Kandhamal (Lok Sabha constituency)

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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.

Assembly segments[edit]

Kandhamal Lok Sabha constituency comprises 7 legislative assembly segments, which are:[1]

  1. Baliguda
  2. G. Udayagiri
  3. Phulbani
  4. Kantamal
  5. Boudh
  6. Daspalla
  7. Bhanjanagar

Baliguda, G. Udayagiri, Phulbani, Boudh and Bhanjanagar assembly segments were earlier in Phulbani constituency

Members of Parliament[edit]

2019 Election Result[edit]

2019 Indian general election, Kandhamal, [3]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJD Achyutananda Samanta 4,61,679 49.01
BJP Mahamegha Bahan Aira Kharbela Swain 3,12,463 33.17
INC Manoj Kumar Acharya 1,38,993 14.76
BSP Amir Nayak 7,314 0.78
CPI(ML) Red Star Tuna Mallick 8,283 0.88
NOTA None of the above 13,253 1.41
Majority 1,49,216
Turnout 9,42,041 73.10
BJD gain from BJP Swing

2014 By-Election Result[edit]

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.[4] Seven candidates had contested the election.[5]

2014 Bye- Election, Odisha[6]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJD Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh 4,77,529 61.54 +11.33
BJP Rudra Madhab Ray 1,78,661 23.02 +10.07
INC Abhimanyu Behera[7] 90,536 11.66 -16.98
NOTA None of the above 11,053 1.42 -0.26
Majority 2,98,868 38.52 +16.96
Turnout 7,75,927
BJD hold Swing +11.33

2014 Election Result[edit]

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.

2014 General Election, Odisha[8]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJD Hemendra Chandra Singh 4,21,458 50.21
INC Harihar Karn 2,40,411 28.64
BJP Sukanta Kumar Panigrahi 1,08,744 12.95
Independent Lambodhar Kanhar 20,472 2.43
BSP Ram Nayak 11,080 1.32
AAP Narendra Mohanty 9,522 1.13
AOP Bilasini Nayak 7,741 0.92
Independent Basanta Kumar Pradhan 5,798 0.69
NOTA None 14,159 1.68
Majority 1,81,017 21.56
Turnout 8,39,385
BJD hold Swing

References[edit]

  1. ^ "13 - Kandhamal Parliamentary (Lok Sabha) Constituency". Datanet India Pvt. Ltd. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  2. ^ "Parliamentary Constituency: Kandhamal". Indian Elections. Retrieved 20 February 2014.
  3. ^ "List of Contesting Candidates (Phase-II) (PC)" (PDF). ceoorissa.nic.in. Office of the Chief Electoral Officer, Odisha. Retrieved 15 April 2019.
  4. ^ "BJP, BJD Finalise Candidates; Cong Still Awaits Sonia Nod". The New Indian Express. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  5. ^ "Kandhamal bypolls: Ind candidate withdraws, seven in fray". Zee Media Corporation. Retrieved 30 September 2014.
  6. ^ "BJD wins Kandhamal by-polls trouncing BJP in Odisha". DNA. Retrieved 19 October 2014.
  7. ^ Dehury, Chinmaya. "Ex MLA Abhimanyu Behera is Congress candidate for Odisha bypoll". Odisha Sun Times. Retrieved 25 September 2014.
  8. ^ http://eciresults.nic.in/ConstituencywiseS1813.htm?ac=13

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