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.This constituency is reserved for candidates belonging to the Scheduled Castes. The Palamu Parliamentary constituency (constituency number 13) has a total of 1,417,375 electorates out of which 662,571 are females and 754,804 are males according to Election Commission of India 2009 reports. The Palamu Lok Sabha constituency is spread over the entire district of Garhwa and portions of the Palamu district.
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.
Palamu 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
|Vishnu Dayal Ram||Bharatiya Janata Party||753240||0||2419||755659||62.46||Winner|
|Ghuran Ram||Rashtriya Janata Dal||276967||0||1086||278053||22.98||1st Runner-up|
|Anjana Bhuiyan||Bahujan Samaj Party||53452||0||145||53597||4.43||2nd Runner-up|
|Dinesh Ram||Independent||19490||0||1||19491||1.61||3rd Runner-up|
|Vijay Kumar||Independent||13958||0||3||13961||1.15||4th Runner-up|
|Ram Ji Paswan||Independent||13094||0||3||13097||1.08||5th Runner-up|
|Amindra Paswan||Bhartiya Lok Seva Dal||13039||0||8||13047||1.08||6th Runner-up|
|Satyendra Kumar Paswan||Independent||9437||0||5||9442||0.78||7th Runner-up|
|Jorawar Ram||Independent||7260||0||7||7267||0.6||8th Runner-up|
|Shrawan Kumar Ravi||Independent||5850||0||1||5851||0.48||9th Runner-up|
|NOTA||None Of The Above||5762||0||46||5808||0.48||10th Runner-up|
|Umesh Kumar Paswan||Voters Party International||5094||0||5||5099||0.42||11th Runner-up|
|Sushma Mehta||Communist Party Of India (Marxist-Leninist) (Liberation)||4996||0||8||5004||0.41||12th Runner-up|
|Vijay Ram||Independent||4928||0||1||4929||0.41||13th Runner-up|
|Uday Kumar Paswan||Jan Sangharsh Virat Party||4163||0||1||4164||0.34||14th Runner-up|
|Balkesh Prasad Paswan||Ambedkar National Congress||4100||0||21||4121||0.34||15th Runner-up|
|Shayam Narayn Bhuian||Bahujan Mukti Party||3091||0||2||3093||0.26||16th Runner-up|
|Baban Bhuiya||Jai Prakash Janata Dal||2857||0||4||2861||0.24||17th Runner-up|
|Prayag Ram||Proutist Sarva Samaj||2774||0||9||2783||0.23||18th Runner-up|
|Madan Ram||Communist Party Of India (Marxist-Leninist) Red Star||2417||0||3||2420||0.2||19th Runner-up|
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|
List of Assembly Constituencies in Palamu Parliamentary Constituency
The table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Palamu parliamentary constituency.
|Names of Assembly Constituencies|
Last Updated on June 27, 2020