The four Lok Sabha seats are Chatra, Koderma, Palamu and Lohardaga. There are 20 candidates each from Chatra and Koderma constituencies, 13 for Palamu seat and nine for Lohardaga seats.

The Lok Sabha polls in Jharkhand for its 14 seats will take place in three phases - April 10, 17 and 24.

A total 66 candidates had filed nomination papers. But two candidates withdrew their nominations and two other nominations were cancelled on technical grounds.

Former Jharkhand director general of police VD Ram is fighting for the Palamu seat on a BJP ticket while Bharatiya Janta Party state president Rabindra Rai is fighting for the Koderma seat.

Former minister Rameshwar Oraon is fighting for the Lohardaga seat while former Maoist leader and sitting Palamu MP Kameshwar Baitha is contesting as an independent candidate.


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