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The Parliamentary Constituency of Kalahandi is one of the 21 Lok Sabha constituencies of the state of Odisha and was formed prior to the 1952 elections. The Kalahandi Parliamentary constituency (constituency number 11) has a total of 1,421,959 electorates out of which 709,360 are females and 712,599 are males according to Election Commission of India 2009 reports. It has seven segments of which one is reserved for the SC category and one for the ST category. With its headquarters located Bhawanipatna the district of Kalahandi sprawls over an area of 7,920 sq km. It lies in the southern region of the state and is the 7th largest district of Odisha by area. The prevalent languages here are Oriya, English and Hindi.

With a population density of 199 inhabitants per sq km, it has a population of 1,573,054 and a sex ratio of 1003 females for every 1000 males. It is the 317th most populous district of the country and had a population growth rate of 17.79% over the decade 2001-2011. It has an average literacy rate of 60.22% and is home to several schools and colleges. Agriculture, forestry, small scale industries all contribute to the economy. It receives grants from the Backward Regions Grant Fund Programme being one of India’s 250 most backward districts.  The National Highways of NH-201 and NH-217 pass through the district.

Kalahandi Lok Sabha Election Results 2019


In 2009 Election Results the UPA won around 261 out of 543 seats, and in the second position was NDA with 158 seats, while 23 seats were won by Left parties.

In 2014 Election Results the BJP won 282 seats out of 543 seats. This took the NDA tally to 336 seats out of 543 seats in the Lok Sabha. INC could only manage to win 44 seats and stayed in the second position while AIADMK party from Tamil Nadu came third with 37 seats in the 2014 Lok Sabha Elections.

In 2019, the BJP is set to return to power at the Centre after a sweeping win in the 2019 Lok Sabha election , armed with a bigger mandate than in the 2014 General Election. The party - led by the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and BJP President Amit Shah duo has secured 303 seats in the 17th Lok Sabha. Meanwhile, the Congress, the main Opposition party, managed to increase its vote share from 2014 only by a handful of votes, with a final tally of 52 seats. There will be no Leader of Opposition in the upcoming Lower House for a second consecutive term.

CandidatePartyEVM VotesMigrant VotesPostal VotesTotal Votes% of VotesStatus
Basanta Kumar PandaBharatiya Janata Party4297100336443307435.26Winner
Puspendra Singh DeoBiju Janata Dal405641061940626033.081st Runner-up
Bhakta Charan DasIndian National Congress3179150128731920225.992nd Runner-up
NOTANone Of The Above21172027211991.733rd Runner-up
Kamalini YadavBahujan Mukti Party15833031158641.294th Runner-up
Chhabilal NialAmbedkarite Party Of India12391018124091.015th Runner-up
Premananda BagBahujan Samaj Party10416032104480.856th Runner-up
Hatiram DurgaIndependent98280898360.87th Runner-up

List of winner/current and runner up MPs Kalahandi Parliamentary Constituency.

The table below represents the names of all the winning and runner up MPs of Kalahandi parliamentary constituency of all the years from the starting until now . It also shows the number of votes secured by each MP and the name of the political party they belong to. The current sitting member of parliament of the Kalahandi constituency is Shri Arka Keshari Deo of BJD.

Year PC No. PC Name Category winner/current MPGenderPartyVoteRunner Up MPGenderPartyVote
201411KalahandiGENArka Keshari DeoMBJD370871Pradipta Kumar NaikMBJP314524
200911KalahandiGENDas,Shri Bhakta Charan MINC401736Subash Chandra NayakMBJD247699
200414KalahandiGENBikram Keshari DeoMBJP357079Bhakta Charan DasMINC322957
199914KalahandiGENBikram Keshari DeoMBJP371911Bhakta Charan DasMINC255392
199814KalahandiGENBikram Keshari DeoMBJP344703Bhakta Charan DasMINC224789
199614KalahandiGENBhakta Charan DasMSAP200080Subash Chandra NayakMINC147047
199114KalahandiGENSubash Chandra NayakMINC133406Bikram Keshari DeoMBJP104481
198914KalahandiGENBahkta Charan DasMJD211929Jagannath PattnaikMINC159977
198414KalahandiGENJagannath PatnaikMINC154941Pratap Keshari DeoMJNP130867
198014KalahandiGENRasabehari BeharaMINC(I)127413Pratap Keshari DeoMJNP81786
197714KalahandiGENPratap Keshari DeoMIND117816Gangadhar HotaMBLD64555
197113KalahandiGENPratap Keshari DeoMSWA89098Arjun Pattjoshi MINC23224
196713KalahandiGENP. K. DeoMSWA108336A. PattajoshiMINC49657
19626KalahandiGENPratap Kessari DeoMGP65974Suresh Chandra Behera MINC25141
19573Kalahandi(ST)Pratap Keshari Deo MGP174920Ghanasyamdas Thidani MINC70333
19573Kalahandi(ST)Bijaya Chandra PadhanMGP151681Jogeswar MajhiMINC58577

List of Assembly Constituencies in Kalahandi Parliamentary Constituency

The table below shows the list of all the Assembly Constituencies that fall in Kalahandi parliamentary constituency.

Names of Assembly Constituencies
Nuapada Khariar Lanjigarh (ST)
Junagarh Dharmgarh Bhawanipatna (SC)
Narla  


Last Updated on July 12, 2019