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"Huge Enthusiasm Amongst Voters," Says Arjun Munda After Casting Vote In Jharkhand's Khunti

10:36 AM May 13, 2024 IST | 8PM News Desk
 huge enthusiasm amongst voters   says arjun munda after casting vote in jharkhand s khunti
"Huge enthusiasm amongst voters," says Arjun Munda after casting vote in Jharkhand's Khunti

Khunti (Jharkhand): Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) candidate from Jharkhand's Khunti and Union Minister Arjun Munda cast his vote at a polling station in Khunti.

After casting his vote Arjun Munda said, "I have cast my vote here today. Today is the mega festival of democracy. This election is for taking the country in the direction of betterment."

"There is huge enthusiasm amongst voters. I believe that the people of the country are going to vote in the favour of BJP..." added Munda.

Notably, Congress has nominated Kali Charan Munda from the Khunti Lok Sabha seat.
Khunti is one of the most high-profile constituencies in Jharkhand, and a BJP's stronghold too.

Khunti is one of the 14 Lok Sabha seats of Jharkhand and covers a total of five Vidhan Sabha constituencies, Kharsawan, Tamar, Torpa, Khunti, Simdega and Kolebira.

Historically, from 1962 to 1984, the Khunti Lok Sabha seat saw dominance by the Congress and the Jharkhand Party. However, since 1984, the BJP has emerged as the predominant force in the constituency, winning eight out of 10 elections.

In the 2019 elections, BJP leader Arjun Munda replaced Karia Munda. Arjun Munda won by defeating the same candidate Kali Charan Munda. BJP candidate Arjun Munda received 382,638 votes, while INC candidate Kalicharan Munda garnered 381,193 votes.

In the 2014 general elections, BJP candidate Karia Munda won the seat by defeating Jharkhand Party candidate Anosh Ekka by 92,248 votes.

Arjun Munda, a tribal leader from the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), currently serves as the Member of Parliament (MP) for the Khunti constituency in Jharkhand and holds the position of Union Cabinet Minister for Tribal Affairs.

Kali Charan Munda, who is the son of one of the most influential tribal leaders from Jharkhand T Muchirai Munda was an MLA from the Tamar constituency twice (1992-2000) and also a respected figure amongst the tribal community in Jharkhand. He was the President of the Ranchi District Rural Congress in undivided Bihar from 1997 to 2007 and then became the General Secretary of the Jharkhand Pradesh Congress.

Currently, Kali Charan Munda is the Vice President of the Jharkhand Pradesh Congress. The Congress has nominated Kali Charan Munda from the Khunti Lok Sabha constituency for the third consecutive time.

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