A prominent seat of the BJP in the eastern Indian state of Jharkhand is the Lok Sabha constituency of Khunti. As one of the 14 parliamentary constituencies which are allotted to the state of Jharkhand, Khunti is reserved for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Tribes. 980,868 is the total electorate count in the Khunti Lok Sabha Constituency (constituency number 11).
Out of these 498,491 number of electorates are males and the remaining 482,377 are belong to the female category as the Election commission of India 2009 reports suggest. The Khunti Parliamentary constituency covers the whole districts of Khunti and Simdega, and portions of the Ranchi and Seraikela Kharsawan districts. Out of the six legislative assembly segments which comprise this Lok Sabha constituency, the Kharsawan segment is situated in the Seraikela Kharsawan district, while the district of Ranchi houses the Tamar segment. Each of Khunti and Simdega covers two assembly segments. All of these six assembly segments are reserved for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Tribes. The most famous political leader here is Kariya Munda, who has enjoyed maximum mass appeal in this region. Munda, a significant leader of the BJP, has been elected the Member of Parliament from this seat seven times. This constituency of Khunti is economically underdeveloped, and thus comes under the Government of India’s special scheme of the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme.
Khunti 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
|Arjun Munda||Bharatiya Janata Party||381566||0||1072||382638||45.97||Winner|
|Kali Charan Munda||Indian National Congress||380468||0||725||381193||45.8||1st Runner-up|
|NOTA||None Of The Above||21236||0||9||21245||2.55||2nd Runner-up|
|Meenakshi Munda||Independent||10976||0||13||10989||1.32||3rd Runner-up|
|Ajay Topno||Jharkhand Party||8770||0||68||8838||1.06||4th Runner-up|
|Indumati Mundu||Bahujan Samaj Party||7634||0||29||7663||0.92||5th Runner-up|
|Sukhram Herenj||Independent||5254||0||1||5255||0.63||6th Runner-up|
|Niyaran Herenj||Independent||4559||0||1||4560||0.55||7th Runner-up|
|Sibil Kandulna||Rashtriya Sangail Party||3888||0||7||3895||0.47||8th Runner-up|
|Abinashi Mundu||Hum Bhartiya Party||2362||0||11||2373||0.29||9th Runner-up|
|Neel Justine Beck||Bharatiya Minorities Suraksha Mahasangh||1850||0||14||1864||0.22||10th Runner-up|
|Munna Baraik||Aihra National Party||1863||0||1||1864||0.22||11th Runner-up|
List of winner/current and runner up MPs Khunti Parliamentary Constituency.
The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Khunti 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 Khunti constituency is Shri Kariya Munda of BJP.
|Year || PC No. ||PC Name ||Category ||winner/current MP||Gender||Party||Vote||Runner Up MP||Gender||Party||Vote
|2014||11||Khunti||(ST)||Karia Munda ||M ||BJP ||269185 ||Anosh Ekka ||M ||JKP ||176937|
|2009||11||Khunti||(ST)||Munda,Shri Kariya ||M||BJP||210214||Neil Tirkey||M||INC||130039|
|2004||11||Khunti||(ST)||Sushila Kerketta||F||INC||218158||Kariya Munda||M||BJP||166932|
List of Assembly Constituencies in Khunti Parliamentary Constituency
The table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Khunti parliamentary constituency.
|Names of Assembly Constituencies|
|Kharsawan (ST)||Torpa (ST)||Kolebira (ST)|
|Tamar (ST)||Khunti (ST)||Simdega (ST)|
Last Updated on March 27, 2020