Kanke (SC) Vidhan Sabha Constituency Result in Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2019: Sammari Lal of BJP Wins MLA Seat
Kanke (SC) Vidhan Sabha Constituency (Photo Credits: File Photo)

Ranchi, December 23: Sammari Lal of the BJP has won the Kanke (SC) Vidhan Sabha seat in Jharkhand. The Kanke (SC) assembly constituency in Jharkhand went to polls on December 12, 2019 in the third phase of Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2019. This seat falls in the Ranchi district and comes under Ranchi  Lok Sabha constituency and is reserved for the Scheduled Caste (SC). The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) had given its ticket to Dr. Jeetu Charan Ram while the Congress had fielded Rajiv Kumar from this seat. At present, Jeetu Charan Ram is the sitting MLA. Phase-Wise List of Seats Going to Polls in Jharkhand.

The major political parties contesting the Assembly Elections in Jharkhand include Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM) and the alliance between Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM), Congress and Lalu Prasad Yadav's Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD). These three parties have come together to take on the BJP in the ensuing elections for the 81-member Jharkhand assembly. While BJP plans to go solo this time, the JMM will contest 43 seats, Congress wil contest on 31 seats and RJD will contest on 7.

In Jharkhand, the five-phase elections were held between November 30 to December 20. The first phase of election in the state had taken place on November 30. The voting for the third phase will be conducted on December 12, the fourth phase on December 16, and the fifth and last phase on December 20.

In the last Assembly polls in Jharkhand in the year 2014, the BJP had won with a thumping majority by defeating Congress and its major allies RJD, Janata Dal (United), and Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM). Ever since Jharkhand was formed, it was the first time in 2014, that a single-party (BJP) formed a majority in the state assembly. The BJP had won in 43 seats out of 81 seats, 2 more that required majority.

MLA CandidatesPartyVotes
SURESH KUMAR BAITHAINC89435
AVADHESH BAITHABSP1325
SAMMARI LAL (Current MLA)BJP111975
KAMLESH RAMJVM10391
RAMJEET GANJHUAJSU PartyNA
ASHOK KUMAR NAGJD(U)NA
ARTI KUMARI NAYAKCommunist Party of India (Marxist-Leninist) Red StarNA
ASHISH KUMARRashtriya Rashtrawadi PartyNA
RAJAN NAYAKPeoples Party of India (Democratic)NA
SHANKAR PRASADLok Jan Shakti PartyNA
SANTOSH KUMARRashtriya Jaihind PartyNA
SURENDRA MIRDHALok Jan Vikas MorchaNA