStatusNamePartyVote
Raipur WinnerRamesh Bais
BJP
654922
Runner upSatya Narayan Sharma (Sattu Bhaiya)
INC
483276
Rajnandgaon WinnerAbhishek Singh
BJP
643473
Runner upKamleshwar Verma
INC
407562
Bilaspur WinnerLakhan Lal Sahu
BJP
561387
Runner up Karuna Shukla
INC
384951
Korba WinnerDr. Banshilal Mahto
BJP
439002
Runner upCharandas Mahant
INC
434737
Durg WinnerTamradhwaj Sahu
INC
570687
Runner upSaroj Pandey
BJP
553839
Janjgir-Champa Winner Kamla Patle
BJP
518909
Runner Up-----------
Kanker WinnerVikram Dev Usendi
BJP
465215
Runner upFoolodevi Netam
INC
430057
Raigarh WinnerVishnu Deo Sai
BJP
662478
Runner upArti Singh
INC
445728
Bastar WinnerDinesh Kashyap
BJP
385829
Runner upDeepak Karma
INC
261470
Surguja WinnerKamalbhan Singh Marabi
BJP
585336
Runner upRam Dev Ram
INC
438100
Mahasamund WinnerChandu Lal Sahu (Chandu Bhaiya)
BJP
503514
Runner upAjit Jogi
INC
502297

Last Updated on July 14, 2015


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