Kanker is one of 11 Lok Sabha constituencies in the central Indian state of Chhattisgarh. Voting here for the 2019 Lok Sabha election took place on April 18. The result will be out on May 23. The seat is reserved for candidates belonging to Scheduled Tribes.
Kanker registered 74.23 per cent voter turnout in Lok Sabha Election 2019, a gain of 3.95 per cent from 2014. The total number of electors in the constituency is 1554995 while 1154259 came out to exercise their franchise. While in 2014, the constituency registered 70.28 per cent voter turnout. The total number of electors in the constituency was 1446490 while 1016630 voted.
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 most prominent names that who contested the Lok Sabha election 2019 from Kanker Lok Sabha constituency in Chhattisgarh.
Here is the full list of candidates of 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|
This seat recived 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.