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Elections in Jharkhand (JH) 2014

Jharkhand 16th General Elections Latest News And Live Update

BJP leader's Giriraj Singh's rallies banned, may be arrested soon - April 23, 2014 10:30 AM

BJP leader Giriraj Singh's election rally and road shows have been banned in Bihar and Jharkhand. It  is also likely that he maybe  arrested soon for his remark that critics of Narendra Modi will be sent to Pakistan, officials said on Tuesday. Taking serious note of Singh's remark, the Election Commission has also asked him to submit his explanation to it by April 24. Source: IANS

Two Ex-CMs face survival test in Jharkhand - April 22, 2014 03:39 PM

The third phase of Jharkhand polls is crucial for the political survival of two former chief ministers, Shibu Soren and Babulal Marandi, who head two key regional parties of the state. The four seats which go to the polls on Thursday are Dhanbad, Dumka, Rajmahal and Godda. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won three of the four seats in 2009, while JMM had won the Dumka seat. Source: IANS

Campaign for Jharkhand's third phase gains momentum - April 19, 2014 02:27 PM

Campaigning for the third and last phase of the Lok Sabha elections in Jharkhand has gained momentum, with leaders of different parties wooing the electorate. The third phase will cover four seats - Dhanbad, Dumka, Rajmahal and Godda - April 24. The first two phases were held April 10 and 17 for five seats each.  Source: IANS

BJP wants probe into EVM tampering in Ranchi, JVM-P wants fresh voting - April 19, 2014 11:51 AM

A day after politicians and journalists were beaten up by police for protesting against tampering with EVMs in Ranchi, the BJP has demanded a judicial probe into the allegations. Meanwhile the Jharkhand Vikas Morcha-Prajatantrik (JVM-P) asked for the polls be countermanded and a fresh election held.

Jharkhand faces 62% voter turnout - April 17, 2014 07:54 PM

The final polling percentage in Jharkhand is reported at 62%. Jharkhand participated in the second phase of voting today and voted for 106 candidates. The third phase of polling for four constituencies will take place on April 24.

42% vote in Jharkhand in the first six hours - April 17, 2014 05:58 PM

Around 42% of electorate voted in the first six hours in six Lok Sabha constituencies in Jharkhand. According to media sources, 42% turnout has been seen in Ranchi, 44% in Jamshedpur, 45.15% in Giridih and 50.44% in Singhbhum.  

Over a quarter vote in Jharkhand - April 17, 2014 04:37 PM

Voters were seen lining up at polling stations as more than a quarter of the electorate in Jharkhand Thursday voted in the first four hours for the six Lok Sabha seats from the state. Officials said 27.07 percent had voted till 11 a.m., and added that Ranchi witnessed 26 percent polling, Jamshedpur 28 percent, Giridih 29 percent and Khuti 21 percent. A total of 8,525,179 voters will decide the political fate of 106 candidates in these six constituencies.  Source: IANS

CRPF jawan injured in a gun battle with Maoists in the forests of Bokaro - April 17, 2014 12:18 PM

According to media sources, a CRPF jawan was injured in a gun battle with Maoists in the forests of Bokaro. Bokaro is under Giridih Lok Sabha constituency where voting is underway.

Jharkhand votes for six seats Thursday - April 16, 2014 01:57 PM

Jharkhand will vote for six Lok Sabha seats Thursday in the face of a boycott call given by Maoist guerrillas. The six seats which go to polls are Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Chaibasa, Khuti, Giridih and Hazaribagh. All six seats are affected by the presence of the Maoist guerrillas. Khuti is one of the worst affected constituencies of the state. Source: IANS

Second phase polling in Jharkhand April 17 - April 15, 2014 03:35 PM

For the second phase Jharkhand poll April 17, the BJP has been toiling to retain its seats, while the Congress and other parties are trying to improve their tallies. The first phase of polling for four seats was held April 10. Six Lok Sabha constituencies - Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Giridih, Hazaribagh, Khuti and Chaibasa - go to the polls April 17. Source: IANS

Jharkhand on alert as police fear Maoist attacks - April 12, 2014 04:46 PM

Jharkhand is on high alert in light of the Lok Sabha polls as police believe security forces in the state could come under Maoist attacks, an official said Saturday. "Advisories have been issued to state police to stay alert as Maoist guerrillas could target trains carrying security forces," a police official told IANS. Source: IANS

55-60 percent vote cast in Jharkhand - April 10, 2014 05:20 PM

Between 55 and 60 percent of the voters from four Lok Sabha constituencies in Jharkhand cast their votes Thursday, said an official. "According to the initial reports, the overall voting percentage was between 55 and 60 percent. The Koderma constituency witnessed more than 60 percent voting. The voting percentage is a little higher than 50 percent in Lohardaga constituency," an Election Commission official told IANS. Source: IANS

One-third electors vote in Jharkhand - April 10, 2014 02:46 PM

Around 36 percent of electors Thursday cast their ballot in the first six hours of polling for four Lok Sabha seats from Jharkhand, officials said. Koderma witnessed the highest polling among the four, with 43.5 percent till 1 p.m. A total of 5,647,736 voters will decide the fate of 62 candidates in the four constituencies. Source: IANS

11 percent voting in Jharkhand - April 10, 2014 12:19 PM

Around 11 percent voting has taken place in the first three hours in Jharkhand's four Lok Sabha constituencies where polling is underway. Voting began in Koderma, Lohardaga, Palamu and Chatra constituencies at 7 a.m. and will end at 4 p.m. Koderma witnessed highest polling with 13.5 percent of the electorate voting, and Chatra around 8.5 percenttill 10 a.m. Source: IANS

Jharkhand goes to polls amid Maoist boycott call - April 09, 2014 12:38 PM

Four of Jharkhand's 14 Lok Sabha seats go to epolls Thursday in the face of the Maoist call to boycott the election. Voting takes place in Koderma, Lohardagga, Palamau and Chatra constituencies April 10. Source:IANS

Congress faces difficulty in Jharkhand, BJP not much better off - April 07, 2014 04:38 PM

The Congress is facing a "difficult position in a few seats" in Jharkhand, but BJP doesn't seem to be much better off as a leader concedes that just "two to three seats are safe for the BJP". "We hope to get 11 to 12 seats. Even opinion polls have predicted 10 seats for our party," former state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Raghubar Das told IANS. Source: IANS
Jharkhand is the 28th state included in the Indian Union which came into existence as the result of the Bihar recognition Act. Jharkhand is a politically active state and it is also quite rich in resources. Jharkhand has 14 parliamentary constituencies. The main political parties of the state are Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Indian National Congress (INC), Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) (JVMP), etc. According to recent available electoral data, there are 1,99,48,683 registered voters in Jharkhand.

Quick facts for Jharkhand General Elections 2014

Parliamentary Constituencies
Assembly Constituencies 80
Ruling PartyINC Alliance
Opposition PartyBharatiya Janata Party
Chief MinisterHemant Soren
GovernorDr. Syed Ahmed
Chief Electoral Officer-
AddressChief Electoral Officer,Old OPD,HEC, Sec-2, Dhurwa, Ranchi.

Jharkhand Phase 5 Lok Sabha Election Summary

Voting began in Jharkhand for the six Lok Sabha seats at 7:00am. The six seats were: Ranchi, Jamshedpur, Chaibasa, Khuti, Giridih and Hazaribagh. Voters were seen in queue at all the polling booths, with around quarter of electorate voting in the first four hours itself. The polling percentage rose to 42% in the first six hours of polling.

Maoists had called for a poll boycott. A total of 106 candidates were in the fray for the six seats. The polls were conducted at 10,177 polling booths. The election commission had appointed 1,946 micro observers to monitor the polling, along with protecting 763 booths with video cameras. Around 45,000 security personnel were also deployed to facilitate the peaceful conducting of the polls. Six choppers were also used, with two deployed for air surveillance.

Some of the prominent political leaders who were in the fray were: Subodh Kanat Sahay, Karia Munda and Jayant Sinha, among others. The polling ended at 4:00

No. of Electors   Male electors   Female electors   No. of Electors as %age of Total Electorate of India  No. of electors having EPIC (Electoral Photo Identity Card)  

Delhi (Lok Sabha) and Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) Elections 2014 Information

Dates and Schedule Jharkhand 2014 Opinion Poll Jharkhand Election History
Political Parties in Jharkhand Political distribution of Jharkhand Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand
List of Governors of Jharkhand List of Chief Ministers of Jharkhand Jharkhand Elections
Jharkhand Parliamentary Constituencies Campaigning Strategies Administration of Jharkhand
Election Commission of Jharkhand Chief Electoral Officer of Jharkhand Parliamentary Elections Result
candidate list of jharkhand

During 2009 Lok Sabha Election, the BJP won eight of these 14 seats (25,15,265 or 27.53% votes). According to the Times Now-CVoter February poll, the BJP will win 8 seats, the JMM 2 seats, the INC 1 seat, the JVM 2 seats, and independents 1 seat. As per Lokniti-IBN National Tracker poll, the BJP will get 40% votes, the JMM 20% votes, Shibu Soren's JMM 8% votes, and the JVM of Babulal Marandi 7% votes.

General election in Jharkhand will be held on 10 April, 17 April, and 24 April 2014.

Jharkhand General (Lok Sabha) Elections 2014 - Dates and Schedule

Jharkhand General Elections 2014 Important Dates

The table below represents the important dates associated with the Jharkhand General Elections 2014 and when are elections going to be held in Jharkhand, the date of issue of notification, nominations and much, more.

Phase 3A
No of PCs going to poll 5 (PC no. 4, 5, 12, 13) Click to see Pcs
Issue of Notification15 Mar 14 (Sat)
Last Date for filing Nominations22 Mar 14 (Sat)
Scrutiny of Nominations24 Mar 14 (Mon)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature26 Mar 14 (Wed)
Date of Poll 10 Apr 14 (Thu)
Counting of Votes16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be completed 28 May 14 (Wed)
Phase 5
No of PCs going to poll 5 (PC no. 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 14) Click to see Pcs
Issue of Notification19 Mar 14 (Wed)
Last Date for filing Nominations26 Mar 14 (Wed)
Scrutiny of Nominations27 Mar 14 (Thu)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature29 Mar 14 (Sat)
Date of Poll 17 Apr 14 (Thu)
Counting of Votes16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be completed 28 May 14 (Wed)
Phase 6
No of PCs going to poll 4 (PC no. 1, 2, 3, 7) Click to see Pcs
Issue of Notification29 Mar 14 (Sat)
Last Date for filing Nominations05 Apr 14 (Sat)
Scrutiny of Nominations07 Apr 14 (Mon)
Last date for withdrawal of Candidature09 Apr 14 (Wed)
Date of Poll 24 Apr 14 (Thu)
Counting of Votes16 May 14 (Fri)
Date before which the election shall be completed 28 May 14 (Wed)

Jharkhand 2014 Lok Sabha Opinion Poll

Headlines Today-CVoter opinion poll: BJP is expected to bag 8 Lok Sabha seats while JMM may win 2 seats. The Congress party may win a single seat and the JVM will be able to secure 2 seats.

Jharkhand CVoter opinion poll 2014  by Headlines Today

India TV survey 2014: Out of 14 seats, BJP will be able to win 6 seats, JMM may win 2 seats, JVM 3, Congress 1, and 2 may be won by Independent candidates.

Jharkhand survey 2014  by India TV

List of Parliamentary Constituencies in Jharkhand

PC No.PC NamePC No.PC Name

Campaigning Strategies

The Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee started its campaign by attacking Modi, who they see as communal. The party is highlighting MNREGA, Lokpal Bill, Food Security Bill, and the RTI Act as its stellar achievements. Gandhi not only interacted with the members of various minority communities, but also focused on the issues relating to tribal women and their rights.

The JMM has concentrated its campaign in the tribal-dominated districts and is spearheaded by Shibu Soren and Hemant Soren, the Chief Minister of Jharkhand. The party has forged an alliance with the INC.

The JVM (P) is not averse to a third front, and has decided to align with the Aam Aadmi Party. The party organized a torchlight procession across Jharkhand, reinforcing its demand for Jharkhand's special category status as a precursor to the preparation of Lok Sabha election.

The BJP has launched a unique 'Mehendi Lagao' or 'Apply Henna' campaign in Jharkhand. The Mahila Morcha or woman wing of the party will go door to door and apply henna in the form of a lotus (the party's symbol), on women voters' palms. The party will also highlight the failure of the UPA 2 government on all fronts, right from providing security to women to curbing price rise.

Jharkhand Election History

Jharkhand is the state where active politics have always been under way right from the heydays, when the state came into existence as the breakaway faction from the erstwhile Bihar, in the year 2000. The state of Jharkhand accumulates rich election history. The electoral system of Jharkhand is divided between the assembly and parliamentary constituencies and in each of these many national and regional political parties vie for the power. It is also significant to note that Jharkhand has quite a huge number of political parties, compared to UP and Bihar. Many regional parties in the state of Jharkhand are registered but at present have minimum political impact. However, political activists of these parties take a keen interest in the assembly and general elections.

Not shocking, if one analyzes the constituency-wise list, it is tough not to come across the farce in the Jharkhand elections. The most distressing feature concerning here is coming of numerous Independents, who are fighting the elections for the first time and emerging victorious and competing in constituencies at par with candidates from main political groupings.

Administration of Jharkhand

Jharkhand is spread over and area of 79,714 sq km, and there are five divisions, sub-divided into 24 administrative districts. Each district is headed by a Deputy Commissioner or District Magistrate (an IAS cadre), assisted by many administrative officials. The Superintendent of Police (an IPS officer) is responsible to maintain law and order, along with other related issues. The legislature is unicameral in nature, having 82 legislative seats.

Political Parties in Jharkhand

Jharkand elections have seen the active participation of several national, state and registered political parties like :
Indian National Congress (INC) Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) Communist Party of India (CPI)
Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) Janata Dal (United) JD(U) RashtriyaJanata Dal (RJD)
All India Trinamool Congress (AITC) Communist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation) Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha
Janata Dal (Secular)JD(S) All India Forward Bloc (Subhasist) AIFB(S) Indian Justice Party (IJP)
SadanVikas Party (SVKP) RashtriyaSamanta Dal (RSMD) Jharkhand Vikas Dal (JVD)

JMM is in fact the biggest political party in the state. The political system in the state of Jharkhand has changed significantly over the years.

Political distribution of Jharkhand

The state is divided politically into Kolhan, South Chhotanagpur, North Chhotanagpur, SanthalPargana (Dumka) and Palamu. Kolhan region includes 3 districts specifically East Singhbhum, West Singhbhum and Saraikela and has 2 Loksabha Seats(LS) viz Jamshedpur and Singhbhum-which is predominantly an Adivasi region.

The North Chhotanagpur region has 7 districts vizChatra, Koderma, Giridih, Hazaribagh, Ramgarh, Bokaro and Dhanbad and comprise 5 LS seats namely Chatra, Koderma, Giridih, Dhanbad and Hazaribagh respectively. South Chhotanagpur region has 5 districts namely Ranchi, Khunti, Lohardagga, Gumla and Simdega and 3 LS seats namely Ranchi, Khunti and Loherdagga. These regions are also predominantly Adivasi regions. Palamu region has 3 districts namely Palamu, Latehar and Garhwa and 1 LS seat namely Palamu, having a meager Adivasi population and high scheduled caste population. Santhal Pargana region has 6 districts namely Deoghar, Godda, Sahebganj, Pakur, Dumka and Jamtara and 3 LS seats namely Rajmahal, Dumka and Godda.

Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand

Jharkhand has a unicameral state legislature that means there is only one house which is the Jharkhand Legislative Assembly or The Jharkhand Vidhan Sabha. Ranchi is the seat fo Vidhan Sabha in Jharmkhand that is the state capital. There are 81 members in the assembly which are directly elected from their respective constituencies. Presently, the Speaker of the house is Mr C.P. Singh and the leader of the House is Mr. Arjun Munda.

Conclusion: The new electoral reforms have been put in place by the Election commission of India have been instrumental in bringing valuable changes in the Jharkhand politics.

List of Chief Ministers of Jharkhand

The Jharkhand state was created in 2000. Babulal Marandi was the first elected Chief Minister of the state, who assumed office on 15 November 2000. The incumbent CM is Hemant Soren, who assumed office on 13 July 2013. The complete list of Chief Ministers of Jharkhand is given below:

Sl. No.Chief Ministers of JharkhandFromToParty
1Babulal Marandi RamgarhNov 15, 2000Mar 17, 2003BJP
2Arjun Munda KharsawanMar 18, 2003Mar 2, 2005BJP
3Shibu SorenMar 2, 2005Mar 12, 2005JMM
4Arjun Munda KharsawanMar 12, 2005Sep 14, 2006BJP
5Madhu Koda JaganathpurSep 14, 2006Aug 23, 2008IND
6Shibu SorenAug 27, 2008Jan 18, 2009JMM
 President's ruleJan 19, 2009Dec 29, 2009 
7Shibu SorenDec 30, 2009May 31, 2010JMM
 President's ruleJun 1, 2010Sep 11, 2010 
8Arjun Munda KharsawanSep 11, 2010Jan 18, 2013BJP
 President's ruleJan 18, 2013Jul 12, 2013 
9Hemant Soren DumkaJul 13, 2013PresentJMM

List of Governors of Jharkhand

Sl. No.Governors of JharkhandFromTo
1Prabhat KumarNov 15, 2000Feb 3, 2002
2V. C. Pande (Additional Charge)Feb 4, 2002Jul 14, 2002
3M. Rama JoisJul 15, 2002Jun 11, 2003
4Ved MarwahJun 12, 2003Dec 9, 2004
5Syed Sibtey RaziDec 10, 2004Jul 25, 2009
6Kateekal SankaranarayananJul 26, 2009Jan 21, 2010
7M.O. Hasan Farook MaricarJan 22, 2010Sep 3, 2011
8Syed AhmedSep 4, 2011Present

Election Commission of Jharkhand

The EC is vested with the responsibilities to control, direct, and superintend the entire process of conducting Parliamentary and Legislature elections. It is headed by the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO). The CEO's office functions under the control, supervision, and guidance of the Election Commissioner. Other functions include registration of political parties, monitoring of election campaigns (including media coverage of election process as well as funding of candidates), counting of votes, and result declaration. These steps are undertaken by the EC to ensure fair and orderly polling.

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Jharkhand

P. K. Jajoria is the Chief Electoral Officer of Jharkhand.
Contact details of CEO's office: Cabinet (Election) Department (Near Gaytri Mandir) Old OPD, HEC Colony, Sector-2 Dhurwa, Ranchi - 834 004
Phone: 0651-2440077
Helpline: 1950

Last Updated on March 22, 2014

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