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Mayurbhanj is one of the 21 Lok Sabha constituencies of Odisha.
According to the data from last census, 20,09,831 people stay in Mayurbhanj. Out of them, 6.88% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 20,09,831 belong to Scheduled Tribes. Moreover, the number of voters belonging to urban areas is 9.55% while the rural areas from the constituency houses 90.45% people.
Out of the total 13,27,555 voters, there are 6,70,100 male voters while 6,57,455 voters are females.
Elections for Mayurbhanj were held on Apr 29. Talking about previous elections, BJD's sitting MP Rama Chandra Hansdah defeated BJP's Dr. Nepole Raghu Murmu by a huge margin of 122,866 votes.
The voter turnout recorded was 79%.
In what qualifies as a great political thriller, BISHWESWAR TUDU of Bharatiya Janata Party defeated Biju Janata Dal's DR DEBASHIS MARNDI by a margin of 25,256. After a close shave, BISHWESWAR TUDU will now govern Mayurbhanj for the next five years.
Biju Janata Dal fielded Dr. Debashis Marndi while the Bahujan Samaj Party gave a ticket to Ramchandra Singh. Similarly, the Bharatiya Janata Party placed its bet on Bishweswar Tudu.