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. The result will be out on May 23. It is reserved for candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes.
Biresh Thakur of the Indian National Congress, Sube Singh Dhurva of the Bahujan Samaj Party, Mathan Singh Markam of the Bhartiya Shakti Chetna Party, Mohan Mandavi of the Bharatiya Janata Party, Ghanshyam Jurri of the Gondvana Gantantra Party are some of the prominent names that will contest the Lok Sabha election 2019 from Kanker Lok Sabha constituency in Chhattisgarh.
The first phase of voting in three parliamentary constituencies of Chhattisgarh ended on April 18. The total turnout recorded in the state was 71.40 per cent. The fate of 9 candidates in Kanker Lok Sabha constituency of Chhattisgarh will be decided on May 23 when counting of votes takes place and the result is declared.
Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Kanker Lok Sabha constituency of Chhattisgarh:
|SL. NO.||Candidate Name||Party Name|
|1||BIRESH THAKUR||Indian National Congress|
|2||MOHAN MANDAVI||Bharatiya Janata Party|
|3||SUBE SINGH DHURVA||Bahujan Samaj Party|
|5||GHANSHYAM JURRI||Gondvana Gantantra Party|
|7||DURGAPRASAD THAKUR||Ambedkarite Party of India|
|8||MATHAN SINGH MARKAM||Bhartiya Shakti Chetna Party|
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.
Kanker Lok Sabha constituency consists of eight assembly segments - Sihawa, Sanjari Balod, Dondi Lohara, Gunderdehi, Antagarh, Bhanupratappur, Kanker and Keshkal.