JMM won Dumka, defeating second-placed BJP by 13188 votes. BJP had won this constituency in the previous election, but JMM took control of the seat with a comfortable margin in this election.
Dumka is in the Santhal Pargana region of Jharkhand. It is also a constituency reserved for ST candidates, and is a predominantly rural constituency.
Hemant Soren of the JMM received 48.9% of the vote, compared to 40.9% of the BJP's Lois Marandi. JMM's voteshare increased by 6.6% from 2014, while BJP's voteshare fell by 4.8%.
The constituency saw a 2-cornered contest, with Jharkhand Mukti Morcha, Bharatiya Janata Party all getting a voteshare of 10% of more.
|Party||Name||Votes||Vote (%)||Party Voteshare Change|
|Jharkhand Mukti Morcha||Hemant Soren||81007||48.9%||+6.6%|
|Bharatiya Janata Party||Lois Marandi||67819||40.9%||-4.8%|
|Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (Prajatantrik)||Anjula Murmu||3156||1.9%||-1.1%|
|Janata Dal (United)||Marshal Rishiraj Tudu||2409||1.5%||+1.5%|
|None of the Above||Nota||2267||1.4%||+1.4%|
|Loktantrik Janshakti Party||Ramchandra Murmu||1530||0.9%||+0.9%|
|Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (Ulgulan)||Devid Tudu||1102||0.7%||+0.7%|
|Independent||Dr. Srilal Kisku||1026||0.6%||-|
|Communist Party of India||Abinash Tudu||918||0.6%||+0.6%|
|Bahujan Samaj Party||Mukesh Kumar Dehari||721||0.4%||+0.4%|
|Lok Jan Shakti Party||Mohril Murmu||715||0.4%||+0.4%|
|Aam Aadmi Party||Miru Hansda||461||0.3%||+0.3%|