Kodarma is one of the four constituencies in Jharkhand to go on polls in the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections 2019 on Monday, May 6.
In the 2019 General elections, Bharatiya Janata Party has fielded Annapurna Devi, former Rashtriya Janata Dal state president who switched to the saffron party last month. Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajantantrik) founder Babu Lal Marandi is also contesting from Koderma, a constituency from which he was a Member of Parliament between 2004 and 2014. CPI(ML)(L) has fielded Raj Kumar Yadav, while Kanchan Kumari is AITC’ candidate.
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.
Kodarma Lok Sabha constituency comprises of following Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments: Kodarma, Barkatha, Dhanwar, Bagodar, Jamua, Gandey
Sitting MP, party: Ravindra Kumar Ray, BJP
Winning margin in 2014: 98654
Runner up name, party: Raj Kumar Yadav, CPI(ML)L
Key candidates for 2019 Lok Sabha elections
Annapurna Devi Yadav BJP
Raj Kumar Yadav CPI(ML)(L)
Babulal Marandi JVM(P)
Important dates to remember for Phase V
|Notification to be issued on||April 10|
|Last date for filing nomination||April 18|
|Scrutiny of nomination||April 20|
|Last date for withdrawal of nomination||April 22|
|Date of elections for Phase V||May 6|
|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.