Bhubaneswar, February 20, Abhijit Saha: Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha Constituency is a part of the 21 parliamentary (Lok Sabha) constituencies in the State of Odisha located in the eastern part of India. It was formed before the elections in 1957. Bhubaneswar has a population of 8,37,737 according to the census of 2011. With a sex ratio of 880 females over every 1000 males, 56 percent of the total population of this city comprises of males and female comprised only 44 percent of the total population.
Bhubaneswar is also the state capital and administrative centre of the district. The city is also known as Temple city of India. Bhubaneswar lies along the eastern coast of India and has an area of 135 sq km. The literacy rate of Bhubaneswar is over 85 percent with more than 300 colleges offering disciplines like science, arts, law, engineering, medical, etc. It is linked to other neighbouring cities and towns by National Highway NH 32. River Daya and river Kuakhai are bordering the city Bhubaneswar. Places for tourist attraction are Udayagiri, Khandagiri, Dhauli Giri and Lingaraj Temple.
The present MP of the 15th Lok Sabha for this constituency is Prasanna Kumar Patasani. He is from the party Biju Janata Dal (BJD). He is also a lawyer, philosopher and a poet. He is also the Vice President and Founder member of the Biju Janata Dal. He has been winning the seat for Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha Constituency from the last four consecutive sessions.
The seven segments of the Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha) falling under Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha Constituency are : Bhubaneswar North, Jayadev (SC), Bhubaneswar Central, Ekamra Bhubaneswar, Jatani, Bugunia and Khurda.
Let’s have a look into the Member of Parliament list during various sessions from the year 1957.