Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: Will JMM chief Shibu Soren win from Dumka seat the ninth time?

The Dumka constituency is spread across Dumka, Deoghar and Jamtara districts and has assembly segments of Skiaripara, Nala, Jamtara, Sarath, Dumka and Jama under it.
JMM chief Shibu Soren has represented the Dumka Lok Sabha seat eight times since 1980(Hindustan Times)
JMM chief Shibu Soren has represented the Dumka Lok Sabha seat eight times since 1980(Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 29, 2019 05:39 PM IST
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The Dumka parliamentary constituency, which is reserved for candidates from Scheduled Tribes, has been the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha’s (JMM’s) stronghold since 1980.

JMM chief Shibu Soren has represented the Dumka Lok Sabha seat eight times since 1980. Babulal Marandi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has won from the seat twice and Congress’ Prithvi Chandra Kisku once.

The Dumka constituency is spread across Dumka, Deoghar and Jamtara districts and has assembly segments of Skiaripara, Nala, Jamtara, Sarath, Dumka and Jama under it.

Polling in Jharkhand will be held in four phases from April 29 to May 19. Votes will be counted on May 23.

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Here are a few details about the Dumka Lok Sabha seat:

State: Jharkhand

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Dumka

Polling date: May 19

2019 candidates: Shibu Soren (JMM), Sunil Soren (BJP)

Sitting MP, party: Shibu Soren, JMM

Winning margin in 2014: 39,030

Runner up name, party: Sunil Soren, BJP

Number of voters in 2014: 903,060

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 72.41%

Number of women voters in 2014: 600,270

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,672

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