Keonjhar of Odisha

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

As per the last census report, Keonjhar houses 20,73,170 people. Out of them, 10.83% of voters belong to Scheduled Caste category while 48.77% belong to Scheduled Tribes category. Moreover, 13.31% of voters are from urban areas while 86.69% voters stay in rural areas.

The total number of voters from the constituency are 13,46,683. Of them, 6,91,369 and 6,55,314 are male and female voters respectively.

The sitting MP Sakuntala Laguri from BJD defeated BJP's Anant Nayak by a huge margin of 157,317 votes in the previous elections.

For the 2019 general elections of Keonjhar, a total of 80% voters got inked.

After a neck-to-neck battle which brought voters on the edge of their seats, Chandrani Murmu won the Keonjhar. Ananta Nayak was defeated by a margin of 66,203 votes.

Biju Janata Dal fielded Chandrani Murmu while the Bharatiya Janata Party gave a ticket to Ananta Nayak. Similarly, the Bahujan Samaj Party placed its bet on Durga Chandra Pingua.

Nominated Candidates

Candidate

Party

Vote Count

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Ananta Nayak

Bharatiya Janata Party

BJP

460156

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Chandrani Murmu

Biju Janata Dal

BJD

526359

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Dr. Sudarshan Lohar

Rashtriya Independent Morcha

RIM

10914

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Durga Chandra Pingua

Bahujan Samaj Party

BSP

9308

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Lalmohan Hansdah

Akhil Bhartiya Hindu Mahasabha

ABHM

10038

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Mohan Kumar Hembram

Indian National Congress

INC

128716

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Prafulla Nayak

All India Forward Bloc

AIFB

5866

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Ramesh Laguri

Bahujan Mukti Party

BMP

5728

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