Simdega Vidhan Sabha Constituency in Jharkhand: Sitting MLA, Candidates For Assembly Elections 2019, Results And Winners
Simdega Vidhan Sabha Seat. (Photo Credits: File Image)

Ranchi, December 7: Simdega, the assembly seat located in Simdega district of Jharkhand, will vote on December 7 in Jharkhand Assembly Elections 2019. The Simdega seat goes to polls in the second phase of elections, scheduled on December 7 and is a (ST) reserved seat. Simdega is among the Maoist-violence hit districts in the state. It has a large Tribal population. This seat will see a direct fight between an ex-IPS officer and the BJP candidate from the seat. Phase-Wise List of Seats Going to Polls in Jharkhand.

Simdega is among the 20 seats which will be contested in round two of the elections. The other constituencies are: Baharagora, Ghatsila, Potka, Jugsalai, Jamshedpur East, Jamshedpur West, Kharsawan, Chaibasa, Majhgaon, Jaganathpur, Manoharpur, Chakradharpur, Tamar, Mandar, Torpa, Khunti, Sisai, Simdega and Kolebira.

In 2014, Vimala Pradhan of the BJP won from the Simdega assembly seat by beating Menon Ekka of the Jharkhand Party. However, this time the BJP has given ticket to Sadanand Besra and he will face retired IPS officer Rezi Dungdung and Congress candidate Bhusan Bara.

The five-phase Jharkhand elections are scheduled to be contested between November 30 to December 20. Results of the polls will be declared by the Election Commission on December 23.

The poll outcome are also likely to used as litmus test by analysts to gauge the people's sentiment towards the ongoing economic slowdown. Jharkhand is among the states which have faced the worst brunt of the economic crisis, with unemployment and job losses being projected as top poll issues.

MLA CandidatesPartyVotes
MAHESHWAR KHERWARIND936
BINOD KERKETTAAAP846
BHUSHAN BARA (Current MLA)INC60651
SHRADHANAND BESRABJP60366
MOHAN BARAIKJVM2137
ABRAHM MINJIND1666
OLIVER LAKRARashtriya Sangail PartyNA
DILIP BIRHORBhartiya Janjagran Gandhiwadi PartyNA
NIROJ GONDGondvana Gantantra PartyNA
MOHAN KACHHAPJD(U)NA
REZI DUNGDUNGJharkhand PartyNA
MLA CandidatesPartyVotes
Vimla Pradhan (Current MLA)BJP45343
Menon EkkaJharkhand Party42149