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Odisha's Sambalpur is one of the 21 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state.
According to the census, the total population of Sambalpur is 18,98,489, among which 17.91% of voters are from Scheduled Caste while 28.96% voters belong to Scheduled Tribes. Further, 18.98% of voters live in urban areas while 81.02% voters stay in rural areas.
There are a total of 12,97,098 voters in the constituency. Among which, 6,69,036 are male voters and 6,28,062 are female voters.
In the previous elections, BJD's Nagendra Kumar Pradhan defeated Suresh Pujari from BJP. The margin was 30,576 votes.
The voter turnout recorded was 76%.
The result of Sambalpur is out, as NITESH GANGA DEB of Bharatiya Janata Party emerged as the winner in a neck-to-neck battle against NALINI KANTA PRADHAN (Biju Janata Dal). The former garnered 473770 votes and won by a margin of 9,162 votes.
For this seat, Bharatiya Janata Party placed its bet on Nitesh Ganga Deb while the Indian National Congress fielded Sarat Pattanayak. Nalini Kanta Pradhan was the candiate from Biju Janata Dal.