Harihar Swain

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Harihar Swain
Member: 14th Lok Sabha
Preceded by Kumudini Patnaik
Succeeded by Nityananda Pradhan
Constituency Aska
Personal details
Born (1939-11-11)11 November 1939[1]
Ganjam, Orissa
Died 13 October 2012(2012-10-13) (aged 76)
New Delhi, India
Nationality Indian
Political party BJD
Spouse(s) Kanaka Swain
Children 1 Son And 4 Daughters
Residence Ganjam, Odisha
Religion Hindu
As of 22 September, 2006
Source: [1]

Harihar Swain (11 November 1939 – 13 October 2012) was a member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. He represented the Aska constituency of Odisha on a Biju Janata Dal ticket. [2] He was expelled from the Biju Janata Dal after voting against the party whip.[3] It was alleged that he had taken a bribe to vote against his own party.[4] He was suffering from multiple ailments and died on 13 October 2012. [5][6]


  1. ^ "ASSEMBLY MEMBER'S INFORMATION SYSTEM". ws.ori.nic.in. Retrieved 14 October 2012. DATE OF BIRTH: 11/11/1939 
  2. ^ "Former minister Harihar Swain dies". odishatv.in. 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2012. Swain later joined BJD and was elected to the Lok Sabha from Aska in 2004. 
  3. ^ "BJD expels party lawmaker for voting for government | TwoCircles.net". twocircles.net. 2008. Retrieved 17 May 2012. Orissa's Biju Janata Dal (BJD) expelled Harihara Swain 
  4. ^ "Harihar Swain sold out Orissa's interests alleges BJD". odishatoday.com. 2008. Retrieved 17 May 2012. betraying the faith of lakhs of people only for the self-interest and that too taking an bribe to vote in favour of the Congress led UPA Government 
  5. ^ "Former Odisha minister Harihar Swain dies | Business Standard". business-standard.com. 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2012. Swain, 73, was suffering from multiple ailments for several months. 
  6. ^ "Harihar Swain dead - The Times of India". indiatimes.com. 2012. Retrieved 14 October 2012. Former minister and Lok Sabha member from Aska constituency Harihar Swain died on Saturday at AIIMS, New Delhi. 

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