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Kandhamal Lok Sabha Elections

Kandhamal Lok Sabha Constituency is one of the 21 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state of Odisha. It was formed after the 2008 Presidential notification of delimitation of constituencies.

The seat is not reserved for any category and its constituency number is 13.

It has seven assembly segments - Baliguda (ST), G Udayagiri (ST), Phulbani (ST), Kantamal, Boudh, Daspalla (SC), Bhanjanagar - of which one is reserved for the SC category and three are reserved for the ST category.

The electors in the Kandhamal Lok Sabha Constituency will cast their votes on April 18 in the second phase of 2019 Lok Sabha election.

Hemendra Chandra Singh of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) was the Member of Parliament from the Kandhamal parliamentary constituency till his death.

In 2014 Lok Sabha election, Hemendra Chandra Singh was declared a winner from this seat.

Hemendra Chandra Singh bagged 421458 votes to defeat Harihar Karan of the INC who bagged 240,441 votes. But he passed away after a few months and his wife Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh retained the seat for the party in a by-election held in the same year. But the party has not repeated her candidature this time.

The main electoral contest here is between the ruling BJD, the BJP and INC though other regional political parties and some Independent candidates are also in the fray here.

The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has fielded Achyuta Samanta from Kandhamal while Manoj Kumar Acharya is contesting on the Congress ticket. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has nominated Mahameghabaham Aira Kharbela Swain from this constituency.

On March 10, the Election Commission of India announced dates for the 2019 Lok Sabha election.

Lok Sabha election 2019 will take place in seven phases across the country – on April 11, April 18, April 23, April 29, May 6, May 12 and May 19.

The results would be declared on May 23.

The polls will be held in 1,035,918 polling stations across the country compared to 928,000 set up during the last Lok Sabha election in 2014.

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Candidates Party Status Votes
Achyutananda Samanta BJD

Won

461679
Mahameghabahan Aira Kharabela Swain BJP

Lost

312463
Manoj Kumar Acharya INC

Lost

138993
Nota NOTA

Lost

13253
Tuna Mallick CPI(ML)(R)

Lost

8283
Amir Nayak BSP

Lost

7314

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Kandhamal Lok Sabha Constituency of Odisha: Full list of candidates, polling dates

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Kandhamal Lok Sabha Constituency

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In 2014 Lok Sabha election, Hemendra Chandra Singh was declared winner from this seat. 

Apr 08, 2019, 11:36 AM IST
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Jan 22, 2019, 13:33 PM IST