Bhadrak Lok Sabha Constituency
Constituency Number: 7
Total Electors: 14,69,498 (2014 estimates)
Male Electors: 7,74,566
Female Electors: 6,94,932
Assembly Constituencies: Soro, Simulia, Bhandaripokhari, Bhadrak, Basudevpur, Dhamnagar, Chandabali
Reserved: Yes. For Scheduled Castes
Delimited: Yes. In 2008.
Results in last four Lok Sabha elections: Arjun Charan Sethi of the BJD has been the sitting MP since 1998.
Demography: Bhadrak is one of the few constituencies in Odisha, where Muslims form a significant chunk of the population. In fact, Bhadrak city is estimated to have at least one-third Muslim population. The city was in the news a few years ago for incidents of communal violence. Additionally, Scheduled Castes comprise at least 20 percent of the population in Bhadrak.
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Updated Date: May 23, 2019 12:21:04 IST