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Orissa Assembly Election Results in 1961


Elections to the third term of the Legislative Assembly in Orissa were held in June 1961, after President’s rule was imposed in the state for a brief period. Owing to differences between Chief Minister Harekrushna Mahatab and the Congress party, to which he belonged, Mahatab resigned from the post
of CM of Orissa in February 1961, leading to imposition of President’s rule. Fresh elections were held in June of the same year, with candidates from political parties contesting in a total of 140 Assembly constituencies, out of which 86 were for general candidates, 25 Assembly seats were reserved for Scheduled Caste candidates and 29 seats were reserved for Scheduled Tribe candidates. The Indian National Congress won a thumping majority, winning 82 out of the 140 Assembly constituencies in which it contested, and hence formed the government in the state. The All India Ganatantra Parishad followed the Congress, though lagged behind by a huge margin, winning 37 seats. Yashwant Narayan Sukthankar continued in the prestigious post of the Governor of Orissa for the first few months of the third Assembly term, before he was replaced by Padma Bhushan awardee and former Vice Chancellor of University of Roorkee, Dr. Ajudhia Nath Khosla. Dr. Khosla remained the Governor till 1966 before being replaced by Khaleell Ahommed as the Acting Governor. Dr. Khosla again took over the role of Governor till the end of the term. Lingaraj Panigrahi was the Speaker of the Orissa Vidhan Sabha during this period. The post of Chief Minister saw successive replacements during this period. Biju Ptnaik of the Congress became the Chief Minister of Orissa and remained in power till 1963, before being replaced by Biren Mitra, and finally by Sadashiva Tripathy.

During this tenure of the Congress, the state of Orissa witnessed significant economic and administrative changes, along with infrastructural developments through construction of universities, world-class schools, among other things. Some of the most important legislations passed during this time are:
  • Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology Act, 1961
  • Orissa Secondary Education (Amendment) Act, 1961
  • Orissa Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Act, 1961
  • Orissa Bhoodan Yogna (Amendment) Act, 1962
  • Orissa Hydro- Electric Projects and Flood Control Works (Survey) (Amendment) Act, 1962
  • Government Land Settlement Act, 1962
  • Orissa Tenants Relief (Amendment) Act, 1963
  • Orissa Preservation of Private Forest (Amendment) Act, 1963
  • Orissa Express Highway Act, 1964
  • Orissa Land Reforms (Amendment) Act, 1965
  • Orissa Cess (Amendment) Act, 1966

List of Successful Candidates in Orissa Assembly Election in 1961

A.C. No.Constituency Name Type A.C.Winner CandidateGenderParty
1OmerkoteGenTripathy SadasivaMINC
2DabugamGenTripathy JagannathMINC
3Nowrangpur(SC)Harijan MiruMINC
4JeyporeGenPatnaik RaghunathMINC
5Kotpad(SC)Bakria MahadeboMINC
6Malkangiri(ST)Nayak GuruMGP
7PadwaGenMahapatra GaneswarMINC
8Koraput(ST)Toyaka SangannaMINC
9Pottangi(ST)Pangi Musuri SantaMINC
10Rayagada(ST)Mandangi KamayyaMINC
11GunupurGenPatro NarasingoMINC
12Bissam Cuttack(ST)Chowdhary BiswanathMGP
13ParlakhemundiGenNalla KurmanaikuluMINC
14R. Udaigiri(ST)Bhoya RamoMINC
15DigapahandiGenMahapatra RaghunathMINC
16Mohana(SC)Naik BiswnathMINC
17BerhampurGenNarendra Deo SisirkumarMIND
18Patrapur(SC)Jani TrilochanaMINC
19DuraGenP. Venkata Jaganatha RaoMINC
20ChhatrapurGenMahapatra LakshmanMCPI
21KhallikoteGenMardaraj Deo RamchandraMINC
22HinjiliGenNayak BrundabanMINC
23Kodala WestGenDas BiswanathMINC
24Kodala EastGenPanigarhi LingarajMINC
25BhanjanagarGenPradhan MagunicharanMINC
26Jagannathprasad(SC)Naik UdiaMINC
27AskaGenMishra LokanathMINC
28SuradaGenNaik ArjunaMINC
29Baliguda(ST)Podra DubaraMGP
30G. Udayagiri(ST)Padhi SarangadharMINC
31PhulbaniGenPadhi HimanusekharaMINC
32Boudh(SC)Dipa AnirudhaMGP
33Madanpur RampurGenDeo BirakeshariMGP
34Bhawanipatna(ST)Majhi AnchalMGP
35KashipurGenDebi NabakumariFGP
36Koksara(SC)Naik DayanidhiMGP
37JunagarhGenNaik MaheswarMGP
38Dharamgarh(ST)Naik MukundMGP
39KhariarGenDeo AnupsinghMINC
40Nawapara(ST)Majhi GahshiramMIND
41KantabanjiGenDeo Maharaja Shri Rajendra Narayan SinghMGP
42Titlagarh(SC)Mahananda AchyutanandMGP
43SaintalaGenSahoo AinthuMGP
44Patnagarh(ST)Bhoi Ramesh ChandraMGP
45LoisinghaGenMisra Ram PrasadMGP
46Bolangir(ST)Singh Chandra SekharMGP
47TusraGenMisra Nanda KishoreMGP
48BinkaGenNanda AntaramaMGP
49Sonepur(SC)Ganda DaulataMGP
50MelchhamundaGenPadhee SachidanandMINC
51Padampur(ST)Singh Bariha Bir BikramadityaMINC
52BargarhGenPadhan GananathMIND
53Bijepur(SC)Nag MohanMINC
54BhatliGenPadhan SaraswatiFINC
55SambalpurGenBabu BanamaliMINC
56Attabira(SC)Chhuria DalganjanMINC
57KatarbagaGenMisra Bishnu PrasadMGP
58Deogarh(ST)Thakur JayadebMGP
59RairakholGenDeb Bhanugang Tribhuban RajaMGP
60BrajarajnagarGenPanda Prasanna KumarMCPI
61Jharsuguda(ST)Bariha Binod BihariMINC
62SundargarhGenPatel HariharMGP
63Talsara(ST)Pradhan GangadharMGP
64Rajgangpur(ST)Amat RangabalabhMINC
65Bisra(ST)Bhagat PremchandMGP
66Bonai(ST)Mohapatra Hemendra PrasadMGP
67Champua(ST)Naik Guru CharanMGP
68PatnaGenMishra RajbalabhMGP
69KeonjharGenBhani Deo JanardanMGP
70Telkoi(ST)Munda GovindaMGP
71RamchandrapurGenKuanr MuralidharMINC
72Anandapur(SC)Sethi MakarMINC
73PallaharaGenPradhan Pabitra MohanMINC
74TalcherGenPradhan Pabitra MohanMINC
75KabisuryangarGenTripathy BrundabanMGP
76DhenkanalGenDevi RatnaprovaFGP
77Gondia(ST)Dehuri KaliaMGP
78Chhendipada(SC)Nayak PadaMINC
79AngulGenSingh Kumuda ChandraMINC
80AthmallikGenPanigrahy KhetramohanMGP
81BanpurGenMishra RaghunathMGP
82Daspalla(SC)Nayak SahebMINC
83KhandapadaGenSingh Mardaraj Bharamarbar Ray HariharMINC
84NayagarhGenSingh Brundaban ChandraMINC
85RanpurGenRam RamachandraMCPI
86BeguniaGenPaikray GongadharMCPI
87KhurdaGenPatnaik BanamaliMINC
88BhubaneswarGenMahanty SatyapriyaMINC
89Balipatna(SC)Bhoi GopinathMINC
90BrahmagiriGenPatra GopabadhuMIND
91PuriGenPrathihari BhagwanMINC
92SatyabadiGenDeb Raj RajMGP
93PipiliGenPatnaik RamachandraMINC
94KakatpurGenMohanty UpendraMINC
95Nimapara(SC)Sethi GobindaMINC
96BankiGenPraharaj GokulanandaMPSP
97BarambaGenNayak BidyadharMINC
98AthagarhGenDash AchutanandaMIND
99Cuttack CityGenMitra BirenMINC
100ChoudwarGenPattanik BijoyanandaMINC
101Cuttack Sadar(SC)Mallick LaxmanMINC
102JagatsinghpurGenDey PriyanathMINC
103Govindpur(SC)Mallik Kanduri CharanMPSP
104MahangaGenPatnaik SurendranathMINC
105Salepur(SC)Behera BaidharMPSP
106BalikudaGenDas Bipin BihariMINC
107ErsamaGenRatnamali JemaMINC
108TirtolGenMohanty Pratap ChandrMINC
109PatkuraGenMishra LokanathMINC
110RajanagarGenNayak Padma CharanMIND
111AulGenBhanja Deo Raja Sailendra NarayanMINC
112KendraparaGenSahu Dhruba CharanMPSP
113Pattamundei(SC)Malik PrahalladMINC
114BinjharpurGenNayak ChittaranjanMINC
115BerchanaGenLenka DhananjayaMINC
116DharamsalaGenDutta GadadhepMINC
117Sukinda(SC)Singh BaidharMINC
118Jajpur WestGenPattanayak Madan MohanMINC
119Jajpur East(SC)Das Santanu KumarMINC
120DhamnagarGenJena MuralidharMINC
121BasudevpurGenRoutroy NilamaniMINC
122Chandbali(SC)Jena BairagiMINC
123BhadrakGenMohapatra NityanandaMIND
124SoroGenPanigrahi KarunakarMINC
125Simulia(SC)Das BhagirathaMINC
126NilgiriGenMardaraj Harichandan Raja MGP
127BalasoreGenDe Bijoy KrishnaMINC
128BastaGenBaug MaheswarMPSP
129BhograiGenDas Pyari MohanMPSP
130JaleswarGenPaul Prasanna KumarMPSP
131KuntaGenDash Prasanna KumarMPSP
132Baisinga(SC)Patra ArjunMPSP
133Udala(ST)Tudu Man MohanMINC
134KaranjiaGenBehera PravakarMINC
135Jashipur(ST)Triya MochiramMINC
136Rairangpur(ST)Singh Chandra MohanMINC
137Bahalda(ST)Soren SunaramMINC
138Bangriposi(ST)Nayak Iswar ChandraMINC
139BaripadaGenSahu Santosh KumarMINC
140Morada(ST)Soren SakilaMPSP

List of Participating Political Parties in Orissa Assembly Election in 1961

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
Registered(Unrecognised ) Parties
5 JP Jahrkhand Party
Independents
6 IND Independent

Last Updated on August 11, 2014



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