23 May 2019
Bhubaneswar: Here is the final democratic mandate given by the citizens of Odisha’s capital city-cum-parliamentary constituency on April 23 (third phase polling of General Elections-2019).
BJP MP candidate Aparajita Sarangi: Won by 23839 votes. She bagged 486991 total votes.
BJD MP candidate Arup Patnaik: Lost. Total votes- 463152
CPI (M) MP candidate Janardan Pati: Lost. Total votes- 23026
While retired Mumbai Commissioner Arup Patnaik had been fielded by Biju Janata Dal (BJD) as its party MP candidate, his contenders were Congress-backed CPI (M)’s veteran Janardan Pati and Aparajita Sarangi of BJP (former Odisha cadre IAS officer).