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Odisha's Koraput is one of the 21 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
According to the data from last census, 20,56,741 people stay in Koraput. Out of them, 14.23% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 20,56,741 belong to Scheduled Tribes. Moreover, the number of voters belonging to urban areas is 17.35% while the rural areas from the constituency houses 82.65% people.
There are a total of 13,00,437 voters in the constituency. Among which, 6,29,268 are male voters and 6,71,169 are female voters.
To recall, the sitting MP Jhina Hikaka from BJD defeated INC's Giridhar Gamang by a small margin of 19,328 votes in the previous elections.
For the 2019 general elections of Koraput, a total of 76% voters got inked.
In what qualifies as a great political thriller, SAPTAGIRI SANKAR ULAKA of Indian National Congress defeated Biju Janata Dal's KAUSALYA HIKAKA by a margin of 3,613. After a close shave, SAPTAGIRI SANKAR ULAKA will now govern Koraput for the next five years.
Bharatiya Janata Party fieled Jayaram Pangi while the Indian National Congress placed its bet on Saptagiri Sankar Ulaka, and the Bahujan Samaj Party chose Bhaskar Mutuka as their candidate.