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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.