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Kanker Lok Sabha Elections

Kanker is one of 11 Lok Sabha constituencies in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh and will cast vote in the second phase of the election this year - on April 18.

It is reserved for candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes.

Kanker Lok Sabha constituency consists of eight assembly segments - Sihawa, Sanjari Balod, Dondi Lohara, Gunderdehi, Antagarh, Bhanupratappur, Kanker and Keshkal.

In the 2014 Lok Sabha election here, BJP's Vikram Dev Usendi defeated Foolodevi Netam by 35,158 votes while CPI, AAP and seven other candidates failed to make an impact. The voter turnout here was 70.22 per cent.

In the 2009 Lok Sabha election, BJP's strongman Sohan Potai - who had been winning here since 1998 - scripted yet another triumph by defeating Foolodevi. The voter turnout was 57.20.

There are close to 15 lakh electors in the Kanker Lok Sabha constituency and gets a massive security cover during elections due to threats from Maoists here. In fact, the constituency is politically sensitive as it lies in the Bastar district.

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Candidates Party Status Votes
Mohan Mandavi BJP

Won

546233
Biresh Thakur INC

Lost

539319
Nota NOTA

Lost

26713
Harisingh Sidar IND

Lost

11449
Sube Singh Dhurva BSP

Lost

10124
Durgaprasad Thakur APOI

Lost

6103
Narend Nag IND

Lost

5758
Mathan Singh Markam BSCP

Lost

5586
Ghanshyam Jurri GGP

Lost

4471
Umashankar Bhandari SHS

Lost

3437

Kanker News

Chhattisgarh: 2 Naxals killed in Kanker encounter

Chhattisgarh: 2 Naxals killed in Kanker encounter

Two Naxals were killed in an exchange of fire with the District Reserve Guard (DRG) in Malepara here last night, DIG, Anti-Naxal Operations, P Sundarraj said on Friday.

Jun 14, 2019, 10:06 AM IST
Angry over objections on extra-marital affair, man keeps wife in chains for year in Chhattisgarh

Angry over objections on extra-marital affair, man keeps wife in chains for year in Chhattisgarh

In yet another incident of cruelty against women, Chhattisgarh Police on Friday rescued a woman who had been tortured by her husband and kept in chains for over a year. 

May 26, 2019, 10:31 AM IST
Teacher on poll duty dies of heart attack in Kanker in Chhattisgarh

Teacher on poll duty dies of heart attack in Kanker in Chhattisgarh

He was immediately rushed to a local hospital where he was declared brought dead, the official said. The body was sent for postmortem

Apr 18, 2019, 11:12 AM IST
Kanker Lok Sabha constituency of Chhattisgarh: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Kanker Lok Sabha constituency of Chhattisgarh: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Kanker Lok Sabha constituency of Chhattisgarh.

Apr 05, 2019, 11:20 AM IST
Kanker Lok Sabha constituency

Kanker Lok Sabha constituency

Kanker is one of 11 Lok Sabha constituencies in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh and will cast vote in the second phase of the election this year - on April 18.

Mar 14, 2019, 14:05 PM IST
Chhattisgarh: 2 BSF jawans martyred in encounter with Naxals in Kanker

Chhattisgarh: 2 BSF jawans martyred in encounter with Naxals in Kanker

The deceased BSF personnel have been identified as Lokendra Singh from Rajasthan and Mukhtiyar Singh of Punjab.

Jul 15, 2018, 14:58 PM IST
Woman Naxal carrying Rs 5 lakh reward arrested in Chhattisgarh

Woman Naxal carrying Rs 5 lakh reward arrested in Chhattisgarh

She was wanted in 22 Naxal-related incidents, including attacks on police parties and triggering blasts, in Koyalibeda area, the official said.

Sep 24, 2017, 17:16 PM IST