Odisha Sun Times Bureau’
Bhubaneswar, May 17:
At least five Odisha Assembly candidates who almost made it, but for the very last rounds of vote count, which saw them losing by a wafer thin margin.
Six others also lost in the last rounds by margins ranging from 1039 to 1830.
Here is a list of the leaders who lost by very narrow margins in the Assembly polls.
—Dasarathi Gamang (Congress)-Mohana (115)
—Prasanna Acharya (BJD)-Bijepur (458)
—Raghunath Sahu (BJD)-Chilika (541)
—Soumya Ranjan Patnaik (AOP)-Khandapada (601)
—Bikram Panda (Congress)-Brahmapur (1039)
—Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra (Congress)-Brahmagiri (1341)
—K Narayan Rao (BJD)- Paralakhemundi (1419)
—Binay Kumar Toppo (BJD)-Talasara (1438)
—Ramaranjan Baliarsingh (BJD)-Satyabadi (1532)
—Dayanidhi Kisan (BJD)-Bonaigarh (1818)
—Nauri Nayak (BJP)-Rengali (1830)
In the Lok Sabha polls, Pradip Majhi lost the race by a very small margin of just 2942 votes in Nabrangpur.
There were three others who were defeated by a comparatively narrow margin.
Lok Sabha Polls : Losers
—Pradip Majhi (Congress)-Nabarangpur (2042)
—Subash Chouhan (BJP)-Bargarh (11178)
—Dilip Tirkey (BJD)-Sundargarh (18829)
—Giridhar Gamang (Congress)-Koraput (19328)