Kandhamal Lok Sabha Constituency in Odisha Live Results 2019: Leading Candidates From The Seat, 2014 Winning MP And More
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The results of the Kandhamal Lok Sabha Constituency will be declared today. The counting of votes began on the Parliamentary seat in Odisha at 8 am on Thursday, May 23. Voting for the Kandhamal seat took place in the second phase of Lok Sabha Elections 2019. Kandhamal is one of the key Lok Sabha Constituency of Odisha. This constituency came into existence in 2008, following the implementation of delimitation of parliamentary constituencies based on the recommendations of the Delimitation Commission of India constituted in 2002. The seat is not reserved for any category and its constituency number is 13. Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Schedule: Voting In 7 Phases From April 11 to May 19, Counting And Results On May 23; Check All Dates For General Elections.

The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) fielded Achyuta Samanta from Kandhamal while Manoj Kumar Acharya contested on the Congress ticket. However, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced Mahameghabahan Aira Kharabela Swain as its candidate from this constituency.  The last date of filing nominations for the seat was March 26. The scrutiny of nominations papers took place on March 27. Meanwhile, the last date of withdrawal of candidature was March 29. Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase II: List of States And Constituencies Voting On April 18.

Here are important details about the phase-II elections:

Issue of Notification March 19
Last date for filing nomination March 26
Scrutiny of nomination March 27
Last date for withdrawal of candidature March 29
Date Of Poll April 18
Date of Result May 23

Watch: Details of Phase II of Lok Sabha Polls 2019

In 2014, Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh had won the seat on the BJD ticket defeating BJP's Rudramadhab Ray with a massive margin. While, Congress' Abhimanyu Behera came at the third spot.  The BJD had won all the three Lok sabha elections from this constituency.

List of States And Constituencies That Will Vote On April 18 In Phase II

State (No. of seats voting in this phase) Constituencies
Assam (5) Karimganj, Silchar, autonomous district, Mangaldoi, Nawgong
Bihar (5) Kishanganj, Katihar, Purnia, Bhagalpur, Banka
Chhattisgarh (3) Rajnandgaon, Mahasamund, Kanker
Jammu And Kashmir (2) Srinagar, Udhampur
Karnataka (14) Udupi Chikmagalur, Hassan, Dakshina Kannada, Chitradurga, Tumkur, Mandya, Mysore, Chamarajanagar, Bangalore Rural, Bangalore North, Bangalore Central, Bangalore South, Chikkballapur, Kolar
Maharashtra (10) Buldhana, Akola, Amravati, Hingoli, Nanded, Parbhani, Beed, Osmanabad, Latur, Solapur
Manipur (1) Inner Manipur
Odisha (5) Bargarh, Sundargarh, Bolangir, Kandhamal, Aska
Tamil Nadu (39) Thiruvallur, Chennai North, Chennai South, Chennai Central, Sriperumbudur, Kancheepuram, Arakkonam, Vellore, Krishnagiri, Dharmapuri, Tiruvannamalai, Arani, Villupuram, Kallakurichi, Salem, Namakkal, Erode, Tiruppur, Nilgiris, Coimbatore, Pollachi, Dindigul, Karur, Tiruchirappalli, Perambalur, Cuddalore, Chidambaram, Mayiladuturai, Nagapattinam, Thanjavur, Sivaganga, Madurai, Theni, Virudhunagar, Ramanathapuram, Thoothukudi, Tenkasi, Tirunelveli, Kanyakumari
Tripura (1) Tripura East
Uttar Pradesh (8) Nagina, Amroha, Bulandshahr, Aligarh, Hathras, Mathura, Agra, Fatehpur Sikri
West Bengal (3) Jalpaiguri, Darjeeling, Raiganj
Puducherry (1) Puducherry

On March 10, the Election Commission of India announced dates for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The elections will take place in seven phases, and the results will be declared on May 23. Along with Lok Sabha elections, the second phase voting for Odisha Assembly Elections 2019 will also take place on the same date.