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Lok Sabha elections 2019: Giridih constituency in Jharkhand

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP’s Ravindra Kumar Pandey won by getting a margin of more than 40,000 votes. He had defeated Jagarnath Mahto of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM).

constituency watch Updated: May 06, 2019 12:48 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Giridih Lok Sabha 2019 Constituency Details,Giridih Profile,Jharkhand
Election officials in Ranchi carry EVMs to polling booths for fifth phase of polling in Ranchi, Hazaribagh, Kodarma and other places in Jharkhand.(ANI file photo)

Giridih Lok Sabha Constituency, one of 14 Lok Sabha constituencies in Jharkhand, covers six assembly segments - Giridih, Dumri, Gomia, Bermo, Tundi and Baghmara.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, BJP’s Ravindra Kumar Pandey won by getting a margin of more than 40,000 votes. He had defeated Jagarnath Mahto of the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM).

Read: Full coverage of Lok Sabha elections 2019

This time Mahato of the JMM is contesting again as the candidate of the grand alliance. He is up against AJSU’s Chandraprakash Choudhary.

Read: All you need to know about Jharkhand

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

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

State: Jharkhand

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Giridih

Polling date: May 12

2019 candidates: Chandraprakash Choudhary(AJSU), Jagarnath Mahato (JMM)

Sitting MP, party: Ravindra Kumar Pandey (BJP)

Winning margin in 2014: 40,313

Runner up name, party: Jagarnath Mahto, JMM

Number of voters in 2014: 971,242

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 64

Number of women voters in 2014: 438,730

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,905

First Published: May 06, 2019 12:48 IST