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Puri Lok Sabha Constituency: A Lookout

Loksabha Election 2014, Feb 23, Abhijit Saha: Puri (OR) Lok Sabha Constituency (No. 17) is a part of the 21 parliamentary (Lok Sabha) constituencies in the State of Odisha located in the eastern part of India. Puri was formed before the elections in 1952. Puri has a population of 16,98,730 according to the census of 2011 of which 50.94 percent are male and 49.06 percent are female population with a sex ratio of 963 females over 1000 males. The average literacy rate of Puri is 84.67 percent while 10 years back it was is 77.96 percent.

Puri also has a missile testing base of the army. This place is also known as Jagannath Puri and is among the seven holiest Hindu sites in the country with 90 percent Hindu majority. It is connected with National Highway NH 203. Puri is the first city to receive the Midday Meal initiative of the Government helping to feed around 60,000 children in and around the city. The economy of the city is boosted by the huge handicraft and cottage industries.

Puri city is a popular beach resort. Some rivers that pass through Puri are Kushabhadra, Daya, Bhargavi, Kauda, Devi River, etc. Some places of interest are Jagannath Temple, Loknath Temple, Gundicha Temple, Sun Temple of Konark, etc.

Jagannath Temple At Puri

Jagannath_Puri

This place is most famous for its annual Festival of Chariots popularly referred as Rath Yatra. In this Festival the deities of Jagannath, Balbhadra and Subhadra are brought out of Temple for a chariot procession.

Rath Yatra At Puri

Rath Yatra

The present MP of the Lok Sabha for this constituency is Shri Pinaki Misra. He is from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) party.

The seven Legislative Assembly segments of Puri Lok Sabha Constituency are : Puri, Brahmagiri, Satyabadi, Pipili, Chilika, Ranpur and Nayagarh.

Let us have a look into the Member of Parliament list during the various sessions.

  • In the session of 1951 Lok Sabha election was held where Lokanath Misra came out as the winner with a total vote count of 85,945.  He was contesting from Indian National Congress (INC) and no candidate was contesting against him for this session.
  • In the session of 1957 Lok Sabha election was held where Chintamani Panigrahi win with a total vote count of 76,839 and he was a candidate for Communist Party of India (CPI). Lokanath Mishra became the runner up candidate with a total vote of 68,803.
  • In the session of 1962 Lok Sabha election was held where Bibudhendra Misra became the winner with a total vote count of 83,788 contesting for the Indian National Congress (INC). The runner up contestant Prananath Patnaik who got a total vote of 46,294 was from UTC party.
  • In the session of 1967 Lok Sabha election was held where Rabi Ray was the winner with a total vote count of 1,43,901. He was representing the Samyukta Socialist Party (SSP). The runner up contestant was Bibudhendra Misra who got a total vote of 84,643 and was fighting for Indian National Congress (INC).
  • In the session of 1971 Lok Sabha election was held where Banamali Patanaik was the winner with a total vote count of 1,17,354 and he was a candidate of the Indian National Congress (INC) party. The runner up contestant was Padma Charan Samatasinhar who got a total vote of 70,577 and was from the party UTC.

Banamali Patnaik

Banamali Patnaik

  • In the session of 1977 Lok Sabha election was held where Padma Charan Samatasinhar won with a total vote count of 1,79,802. This time he was contesting for Bhartiya Lok Dal (BLD). The runner up contestant was Banamali Patnaik and was contesting for INC who got a total vote of 1,09,261.
  • In the session of 1980 when Lok Sabha election was held Brajamohan Mohanty won the seat for INC (I) with a total vote count of 2,01,753 against runner up candidate Padma Charan Samatasinhar who fought for JNP (S) and got a total vote of 79,950.
  • In the session of 1984 Lok Sabha election was held where Brajamohan Mohanty won once again with a total vote count of 2,39,019 and he was contesting from Indian National Congress (INC). The runner up candidate who stood against him was Ranjit Mohanty from Janata Party (JNP) who got a total vote of 1,34,579.
  • In the session of 1989 Lok Sabha election was held where Nilamani Routray won with a total vote count of 3,67,618 contesting for Janata Dal (JD) against the runner up candidate Brajamohan Mohanty fighting for Indian National Congress (INC) who got total vote of 2,28,046.
  • In the session of 1991 Lok Sabha election was held where Braja Kishore Tripathy became the winner with a total vote count of 2,75,608. He was contesting for Janata Dal (JD). Gangadhar  Mahapatra was the runner up candidate for Indian National Congress (INC) and got a total vote of 2,36,651.
  • In the session of 1996 Lok Sabha election was held where Pinaki Mishra from Indian National Congress had won the election with a total vote count of 3,52,837. Braja Kishore Tripathy from Janata Dal (JD) became the runner up candidate who got a total vote of 2,40,529.
  • In the session of 1998 Lok Sabha election was held where Braja Kishore Tripathy won the seat from Biju Janata Dal (BJD) won with a total vote count of 3,58,978. The runner up candidate was Pinaki Misra fighting for Indian National Congress and got a total vote of 3,06,433.

Braja Kishore Tripathy

Braja Kishore Tripathy

  • In the session of 1999 Lok Sabha election was held where again Braja Kishore Tripathy from Biju Janata Dal (BJD) won with a total vote count of 3,83,060. The runner up candidate was Jayant Das from INC who got a total vote of 2,51,315.
  • In the session of 2004 Lok Sabha election was held where Braja Kishore Tripathy from Biju Janata Dal (BJD) became winner for the third consecutive time with a total vote count of 4,62,248. The runner up candidate was Pinaki Misra from INC who got a total vote of 4,01,288.

Shri Pinaki Misra

Shri Pinaki Misra

  • In the session of 2009 Lok Sabha election was held where Shri Pinaki Misra won with a total vote count of 4,36,961. This time he was contesting for Biju Janata Dal (BJD). The runner up candidate was Debendra Nath Mansingh from Indian National Congress (INC) Party who got a total vote of 2,25,656.

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