Kandhamal (Lok Sabha constituency)
Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency is one of the 21 Lok Sabha constituencies in Odisha state in eastern India. This constituency came into existence in 2008, following the implementation of delimitation of parliamentary constituencies based on the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted in 2002.
Baliguda, G. Udayagiri, Phulbani, Boudh and Bhanjanagar assembly segments were earlier in Phulbani constituency
Members of Parliament
- 2009: Rudramadhab Ray, BJD 
- 2014: Hemendra Chandra Singh, BJD
- 2014: Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh, BJD
- 2019: Achyutananda Samanta, BJD
2019 Election Result
|BJP||Mahamegha Bahan Aira Kharbela Swain||3,12,463||33.17|
|INC||Manoj Kumar Acharya||1,38,993||14.76|
|CPI(ML) Red Star||Tuna Mallick||8,283||0.88|
|NOTA||None of the above||13,253||1.41|
|BJD gain from BJP||Swing|
2014 By-Election Result
In 2014 bye-election, Biju Janata Dal candidate Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh defeated Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Rudramadhab Ray by a margin of 2,98,868 votes. Bye-election to the Kandhmal lok sabha constituency was held on 15 October 2014. Seven candidates had contested the election.
|BJD||Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh||4,77,529||61.54||+11.33|
|BJP||Rudra Madhab Ray||1,78,661||23.02||+10.07|
|NOTA||None of the above||11,053||1.42||-0.26|
2014 Election Result
In 2014 election, Biju Janata Dal candidate Hemendra Chandra Singh defeated Indian National Congress candidate Harihar Karan by a margin of 1,81,017 votes.
|BJD||Hemendra Chandra Singh||4,21,458||50.21|
|BJP||Sukanta Kumar Panigrahi||1,08,744||12.95|
|Independent||Basanta Kumar Pradhan||5,798||0.69|
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