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).Updated: May 06, 2019 12:48 IST
Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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).
This time Mahato of the JMM is contesting again as the candidate of the grand alliance. He is up against AJSU’s Chandraprakash Choudhary.
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:
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