Keonjhar Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency Number: 4
Total Electors: 13,46,683 (2014 estimates)
Male Electors: 6,91,369
Female Electors: 6,55,314
Assembly Constituencies: Telkoi, Ghasipura, Anandpur, Patana, Keonjhar, Champua, Karanjia
Reserved: Yes. For Scheduled Tribes
Delimited: Yes. In 2008. Karanjia Assembly constituency of Mayurbhanj district was added.
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Ananta Nayak won two consecutive elections in 1999 and 2004. In the 2009 elections, Yashbant Narayan Singh Laguri of the BJD won the seat. His wife Sakuntala Laguri won the seat in 2014 polls.
Demography: Keonjhar constituency covers the whole district of Keonjhar as well as one constituency of Mayurbhanj district. The constituency is dominated by tribals who form nearly half of the electorate. Bathudi, Bhuyan, Bhumij, Gond, Ho, Juang, Kisan, Kora, Munda, Oraon, Santal and Sounti are the main tribes found in this area.
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Updated Date: May 23, 2019 12:31:56 IST