Lok Sabha 2019 constituency: BJD has ruled Odisha’s Keonjhar for two terms
Keonjhar parliamentary constituency is one of the 21 Lok Sabha seats in Odisha and reserved for the members of Scheduled Tribes.
Sakuntala Laguri of the Biju Janata Dal is the sitting member of Parliament from Keonjhar Lok Sabha seat. Yashbant Narayan Singh Laguri of the BJD had won the seat in the 2009 Lok Sabha election against the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) Anant Nayak, the two-time MP from Keonjhar Lok Sabha seat.
Anant Nayak will recontest from the constituency in the Lok Sabha election 2019.
Keonjhar will witness polling in the third phase on April 23 and votes will be counted on May 23.
Here are some facts from the Keonjhar Lok Sabha seat:
Name of the Lok Sabha constituency: Keonjhar
Polling date: April 23
2019 candidates: Anant Nayak (BJP), Chandrani Murmu (BJD)
Sitting MP, party: Sakuntala Laguri, BJD
Winning margin in 2014: 157,317
Runner up name, party: Anant Nayak, BJP
Number of voters in 2014: 1,083,869
Percentage of votes polled in 2014: 80.48%
Number of women voters in 2014: 655,314
Number of polling booths in 2014: 1,873