The Kanker parliamentary constituency, spread across more than one district in the maoist- infected state of Chhattisgarh, has been a BJP stronghold from as early as 1998. The Kanker Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 11)consists of 1,296,734 number of electorates in totality, of these 646,647 are males and 650,087 are females as the Election commission of India 2009 data suggests. Being one of the 11 Lok Sabha seats allotted to this state, Kanker is reserved for candidates belonging to the scheduled tribes. Eight Vidhan Sabha segments make up this parliamentary constituency, out of which Sanjari Balod, Dondi Lohara and Gunderdehi are in Durg district and the assembly constituency of Sihawa is in Dhamtari district. Antagarh, Bhanupratappur and Kanker cover the Kanker district, while Keshkal constituency is part of the Bastar district. All assembly segments except Gunderdehi and Sanjari Balod, are reserved for scheduled tribe members.
The Kanker parliamentary constituency is one of the most politically sensitive constituencies in the state, as it falls in and around the Bastar district which is frequently victimized by the Red Labels.
Agriculture provides the economic backbone to this region, which lies between the two developed urban centres of Raipur and Jagdalpur in the state. The total number of voters in the constituency, according to the 2009 Lok Sabha elections, is reported to be 7,41,792 people.
Kanker Lok Sabha Election Results 2019
In 2009 Election Results
the UPA won around 261 out of 543 seats, and in the second position was NDA with 158 seats, while 23 seats were won by Left parties.
In 2014 Election Results
the BJP won 282 seats out of 543 seats. This took the NDA tally to 336 seats out of 543 seats in the Lok Sabha. INC could only manage to win 44 seats and stayed in the second position while AIADMK party from Tamil Nadu came third with 37 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.
In 2019, the BJP is set to return to power at the Centre after a sweeping win in the 2019 Lok Sabha election
, armed with a bigger mandate than in the 2014 General Election. The party - led by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah duo has secured 303 seats in the 17th Lok Sabha. Meanwhile, the Congress, the main Opposition party, managed to increase its vote share from 2014 only by a handful of votes, with a final tally of 52 seats. There will be no Leader of Opposition in the upcoming Lower House for a second consecutive term.
Kanker Lok Sabha Election Results 2019
|Candidate||Party||EVM Votes||Migrant Votes||Postal Votes||Total Votes||% of Votes||Status|
|Mohan Mandavi||Bharatiya Janata Party||543376||0||2857||546233||47.12||Winner|
|Biresh Thakur||Indian National Congress||537999||0||1320||539319||46.53||1st Runner-up|
|NOTA||None Of The Above||26692||0||21||26713||2.3||2nd Runner-up|
|Harisingh Sidar||Independent||11447||0||2||11449||0.99||3rd Runner-up|
|Sube Singh Dhurva||Bahujan Samaj Party||10088||0||36||10124||0.87||4th Runner-up|
|Durgaprasad Thakur||Ambedkarite Party Of India||6095||0||8||6103||0.53||5th Runner-up|
|Narend Nag||Independent||5750||0||8||5758||0.5||6th Runner-up|
|Mathan Singh Markam||Bhartiya Shakti Chetna Party||5574||0||12||5586||0.48||7th Runner-up|
|Ghanshyam Jurri||Gondvana Gantantra Party||4391||0||80||4471||0.39||8th Runner-up|
|Umashankar Bhandari||Shivsena||3417||0||20||3437||0.3||9th Runner-up|
List of winner/current and runner up MPs Kanker Parliamentary Constituency.
The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Kanker 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 Kanker constituency is Shri Vikram Dev Usendi of BJP.
|Year || PC No. ||PC Name ||Category ||Winner||Gender||Party||Vote||Runner Up||Gender||Party||Vote|
|2014||11||Kanker||(ST)||Vikram Dev Usendi ||M ||BJP ||465215 ||Foolodevi Netam ||F ||INC ||430057|
|2009||11||Kanker||(ST)||Potai,Shri Sohan ||M||BJP||341131||Smt. Phoolo Devi Netam||F||INC||318647|
|2004||8||Kanker||(ST)||Sohan Potai||M||BJP||274294||Mrs. Ganga Potai Thakur||M||INC||200668|
|1999||19||Kanker||(ST)||Sohan Potai||M||BJP||318040||Chhabila Arvind Netam||M||INC||229849|
|1998||19||Kanker||(ST)||Sohan Potai||M||BJP||270121||Mahendra Karma||M||INC||215751|
|1996||19||Kanker||(ST)||Chhabila Arvind Netam||M||INC||219191||Sohan Potai||M||BJP||194771|
|1991||19||Kanker||(ST)||Arwind Netam||M||INC||154567||Deolall Dugga||M||BJP||135206|
|1989||19||Kanker||(ST)||Arvind Netam||M||INC||189631||Lambodar Baliyar||M||JD||143815|
|1984||19||Kanker||(ST)||Arvind Netam ||M||INC||225545||Aghan Singh Thakur||M||BJP||89358|
|1980||19||Kanker||(ST)||Arvind Netam||M||INC(I)||154949||Aghansingh Bhaosingh||M||JNP||67448|
|1971||16||Kanker||(ST)||Arvind Vishramsingh||M||INC||99494||Brijlalsingh Barsai ||M||BJS||92051|
|1967||16||Kanker||(ST)||T.L.P. Shah||M||BJS||90460||S. Devi ||F||INC||86937|
List of Assembly Constituencies in Kanker Parliamentary Constituency
The table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Kanker parliamentary constituency.
Last Updated on March 19, 2020