Odisha General (Lok Sabha) Elections 2014
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Odisha Lok Sabha Election 2014 Dates
*Odisha polling dates: 10 April (Phase 3), 17 April (Phase 5)
*Odisha polling dates: 10 April (Phase 3), 17 April (Phase 5)
|PC No.||PC Name||Category||Issue of Notification||Last Date for filing Nominations||Scrutiny of Nominations||Last date for withdrawal of Candidature||Polling Date||Counting of Votes||Date before which the election shall be Completed|
|1||Bargarh||GEN||15 Mar||22 Mar||24 Mar||26 Mar||10 Apr||16 May||28 May|
|2||Sundargarh||(ST)||15 Mar||22 Mar||24 Mar||26 Mar||10 Apr||16 May||28 May|
|3||Sambalpur||GEN||15 Mar||22 Mar||24 Mar||26 Mar||10 Apr||16 May||28 May|
|4||Keonjhar||(ST)||19 Mar||26 Mar||27 Mar||29 Mar||17 Apr||16 May||28 May|
|5||Mayurbhanj||(ST)||19 Mar||26 Mar||27 Mar||29 Mar||17 Apr||16 May||28 May|
|6||Balasore||GEN||19 Mar||26 Mar||27 Mar||29 Mar||17 Apr||16 May||28 May|
|7||Bhadrak||(SC)||19 Mar||26 Mar||27 Mar||29 Mar||17 Apr||16 May||28 May|
|8||Jajpur||(SC)||19 Mar||26 Mar||27 Mar||29 Mar||17 Apr||16 May||28 May|
|9||Dhenkanal||GEN||19 Mar||26 Mar||27 Mar||29 Mar||17 Apr||16 May||28 May|
|10||Bolangir||GEN||15 Mar||22 Mar||24 Mar||26 Mar||10 Apr||16 May||28 May|
|11||Kalahandi||GEN||15 Mar||22 Mar||24 Mar||26 Mar||10 Apr||16 May||28 May|
|12||Nabarangpur||(ST)||15 Mar||22 Mar||24 Mar||26 Mar||10 Apr||16 May||28 May|
|13||Kandhamal||GEN||15 Mar||22 Mar||24 Mar||26 Mar||10 Apr||16 May||28 May|
|14||Cuttack||GEN||19 Mar||26 Mar||27 Mar||29 Mar||17 Apr||16 May||28 May|
|15||Kendrapara||GEN||19 Mar||26 Mar||27 Mar||29 Mar||17 Apr||16 May||28 May|
|16||Jagatsinghpur||(SC)||19 Mar||26 Mar||27 Mar||29 Mar||17 Apr||16 May||28 May|
|17||Puri||GEN||19 Mar||26 Mar||27 Mar||29 Mar||17 Apr||16 May||28 May|
|18||Bhubaneswar||GEN||19 Mar||26 Mar||27 Mar||29 Mar||17 Apr||16 May||28 May|
|19||Aska||GEN||15 Mar||22 Mar||24 Mar||26 Mar||10 Apr||16 May||28 May|
|20||Berhampur||GEN||15 Mar||22 Mar||24 Mar||26 Mar||10 Apr||16 May||28 May|
|21||Koraput||(ST)||15 Mar||22 Mar||24 Mar||26 Mar||10 Apr||16 May||28 May|
The state of Odisha is located on the eastern coast of the country. It is the ninth largest state in India area-wise and 11th largest in terms of population. Odisha was established in 1936 as a province under the British Empire and became a part of the Indian Republic in 1950.
Odisha sends ten members to the Rajya Sabha. The state has 21 Lok Sabha constituencies. There are five seats reserved for candidates belonging to Scheduled Caste (SC) and four seats are reserved for Scheduled Tribes (ST) candidates. Some important constituencies of Odisha are Cuttack, Bhubaneshwar, Puri, Koraput, Kalahandi, and Balasore.
The state legislature is unicameral and currently it has 147 members.
Main Political Parties
Important national political parties in Odisha are:
- Indian National Congress (INC)
- Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)
- Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP)
- Communist Party of India (CPI)
- Communist Party of India (Marxist) [CPI (M)]
- Nationalist Congress Party (NCP)
- Regional parties of Odisha include:
- Biju Janata Dal (BJD)
- Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM)
- All India Trinamool Congress (AITMC)
- Janata Dal (United) [JD(U)]
- Revolutionary Socialist Party (RSP)
- Samajwadi Party (SP)
- Bharatiya Jan Shakti (BJSH)
- Indian Justice Party (IJP)
- Kalinga Sena (KS)
- Lok Satta Party (LSP)
In the election history of Odisha, three parties namely INC, Janata Dal (JD) and currently the BJD have played the dominant role. INC was in power from 1946 to 1967. But its winning streak was lost in 1967 when the Swatantra Party came to power. It was succeeded by the United Front in 1971. In 1972, INC came back to power and ruled till 1977. In the 1977 elections, it lost to JD. INC made a comeback in the 1980 elections and continued to rule till 1990. In 1990, JD won the elections. In the 1995 elections, INC emerged victorious, but lost to BJD in 2000. Since then, BJD has won the 2004 and 2009 elections and is currently the most influential party in the state.
In the parliamentary elections, till 1962, INC was the leading party. Congress got back its position in the 1971 elections only to lose it to Bharatiya Lok Dal (BLD) in the 1977 elections. INC made a comeback in 1984 election but in the 1989 elections, Janata Dal became the leading party. In 1991 and 1996 elections, INC won most seats. The BJD contesting Lok Sabha polls for the first time emerged as the leading party in 1998 elections and repeated its performance in 1999, 2004 and 2009 elections. BJP gave satisfactory performance in 1998, 1999 and 2004 elections but failed to secure a single seat in the 2009 elections.
Major Political Personalities
Some candidates who contested in the 2014 parliamentary elections are:
- Jual Oram : He is the Vice President of BJP and is a former Union Minister. He contested from the Sundargarh constituency, which he represented in the 15th Lok Sabha also.
- Satya Mahar : A prominent participant in the Niyamgiri protest movement, Mahar was a AAP candidate from Kalahandi. He is known for his social activism and is the leader of the Sachetan Nagarik Manch, a forum involved in the development of Kalahandi.
- Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo : He is a leader of the Biju Janata Dal and represented the Bolangir constituency. He was the youngest member of the Odisha Legislative assembly prior to his election to the Lok Sabha. He was a member of the Public Accounts Committee and Energy Committee.
- Bibhu Prasad Tarai : He is a leader of the Communist Party of India. He was elected to the 15th Lok Sabha from Jagatsinghpur constituency.
- Pradeep Kumar Majhi : He is an MP from the INC and represented the Nabarangpur constituency. He worked for the rural and started the Garib Sena organization to monitor implementation of government schemes in Nabarangpur. He created history by asking the maximum number of questions in the 15th Lok Sabha.
Some prominent politicians from Odisha are:
- Biju Patnaik : A World War II veteran, Biju Patnaik participated in India's freedom struggle and also played a role in the Indonesian Independence movement. He was noted for his political acumen and served twice as the Chief Minister of Odisha.
- Janaki Ballabh Patnaik : He was a politician of the INC. He was the Chief Minister of Odisha from 1980 - 89 and 1995 - 99. He was a former Union Minister and a former governor of Assam.
- Harekrushna Mahatab : He is a freedom fighter and the first Chief Minister of Odisha after independence. He was also a former Union Minister and served as the Governor of Bombay. He is popularly called 'Utkal Keshari'.
- Nandini Satpathy : She is a prominent politician from the INC and was the first female Chief Minister of Odisha. She was also the Minister of Information and Broadcasting at the centre, during Indira Gandhi's tenure.
- Naveen Patnaik : He is the founder of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) named after his father Biju Patnaik. He is the current Chief Minister of Odisha and has been in office since 2000. He is known for his stand against corruption and was voted the most popular Chief Minister.
No. of PCs: 21
No. of Polling Days: 2
Polling Dates: 10 April (Phase 3), 17 April (Phase 5)
No. of Polling Stations: 35,896
No. of Polling Station locations: 30,340
Total Electors: 2,88,80,850 (as on 8th February 2014)
Electors in Age Group 18 to 25 years: 13.45%
Women Electors: 47.93%
Poll Expenditure Limit per Candidate : Rs. 70 lakhs
0disha Parliamentary Constituency Winners 2009
|PC No.||PC Name||Category||Winning Candidate||Gender||Party||Total Votes|
|4||Keonjhar||(ST)||Yashbant Narayan Singh Laguri||M||BJD||389104|
|6||Balasore||GEN||Srikant Kumar Jena||M||INC||313888|
|7||Bhadrak||(SC)||Arjun Charan Sethi||M||BJD||416808|
|10||Bolangir||GEN||Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo||M||BJD||430150|
|11||Kalahandi||GEN||Bhakta Charan Das||M||INC||401736|
|12||Nabarangpur||(ST)||Pradeep Kumar Majhi||M||INC||308307|
|16||Jagatsinghpur||(SC)||Bibhu Prasad Tarai||M||CPI||457234|
|18||Bhubaneswar||GEN||Prasanna Kumar Patasani||M||BJD||400472|
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Last Updated on : June 18, 2014