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Lok Sabha Election 2024: Will BJD save ‘Puri’ seat again or will BJP win – India TV Hindi

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Lok Sabha Election 2024: Will BJD save ‘Puri’ seat again or will BJP win – India TV Hindi

Lok Sabha Election 2024- India TV Hindi

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Lok Sabha Election 2024

Puri city of Odisha comes in the list of most sacred cities of the country from the point of view of reverence. Lord Jagannath temple situated here is famous all over the world. This is the reason why Puri seat remains at the center of discussion every time in the Lok Sabha elections. Let us tell you that Puri seat has been the stronghold of Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal for more than two decades. However, in the Lok Sabha elections held in 2019, BJP’s Sambit Patra gave a tough competition to the BJD candidate. Therefore, BJP will once again make every effort to win this seat. Let us know what is the election history and political equation on Puri Lok Sabha seat.

What was the condition of the previous elections?

Voting was held in Puri Lok Sabha seat on 23 April in the third phase of Lok Sabha elections in the year 2019. The main contest on the seat was between BJD’s Pinaki Mishra and BJP’s Sambit Patra. There was also a fight between the two. 72 percent voting took place in Puri seat in which Pinaki Mishra got 5,38,321 votes and Sambit Patra got 5,26,607 votes. The margin of defeat was 11,714 votes. At the same time, in the Lok Sabha elections held in 2014, Pinaki Mishra of BJD had defeated Suchitra Mohanty of Congress by 2,63,361 votes.

What is the political equation?

Puri seat in Odisha has been a BJD stronghold for more than 20 years. There are more than 15 lakh 50 thousand voters here. 96 percent population of this seat is Hindus. There are also a good number of Brahmin voters here. This is the reason why both BJP and BJD had fielded Brahmin faces in the last elections.

When were the elections held in the year 2019?

The Election Commission had announced the dates for the Lok Sabha elections on March 10, 2019. The Election Commission had announced that the 2019 elections would be conducted in 7 phases. These elections ran from 11 April to 19 May. The counting of votes took place on 23 May. Whereas in the year 2014, elections were held from 7 April to 12 May. The results were released on 16 May.

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