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Odisha's Dhenkanal is one of the 21 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
As per the last census report, Dhenkanal houses 19,32,982 people. Out of them, 19.27% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 13.60% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 15.78% of voters are from urban areas while 84.22% voters stay in rural areas.
Out of the total 13,63,467 voters, there are 7,22,328 male voters while 6,41,139 voters are females.
In the previous elections, BJD's sitting MP Tathagata Satpathy defeated BJP's Rudranarayan Pany by a huge margin of 137,340 votes.
For the 2019 general elections of Dhenkanal, a total of 76% voters got inked.
In what qualifies as a great political thriller, MAHESH SAHOO of Biju Janata Dal defeated Bharatiya Janata Party's RUDRA NARAYAN PANY by a margin of 35,412. After a close shave, MAHESH SAHOO will now govern Dhenkanal for the next five years.
Bahujan Samaj Party fieled Pradyumna Kumar Naik while the Bharatiya Janata Party placed its bet on Rudranarayan Pany, and the Indian National Congress chose Raja Kamakhya Prasad Singh Deo as their candidate.