Formerly known as the Palamau Lok Sabha constituency, Palamu is one of the 14 Lok Sabha seats which belong to the Maoist-affected state of Jharkhand.
Out of the six legislative assembly segments which make up Palamu, Garhwa and Bhawanathpur belong to the Garhwa district, while the remaining four Vidhan Sabha segments cover the entire district of Palamu. The Chhatarpur Assembly constituency is the only segment to be reserved for the marginalised sections of the society. Although a stronghold of the Congress since its formative years, the Palamu seat has remained with the BJP for the most part of the neo-liberal period, starting from the 1991 Lok Sabha elections. The two most prominent leaders here are Braj Mohan Ram of the BJP and Kamala Kumari of the Congress, who were elected as MPs from this Lok Sabha seat several times. Both the districts of Garhwa and Palamu have been identified as economically underdeveloped districts of the country, thus coming under the Government of India’s Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme.
List of winner/current and runner up MPs Palamu Parliamentary Constituency.The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Palamu parliamentary constituency of all the years from the starting until now . It also shows the number of votes secured by each MP and the name of the political party they belong to. The current sitting member of parliament of the Palamu constituency is Shri Vishnu Dayal Ram of BJP.
|Year||PC No.||PC Name||Category||winner/current MP||Gender||Party||Vote||Runner Up MP||Gender||Party||Vote|
|2014||13||Palamu||(SC)||Vishnu Dayal Ram||M||BJP||476513||Manoj Kumar||M||RJD||212571|
|2009||13||Palamu||(SC)||Baitha,Shri Kameshwar||M||JMM||167995||Ghuran Ram||M||RJD||144457|
|2007||Bye Pol||Palamu||GEN||Dhuran Ram||M||RJD||164202||Kameshwar Bytha||M||BSP||141875|
|2004||13||Palamu||(SC)||Manoj Kumar||M||RJD||206733||Braj Mohan Ram||M||BJP||151589|
Facts about current sitting MP of Palamu Constituency
|Name of MP||Vishnu Dayal Ram|
|Nature of Membership||Elected|
|Term||18-May-14 to In office|
|Political Party||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|Activities of Vishnu Dayal Ram in 16th Lok Sabha|
|Private member bills passed||1|
Note : (Data corresponds to the period 1 June 2014 to 13 May 2015.)
List of Assembly Constituencies in Palamu Parliamentary ConstituencyThe table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Palamu parliamentary constituency.
|Names of Assembly Constituencies|
Last Updated on February 24, 2015