Jajpur of Odisha

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Jajpur is one of the 21 Lok Sabha constituencies of Odisha.

As per the last census report, Jajpur houses 18,27,192 people. Out of them, 23.72% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 8.29% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 7.39% of voters are from urban areas while 92.61% voters stay in rural areas.

The total number of voters from the constituency are 13,03,733. Of them, 6,96,385 and 6,07,348 are male and female voters respectively.

Elections for Jajpur were held on Apr 29. Talking about previous elections, BJD's sitting MP Rita Tarai defeated INC's Asok Das by a huge margin of 320,271 votes.

A total of 75% voters cast their vote in these elections.

In what qualifies as a great political thriller, SARMISTHA SETHI of Biju Janata Dal defeated Bharatiya Janata Party's AMIYA KANTA MALLICK by a margin of 101,693. After a close shave, SARMISTHA SETHI will now govern Jajpur for the next five years.

For this seat, Biju Janata Dal placed its bet on Sarmistha Sethi while the Bharatiya Janata Party fielded Amiya Kanta Mallick. Manas Jena was the candiate from Indian National Congress.

Nominated Candidates

Candidate

Party

Vote Count

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Amiya Kanta Mallick

Bharatiya Janata Party

BJP

442327

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Bhimasen Behera

Freethought Party of India

FPI

1801

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Manas Jena

Indian National Congress

INC

83321

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Ranjit Malik

Bahujan Mukti Party

BMP

2049

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Sarmistha Sethi

Biju Janata Dal

BJD

544020

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Subasa Chandra Malik

Sociallist Unity Centre of India (Communist)

SUCI(C)

4950

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Sunakar Behera

Jai Prakash Janata Dal

JPJD

1985

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Tilottama Sethy

Proutist Bloc, India

PBI

4470

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