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Jharkhand's Hazaribagh is one of the 14 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
As per the last census report, Hazaribagh houses 24,23,186 people. Out of them, 15.25% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 12.96% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 29.19% of voters are from urban areas while 70.81% voters stay in rural areas.
The total number of voters from the constituency are 15,18,831. Of them, 8,12,487 and 7,06,344 are male and female voters respectively.
In the previous elections, BJP's sitting MP Jayant Sinha defeated INC's Saurabh Narain Singh by a huge margin of 159,128 votes.
A total of 64% voters cast their vote in these elections.
In a completely one-sided battle, Bharatiya Janata Party's JAYANT SINHA crushed Indian National Congress's GOPAL PRASAD SAHU by a margin of 479,548 to win Hazaribagh.
Communist Party of India fielded Bhubaneshwar Prasad Mehta while the Indian National Congress gave a ticket to Gopal Prasad Sahu. Similarly, the Bharatiya Janata Party placed its bet on Jayant Sinha.