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A Quick Look at the Dhenkanal Lok Sabha Constituency

Dhenkanal Lok Sabha Constituency

Dhenkanal Lok Sabha Constituency

Dhenkanal, March 1, Abhijit Saha: Dhenkanal Lok Sabha Constituency is a part of the 21 parliamentary (Lok Sabha) constituencies located in the eastern part of India. Dhenkanal has a population of 11,92,811 according to the census of 2011 of which 51.36 percent are male and 48.64 percent are female population with a sex ratio of 877 females over 1000 males. In 2001 the sex ratio was 924 girls per 1000 Boys. The average literacy rate of Dhenkanal is 78.76 percent while 10 years back it was is 69.42 percent.

The town is famous for winter festivals of Mahashivratri. Dhenkanal has a Hindu majority. National Highway NH 42 connects the city. This constituency was formed before 1957 elections. It was a princely state until the independence of India. Dhenkanal is named as one of the country’s most backward districts by the Ministry of Pachayati Raj in the year 2006. It is receiving funds under the programme Backward Regions Grant Fund (BRGF).

Tourism is an important economic activity being a religious destination with several temples around the city. This place is bordered by Cuttack, Angul, Keonjhar and Jajpur. River Brahmani and Ramial pass through Dhenkanal. River Brahmani is as holy as the Gangas. Some places of interest are Kapilas, Joranda, Lodagada, Sarang and Dandadhar.

Dhenkanal Palace

 Dhenkanal Palace

 The present MP of the 15th Lok Sabha for this constituency is Tathagata Satapathy. He is from the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) party.

The seven Legislative Assembly segments of Dhenkanal Lok Sabha Constituency are : Talcher, Hindol, Dhenkanal, Parjang, Palahada, Angul and Kamashyanagar.

Let’s look at the winning MP’s list during the various sessions.

  • In the session of 1957 Lok Sabha election was held where Surendra Mohanty came out as the winner of the seat with a total vote count of 92,142.  He was contesting from GP party and Braja Kishore Dhal was the runner up candidate from INC who got a total vote of 75,546.
  • In the session of 1962 Lok Sabha election was held where Baishnab Charan Patnaik won the seat with a total vote count of 90,250 and he was a candidate for INC Party. Raja Shankar Pratap Singh Deb Mahindra Bahadur became the runner up candidate for GP party with a total vote of 37,962.
  • In the session of 1967 Lok Sabha election was held where Raja Kamakhya Prasad Singh Deo Mahindra Bahadur became the winner of the seat again with a total vote count of 1,44,806 contesting for the SWA party. The runner up contestant M M Pradhan who got a total vote of 56,761 was from Indian National Congress (INC) party.
  • In the session of 1971 Lok Sabha election was held where Devendra Satapathy was the winner of the seat with a total vote count of 97,491. He was representing the INC party. The runner up contestant was R K P S Mahendra Bahadur who got a total vote of 65,832 and was fighting for SWA party.
  • In the session of 1977 Lok Sabha election was held where Devendra Satapathy won the seat for the second time with a total vote count of 1,43,008. This time he stood as a Bharatiya Lok Dal (BLD) candidate. The runner up contestant was R K P S Mahendra Bahadur who was contesting for INC got a total vote of 98,348.
  • In session 1980 when Lok Sabha election was held R K P S Mahendra Bahadur became the winner of the seat for INC (I) with a total vote count of 1,82,036 against runner up candidate Sushil Kumar Patnaik who fought for JNP (S) and got a total vote of 51,004.

Raja Kamakhya Prasad Singhdeo Mahendra Bahadur

 In the session of 1984 Lok Sabha election was held where R K P S Mahendra Bahadur won the seat again with a total vote count of 2,95,754 contesting from Indian National Congress (INC). The runner up candidate who stood against him was Adwait Prasad Singh from Janata Party (JNP) who got 92,181 number of votes.

  • In session 1989 when Lok Sabha election was held Brajaman Behra became the winner of the seat with a total vote count of 3,36,435 contesting for Janata Dal (JD) against the runner up candidate R K P S Mahendra Bahadur fighting for Indian National Congress (INC) who got total vote of 2,13,430.
  • In the session of 1991 Lok Sabha election was held where R K P S Mahendra Bahadur became the winner of the seat with a total vote count of 2,70,123 contesting for Indian National Congress (INC). Tathagata Satapathy the runner up candidate for Janata Dal (JD) and got a total vote of 2,28,437.
  • In the session of 1996 Lok Sabha election was held where R K P S Mahendra Bahadur from the party INC had won the seat again with a total vote count of 2,69,966. Adwait Prasad Singh from Janata Dal (JD) became the runner up candidate who got a total vote of 1,83,872.
  • In the session of 1998 Lok Sabha election was held where Tathagata Satapathy won the seat from BJD with a total vote count of 2,99,156. The runner up candidate was R K P S Mahendra Bahadur who was fighting for Indian National Congress (INC) and got a total vote of 2,66,645.

Shri Tathagata Satapathy

In the session of 1999 Lok Sabha election was held where again R K P S Mahendra Bahadur from INC won the seat with a total vote count of 2,48,824. The runner up candidate who stood against him was Tathagata Satapathy from Biju Janata Dal (BJD) who got a total vote of 2,45,150.

  • In the session of 2004 Lok Sabha election was held where Tathagata Satapathy from BJD became the winner of the seat with a total vote count of 4,23,539. The runner up candidate was R K P S Mahendra Bahadur from Indian National Congress (INC) who got a total vote of 3,00,657.
  • In the session of 2009 Lok Sabha election was held where Shri Tathagata Satapathy from BJD won the seat again with a total vote count of 3,98,568. The runner up candidate was Chandra Sekhar Tripathy contesting for Indian National Congress who got 2,11,981 number of votes.

 

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