Kotpad (Odisha Vidhan Sabha constituency)

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Kotpad
Legislative Assembly of Odisha Constituency
District Koraput
Blocks Kotpad, Kundra, Boipariguda, Borigumma
Electorate 1,87,036 [1][a]
Major settlements Kotpad
Current constituency
Created 1961
Party Congress
MLA Basudev Majhi
Const. No. 142
Reserved for Scheduled Tribes
Lok Sabha Constituencies Nabarangpur

Kotpad (Sl. No.: 142) is a Vidhan Sabha constituency of Koraput district, Odisha.[2]

This constituency includes Kotpad, Kotpad block, Kundra block, 11 Gram panchayats (Dengapadar, Aunli, Malda, Sanparia, Jujhari, Kamara, Pondasguda, Sosahandi, Kanagam, Anchala and Bijapur) of Borigumma block and 7 Gram pachayats (Gupteswar, Ramagiri, Dandabadi, Baligam, Kathapada, Majhiguda and Tentuliguma) of Boipariguda block.[3][4]

In 2009 election, Indian National Congress candidate Basudev Majhi defeated Biju Janata Dal candidate Gopi Nath Nayak by a margin of 11,234 votes.[5]

Elected Members

Vote share of Winning candidates [6]
2009
37.40%
2004
47.13%
2000
61.47%
1995
69.37%
1990
45.41%
1985
72.80%
1980
69.47%
1977
66.49%

Twelve elections were held between 1961 and 2009. Elected members from the Kotpad constituency are:[7][8]

  • 2009: (142): Basudev Majhi (Congress)
  • 2004: (88): Basudev Majhi (Congress)
  • 2000: (88): Basudev Majhi (Congress)
  • 1995: (88): Basudev Majhi (Congress)
  • 1990: (88): Sadan Naik (Janata Dal
  • 1985: (88): Basudev Majhi (Congress)
  • 1980: (88): Basudev Majhi (Congress-I)
  • 1977: (88): Basudev Majhi (Congress)
  • 1974: (88): Basudev Majhi (Congress)
  • 1971: (83): Dhansayi Rondhari (Swatantra Party)
  • 1967: (83): Surya Narayan Majhi (Congress)
  • 1961: (5): Mahadev Bakria (Congress)

2014 Election

2014 General Election, Kotapad
Party Candidate Votes % ±
BJD Ashok Kumar Pangi
BJP Padmanav Majhi
BSP Basu Naik
INC Chandra Sekhar Majhi
CPI Suryamani Naik
OJM Golaka Bihari Majhi
Rastriya Samata Party Trilochan Disari
Registered electors

Summary of results of the 2009 Election

2009 Vidhan Sabha Election, Kotpad [9]
Party Candidate Votes % ±
INC Basudev Majhi 45,603 37.40 -9.73
BJD Gopi Nath Nayak 34,369 28.19 -
BJP Padmanav Majhi 20,442 16.77 -
Independent Sadan Naik 9,775 8.02 -
Kalinga Sena Kamalu Bhatra 3,276 2.69 -
BSP Balaram Nayak 3,233 2.65 -
SAMO Bidyabati Challan 2,891 2.37 -
RSP Trilochan Disari 2,338 1.92 -
Majority 11,234 9.21[b] -
Turnout 1,21,930 73.31 -
INC hold Swing 1.39[c]

Notes

  1. ^ as on 1 January 2014
  2. ^ %of total valid votes
  3. ^ 2004 Voter turnout was 71.92%

References

  1. ^ "CONSTITUENCY-WISE ELECTOR INFORMATION" (PDF). Election Commission of India. Retrieved 16 March 2014. 
  2. ^ "Orissa Assembly Election 2009". empoweringindia.org. Retrieved 21 March 2014. Constituency: Kotpad (142) District: Koraput 
  3. ^ Assembly Constituencies and their Extent
  4. ^ Seats of Odisha
  5. ^ "Orissa Election Result 2009 With Vote Margin". leadtech.in. Retrieved 17 March 2014. 11234 
  6. ^ "88 - Kotpad Assembly Constituency". eci.nic.in. 2006. Retrieved 23 March 2014. List Of Winning Candidates 
  7. ^ "Archived copy" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-12-17. Retrieved 2014-02-20. 
  8. ^ "Kotpad Assembly Constituency, Orissa". Compare Infobase Limited. Retrieved 22 March 2014. 
  9. ^ http://eci.nic.in/eci_main/StatisticalReports/AE2009/stat_OR_April2009.pdf
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