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The Odisha has 21 Lok Sabha constituencies and Bargarh is one of them.
According to the census, the total population of Bargarh is 20,60,433, among which 19.58% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 22.21% voters belong to Scheduled Tribes. Further, 18.50% of voters live in urban areas while 81.50% voters stay in rural areas.
The total number of voters from the constituency are 14,30,717. Of them, 7,51,140 and 6,79,577 are male and female voters respectively.
In the last elections, BJD's sitting MP Prabhas Kumar Singh defeated Subash Chouhan of BJP by a small margin of 11,178 votes.
The voter turnout recorded was 79%.
In what qualifies as a great political thriller, Suresh Pujari of Bharatiya Janata Party defeated Biju Janata Dal's Prasanna Acharya by a margin of 63,939. After a close shave, Suresh Pujari will now govern Bargarh for the next five years.
For this seat, Bharatiya Janata Party placed its bet on Suresh Pujari while the Bahujan Samaj Party fielded Kousika Suna. Pradeep Kumar Debta was the candiate from Indian National Congress.