Lok Sabha elections 2019: Congress banks on Subodh Kant Sahay in Jharkhand’s Ranchi constituency
Jharkhand’s 14 Lok Sabha seats will vote in four phases beginning April 29.Updated: Apr 15, 2019, 16:47 IST
The Ranchi Lok Sabha constituency, one of Jharkhand’s 14 Lok Sabha seats, covers parts of Seraikela Kharsawan and Ranchi districts.
The constituency comprises six legislative assembly segments.
In 2014, Ram Tahal Choudhary of the BJP defeated Congress’s Subodh Kant Sahay, the winner of 2009 polls, by nearly two lakh votes. The Congress has once again picked Sahay this time.
Jharkhand’s 14 Lok Sabha seats will vote in four phases beginning April 29.
Here are some details about the Ranchi Lok Sabha seat:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Ranchi
Polling date: May 6
2019 candidates: Subodh Kant Sahay (Congress), Sanjay Seth (BJP)
Sitting MP, party: Ram Tahal Choudhary, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 199,303
Runner up name, party: Subodh Kant Sahay, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 1,049,787
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 64%
Number of women voters in 2014: 486,889
Number of polling booths in 2014: 2,059