About Jharkhand Assembly Election 2014
The first assembly elections were held in 2000 in Jharkhand. The assembly elections for 2014 are scheduled to be
In the General Elections, Congress was rejected by the Jharkhand electorate. As a part of strategy for the upcoming assembly elections, Jharkhand Pradesh Congress Committee (JPCC) is planning to organise 'chintan shivir' in different parts of the state to find means to get back the faith of the people. JPCC leaders are urged to be aware of the problems of the people of their districts and find out the demands of the people.
In other words, the present political situation in Jharkhand has made the Congress a little anxious. The Congress is set to contest the upcoming Jharkhand assembly elections all alone. Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) led by Babulal Marandi was among the regional parties which had to face defeat in the general election. However, Marandi said that his party will contest the assembly election from all 81 constituencies.
BJP veteran LK Advani, on the other hand backed party leader Yashwant Sinha and said that he is the 'right person' to be the Chief Minister.
Jharkhand Lok Sabha Election Summary 2014
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) turned victorious in Jharkhand by bagging 12 seats out of 14 seats. The Jharkhand Mukti Morcha party secured two seats in the state. Jharkhand is rich in resources and is the 28th state in India. The state was formed in the year 2000 after the separation from Bihar. It is a politically active state and has many national and regional parties. Besides, the political parties, the independent leaders who fight the elections are also numerous in number. The state of Jharkhand has 80 assembly and 14 parliamentary constituencies. With Hemant Soren as its present Chief Minister, the Indian National Congress' (INC) alliance is ruling the state. Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), INC, Communist Party of India (CPI), Communist Party of India (Marxist – Leninist)(CPI(M)), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Janata Dal (United) (JD(U)) are few of the active political parties in the state. The Lok Sabha polls 2014 were held in the state for 14 parliamentary constituencies in three phases. The exit polls also predicted the victory for BJP in the state.
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 Elections 2014
|Parliamentary Constituencies|| |
|Ruling Party||Jharkhand Mukti Morcha|
|Opposition Party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Chief Minister||Hemant Soren|
|Governor||Dr. Syed Ahmed|
|Chief Electoral Officer||-|
|Address||Chief Electoral Officer,Old OPD,HEC, Sec-2, Dhurwa, Ranchi.|
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.
Like most of the Indian states, the administrative structure of the state is determined by the Constitution of 1950. The Governor is the head of the state and functions on the advice of the Chief Minister. CM is the head of the Council of Ministers. Jharkhand has a bicameral legislature in which the Legislative Council (Vidhan Parishad) is the upper house and the Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) is the lower house. The state is divided into many districts. Each district is governed by a deputy commissioner. The judiciary consists of a High Court in Ranchi and other district courts, subdivisional courts, munsifs’ (subordinate judicial officers’) courts, and village councils.
Issues of the state
Naxalism: It is one of the 13 states in India where Naxalites have a major influence. The Leftist rebels are active in 18 out of 24 districts of the state. Jharkhand has witnessed the kloss of countless lives in Maoist violence. People live in miserable poverty, thus providing wide recruits for the Left insurgents who argue that they are fighting on behalf of the landless poor.
Development & stability: The region was earlier known for its educational infrastructure but after achieving the status of a full-fledged state, it failed to open even a single state-of-the-art institute. These issues may appear to be inferior in face of corruption and Naxal problem, but common man is directly affected by them.
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 Jharkhand||From||To||Party|
|1||Hemant Soren Dumka||Jul 13, 2013||Present||JMM|
|2||President's rule||Jan 18, 2013||Jul 12, 2013|
|3||Arjun Munda Kharsawan||Sep 11, 2010||Jan 18, 2013||BJP|
|4||President's rule||Jun 1, 2010||Sep 11, 2010|
|5||Shibu Soren||Dec 30, 2009||May 31, 2010||JMM|
|6||President's rule||Jan 19, 2009||Dec 29, 2009|
|7||Shibu Soren||Aug 27, 2008||Jan 18, 2009||JMM|
|8||Madhu Koda Jaganathpur||Sep 14, 2006||Aug 23, 2008||IND|
|9||Arjun Munda Kharsawan||Mar 12, 2005||Sep 14, 2006||BJP|
|10||Shibu Soren||Mar 2, 2005||Mar 12, 2005||JMM|
|11||Arjun Munda Kharsawan||Mar 18, 2003||Mar 2, 2005||BJP|
|12||Babulal Marandi Ramgarh||Nov 15, 2000||Mar 17, 2003||BJP|
List of Governors of Jharkhand
|Sl. No.||Governors of Jharkhand||From||To|
|1||Syed Ahmed||Sep 4, 2011||Present|
|2||M.O. Hasan Farook Maricar||Jan 22, 2010||Sep 3, 2011|
|3||Kateekal Sankaranarayanan||Jul 26, 2009||Jan 21, 2010|
|4||Syed Sibtey Razi||Dec 10, 2004||Jul 25, 2009|
|5||Ved Marwah||Jun 12, 2003||Dec 9, 2004|
|6||M. Rama Jois||Jul 15, 2002||Jun 11, 2003|
|7||V. C. Pande (Additional Charge)||Feb 4, 2002||Jul 14, 2002|
|8||Prabhat Kumar||Nov 15, 2000||Feb 3, 2002|
Cabinet Ministers of Jharkhand
|Name of Minister||Ministeries|
|Shri. Rajendra Prasad Singh||Finance (Institutional Finance & National Savings), Commercial Tax, Energy, Health, Medical Education & Family Welfare,Parliamentary Affairs|
|Smt. Annapurna Devi||Water Resources, Social Welfare, Women & Child Development, Registration|
|Shri. Champai Soren||Welfare, Transport, Industry|
|Shri. Mannan Mallick||Animal Husbandry & Fisheries, Disaster Management|
|Shri. Hazi Hussain Ansari||Building Construction,Minority Welfare, Co-operative|
|Shri. Suresh Paswan||Tourism, Urban Development|
|Smt. Geetashree Oraon||Human Resource Development, Art, Culture, Sports & Youth Affairs|
|Shri. Jai Prakash Bhai Patel||Drinking Water and Sanitation, Excise|
|Shri. Yogendra Sav||Agriculture & Sugarcane Development, Housing|
|Shri. Krishnanand Tripathy||Rural Development, Panchayati Raj, Labour Employement & Training|
Rajya Sabha Members from Jharkhand
|Dr. Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu||Indian National Congress||04/05/2012 to 03/05/2018||Shri Prem Chand Gupta||Rashtriya Janata Dal||10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020|
|Shri Parimal Nathwani||Independent & Others||10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020||Shri Dhiraj Prasad Sahu||Indian National Congress||08/07/2010 to 07/07/2016|
|Shri Sanjiv Kumar||Jharkhand Mukti Morcha||04/05/2012 to 03/05/2018|
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
Jharkhand Latest News And Update
Jharkhand Lok Sabha Election Results 2014 - Party wise
Shown below are the number of seats won by BJP, INC, AAP and others in Jharkhand Lok Sabha Elections 2014.
Jharkhand 2014 Party Wise ResultsBelow shown is the result for all important candidates for Jharkhand Lok Sabha Elections 2014.
Votes so far: 335815
Shown below is the list of winner/runnerup candidates of all parliamentary constituencies ofJharkhand with their party name and symbol along with the votes secured by each candidate.
|Dhanbad||Winner||Pashupati Nath Singh|
|Runner up||Ajay Kumar Dubey|
|Runner up||Sunil Soren|
|Kodarma||Winner||Dr. Ravindra Kumar Rai|
|Runner up||Furkan Ansari|
|Runner up||Saurabh Narayan Singh|
|Runner up||Rameshwar Oraon|
|Runner up||Geeta Kora||*|
|Ranchi||Winner||Ram Tahal Choudhary|
|Runner up||Subodh Kant Sahay|
|Runner up||Jagarnath Mahto|
|Rajmahal||Winner||Vijay Kumar Hansdak|
|Runner up||Hemlal Murmu|
|Runner up||Dhiraj Prasad Sahu|
|Palamu||Winner||Vishnu Dayal Ram|
|Runner up||Anosh Ekka||*|
|Jamshedpur||Winner||Bidyut Baran Mahato|
Last Updated on September 23, 2014