Pottangi (Odisha Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Pottangi
Legislative Assembly of Odisha Constituency
District Koraput
Blocks Pottangi, Nandapur, Semiliguda, Koraput
Electorate 1,72,080 [1][a]
Major settlements Damanjodi
Current constituency
Created 1957
Party Congress
MLA Rama Chandra Kadam
Const. No. 145
Reserved for Scheduled Tribes
Lok Sabha Constituencies Koraput

Pottangi (Sl. No.: 145) is a Vidhan Sabha constituency of Koraput district, Odisha.[2]

This constituency includes Damanjodi, Pottangi block, Nandapur block, Semiliguda block and 3 Gram panchayats (Litiguda, Dumuripadar and Mathalput) of Koraput block.[3][4]

In 2009 election, Indian National Congress candidate Rama Chandra Kadam defeated Biju Janata Dal candidate Prafulla Kumar Pangi by a margin of 5,436 votes.[5]

Elected Members[edit]

Vote share of Winning candidates [6]
2009
  
41.60%
2004
  
47.12%
2000
  
64.46%
1995
  
49.10%
1990
  
70.68%
1985
  
43.69%
1980
  
61.86%
1977
  
52.87%

Eleven elections were held between 1957 and 2009. Elected members from the Pottangi constituency are:[7][8]

  • 2009: (145): Rama Chandra Kadam (Congress)
  • 2004: (84): Jayaram Pangi (BJD)
  • 2000: (84): Jayaram Pangi (BJD)
  • 1995: (84): Rama Chandra Kadam (Congress)
  • 1990: (84): Jayaram Pangi (Janata Dal
  • 1985: (84): Chandrama Santa (Congress)
  • 1980: (84): Chandrama Santa (Congress-I)
  • 1977: (84): Jayaram Pangi (Janata Party)
  • 1974: (84): Disari Sannu (Utkal Congress)
  • 1961: (9): Musuri Santa Pangi (Congress)
  • 1957: (7): Mulu Santa (Congress)

2014 Election[edit]

2014 General Election, Potangi
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJD Prafulla Chandra Pangi
INC Rama Chandra Kadam
BJP Krushna Chandra Jani
SAMO Guneipadia Radha
OJM Jayaram Bhoi
SKD Snehapatra Saanta
BSP Ashok Kumar Ulka
Independent Bhagavan Petia
Registered electors

Summary of results of the 2009 Election[edit]

2009 Vidhan Sabha Election, Pottangi[9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Rama Chandra Kadam 41,451 41.60
BJD Prafulla Kumar Pangi 36,015 36.14
BJP Dhanpati Eading 9,257 9.29 -
RSP Trilochan Muduli 5,462 5.48 -
SAMO Anantaram Mattam 4,620 4.64 -
CPI(ML) Liberation Jagga Hikaka 2,839 2.85 -
Majority 5,436 5.46[b] -
Turnout 99,646 59.96 -
INC gain from BJD Swing -5.14[c]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ as on 1 January 2014
  2. ^ %of total valid votes
  3. ^ 2004 Voter turnout was 65.10%

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: Pottangi (145) District: Koraput 
  3. ^ Assembly Constituencies and their Extent
  4. ^ Seats of Odisha
  5. ^ "Orissa Election Result 2009 With Vote Margin". leadtech.in. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 5436 
  6. ^ "84 - Pottangi (ST) Assembly Constituency". eci.nic.in. 2006. Retrieved 23 March 2014. List Of Winning Candidates 
  7. ^ http://orissa.gov.in/e-magazine/orissaannualreference/ORA-2011/pdf/453-501.pdf
  8. ^ "Pottangi Assembly Constituency, Orissa". Compare Infobase Limited. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  9. ^ http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/StatisticalReports/AE2009/stat_OR_April2009.pdf