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Thursday, 7 November 2019

Jharkhand Assembly Election 2019, Rajmahal profile:

Rajmahal Assembly Elections 2019 | The 81-member Jharkhand Assembly will go to polls on XXX(date) in over XXX phases. The term of the current Assembly will end on 5 January, 2020.

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.

Representational image. PTI

Representational image. PTI

The state has a total number of 2,08,52,808 electors, including Service Voters. The number of polling stations in 2014 were 24,803.

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

Constituency number: 1

Total electors: 2,69,959

Male: 1,43,511

Female: 1,26,448

Transgender: 0

Voter turnout in last Assembly Election: 72.28 percent

Polling stations: 302

Major parties in the fray: BJP, JD(U), JMM, JVM, CPI, SP, BSP

Results in the last three elections: The BJP emerged in power in Rajmahal in 2014 when Anant Kumar Ojha defeated JMM’s Mohammed Tajuddin by a margin of less than 1,000 votes. In 2009 BJP’s Arun Mandal had defeated Tajuddin by a margin of over 10,000 votes. In 2004, Congress’ Thomas Hansda had emerged victorious over IND’s Arun Mandal.

Demography: It had a population of 1,68,413, as per 2011 India census, including 86,928 males and 81,485 females. The constituency has a considerable amount of tribal voters and many migrants from Bangladesh too.

Geography: Rajmahal lies in Sahibganj district. The Rajmahal Hills are located in the Santhal Pargana division of Jharkhand. The hills are today inhabited by the Sauria Paharia people whilst its valleys are dominated by the Santhal people. The Rajmahal hills are home to plant fossils which are 68 to 145 million years old.

November 07, 2019 at 03:39PM

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