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The Chhattisgarh has 11 Lok Sabha constituencies and Kanker is one of them.
As per the last census report, Kanker houses 21,09,999 people. Out of them, 5.75% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 48.00% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 10.85% of voters are from urban areas while 89.15% voters stay in rural areas.
There are a total of 14,47,774 voters in the constituency. Among which, 7,22,339 are male voters and 7,25,435 are female voters.
Polling for Kanker was held on Apr 18. In the last parliamentary polls, BJP's sitting MP Vikram Usendi defeated INC's TTprev_runnerup by a margin of 35,158 votes.
The voter turnout recorded was 70%.
In what qualifies as a great political thriller, MOHAN MANDAVI of Bharatiya Janata Party defeated Indian National Congress's BIRESH THAKUR by a margin of 6,914. After a close shave, MOHAN MANDAVI will now govern Kanker for the next five years.
For this seat, Indian National Congress placed its bet on Biresh Thakur while the Shiv Sena fielded Umashankar Bhandari. Mohan Mandavi was the candiate from Bharatiya Janata Party.