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Odisha's Bolangir is one of the 21 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
As per the last census report, Bolangir houses 22,59,180 people. Out of them, 19.96% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 17.90% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 10.95% of voters are from urban areas while 89.05% voters stay in rural areas.
The total number of voters from the constituency are 15,63,025. Of them, 8,14,968 and 7,48,057 are male and female voters respectively.
Elections for Bolangir were held on Apr 18. Talking about previous elections, BJD's sitting MP Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo defeated BJP's Sangeeta Kumari Singh Deo by a huge margin of 104,299 votes.
The voter turnout recorded was 75%.
After a neck-to-neck battle which brought voters on the edge of their seats, Sangeeta Kumari Singh Deo won the Bolangir. Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo was defeated by a margin of 19,516 votes.
For this seat, Bahujan Samaj Party placed its bet on Rana Nag while the Biju Janata Dal fielded Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo. Samarendra Mishra was the candiate from Indian National Congress.