Chatra is one of the three constituencies in Jharkhand to go on polls in the fourth phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 on Monday, April 29. In the 2019 General elections, Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded Sunil Kumar Singh while the Congress party has given the ticket to Manoj Kumar Yadav.
According to Election Commission of India 2009 reports, the total number of electorates in the constituency is 1,037,665 of which 546,122 are males and 491,543 are females.
The voting for Jharkhand’s 14 parliamentary seats will take place across the four phases (phase IV, phase V, phase VI, phase VII) of the 2019 General elections on April 29, May 6, May and May 19 respectively.
Chatra Lok Sabha constituency comprises of following Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments: Chatra, Simaria, Latehar, Panki, Palamu, Manika
Sitting MP, party: Sunil Kumar Singh, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 178,206
Runner up name, party: Dhiraj Prasad Sahu, Congress
Number of voters in 2014: 712,971
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 54.32%
Number of women voters in 2014: 616,031
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,499
Key candidates for 2019 Lok Sabha elections
Sunil Kumar Singh BJP
Manoj Kumar Yadav Congress
Important dates to remember for Phase IV
|Notification to be issued on||April 2|
|Last date for filing nomination||April 9|
|Scrutiny of nomination||April 10|
|Last date for withdrawal of nomination||April 12|
|Date of elections for Phase IV||April 29|
|Date of Result||May 23|
In Jharkhand, the BJP is in alliance with the All Jharkhand Student’s Union (AJSU) and will contest 13 seats, leaving behind one seat for the regional party.
The Congress got seven seats under Mahagathbandhan, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) four, Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik) two and Rashtriya Janata Dal one.
In Phase IV of the voting for the 17th Lok Sabha, elections will take place in 71 Lok Sabha constituencies across 9 states. Voting for this phase will take place on April 29. While, like all the other phases, counting will take place on May 23.
The turnout in the last general election in 2014 was more than 66%, up from 45% in 1951 when the first election was held.