Berhampur Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency Number: 20
Total Electors: 13,34,268 (2014 estimates)
Male Electors: 6,80,089
Female Electors: 6,54,179
Assembly Constituencies: Chatrapur, Gopalpur, Berhampur, Chikiti, Digapahandi, Mohana and Parlakhemundi.
Delimited: Yes. In 2008. Chatrapur and Mohana became reserved constituencies after delimitation.
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: In the 1999 elections, Anadi Charan Sahu won the seat as a BJP candidate. In 2004, Chandra Sekhar Sahu of the Congress won the seat. Since 2009, the seat is held by BJD’s Siddhanta Mahapatra, an actor-turned-politician.
Demography: Bordering Andhra Pradesh, Berhampur is the nerve-centre of Telugu community, which forms 30 to 40 percent of the electorate here. This is evident by the fact it has elected Telugu-speaking candidates in many elections, most notably in 1996, when it elected former prime minister PV Narasimha Rao.
Updated Date: May 23, 2019 12:19:55 IST