Puri (Odisha Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Puri
Legislative Assembly of Odisha Constituency
District Puri
Blocks Puri Sadar, Gop
Electorate 2,21,892 [1][a]
Major settlements Puri
Current constituency
Created 1951
Party BJD
MLA Maheswar Mohanty
Const. No. 107
Lok Sabha Constituencies Puri

Puri (Sl. No.: 107) is a Vidhan Sabha constituency of Puri district, Odisha.[2]

This constituency includes Puri Ranpur block, 15 Gram panchayats (Birapratappur, Balipada, Jamarsuan, Baliput, Raigoroda, Garhmrugasira, Chalisbatia, Malatipatpur, Chandanpur, Sasandamodarpur, Samanga, Gopinathpur, Harekrushnapur, Baliguali and Talajanga) of Puri sadar block and 3 GPs (Itibhuan, Garhbhingura and Chhaitana) of Gop block.[3][4]

Elected Members[edit]

Vote share of Winning candidates [5]
2014
53.44%
2009
51.58%
2004
53.61%
2000
53.65%
1995
33.55%
1990
73.20%
1985
50.89%
1980
50.65%
1977
61.93%

Sixteen elections were held between 1951 and 2014 including one Bye election in 1991.[6] Elected member from the Puri constituency are: [7][8]

  • 2014: (107): Maheswar Mohanty (BJD)
  • 2009: (107): Maheswar Mohanty (BJD)
  • 2004: (56): Maheswar Mohanty (BJD)
  • 2000: (56): Maheswar Mohanty (BJD)
  • 1995: (56): Maheswar Mohanty (Janata Dal)
  • 1991: (Bye Poll): Uma Ballav Rath (Janata Dal)
  • 1990: (56): Braja Kishore Tripathy (Janata Dal)
  • 1985: (56): Braja Kishore Tripathy (Janata Party)
  • 1980: (56): Gadadhar Mishra (Congress-I)
  • 1977: (56): Braja Kishore Tripathy (Janata Party)
  • 1974: (56): Brajamohan Mohanty (Congress)
  • 1971: (52): Brajamohan Mohanty (Congress)
  • 1967: (52): Harihar Bahinipati (PSP)
  • 1961: (91): Bhagwan Pratihari (Congress)
  • 1957: (63): Harihar Bahinipati (PSP)
  • 1951: (86): Fakir Charan Das (Socialist Party)

2014 Election Result[edit]

In 2014 election, Biju Janata Dal candidate Maheswar Mohanty defeated Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Uma Ballav Rath by a margin of 34,721 votes.[9]

2014 Vidhan Sabha Election, Puri[10][11]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJD Maheswar Mohanty 76,760 53.44 1.86
INC Uma Ballav Rath 42,039 29.27 23.52
BJP Krushna Chandra Panda 17,560 12.23 -28.09
SKD Surendranath Dash 2,504 1.74 -
AAP Aditya Hruday Mishra 1,058 0.74 -
BSP Basanti Bhoi 921 0.64 -0.34
AOP Sridhar Mishra 580 0.4 -
Trinamool Congress Nrusingha Charan Das 348 0.24 -
Independent Rama Chandra Pradhan 331 0.23 -
NOTA None 1526 1.06 -
Majority 34,721 24.17
Turnout 1,43,627 64.73 7.06
Registered electors 2,21,892
BJD hold

2009 Election Result[edit]

In 2009 election, Biju Janata Dal candidate Maheswar Mohanty defeated Bharatiya Janata Party candidate Uma Ballav Rath by a margin of 13,394 votes.[12]

2009 Vidhan Sabha Election, Puri[13]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJD Maheswar Mohanty 61,328 51.58 -2.03
BJP Uma Ballav Rath 47,934 40.32 -
INC Uttam Kumar Acharya 6,832 5.75 -
BSP Kashinath Bhoi 1,161 0.98 -
Independent Rama Chandra Pradhan 634 0.53 -
SP Narayan Khuntia 633 0.53 -
Kalinga Sena Sarada Devi Panda 367 0.31 -
Majority 13,394 11.27[b] -
Turnout 1,18,889 57.67 -2.71[c]
BJD hold

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ as on 1 January 2014
  2. ^ %of total valid votes
  3. ^ 2004 Voter turnout was 60.38%

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CONSTITUENCY-WISE ELECTOR INFORMATION" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Orissa Assembly Election 2009". empoweringindia.org. Retrieved 5 April 2014. Constituency: Puri (107) District: Puri 
  3. ^ Assembly Constituencies and their Extent
  4. ^ Seats of Odisha
  5. ^ "56 - Puri Assembly Constituency". eci.nic.in. Retrieved 14 April 2014. List Of Winning Candidates 
  6. ^ "BY-ELECTIONS OF ODISHA LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY" (PDF). Retrieved 23 March 2014. 
  7. ^ http://orissa.gov.in/e-magazine/orissaannualreference/ORA-2011/pdf/453-501.pdf
  8. ^ "Puri Assembly Constituency, Orissa". Compare Infobase Limited. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  9. ^ "Constituency Wise odisha Assembly Election result 2014". Leadtech.in. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  10. ^ "Odisha - Puri". Election Commission of India. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  11. ^ "Orissa Assembly Election 2014, Constituency: Puri (107)". EmpoweringIndia.org. Retrieved 2 June 2014. 
  12. ^ "Orissa Election Result 2009 With Vote Margin". leadtech.in. Retrieved 12 April 2014. 13394 
  13. ^ http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/StatisticalReports/AE2009/stat_OR_April2009.pdf