Puri Lok Sabha Constituency in Odisha: Candidates, Current MP, Polling Date And Election Results 2019
Puri Lok Sabha Constituency (Photo Credits: File Image)

Puri is one of the key Lok Sabha constituencies of Odisha. The voting for the parliamentary polls 2019 on this seat will take place in the third phase on April 23. Before delimitation in 2008, legislative assembly segments which constituted this parliamentary constituency were: Balipatana, Pipili, Satyabadi, Puri, Brahmagiri, Chilka and Ranpur. Following the delimitation, it comprises of seven assembly seats -Puri, Brahmagiri, Satyabadi, Pipili, Chilika, Ranpur and Nayagarh. The seat is not reserved for any category and its constituency number is 17. 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) has fielded Pinaki Misra, while the Congress has given a ticket to Satya Prakash Nayak from Puri. Whereas, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced candidate from Puri. it has fielded its national spokesperson Sambit Patra. The last date of filing nominations for the seat is April 4. The scrutiny of nominations papers will take place on April 5. Meanwhile, the last date of withdrawal of candidature is April 8. Lok Sabha Elections 2019 Phase II: List of States And Constituencies Voting On April 18.

Details of Phase-III elections:

Issue of Notification March 28
Last date for filing nomination April 4
Scrutiny of nomination April 5
Last date for withdrawal of candidature April 8
Date Of Poll April 23
Date of Result May 23

Watch: Details of Phase II of Lok Sabha Polls 2019

In 2014 elections, BJD candidate Pinaki Misra, defeated Congress'  Sucharita Mohanty by a massive margin of over two lakh votes. While, BJP's Ashok Sahu came at the third spot. Puri is a stronghold of the BJD. Misra had won this seat continuously in 2009 on the BJD ticket, while since 1998, Naveen Patnaik led party had won this seat continuously for five times.

List of States And Constituencies That Will Vote On April 23 In Phase III

State (No. of seats voting in this phase) Constituencies
Assam (4) Dhubri, Kokrajhar, Barpeta, Guhati
Bihar (5) Jhanjharpur, Supaul, Araria, Madhepura, Khagaria
Chhattisgarh (7) Surguja, Raigarh, Janjgir-Champa, Korba, Bilaspur, Durg, Raipur
Gujarat (26) Kachchh, Banaskantha, Patan, Mahesana, Sabarkantha, Gandhinagar, Ahmedabad East, Ahmedabad West, Surendranagar, Rajkot, Porbandar, Jamnagar, Junagadh, Amreli, Bhavnagar, Anand, Kheda, Panchmahal, Dahod, Vadodara, Chhota Udaipur, Bharuch, Bardoli, Surat, Navsari, Valsad
Goa (2) Noth Goa, South Goa
Jammu And Kashmir (1) Anantnag
Karnataka (14) Chikkodi, Belgaum, Bagalkot, Bijapur, Gulbarga, Raichur, Bidar, Koppal, Bellary, Haveri, Dharwad, Uttara Kannada, Davanagere, Shimoga
Kerala (20) Kasaragod, Kannur, Vatakara, Wayanad, Kozhikode, Malappuram, Ponnani, Palakkad, Alathur, Thrissur, Chalakudy, Ernakulam, Idukki, Kottayam, Alappuzha, Mavelikara, Pathanamthitta, Kollam, Attingal, Thiruvananthapuram
Maharashtra (14) Jalgaon, raver, Jalna, Aurangabad, Raigad, Pune, Baramati, Ahmednagar, Madha, Sangli, Satara, Ratnagiri-Sindhudurg, Kolhapur, Hatkanangle
Odisha (6) Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Puri, Bhubaneswar
Uttar Pradesh (10) Moradabad, Rampur, Sambhal, Firozabad, Mainpuri, Etah, Badaun, Aonla, Bareilly, Pilibhit
West Bengal (5) Balurghat, Maldaha Uttar, Maldaha Dakshin, Jangipur, Murshidabad
Dadra And Nagar Haveli (1) Dadra And Nagar Haveli
Daman And Diu (1) Daman And Diu

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, Odisha is also going for assembly polls. The voting for the Odisha assembly will take place in four phases along with the Lok Sabha elections.