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Berhampur Lok Sabha constituency of Odisha: Full list of candidates, polling dates

Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Berhampur Lok Sabha constituency of Odisha.

Berhampur Lok Sabha constituency of Odisha: Full list of candidates, polling dates
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Berhampur Lok Sabha Constituency, is one of 21 Lok Sabha constituencies in the eastern state of Odisha and will cast its vote in the 2019 election on April 11.

Berhampur Constituency covers seven assembly segments –  Chatrapur, Gopalpur, Berhampur, Chikiti, Digapahandi, Mohana and Parlakhemundi.

The first phase of voting in Berhampur - one of the four parliamentary constituencies of Odisha where polling was held - ended on April 11. The fate of 8 contesting candidates will be decided on May 23 when counting of votes takes place and the result is declared. The total voter turnout recorded in Odisha was 66 per cent.

Here is the full list of candidates contesting the Lok Sabha election in 2019 from Berhampur Lok Sabha constituency of Odisha.

1 V.CHANDRASEKHAR NAIDU Indian National Congress
2 CHANDRA SEKHAR SAHU Biju Janata Dal
3 TIRUPATHI RAO KARANAM Bahujan Samaj Party
4 BHRUGU BAXIPATRA Bharatiya Janata Party
5 SRIHARI PATNAIK Odisha Pragati Dal
7 SOMANATH BEHERA SOCIALIST UNITY CENTRE OF INDIA (COMMUNIST)
11 K. SHYAMBABU SUBUDHI Independent
13 B.BISHNU PRASAD SUBUDHI Independent
14 BHRUGU BAXIPATRA Bharatiya Janata Party
19 K. SHYAMBABU SUBUDHI Independent

In the 2014 Lok Sabha election, Siddhanta Mahapatra of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) – won with a huge margin of over 1.27 lakh votes. He had defeated Indian National Congress (INC) Chandra Sekhar Sahu.

The voter turnout figure was at 67.90 per cent across 1543 polling stations. Bharatiya Janata Party's Rama Chandra Panda, Communist Party of India's (Marxist) Ali kishor Patnaik and Aam Aadmi Party's Dhanada Kanta Mishra.

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In the year 2009, Mahapatra had defeated Sahu by getting a margin of 57 thousand votes.

The voter turnout across 1325 polling stations for this election here was 58.92 per cent. Some of the other candidates in the fray were Pabitra Gamango from Bahujan Samaj Party.