Former Jharkhand Chief Minister Arjun Munda and BJP candidate has won the Khunti Lok Sabha seat by a very narrow margin. Arjun Munda defeated Kali Charan Munda of INC by around 1000 votes.
As evident from the vote margin, Arjun Munda(BJP) and Kali Charan Munda (INC) had a seesaw fight.
Khunti is a rural constituency with an approximate literacy rate of 64.76%. In 2014, there were 1111856 voters of which 565457 were male and 546398 were female and 1 voter of the third gender. Khunti has an estimated Scheduled Caste population of 6.37% and a Scheduled Tribe population of 65.25%.
Karia Munda of BJP (Alliance: NDA) won in this seat defeating JHKP. BJP polled 2,69,185 of the total of 7,36,955 votes polled. BJP won the seat in the 2009 Lok Sabha elections.
After the announcement of results, BJP supporters were in very joyous mood, sweets were distributed,noise of brusting crackers filled the air.