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Lok Sabha Elections 2024 | A close look at Scheduled Tribe (ST) constituencies

Among the total 543 seats, this Lok Sabha Elections, 47 seats spread across 16 states were reserved for the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category.
Last Updated : 06 June 2024, 09:50 IST
Last Updated : 06 June 2024, 09:50 IST

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The final chapter of the 18th Lok Sabha elections has unfolded. The results are out and the country is buzzing over the performances of major political parties in various constituencies.

Among the total 543 seats this Lok Sabha Elections, 47 seats spread across 16 states were reserved for the Scheduled Tribe (ST) category. The number of seats allotted for ST candidates was increased to 47 in 2009 from 41 in 1998.

Data from the Election Commission of India (ECI) showed that the 47 seats are from the states of Maharashtra, Madhya Pradesh, Karnataka, Jharkhand, Odisha, Assam, West Bengal, Chhatisgarh, Gujarat, Rajasthan, Karnataka, Lakshwadeep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Mizoram, Tripura, Telangana, Dadra and Nagar Haveli & Daman and Diu, Andhra Pradesh.

It was seen that candidates of total 10 parties won from these seats. Prominent parties in this regard were Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) with most seats which is 25, followed by Indian National Congres (INC) with 12, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) with 3, Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party with 1, United People’s Party, Liberal with 1, Nationalist Congress Party (Sharad Pawar) (NCP-SP) with 1, The Voice of The People's Party with 1, Bharta Adivasi Party with 1, Zoram People’s Movement with 1 and TMC with 1.

BJP candidate Kriti Devi Debbarman from the Tripura East constituency won the highest margin among ST seats—4,86,819 votes.

For comparison, in the 2019 Lok Sabha Elections, the BJP had won 31 out of the 47 ST seats.

Congress, on the other hand, managed to secure victory in four ST seats, followed by Biju Janata Dal with 3, Yuvajana Sramika Rythu Congress Party with 1, Shiv Sena with 1, Jharkhand Mukti Morcha with 1, Naga People's Front with 1, National People's Party with 1, Mizo National Front with 1, Nationalist Democratic Progressive Party with 1, Bharat Rashtra Samithi with 1, Nationalist Congress Party with 1.

In 2014, the BJP was victorious in 27 ST seats, whereas the Congress won five constituencies reserved for STs.

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Published 06 June 2024, 09:50 IST

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