Aska Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency Number: 19
Total Electors: 14,08,780 (2014 estimates)
Male Electors: 7,50,999
Female Electors: 6,57,781
Assembly Constituencies: Polasara, Kabisuryanagar, Khallikote, Aska, Surada, Sanakhemundi, Hinjili
Delimited: Yes. Polsara and Sanakhemundi were newly created Assembly segments after delimitation.
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: This is a BJD bastion. Incumbent chief minister Naveen Patnaik won the seat in 1998 and 1999 elections. In the 2000 by-poll, Kumudini Patnaik won the seat. In the 2014 elections, Ladu Krishna Swain won the seat defeating his nearest Congress rival by 3.1 Lakh votes.
Demography: A pocket borough of the BJD, Aska hosts Hinjli, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s legislative constituency. Situated in the most populated district of Ganjam, one-fifth population belongs to the Scheduled Castes category. Bauri, Dhoba and Dewar are some of the major Scheduled Caste groups in the district.
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Updated Date: May 23, 2019 12:16:48 IST