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Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: BJD has an edge in Odisha’s Bhadrak

Voting will be held on April 29 and the result will be declared on May 23.

constituency-watch Updated: Apr 03, 2019 18:07 IST
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NOIDA:::::27-FEBRUARY-2012:::::HT NEWS:::::Polling officers check electronic voting machines (EVM) at an EVM distribution centre in Phase 2, Noida on February 27, 2012. The sixth phase of assembly polls will be held in Uttar Pradesh on February 28. HT PHOTO BY: BURHAAN KINU
NOIDA:::::27-FEBRUARY-2012:::::HT NEWS:::::Polling officers check electronic voting machines (EVM) at an EVM distribution centre in Phase 2, Noida on February 27, 2012. The sixth phase of assembly polls will be held in Uttar Pradesh on February 28. HT PHOTO BY: BURHAAN KINU(Hindustan Times)
         

The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has dominated the Bhadrak parliamentary constituency in Odisha for two decades now.

Reserved for members of Scheduled Caste, the Bhadrak Lok Sabha seat has been represented by Arjun Charan Sethi since 1998, when he won the Lok Sabha election for the first time. Arjun Charan Sethi has been the member of Parliament since then.

The BJD’s president and chief minister Naveen Patnaik has dropped Arjun Charan Sethi this time and given the ticket to newbie Manjulata Mandal, a housewife and spouse of sitting Dhamnagar MLA Muktikanta Mandal.

Voting will be held on April 29 and the result will be declared on May 23.

READ: All about Lok Sabha elections 2019

Here are some facts about the Bhadrak Lok Sabha seat:

State: Odisha

Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Bhadrak

Polling date: April 29

Sitting MP, party: Arjun Charan Sethi, BJD

Winning margin in 2014: 179,359

Runner up name, party:

Number of voters in 2014: 1,081,339

Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 73.59%

Number of women voters in 2014: 694,932

Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,699