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Balasore Lok Sabha Constituency : Special Report

Balasore, February 22, Abhijit Saha: Balasore 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. Balasore is also known as Baleswar. Balasore has a population of 1,18,202 in the city and 1,77,557 in the Metro according to the census of 2011 of which 52 percent are male and 48 percent are female population with a sex ratio of 957 females over 1000 males. With an average literacy rate of 86 percent is the most literate town in Odisha.

Balasore also has a missile testing base of the army. This place is popularly known for its scenic beauty. It is connected with National Highway NH 5 and NH 60. Balasore is the education hub of north Odisha with many engineering, medical and law collegesakir Mohan University. Fishing and Agriculture are the main source of income.

Balasore city is surrounded by West Bengal in the north and Bay of Bengal in the east. River Subarnarekha and river Budhabalanga passes through the district from west to east. Irrigation system is very widespread in the district. Some places of interest are Chandipur Beach, Khirachora Gopinath Temple, Jhareswar Temple, Kuldiha wildlife sanctuary, Panchalingeswar Temple and Talsari.

Balasore Station Square

Balasore Station Square

The present MP of the 16th Lok Sabha for this constituency is Srikanta Kumar Jena. He is from the Indian National Congress (INC) party.

The Assembly constituencies constituting this parliamentary constituency are : Badasahi (SC), Jaleswar, Bhograi, Basta, Balasore, Remuna (SC) and Nilgiri.

Let’s take a look into the Member of Parliament list during various sessions.

  • In the session of 1951 the 1st of Lok Sabha election was held where Bhagabat Sahu came out as the winner with a total vote count of 1,51,813.  He was from the Indian National Congress (INC). There was no candidate contesting against him for this session.
  • In the session of 1957 the 2nd Lok Sabha election was held where Bhagabat Sahu won once again since this time also there was no candidate contesting against him. He was representing the party of Indian National Congress (INC). The total number of vote he got was 1,45,163.
  • In the session of 1962 the 3rd Lok Sabha election was held where Gokulananda Mahanty became the winner with a total vote count of 33,828. He was contesting for the Indian National Congress (INC). The runner up contestant Mahendra Majhi who got a total vote of 26,545 was from GP party.
  • In the session of 1967 the 4th Lok Sabha election was held where S. Kundu was the winner with a total vote count of 1,13,022. He was representing the Praja Socialist Party (PSP). The runner up contestant was K. K. Pattanayak who got a total vote of 77,653 and was fighting for Indian National Congress.
  • In the session of 1971 the 5th Lok Sabha election was held where Shyamsundar Mohapatra was the winner with a total vote count of 98,926. He was a candidate of the Indian National Congress party. The runner up contestant was Samarendra Kundu who got a total vote of 75,139 and was from the party PSP.
  • In the session of 1977 the 6th Lok Sabha election was held where Samarendra Kundu won with a total vote count of 1,90,219. This time he was contesting for Bhartiya Lok Dal (BLD). The runner up contestant was Shyamsundar Mohapatra contesting for INC got a total vote of 1,30,758.

Samarendra Kundu

Samarendra Kundu

  • In the session of 1980 the 7th Lok Sabha election was held where Chintamani Jena won the seat for INC (I) with a total vote count of 2,29,040 against runner up candidate Samarendra Kundu who fought for Janata Party (JNP) and got a total vote of 89,151.
  • In the session of 1984 the 8th Lok Sabha election was held where Chintamani Jena won once again with a total vote count of 2,74,294 and he was contesting from Indian National Congress. The runner up candidate who stood against him was Samarendra Kundu from Janata Party (JNP) who got a total vote of 1,95,109.
  • In the session of 1989 the 9th Lok Sabha election was held where Samarendra Kundu won with a total vote count of 3,62,537 for Janata Dal (JD) against the runner up candidate Chintamani Jena fighting for Indian National Congress who got total vote of 2,44,733.
  • In the session of 1991 the 10th Lok Sabha election was held where Kartikeswar Patra became the winner with a total vote count of 2,66,139. He was contesting for Indian National Congress. Samarendra Kundu was the runner up candidate for Janata Dal (JD) and got a total vote of 2,52,921.
  • In the session of 1996 the 11th Lok Sabha election was held where Kartik Mohapatra from Indian National Congreee had won the election with a total vote count of 4,11,168. Independent candidate Arun Dey became the runner up candidate who got a total vote of 2,20,487.
  • In the session of 1998 the 12th Lok Sabha election was held where Mahameghabhan Aira Kharabela Swain from Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) won with a total vote count of 4,21,086. The runner up candidate was Kartik Mohapatra fighting for Indian National Congress and got a total vote of 3,37,066.
  • In the session of 1999 the 13th Lok Sabha election was held where again Mahameghabhan Aira Kharabela Swain of Bharatiya Janata Party won with a total vote count of 4,28,070. Then the runner up candidate was SubhankaMohapatra from INC who got a total vote of 2,91,698.
  • In the session of 2004 the 14th Lok Sabha election was held where Mahameghabhan Aira Kharabela Swain of Bharatiya Janata Party became winner for the third consecutive time with a total vote count of 5,53,087. The runner up candidate was Niranjan Panda from INC who got a total vote of 3,16,132.

Shri Srikanta Kumar Jena

Shri Srikanta Kumar Jena

  • In the session of 2009 the 15th Lok Sabha election was held where Shri Srikant Kumar Jena of Indian National Congress won with a total vote count of 3,13,888. The runner up candidate was Arun Dey from Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) who got a total vote of 2,74,988.

 

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