Gopalpur (Odisha Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Gopalpur
Legislative Assembly of Odisha Constituency
District Ganjam
Blocks Rangailunda, Kukudakhandi
Electorate 1,74,905 [1][a]
Major settlements Gopalpur, Brahmapur
Current constituency
Created 1974
Party BJD
MLA Pradeep Kumar Panigrahy
Const. No. 132
Lok Sabha Constituencies Berhampur

Gopalpur (Sl. No.: 132) is a Vidhan Sabha constituency of Ganjam district, Odisha.[2]

This constituency includes Gopalpur, Ward Nos. 25 to 27 of Brahmapur, Rangailunda block and 4 Gram panchayats (Hugulapatta, Gurunthi, Barigan and Nimakhandi) of Kukudakhandi block.[3][4]

Elected Members[edit]

Vote share of Winning candidates [5]
2014
46.98%
2009
42.77%
2004
53.55%
2000
50.13%
1995
48.38%
1990
62.83%
1985
67.67%
1980
74.53%
1977
46.44%

Ten elections were held between 1974 and 2014. Elected members from the Gopalpur constituency are: [6][7]

  • 2014: (132): Pradeep Kumar Panigrahy (BJD)
  • 2009: (132): Pradeep Kumar Panigrahy (BJD)
  • 2004: (74): Trinath Behera (Indian National Congress)
  • 2000: (74): Rama Chandra Sethy (BJD)
  • 1995: (74): Rama Chandra Sethy (Janata Dal)
  • 1990: (74): Rama Chandra Sethy (Janata Dal)
  • 1985: (74): Ghansyam Behera (Congress)
  • 1980: (74): Ghansyam Behera (Congress-I)
  • 1977: (74): Ghansyam Behera (Congress)
  • 1974: (74): Mohan Nayak (Congress)

2014 Election Result[edit]

In 2014 election, Biju Janata Dal candidate Pradeep Kumar Panigrahy defeated Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Bibhuti Bhusan Jena by a margin of 20,112 votes. [8]

2014 Vidhan Sabha Election, Gopalpur[9][10]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJD Pradeep Kumar Panigrahy 55,265 46.98 4.21
BJP Bibhuti Bhusan Jena 35,153 29.88 14.97
INC Bhagaban Gantayat 21,741 18.48 -2.96
AAP Debasish Bebartta 1,335 1.13
BSP Jitendra Kumar Panda 623 0.53
SUCI(C) P. Sibaprasad Reddy 585 0.5
Independent Ujala Behera 538 0.46
SKD Namita Panda 535 0.45
Independent A. Raghunath Varma 531 0.45
NOTA None 1,337 1.14 -
Majority 20,112 17.09 -4.24
Turnout 1,17,643 67.26 11.71
Registered electors 174905
BJD hold

Summary of results of the 2009 Election[edit]

In 2009 election, Biju Janata Dal candidate Pradeep Kumar Panigrahy defeated Indian National Congress candidate Dr. Trinath Behera by a margin of 18,758 votes.[11]

2009 Vidhan Sabha Election, Gopalpur [12]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJD Pradeep Kumar Panigrahy 37,612 42.77 -
INC Trinath Behera 18,854 21.44 -
Independent Anuja Kumar Nayak 14,679 16.69 -
BJP Bibhuti Bhusan Jena 13,112 14.91 -
Independent A. Raghunath Verma 1,094 1.24 -
SAMO Ajit Kumar Dalai 1,064 1.21 -
Independent Binaya Kumar Padhi 966 1.10 -
Independent Debasish Pramanik 565 0.64 -
Majority 18,758 21.33[b] -
Turnout 88,010 55.55 -
BJD gain from INC Swing -3.74 [c]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ as on 1 January 2014
  2. ^ %of total valid votes
  3. ^ 2004 Voter turnout was 59.29%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CONSTITUENCY-WISE ELECTOR INFORMATION" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Orissa Assembly Election 2009". empoweringindia.org. Retrieved 21 March 2014. Constituency: Gopalpur (132) District: Ganjam 
  3. ^ Assembly Constituencies and their Extent
  4. ^ Seats of Odisha
  5. ^ "74 - Gopalpur (SC) Assembly Constituency". eci.nic.in. 2006. Retrieved 21 March 2014. List Of Winning Candidates 
  6. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-17. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  7. ^ "Gopalpur Assembly Constituency, Orissa". Compare Infobase Limited. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  8. ^ "Constituency Wise odisha Assembly Election result 2014". Leadtech.in. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  9. ^ "Odisha - Gopalpur". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Orissa Assembly Election 2014 Constituency: Gopalpur (132)". EmpoweringIndia.org. Retrieved 19 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Orissa Election Result 2009 With Vote Margin". leadtech.in. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 18758 
  12. ^ http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/StatisticalReports/AE2009/stat_OR_April2009.pdf