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Elections in Jharkhand (JH) - 2014 Results


About Jharkhand Assembly Election 2014


The first assembly elections were held in 2000 in Jharkhand. The assembly elections for 2014 are scheduled to be
held by the end of the year. The Vidhan Sabha of Jharkhand consists of 81 MLA's who are directly elected from single-seat constituencies. The fate of the candidates will be decided by 19948683 voters . The major parties in the state include Indian National Congress (INC), Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP), Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) and Janata Dal (United) JD(U).

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.
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Quick facts for Jharkhand General Elections 2014 Jharkhand Election History Administrative structure
Issues of the state Political Parties in Jharkhand Political distribution of Jharkhand
Legislative Assembly of Jharkhand List of Chief Ministers of Jharkhand List of Governors of Jharkhand
Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Jharkhand Latest News And Update Party Wise Lok Sabha Election Results 2014
PCs and ACs Elections Results of Jharkhand Rajya Sabha Members from Jharkhand Cabinet Ministers of Jharkhand

Quick facts for Jharkhand General Elections 2014

Parliamentary Constituencies
14
Assembly Constituencies 80
Ruling PartyJharkhand Mukti Morcha
Opposition PartyBharatiya Janata Party
Chief MinisterHemant Soren
GovernorDr. Syed Ahmed
Chief Electoral Officer-
AddressChief 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.

Administrative structure



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 JharkhandFromToParty
1Hemant Soren DumkaJul 13, 2013PresentJMM
2President's ruleJan 18, 2013Jul 12, 2013 
3Arjun Munda KharsawanSep 11, 2010Jan 18, 2013BJP
4President's ruleJun 1, 2010Sep 11, 2010 
5Shibu SorenDec 30, 2009May 31, 2010JMM
6President's ruleJan 19, 2009Dec 29, 2009 
7Shibu SorenAug 27, 2008Jan 18, 2009JMM
8Madhu Koda JaganathpurSep 14, 2006Aug 23, 2008IND
9Arjun Munda KharsawanMar 12, 2005Sep 14, 2006BJP
10Shibu SorenMar 2, 2005Mar 12, 2005JMM
11Arjun Munda KharsawanMar 18, 2003Mar 2, 2005BJP
12Babulal Marandi RamgarhNov 15, 2000Mar 17, 2003BJP


List of Governors of Jharkhand



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


NamePartyTermNamePartyTerm
Dr. Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu Indian National Congress04/05/2012 to 03/05/2018Shri Prem Chand Gupta Rashtriya Janata Dal 10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020
Shri Parimal Nathwani Independent & Others 10/04/2014 to 09/04/2020Shri 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
Phone: 0651-2440077
Helpline: 1950
Email:ceo_jharkhand@eci.gov.in
Website:http://www.jharkhand.gov.in

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June 17, 2014 12:56 PM
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May 17, 2014 09:34 AM
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May 02, 2014 05:17 PM
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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 Results
Jharkhand 2009 Party Wise Results
Below shown is the result for all important candidates for Jharkhand Lok Sabha Elections 2014.
Shibu Soren
JMM constituency:Dumka
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.

ConstituencyStatusNamePartyVote
Jamshedpur WinnerBidyut Baran Mahato
BJP
464153
Runner Up-----------
Dhanbad WinnerPashupati Nath Singh
BJP
543491
Runner upAjay Kumar Dubey
INC
250537
Dumka WinnerShibu Soren
JMM
335815
Runner upSunil Soren
BJP
296785
Kodarma WinnerDr. Ravindra Kumar Rai
BJP
365410
Runner Up-----------
Godda WinnerNishikant Dubey
BJP
380500
Runner upFurkan Ansari
INC
319818
Hazaribagh WinnerJayant Sinha
BJP
406931
Runner upSaurabh Narayan Singh
INC
247803
Lohardaga WinnerSudarshan Bhagat
BJP
226666
Runner upRameshwar Oraon
INC
220177
Singhbhum WinnerLaxman Giluwa
BJP
303131
Runner upGeeta Kora *
JBSP
215607
Ranchi WinnerRam Tahal Choudhary
BJP
448729
Runner upSubodh Kant Sahay
INC
249426
Giridih WinnerRavindra Pandey
BJP
391913
Runner upJagarnath Mahto
JMM
351600
Rajmahal WinnerVijay Kumar Hansdak
JMM
379507
Runner upHemlal Murmu
BJP
338170
Chatra WinnerSunil Singh
BJP
295862
Runner upDhiraj Prasad Sahu
INC
117836
Palamu WinnerVishnu Dayal Ram
BJP
476513
Runner Up-----------
Khunti WinnerKaria Munda
BJP
269185
Runner upAnosh Ekka *
JKP
176937

Last Updated on June 28, 2014




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