Kanker of Chhattisgarh

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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.

Nominated Candidates

Candidate

Party

Vote Count

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Biresh Thakur

Indian National Congress

INC

539319

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Durgaprasad Thakur

Ambedkarite Party of India

API

6103

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Ghanshyam Jurri

Gondwana Gantantra Party

GGP

4471

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Harisingh Sidar

Independent

IND

11449

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Mathan Singh Markam

Bhartiya Shakti Chetna Party

BSCP

5586

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Mohan Mandavi

Bharatiya Janata Party

BJP

546233

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Narend Nag

Independent

IND

5758

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Sube Singh Dhurva

Bahujan Samaj Party

BSP

10124

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Umashankar Bhandari

Shiv Sena

SHS

3437

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