Jharkhand Assembly Election, Jamshedpur West profile: Congress fields Banna Gupta against BJP's Devendra Nath Singh

  • While the BJP has fielded Devendra Nath Singh, Congress' candidate from the constituency is Banna Gupta. AJSU has fielded its candidate Brijesh Singh from the seat.

  • In Jamshedpur East, Roy will contest against Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das.

  • The Congress has named Sanjay Singh from the constituency.

Jamshedpur West Assembly Elections 2019 | The constituency of Jamshedpur West may be in for a keen battle between the BJP and Congress with incumbent MLA and senior BJP leader Saryu Roy deciding not to contest from the Assembly constituency.

Roy is contesting against Jharkhand chief minister Raghubar Das from the neighbouring Jamshedpur East constituency.

While the BJP has fielded Devendra Nath Singh, Congress' candidate from the constituency is Banna Gupta. AJSU has fielded its candidate Brijesh Singh from the seat.

 Jharkhand Assembly Election, Jamshedpur West profile: Congress fields Banna Gupta against BJPs Devendra Nath Singh

File image of Jharkhand cabinet minister Saryu Roy. News18

Results in the previous three elections:

BJP's Saryu Roy had won in two out of the past three elections (2004 and 2014), whereas Congress' Banna Gupta had from the seat in 2009. Saryu, however, resigned from the Assembly in November after announcing his candidacy from Jamshedpur East as Independent.

Demographics

As of 2014, Jamshedpur had 15,81,665 registered voters — 8,11,632 of them male and 7,70,033 female. According to the 2011 Census, the city of Jamshedpur had a population of 6,29,659, but the Jamshedpur Urban Agglomeration had a population of 1,337,131.

Following is a brief description of the Assembly constituency (as of 2014):

Constituency number: 49

Voter turnout in last Assembly Election: 59 percent

Major parties in the fray

The BJP, JD(U), JMM, JVM, CPI, SP, BSP and Marxist Co-ordination are the main parties from the seat.

At present, the state is ruled by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in an alliance with the All Jharkhand Students' Union (AJSU) under the leadership of Chief Minister Raghubar Das.

The term of the current Assembly will end on 5 January 2020.

In 2014, the BJP had won 37 seats, while its ally AJSU secured a win in five Assembly seats.

Among the Opposition parties, the RJD, Congress and the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) have formed an alliance for the polls under the leadership of JMM chief Hemant Soren. Soren is also the Opposition Alliance's chief ministerial candidate.

The BJP is hoping to retain power in Jharkhand following setbacks and winning fewer seats in both the Maharashtra and Haryana Assembly election as compared to the 2014 polls in the two states. However, several of the NDA allies, including BJP's current Jharkhand alliance partner AJSU, have decided to contest the 2019 Assembly polls on their own. Ram Vilas Paswan's Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) and the Nitish Kumar-led Janata Dal (United) are also contesting the polls solo.

Out of the 81 Assembly constituencies in the state, nine are reserved for Scheduled Castes, 28 for Scheduled Tribes and 44 are of the general category. According to the Election Commission, the state's population stands at 3.2 crore, of which 86 lakh are ST and 39 lakh are ST.

The state has a total number of 2,08,52,808 electors, including Service Voters. As per the electoral rolls in January 2019, there are 1.18 crore male voters, 1.08 crore female voters and 40,336 service voters.

The number of polling stations in 2014 were 24,803.

After Maharashtra and Haryana, Jharkhand is the third state to go to polls since Prime Minister Narendra Modi won the Lok Sabha election with a thumping majority in May this year.

The 82-member Jharkhand Assembly is being held in five phases between 30 November and 20 December with the counting of votes scheduled to take place on 23 December.

With inputs from PTI

 

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Updated Date: Dec 03, 2019 18:46:49 IST


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