Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Constituency profile of Kanker, Chhattisgarh
Lok Sabha Elections 2019: Constituency profile of Kanker, ChhattisgarhUpdated: Apr 12, 2019 13:43 IST
Vikram Dev Usendi of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is the sitting member of Parliament from Kanker Lok Sabha seat in Chhattisgarh.
Vikram Dev Usendi defeated Congress’ Phoolodevi Netam in the Lok Sabha election held in 2014. Before that, BJP’s Sohan Patoi won the election in 2009 on this seat reserved for Scheduled Tribe candidates.
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Kanker
Date of voting: April 18
2019 candidates: Mohan Mandavi (BJP), Biresh Thakur (Congress), Sube Singh Dhurva (BSP)
Sitting MP, Party: Vikram Dev Usendi, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 35,158
Runner up name, party: Phoolodevi Netam, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 1,016,943
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 70.24%
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,781
Number of women voters: 725,435