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Lok Sabha elections 2019: In last phase, a personal battle for Naveen Patnaik

lok sabha elections Updated: Apr 29, 2019 07:23 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Bhubaneswar
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Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. (Arabinda Mahapatra/ HT file photo)

The final six out of 21 Lok Sabha seats in Odisha will go to polls on Monday, alongside the remaining 42 out of 142 assembly seats. The Lok Sabha constituencies where polling will be conducted include Balasore, Mayurbhanj, Kendrapara and Jajpur.

The region going to the polls is considered a stronghold of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD), which had won all six Lok Sabha seats and 37 of the 42 assembly seats in the 2014 elections.

But this time, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which performed well in the local body elections in 2017, hopes that it can build on that.

The most high-profile contest would be fought in the Kendrapara Lok Sabha constituency, where four-time member of Parliament Baijayant ‘Jay’ Panda is contesting on a BJP ticket against Odia actor Anubhav Mohanty, the BJD candidate. Once family friends, Panda and chief minister Naveen Patnaik had a bitter fallout last year with the former quitting the BJD following growing differences with CM.

Jajpur seat is home to the mineral-rich Sukinda Valley, where 19 children died due to malnutrition in 2016, in Nagada’s villages.

The stakes are also high in the Balasore Lok Sabha constituency, where sitting BJD MP Rabindra Jena is pitted against Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) old-timer and a member of the BJP’s national executive, Pratap Sarangi. The Congress candidate is Navajyoti Patnaik, son of state unit chief Niranjan Patnaik, who had unsuccessfully contested the seat in 2004.

“By criticising Panda in past fortnight, the chief minister has made it a high-stakes battle. It’s evident that he thinks the former Kendrapara MP to be his biggest rival as of now. The verdict would affect Odisha politics one way or the other in the days to come,” said Mohammad Jani, a Kendrapara-based analyst.

The assembly elections has 342 candidates in the fray. Patnaik, in his fourth term as CM, contested from home turf Hinjili in Ganjam and a second seat, Bijepur in western Odisha, in the second phase of polling on April 18.

ConstituencySitting MP
Madhya Pradesh
Balaghat Bodhsingh Bhagat, BJP
Chhindwara Kamal Nath, Congress
Jabalpur Rakesh Singh, BJP
Mandla Faggan Singh Kulaste, BJP
Shahdol Gyan Singh, BJP
Sidhi Riti Pathak, BJP
Rajasthan
Ajmer Raghu Sharma, Congress
Banswara Manshankar Nimana, BJP
Barmer Sona Ram Choudhary, BJP
Bhilwara Subhash Baheria, BJP
Chhittorgarh Chandra Prakash Joshi, BJP
Jalore Devji Patel, BJP
Jhalawar-Baran Dushyant Singh, BJP
Jodhpur Gajendra Singh Shekhawat, BJP
Kota Om Birla, BJP
Pali P P Choudhary, BJP
Rajsamand Hariom Singh Rathore, BJP
Tonk-Sawai Madhopur Sukhbir Singh Jaunapuria, BJP
Udaipur Arjunlal Meena, BJP
Jammu and Kashmir
Anantnag Vacant
Maharashtra
Bhiwandi Kapil Moreshwar Patil, BJP
Dhule Dr. Bhamre Subhash Ramrao, BJP
Dindori Chavan Harishchandra Devram, BJP
Kalyan Dr.Shrikant Eknath Shinde, Shiv Sena
Mumbai North Gopal Chinayya Shetty, BJP
Mumbai North West Gajanan Chandrakant Kirtikar, Shiv Sena
Mumbai North East Kirit Somaiya, BJP
Mumbai North Central Poonam Mahajan, BJP
Mumbai South Central Rahul Ramesh Shewale, Shiv Sena
Mumbai South Arvind Ganpat Sawant, Shiv Sena
Maval Shrirang Chandu Barne, Shiv Sena
Nandurbar Dr Heena Gavit, BJP
Nashik Godse Hemant Tukaram, Shiv Sena
Palghar Rajendra Gavit, BJP
Shirdi Lokhande Sadashiv Kisan, Shiv Sena
Shirur Adhalrao Shivaji Dattatrey, Shiv Sena
Thane Vichare Rajan Baburao, Shiv Sena
ConstituencySitting MP
Uttar Pradesh
Akbarpur Devendra Singh Bhole, BJP
Etawah Ashok Kumar Doharey, BJP
Farrukhabad Mukesh Rajput, BJP
Hamirpur Kunwar Pushpendra Singh Chandel, BJP
Hardoi Anshul Verma, BJP
Jalaun Bhanu Pratap Singh Verma, BJP
Jhansi Uma Bharti, BJP
Kannauj Dimple Yadav, SP
Kanpur Murli Manohar Joshi, BJP
Kheri Ajay Kumar, BJP
Misrikh Anju Bala, BJP
Shahjahanpur Krishna Raj, BJP
Unnao Sakshi Maharaj, BJP
Jharkhand
Chatra Sunil Kumar Singh, BJP
Palamu Vishnu Dayal Ram, BJP
LohardagaSudarshan Bhagat, BJP
Odisha
Balasore Rabindra Kumar Jena, BJD
Bhadrak Arjun Charan Sethi, BJD
Jagatsinghpur Kulamani Samal, BJD
Jajpur Rita Tarai, BJD
Kendrapara Baijayant Panda, BJD (now in BJP)
Mayurbhang Rama Chandra Hansdah, BJD
West Bengal
Asansol Babul Supriyo, BJP
Baharampur Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, Congress
Bardhman Purba Sunil Kumar Mondal, Trinamool Congress
Bolpur Anupam Hazra, Trinamool Congress
Birbhum Shatabdi Roy, Trinamool Congress
Burdwan-Durgapur Mamtaz Sanghamita, Trinamool Congress
Krishnanagar Tapas Paul, Trinamool
Ranaghat Tapas Mandal, Trinamool
Bihar
Begusarai Dr. Bhola Singh, BJP
Darbhanga Kirti Azad, BJP
Munger Veena Devi, LJP
Samastipur Ram Chandra Paswan, LJP
Ujiarpur Nityanand Rai, BJP

First Published: Apr 29, 2019 05:09 IST

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