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Giridih Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency number: 6
Total electors: 15,15,137
Female electors: 7,03,151
Male electors: 8,11,986
Assembly constituencies: Giridih, Dumri, Gomia, Bermo, Tundi, Baghmara
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: In 2004, JMM Tek Lal Mahto won the seat, trouncing BJP candidate Ravindra Kumar Pandey. However, in 2009, Pandey managed to defeat Mahto by more than 94,000 votes. BJP retained the seat in 2014 as well, with JMM’s Jagarnath Mahto as the runner up.
Demographics: This constituency comprises parts of Giridih, Dhanbad and Bokaro districts. The population of Giridih district is 24.45 lakh people. Spread over an area of 4853.56 square kilometres, it was previously part of the Hazaribagh district. The region is inhabited by several tribal communities, mainly Mundas. On the other hand, with a population of 20.62 lakh, Bokaro district is one of the most industrialised zones in the country. It has a literacy rate of 72.01 percent, as Census 2011 and a sex ratio of 922 females per 1,000 males.
In 2014, BJP candidate Bidyut Baran Mahato grabbed the Jamshedpur seat defeating Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik)’s Ajay Kumar.
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