Chatra (Lok Sabha constituency)

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Chatra Lok Sabha constituency (Hindi: चतरा लोक सभा निर्वाचन क्षेत्र)) is one of the 14 Lok Sabha (parliamentary) constituencies in Jharkhand state in eastern India. It covers the entire Chatra and Latehar districts and part of Palamu district

Assembly segments[edit]

Presently, Chatra Lok Sabha smallestconstituency in jharkhandcomprises the following five Vidhan Sabha (legislative assembly) segments:[1]

Constituency number Name Reserved for (SC/ST/None) District
27 Chatra SC Chatra
26 Simaria SC Chatra
74 Latehar SC Latehar
75 Panki None Palamu
73 Manika ST Latehar

Until 1977, Chatra was one of the vasted Parliamentary constituencies with parts of Gaya, Hazaribag and Palamu districts. The districts of Chatra and Latehar came into being much later. Sans Panki, all the assembly segments namely Chatra, Simaria, Latehar and Manika are reserved seats, whereas Chatra continues to be an unreserved Parliamentary constituency.

Members of Parliament[edit]

Election results[edit]

General Election, 2019: Chatra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Sunil Kumar Singh 5,28,077 57.03
INC Manoj Kumar Yadav 1,50,206 16.22
RJD Subhash Yadav 83,425 9.01
CPI Arjun Kumar 22,577 2.44
BSP Nageshwar Ganjhu 18,888 2.04
Majority 3,77,871 40.81
Turnout 9,25,956 64.97
BJP gain from INC Swing
General Election, 2014: Chatra
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJP Sunil Kumar Singh 295862
INC Dhiraj Prasad Sahu 117836
Trinamool Congress Naushad Alam 7841 1.10
BJP gain from Independent Swing

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Parliamentary Constituency". Chief Electoral Officer, Jharkhand website. Archived from the original on 2012-02-26.