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Orissa Assembly Election Results in 1957


Elections to the Second Legislative Assembly of Orissa in independent India were held in March 1957. 517 candidates from various political parties contested for a total of 101 Assembly constituencies. Of these, 58 assembly seats were reserved for General candidates, 25 seats were reserved for
Scheduled Caste candidates and 18 were reserved for candidates from Scheduled Tribes. The Indian National Congress won in a close fight with the Ganatantra Parishad, winning 56 out of the 101 Assembly constituencies and hence forming the government in the state. The All India Ganatantra Parishad lost by a narrow margin, winning 51 seats. Bhim Sen Sachar continued in the prestigious post of the Governor of Orissa for the first few months of the second Assembly term, before he was replaced by the second Cabinet Secretary of India, Yashwant Narayan Sukthankar, who remained the Governor till the end of the term. Nilakantha Das was the Speaker of the Orissa Vidhan Sabha during this period. Harekrushna Mahatab of the Congress continued in power as the Chief Minister of Orissa during the whole of this period, till President’s Rule was imposed in the state for the last few months of the second Assembly term.

Mahatab, a notable figure in India’s independence movement, contributed significantly to the development of Orissa during his tenure. His most prominent role was in the merger and integration of former princely states into Orissa. He also shifted the capital of the state from Cuttack to Bhubaneshwar, thereby enhancing the trade and commerce facilities in the state, and facilitating networks of exchange of Orissa with other states. He significantly completed the multi-function Hirakud Dam Project in Orissa, which was started by the previous Chief Minister Nabakrushna Choudhury. Culturally, Mahatab was the proponent of the Prajatantra Prachar Samiti, and headed the weekly magazine Prajatantra. He was also awarded the Sahitya Academy Award in 1983 for his contribution to intellectual pursuits in the state.

Some of the most important legislations passed in the Orissa Legislative Assembly during this period were:
  • Orissa Land Reforms Act, 1960
  • Orissa Municipal Act, 1957
  • Orissa Board Of Revenue Divisional Commission Act, 1957
  • Orissa Estates Abolition Act, 1957
  • Orissa Co-Operative Societies (Amendment) Act, 1958
  • Orissa Famine Relief Fund (Amendment) Act, 1959
  • Orissa Non-trading Companies Act, 1959
  • Orissa Zilla Parishad (Amendment) Act, 1960
  • Orissa Gram Panchayats (Amendment) Act, 1960

List of Successful Candidates in Orissa Assembly Election in 1957

A.C. No.Constituency Name Type A.C.Winner CandidateGenderParty
1OmerkoteGenRadhakrishna Biswas RoyMINC
2Nowrangpur(SC)Sadasiva TripathyMINC
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3Jeypore(SC)Harihar MishraMGP
Buy PollJeypore(SC)Laichan NaikMGP
4MalkangiriGenMadakami GuruMGP
5PadwaGenLaxmana GoudoMGP
6KoraputGenLacmana PujariMGP
7PottangiGenMallu SantaMINC
8RayagadaGenKammayya MandangiMINC
9Gunupur(ST)Narasimho PatroMINC
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10ParlakhemundiGenNalla KurmunaikuluMIND
11R. Udaigiri(ST)Ram BhuyaMINC
12Digapahandi(SC)Mohana NayakMINC
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13Berhampur(SC)Lingaraj PanigrahiMINC
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14DuraGenP. V. Jaganadha RaoMINC
15ChhatrapurGenYatiraj ProharajMINC
16KhallikoteGenNarayan SahuMIND
17HinjiliGenBrunadabano NayakMINC
18Kodala WestGenHariharo DasMINC
19Kodala EastGenRamchandro Mardaraj DevMINC
20Bhanjanagar(SC)Govinda PradhanMCPI
Buy PollBhanjanagar(SC)Suma NaikMCPI
21AskaGenHarihara DassMCPI
22SuradaGenBijayananda PatnaikMINC
23BaligudaGenLokanath PatraMGP
24G. UdayagiriGenSarangadhar ProdhanMGP
25Phulbani(SC)Anirudha DipaMGP
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26Bhawanipatna(ST)Karunakar BhoiMGP
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27Kasipur(SC)Kishore Chandra DeoMGP
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28Dharamgarh(ST)Janardan MajhiMGP
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29Nawapara(ST)Anupsingh DeoMINC
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30Titlagarh(SC)Achyutananda MahanandMGP
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31Patnagarh(ST)Ainthu SahooMGP
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32LoisinghaGenRam Prasad MisraMGP
33Bolangir(ST)Nanda Kishore MisraMGP
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34Sonepur(SC)Anantaram NandaMGP
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35Padampur(ST)B. B. S. BarihaMINC
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36Bargarh(SC)Mahanand BahadurMGP
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37BhatliGenNatabar BanchhorMCPI
38Sambalpur(SC)Lakshmiprasad MisraMGP
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39KatarbagaGenPurusottam PandaMGP
40Deogarh(ST)Rani Jyotimanjari DebiFGP
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41Jharsuguda(ST)Pani Bijaya KumarMINC
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42Sundargarh(ST)Udit Pratap Shekhar DeoMGP
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43Rajgangpur(ST)Shanti Prakas OramMIND
44Bisra(ST)Munda NirmalMIND
45Bonai(ST)Arjun NaikMGP
46Champua(ST)Naik GurucharanMGP
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47Keonjhar(ST)Janardan Bhanj DeoMGP
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48Anandapur(SC)Birakishore JenaMGP
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49PallaharaGenMrutyunjoy PalMGP
50TalcherGenPabitra Mohan PradhanMINC
51KabisuryangarGenRatnaprabha DeviFGP
52Dhenkanal(ST)Kalia DehuriMGP
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53Angul(SC)Kumuda Chandra SinghMIND
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54AthmallikGenKhetramohan PanigrahhiMGP
55Daspalla(SC)Sridhar NaikMGP
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56KhandapadaGenHarihar Singh Mardaraj Bharmarabay RoyMINC
57NayagarhGenKrushna Ch. Singh MandhataMIND
58RanpurGenBasant Manjari DeviFINC
59BeguniaGenSatyananda Champati RayMINC
60KhurdaGenPrananath PattnaikMCPI
61BhubaneswarGenSatyapriya MohantyMINC
62BrahmagiriGenPadma Charan Samanta SinharMINC
63PuriGenHarihar BahinipatiMPSP
64SatyabadiGenNilakantha DasMINC
65Pipili(SC)Gopinath BhoiMINC
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66Kakatpur(SC)Bharat DasMCPI
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67BankiGenJogesh Chandra RoutMINC
68BarambaGenRani Saheba Kanaklata DebiMGP
69AthagarhGenRadhanath RathMINC
70Cuttack CityGenBiren MitraMINC
71Cuttack Sadar(SC)Punananda SamalMINC
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72Jagatsinghpur(SC)Nilamoni PradhanMINC
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73Salepur(SC)Baidhar BeheraMPSP
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74BalikudaGenBaikunthanath MohantyMPSP
75ErsamaGenLokanath ChoudhuryMCPI
76TirtolGenNihamani KhuntiaMPSP
77PatkuraGenLokanath MisraMINC
78RajanagarGenAnanta Charan TripathyMIND
79AulGenRaja Sailendra Narayan Bhanj DeoMINC
80Kendrapara(SC)Prahalad MalikMINC
Buy PollKendrapara(SC)Dinabandhu SahuMINC
81BinjharpurGenBankabehari DasMPSP
82BarchanaGenJadumoni MangarajMINC
83Dharamsala(SC)Madan Mohan PatnayakMINC
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84Jajpur(SC)Gadadhar DuttaMINC
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85DhamnagarGenMuralidhar JenaMINC
86Chandbali(SC)Nandakishore JenaMINC
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87BhadrakGenNityananda MohapatraMIND
88Soro(SC)Chaitanya SethiMINC
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89NilgiriGenNilambar DasMINC
90BalasoreGenRabindramohan DasMPSP
91BastaGenAkshya Narayan PraharajMINC
92BhograiGenDurgasankar DasMINC
93JaleswarGenPrasanna Kumar PalMPSP
94Baisinga(SC)Panchanan DasMINC
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95UdalaGenManmohan TuduMINC
96KaranjiaGenLal Saheb Nalin Chandra Bhanj DeoMGP
97JashipurGenMochiram TiriaMGP
98RairangpurGenHardev TriyaMIND
99BahaldaGenSundarmohun HemromMIND
100BangriposiGenRadhamohan NaikMGP
101Baripada(ST)Harihar MohantyMPSP
Buy PollBaripada(ST)Samai MajhiMIND

List of Participating Political Parties in Orissa Assembly Election in 1957

Partytype Abbreviation Party
National Parties
1 CPI Communist Party of India
2 INC Indian National Congress
3 PSP Praja Socialist Party
State Parties
4 GP All India Gantantra Parishad
Independents
5 IND Independent

Last Updated on August 11, 2014



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