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BJP’s acid test in high stakes LS battle in Jharkhand today

Out of 6072 polling stations, 139 have been kept under vulnerable category where adequate number of security personnel have been ensured, election officials said.

lok sabha elections Updated: Apr 29, 2019 11:43 IST
Sanjoy Dey
Sanjoy Dey
Hindustan Times, RANCHI
Chief electoral officer,CEO,Jharkhand
Over 45.26 lakh electors including 23.85 male and 21.40 female voters are expected to exercise their franchise in the election. Altogether 266 model booths have been set up.(Ht Photo)

More than four million people are voting across Jharkhand’s three parliamentary constituencies – Chatra, Lohardaga and Palamau – on Monday.

Chief electoral officer (CEO), Jharkhand, L Khiyangate said, “All preparations are in place to hold the polls in all three Lok Sabha seats peacefully. Adequate number of security personal have been deployed in these constituencies.”Khiyangate said. The polling would start from 7am and it would conclude at 4pm. “Polling officials have been asked to reach their respective polling stations an hour before of polling starts,” he said.

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A total of 59 candidates, including 26 from Chatra, 14 from Lohardaga and 19 from Palamau, are in poll fray in the state’s first phase of elections. BJP has a high stake in Lohardaga where union minister Sudarshan Bhagat has locked horn with grand alliance candidate Sukhdeo Bhagat. The grand alliance’s candidate Ghuram Ram and NDA’s V D Ram are bracing for a direct fight in Palamu also.

However, Chatra might see a triangular contest between BJP, Congress and RJD candidates. Congress’s Barhi legislator Manoj Kumar Yadav will face a ‘friendly contest’ with RJD’s Subhash Yadav there.

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Of the 59 candidates, 13 candidates have declared criminal cases against them in the selfsworn affidavits to the election commission and 12 of them are facing serious criminal charges. There are 19 crorepati candidates in the three parliamentary constituencies.

Out of 6072 polling stations, 139 have been kept under vulnerable category where adequate number of security personnel have been ensured, election officials said.

Over 45.26 lakh electors including 23.85 male and 21.40 female voters are expected to exercise their franchise in the election. Altogether 266 model booths have been set up.

A total of 76,835 first time voters between the age group of 18-19 could play crucial role . To woo women voters to the polling stations, a total of 61 all women booths have also been set up, election officials said, adding, 100% VVPAT device are be used in all booths.

The state election commission has also stated that polling activities at 609 vulnerable booths across three constituencies will also go live through webcasting.

ConstituencySitting MP
Assam
DhubriBadruddin Ajmal, AIUDF
KokrajharNaba Kumar Sarania, IND
BarpetaSirajuddin Ajmal, AIUDF
GauhatiBijoya Chakravarty, BJP
Bihar
JhanjharpurBirendra Kumar Choudhary, BJP
SupaulRanjeet Ranjan, Congress
ArariaSarfaraz Alam, RJD
MadhepuraPappu Yadav, RJD
KhagariaMehboob Ali Kaiser, LJP
Chhattisgarh
SurgujaKamalbhan Singh Marabi, BJP
RaigarhVishnu Deo Sai, BJP
Janjgir-ChampaKamla Patle, BJP
KorbaBanshilal Mahto, BJP
BilaspurLakhan Lal Sahu, BJP
DurgTamradhwaj Sahu, Congress
RaipurRamesh Bais, BJP
Goa
North GoaShripad Yesso Naik, Bharatiya Janata Party
South GoaNarendra Keshav Sawaikar, BJP
Gujarat
KachchhVinod Lakhamashi Chavda, BJP
BanaskanthaHaribhai Parthibhai Chaudhary, BJP
PatanLiladharbhai Vaghela, BJP
MahesanaJayshreeben Kanubha Patel, BJP
SabarkanthaDipsinh Shankarsinh Rathod, BJP
GandhinagarLK Advani, BJP
Ahmedabad EastParesh Rawal, BJP
Ahmedabad WestKirit Premjibhai Solanki, BJP
SurendranagarDevjibhai Govindbhai Fatepara, BJP
RajkotMohanbhai Kundariya, BJP
PorbandarVitthalbhai Hansrajbhai Radadiya, BJP
JamnagarPoonamben Hematbhai Maadam, BJP
JunagadhChudasama Rajeshbhai Naranbhai, BJP
AmreliNaranbhai Bhikhabhai Kachhadiya, BJP
BhavnagarDr Bharatiben Dhirubhai Shiyal, BJP
AnandDilip M Patel, BJP
KhedaDevusinh Chauhan, BJP
PanchmahalPrabhatsinh Pratapsinh Chauhan, BJP
DahodJaswantsinh Sumanbhai Bhabhor, BJP
VadodaraRanjanben Dhananjay Bhatt , BJP (won bypoll)
Chhota UdaipurRamsinh Rathwa, BJP
BharuchMansukhbhai Dhanjibhai Vasava, BJP
BardoliPrabhubhai Nagarbhai Vasava, BJP
SuratDarshana Vikram Jardosh, BJP
NavsariCR Patil, BJP
ValsadKC Patel, BJP
Jammu and Kashmir
AnantnagVacant
Karnataka
ChikkodiPrakash Hukkeri, Congress
BelgaumAngadi Suresh Channabasappa, BJP
BagalkotGaddigoudar Parvatagouda Chandanagouda, BJP
BijapurRamesh Jigajinagi, BJP
GulbargaMallikarjun Kharge, Congressha
RaichurBV Nayak, Congress
BidarBhagwanth Kuba, BJP
KoppalKaradi Sanganna Amarappa, BJP
BellaryB. Sreeramulu, BJP
HaveriUdasi Shivakumar Channabasappai, BJP
DharwadPralhad Joshi, BJP
Uttara KannadaAnanthkumar Hegde, BJP
Davanagere
ShimogaBS Yeddyurappa, BJP
ConstituencySitting MP
Kerala
KasaragodP Karunakaran, CPI(M)
KannurPK Srieemathi, CPI(M)
VadakaraMullappally Ramachandran, INC
Wayanad
KozhikodeVacant after sitting MP MI Shavas of Congress died in 2016
MalappuramE. Ahamed, IUML
PonnaniET Mohammed Basheer, IUML
PalakkadMB Rajesh, CPI(M)
AlathurP.K.Biju, CPI(M)
ThrissurC. N. Jayadevan, CPI
ChalakudyInnocent, Independent
ErnakulamKV Thomas, Congress
Idukkidv. Joice George, Independent
KottayamJose K. Mani, Kerala Congress (M)
AlappuzhaKC Venugopal, Congress
MavelikkaraKodikunnil Suresh, Congress
PathanamthittaAnto Antony, Congress
KollamNK Premachandran, RSP
AttingalA Sampath, CPI(M)
ThiruvananthapuramShashi Tharoor, Congress
Maharashtra
JalgaonA.T. Nana Patil, BJP
RaverKhadase Raksha Nikhil, BJP
JalnaDanve Raosaheb Dadarao, BJP
AurangabadSushil Kumar Singh, BJP
RaigadAnant Geete, Shiv Sena
PuneAnil Shirole, BJP
BaramatiSupriya Sule, NCP
AhmednagarGandhi Dilipkumar Mansukhlal, BJP
Madhaohite Patil Vijaysinh Shankarrao, Nationalist Congress Party
SangliSanjaykaka Patil, BJP
SataraUdayanraje Pratapsinha Bhonsale, NCP
Ratnagiri-SindhudurgVinayak Bhaurao Raut, Shiv Sena
KolhapurDhananjay Bhimrao Mahadik, NCP
HatkanangleRaju Shetty, Swabhimani Paksha
Odisha
SambalpurNagendra Kumar Pradhan, BJD
KeonjharSakuntala Laguri, BJD
DhenkanalTathagata Satpathy, BJD
CuttackBhartuhari Mahatab, BJD
PuriPinaki Misra, BJD
BhubaneswarPrasanna Kumar Patasani, BJD
Uttar Pradesh
MoradabadKunwar Sarvesh Kumar, BJP
RampurNepal Singh, BJP
SambhalSatyapal Singh, BJP
FirozabadAkshay Yadav, SP
MainpuriTej Pratap Singh Yadav, SP
EtahRajveer Singh, BJP
BadaunDharmendra Yadav, SP
AonlaDharmendra Kumar, BJP
BareillySantosh Kumar Gangwar, BJP
PilibhitManeka Gandhi, BJP
West Bengal
BalurghatArpita Ghosh, Trinamool Congress
Maldaha UttarMausam Noor, Congress
Maldaha DakshinAbu Hasem Khan Chowdhury, Congress
JangipurAbhijit Mukherjee, Congress
MurshidabadBadaruddoza Khan, CPI(M)
Dadra and Nagar Haveli
Dadra and Nagar HaveliNatubhai Gomanbhai Patel, BJP
Daman and Diu
Daman and DiuLalubhai Patel, BJP
Tripura
East TripuraJitendra Choudhury, CPI(M)

First Published: Apr 29, 2019 10:54 IST

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