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Chhattisgarh Assembly Election 2013 : A Brief Profile
India Monday, December 09, 2013

Nitu Maurya
There were 983 candidates contesting the Chhattisgarh Assembly election 2013 for the 90 seats. The average voter turnout percentage in Chhattisgarh 2013 Assembly Election is 74.70%. In 2008 election, it was 70.51%. Here is a summary analysis of the parties and candidates by Nitu Maurya. For more information, please visit www.EmpoweringIndia.org

MLAs 2013: There were 983 candidates contesting the Chhattisgarh Assembly election 2013 for the 90 seats. Among the newly elected MLAs, 49 are from BJP, 39 are from INC, BSP has one, and there is one Independent.

Electoral Performance: The average voter turnout percentage in Chhattisgarh 2013 Assembly Election is 74.70%. In 2008 election, it was 70.51%.

In 2013 Assembly election, BJP won the largest number of 49 seats with 41.05% of the vote share. INC won 39 seats with 40.30% of the vote share. 1 seat won by BSP and IND each with 4.27% and 5.31% of the vote share respectively.

In 2008 Assembly election, BJP had won the largest number of 50 seats with 40.31% of the vote share. INC had won 38 seats with 38.63% of the vote share. BSP won 2 seats with 6.11% of the vote share.

Table: 1

 

Party

Assembly Election, 2013

Assembly Election, 2008

Seats Won

Party Votes%

Seats Won

Party Votes%

BJP

49

41.05

50

40.31

INC

39

40.30

38

38.63

BSP

1

4.27

2

6.11

IND

1

5.31

0

8.47

Other

0

9.07

0

10.96

Total

90

100.00

70

100.00


Source: www.empoweringIndia.org

In 2013 Assembly election, Amit Ajit Jogi (INC) from Marwahi constituency win the election with largest vote margin (46,250). On the other hand, Raju Singh Kshatri (BJP) from Takhatpur constituency wins the election with lowest vote margin (608).

In 2008 Assembly election, Ajit Jogi (INC) from Marwahi constituency won the election with largest vote margin (42,092). On the other hand, Nand Kumar Patel (INC) from Kharsia constituency won the election with lowest vote margin (1).

31 Constituencies retained by parties (BJP-20, INC-11) in Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2003 and 2008. 36 Constituencies retained by parties (BJP-24, INC-12) in Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2008 and 2013 and 12 Constituencies retained by parties (BJP-7, INC-5) in Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2003, 2008 and 2013 (See Table 4).

Average assets of MLAs: The average asset per MLA in the Chhattisgarh 2013 Assembly Elections is Rs. 8.88 Crores. Among the parties, the average asset per MLA for BJP is Rs.2.19 Crores (49 MLAs), for INC it is Rs.17.49 Crores (39 MLAs) and for the only BSP MLA it is Rs 2.04 Crore and for 1 MLA of Independent it is Rs.7.47 Crores.

Average Asset per MLA in 2008 Chhattisgarh Assembly was Rs. 1.47 Crores. Among major parties, the average asset per MLA for BJP is Rs. 66.53Lakhs (50 MLAs), and for INC is Rs. 2.59 Crores (38 MLAs).

Table:2

 

 

Comparison of Average Assets of MLAs in Assembly Elections 2008 and 2013

 

 

Party

Number of MLAs, 2008

Average Assets, 2008

Number of MLAs, 2013

Average Assets, 2013

Average% Increase in Assets

BJP

50

66,53,529

49

2,19,69,058

 

INC

38

2,59,57,335

39

17,49,73,166

574%

Source: www.empoweringIndia.org

The average asset of 22 re-elected MLAs in 2013 is Rs 3.16 Crores. The average assets of these 22 MLAs in 2008 were Rs. 1.27 Crores. The average asset growth of these 22 re-elected MLAs is 147%. Among the parties, average increase in the assets of 15 re-elected MLAs of BJP between 2008 (80 lakh) to 2013(2 crore) election is 216% and 96% increase in 7 re-elected MLAs of INC between 2008 (2 crore) to 2013 (4 crore).

Table: 3

 

Average asset increase of re-elected MLAs

 

Party

Number of re-elected MLAs

Average Assets

Average% Increase in Assets

2013

2008

BJP

15

2,55,15,378

80,73,708

216%

INC

7

4,46,57,049

2,28,40,928

96%

Source: www.empoweringIndia.org

MLAs not declared PAN details: In 2013 Chhattisgarh Assembly election, 10 out of 90 () MLAs have not declared PAN details. Among parties, 8 (16%) MLAs of BJP and 2 (5%) MLAs of INC have not declared PAN details.

Among the MLAs in 2008, 56 out of 90 (62%) MLAs had not declared their PAN details. Among the parties, 33 (66%) MLAs of BJP, and 21 (55%) MLAs of INC and 2 MLAs of BSP had not declared PAN details.

MLAs with Criminal Cases: In the Chhattisgarh 2013 Assembly Elections, 15 of the 90 (17%) MLAs have acknowledged criminal cases. Among parties, 6 (12%) MLAs of BJP and 9 (23%) MLAs of INC have acknowledged criminal cases.
Among the MLAs in 2008, 11 out of 70 (12%) MLAs had acknowledged criminal cases. Among the parties, 6 (12%) MLAs of BJP and 5 (13%) MLAs of INC had acknowledged criminal cases.

Graduate MLAs: In the 2013 Assembly Elections, 13 out 90 (14%) MLAs are graduates. Among parties, 6 (12%) MLAs of BJP and 7 (18%) MLAs INC are graduates.

Among the MLAs in 2008, 10 out of 90 (11%) MLAs were graduates in Chhattisgarh. Among parties, 4 (8%) MLAs of BJP and 6 (16%) MLAs of INC were graduates.

Young MLAs (35 years and below): In the 2013 Assembly Elections, 7 out of 90 (7%) MLAs are young. Among parties, 4 (8%) MLAs of BJP and 3 (8%) MLA of INC is young.

Among the winners of 2008, only 9% MLAs were young. Among parties, 5 (10%) MLAs of BJP and 2 (5%) MLAs of INC and 1 MLA of BSP were young.

Women MLAs: Out of 90 MLAs, 10 (11%) are women. Among parties, 6 (12%) MLAs of BJP and 4 (10%) MLAs of INC are women

Among the winners of 2008, Out of 90 MLAs, 11 (12%) were women. Among parties, 6 (12%) MLAs of BJP and 5 (13%) MLAs of INC were women.

Party Abbreviations: BJP - Bhartiya Janata Party, INC - Indian National Congress, , BSP- Bahujan Samaj Party, IND- Independent

Author: Nitu Maurya is a research fellow at Liberty Institute.

Table: 4

 

 Constituency

31 Constituencies retained by parties (BJP-20, INC-11) in Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2003 and 2008

36 Constituencies retained by parties (BJP-24, INC-12) in Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2008 and 2013

12 Constituencies retained by parties (BJP-7, INC-5) in Chhattisgarh Assembly Elections 2003, 2008 and 2013

BJP

INC

BJP

INC

BJP

INC

Abhanpur

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ahiwara

 

 

X

 

 

 

Akaltara

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ambikapur

 

 

 

X

 

 

Antagarh

 

 

X

 

 

 

Arang

 

 

 

 

 

 

Baikunthpur

 

 

X

 

 

 

Baloda Bazar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basna

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bastar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Beltara

 

 

X

 

 

 

Bemetara

 

X

 

 

 

 

Bhanupratappur

X

 

 

 

 

 

Bharatpur-Sonhat

 

 

X

 

 

 

Bhatapara

 

X

 

 

 

 

Bhatgon

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bhilai Nagar

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bijapur

 

 

X

 

 

 

Bilaigarh

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bilaspur

X

 

X

 

X

 

Bilha

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bindrawagarh

 

 

X

 

X

 

Chandrapur

 

 

X

 

 

 

Chitrakot

X

 

 

 

 

 

Dantewad

 

 

 

 

 

 

Daundi Lohara

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dhamtari

 

 

 

X

 

 

Dharamjaigarh

X

 

 

 

 

 

Dharsiwa

X

 

X

 

X

 

Dongargaon

X

 

 

 

 

 

Dongargarh

X

 

X

 

X

 

Durg City

X

 

 

 

 

 

Durg Gramin

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gunderdehi

X

 

 

 

 

 

Jagdalpur

X

 

X

 

X

 

Jaijaipur

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janjgir-Champa

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jashpur

X

 

X

 

X

 

Kanker

X

 

 

 

 

 

Kasdol

 

X

 

 

 

 

Katghora

 

X

 

 

 

 

Kawardha

 

 

X

 

 

 

Keshkal

X

 

 

 

 

 

Khairagarh

 

 

 

 

 

 

Khallari

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kharsia

 

X

 

X

 

X

Khujji

 

 

 

X

 

 

Kondagaon

X

 

 

 

 

 

Konta

 

X

 

X

 

X

Korba

 

 

 

X

 

 

Kota

 

X

 

X

 

X

Kunkuri

 

 

X

 

 

 

Kurud

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lailunga

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lormi

 

X

 

 

 

 

Lundra

 

 

 

X

 

 

Mahasamund

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manendragarh

 

 

X

 

 

 

Marwahi

 

X

 

X

 

X

Masturi

X

 

 

 

 

 

Mohla – Manpur