Chatra is one of the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies allotted to the state of Jharkhand in eastern India. It contains five Assembly segments, which together arespread across the districts of Chatra and Latehar, while covering parts of the Palamu district. The Chatra Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 4) consists of 1,037,665 number of electorates in totality, of these 546,122 are males and 491,543 are females as the Election commission of India 2009 data suggests. It is interesting to note that while four of these five assembly segments, that is the majority segments, are reserved for the candidates belonging to the marginalised strata of the society, Chatra continues to remain unreserved. Till 1977, Chatra covered the vast areas of Hazaribag, Gaya and Palamu. It was only after the reorganisation of the states that the districts of Chatra and Latehar were incorporated into this constituency. Like most of the districts in Jharkhand, Chatra, Latehar and Palamu are economically insufficient, thus coming under the purview of special privileges given by the government, such as the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme. This constituency is part of the Red Corridor, due to the frequent infiltrations of the Maoists.
Chatra 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.
|Candidate||Party||EVM Votes||Migrant Votes||Postal Votes||Total Votes||% of Votes||Status
|Sunil Kumar Singh||Bharatiya Janata Party||526205||0||1872||528077||57.03||Winner|
|Manoj Kumar Yadav||Indian National Congress||149254||0||952||150206||16.22||1st Runner-up|
|Subhash Prasad Yadav||Rashtriya Janata Dal||82991||0||434||83425||9.01||2nd Runner-up|
|Arjun Kumar||Communist Party Of India||22558||0||19||22577||2.44||3rd Runner-up|
|Nageshwar Ganjhu||Bahujan Samaj Party||18797||0||91||18888||2.04||4th Runner-up|
|Nandlal Prasad||Independent||15855||0||4||15859||1.71||5th Runner-up|
|Jaidula Ansari||Independent||13090||0||0||13090||1.41||6th Runner-up|
|Rajendra Sahu||Independent||11148||0||76||11224||1.21||7th Runner-up|
|NOTA||None Of The Above||8264||0||48||8312||0.9||8th Runner-up|
|Bagendra Ram||Independent||8252||0||4||8256||0.89||9th Runner-up|
|Arun Kumar Yadav||Independent||7224||0||3||7227||0.78||10th Runner-up|
|Duleshwar Saw||Independent||6361||0||1||6362||0.69||11th Runner-up|
|Rameshi Ram||Independent||6087||0||2||6089||0.66||12th Runner-up|
|Ashutosh Kumar||Purvanchal Janta Party (Secular)||4483||0||0||4483||0.48||13th Runner-up|
|Nandlal Prasad Keshari||Independent||4107||0||4||4111||0.44||14th Runner-up|
|Yogendra Yadav||Independent||3887||0||0||3887||0.42||15th Runner-up|
|Dhananjay Kumar||Independent||3855||0||1||3856||0.42||16th Runner-up|
|Sagar Ram||Akhil Bharat Hindu Mahasabha||3844||0||1||3845||0.42||17th Runner-up|
|Ayub Khan||Independent||3825||0||3||3828||0.41||18th Runner-up|
|Bhagalpuri Yadav||Independent||3732||0||0||3732||0.4||19th Runner-up|
|Pramod Toppo||Independent||3250||0||38||3288||0.36||20th Runner-up|
|Abdul Rajak Ansari||Independent||3217||0||1||3218||0.35||21th Runner-up|
|Shaukat Ali||Independent||2987||0||1||2988||0.32||22th Runner-up|
|Pankaj Ranjan||Jharkhand People'S Party||2752||0||9||2761||0.3||23th Runner-up|
|Ramanand Das||Bhartiya Sarvodaya Party||2698||0||3||2701||0.29||24th Runner-up|
|Manoj Kumar Pandey||Independent||2048||0||4||2052||0.22||25th Runner-up|
|Pawan Kumar||Independent||1590||0||5||1595||0.17||26th Runner-up|
List of winner/current and runner up MPs Chatra Parliamentary Constituency.
The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Chatra 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 Chatra constituency is Shri Sunil Kumar Singh of BJP.
|Year || PC No. ||PC Name ||Category ||winner/current MP||Gender||Party||Vote||Runner Up MP||Gender||Party||Vote|
|2014||4||Chatra||GEN||Sunil Kumar Singh ||M ||BJP ||295862 ||Dhiraj Prasad Sahu ||M ||INC ||117836|
|2009||4||Chatra||GEN||Namdhari,Shri Inder Singh ||M||IND||108336||Dhiraj Prasad Sahu||M||INC||92158|
|2004||4||Chatra||GEN||Dhirendra Agarwal||M||RJD||121464||Inder Singh Namdhari||M||JD(U)||102609|
List of Assembly Constituencies in Chatra Parliamentary Constituency
The table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Chatra parliamentary constituency.
|Names of Assembly Constituencies|
|Chatra (SC)||Latehar (SC)||Manika (ST)|
Last Updated on June 27, 2020