Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, May 18:
BJP came a close second in Bargarh (Subash Chouhan) where it lost to the BJD ( Pravas Singh) by just 11, 178 votes.
The other seats in which it came second were- Sambalpur (Suresh Pujari), Keonjhar (Anant Nayak), Mayurbhanj (Nepol Raghu Murmu), Baleswar (Pratap Sarangi), Dhenkanal (Rudra Narayan Pani), Bolangir (Sangeeta Singhdeo), Kalahandi (Pradipta Kumar Nayak) and Bhubaneswar (Pruthviraj Harichandan).
Congress lost the Nabrangpur seat narrowly, where the sitting MP Pradip Majhi lost by a little over 2000 votes to Balabhadra Majhi of the BJD.
The party came second in Bhadrak (Sangram Jena), Kandhamal (Harihar Karan), Puri (Sucharita Mohanty), Aska (Loknath Rath), Brahmapur (Chandrasekhar Sahu), Koraput (Giridhar Gamang), Cuttack (Aparajita Mohanty), Jajpur ( Ashok Das), Jagatsinghpur Bibhu Prasad Tarai) and Kendrapara (Dharanidhar Swain).
Here is a chart showing the names of the Lok Sabha candidates/ parties which came second and the margin of their defeat.
|PRATAP CHANDRA SARANGI||BJP||141825|
|CHANDRA SEKHAR SAHU||INC||127720|
|SANGRAM KESHARI JENA||INC||179359|
|SANGEETA KUMARI SINGH DEO||BJP||104299|
|RUDRA NARAYAN PANY||BJP||137340|
|BIBHU PRASAD TARAI||INC||276394|
|PRADIPTA KUMAR NAIK||BJP||56347|
|NEPOLE RAGHU MURMU||BJP||122866|
|PRADEEP KUMAR MAJHI||INC||2042|
|DILIP KUMAR TIRKEY||BJD||18829|
( Source : The Election Commission of India )
ASSEMBLY POLLS : SECOND POSITIONS
In the Assembly polls, the Congress fared better as the runner up, occupying second position in as many as 74 seats whereas the BJP managed to finish second only in 34.
Here is the list of the seats where Congress candidates were in second position:
Anandpur (Jayadev Jena), Angul (Pratap Chandra Pradhan), Aska (Saroj Kumar Padhi), Athgarh (Bichitrananda Muduli), Athmallik (Surendranath Pradhan), Atabira (Nihar Ranjan Mahananda), Badasahi (Jaminikanta Nayak), Baliguda (Klesa Pradhan), Balikuda-Erasama (Lalatendu Mohapatra, Banki (Rabindra Kumar Mallick), Barabati-Cuttack (Mohd Moquim), Badamba (Laxmi Devi),
Barchana (Janmejaya Lenka), Bargarh (Sadhu Nepak), Basta (Jayanarayan Mohanty), Basudevpur (Madhabananda Mallick), Brahmapur (Bikram Kumar Panda), Bhadrak (Naren Palai), Bhandaripokhari (Subrat Kumar Das), Bhanjanagar (Binayak Tripathy),
Bhawanipatna (Dusmanta Nayak), Bhogarai (Satyashiv Das), Binjharpur (Babita Mallick), Bisam Cuttack (Dambarudhar Ulaka), Boudh (Susant Kumar Pradhan), Brahmagiri (Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra), Chandbali (Amiya Mohapatra), Chhendipada (Agasti Behera), Chikiti (Manoranjan Dyansamantray), Chitrakonda (Sunadhar Kakari), Choudwar-Cuttack (Suresh Mohapatra),
Cuttack Sadar (Dilip Kumar Mallick), Daspalla (Indumati Nayak), Dharmasala (Srinath Mishra), Digapahandi (Saka Sujit Kumar), Gunupur (Purushottam Gamang), Hinjili (Sibaram Patra), Jajpur (Santosh Kumar Nanda), Jaleswar (Debi Prasanna Chand), Jatni (Suresh Routray), Jayadev (Benudhar Bhoi), Jharigan (Uladhar Majhi), Kakatpur (Rabindra Sethi), Kamakhyanagar (Bhabani Shankar Mohapatra), Kantabanji (Santosh Singh Saluja), Kantamal (Hari Narayan Pradhan), Kendrapara (Ganeswar Behera),
Khallikote (Pandab Jali), Khariar (Adhiraj Mohan Panigrahi), Korei (Biswajit Nayak), Lanjigarh (Pradip Kumar Dishari), Loisingha (Pandab Chandra Kumbhar), Malkangiri (Mala Madhi), Mohana (Dasarathi Gamang), Nabarangpur (Sadan Nayak), Narla (Jagannath Patnaik), Nayagarh (Lala Manoj Kumar Ray), Niali (Chhabi Mallick), Paradip (Arindam Sarkhel), Patkura (Jayant Kumar Mohanty),
Pipili (Judhistir Samantray), Polasara (Gokulananda Mallick), Pottangi (Rama Chandra Kadam), Puri (Uma Ballav Rath), Redhakhol (Asaf Ali Khan), Rajgangpur (Gregory Minz), Rayagada (Makaranda Muduli), Sanakhemundi (Ramesh Chandra Jena), Simulia (Padmalochan Panda), Soro (Mrutyunjay Jena), Sukinda (Sarat Rout), Soroda (Basant Kumar Bisoyi), Telkoi (Dhanurjay Sidhu), Tirtol (Raj Kishore Behera), Titlagarh (Surendra Singh Bhoi) and Umerkote (Jatindranath Gond).
BJP came second in 34 Assembly constituencies.
They are, Baleswar (Madan Mohan Dutta), Bangiriposhi (Purushottam Nayak), Baripada (Nisamani Baske), Bhubaneswar-Central (Jagannath Pradhan), Bhubaneswar-North (Dilip Mohanty), Biramitrapur (Shankar Oram), Biramaharajpur (Anand Barik),
Dhamnagar (Bishnu Charan Sethi), Dharmagarh (Rabindra Pattjoshi), Dhenkanal (Krushna Chandra Patra), Ekamra-Bhubaneswar (Amiya Das), Ghasipura (Satyabrata Panda), Gopalpur (Bibhuti Bhusan Jena), Hindol (Laxmidhar Behera), Junagarh (Anil Kumar Singhdeo), Karanjia (Jyotshna Bhansingh), Keonjhar (Mohan Majhi), Khordha (Jyotindranath Mitra), Mahakalapada (Bijoy Mohapatra), Morada (Rajkishore Das), Nilagiri (Sushama Biswal), Nimapara (Pravati Parida), Padmapur (Bijay Ranjan Singh Bariha),
Pallahara (Ashok Mohanty), Parjang (Bibhuti Pradhan), Patana (Bhabani Shankar Nayak), Phulbani (Debanarayan Pradhan), Raghunathpalli (Jagabandhu Behera), Rairangpur (Draupadi Murmu), Ranpur (Surama Padhi), Rengali (Nauri Nayak), Sambalpur (Jayanarayan Mishra), Sonepur (Pramod Mohapatra), Talcher (Kalandi Samal) and Udala (Bhaskar Madhei),