23 May 2019
Bhubaneswar: Here is the final democratic mandate given by the citizens of Puri parliamentary constituency (Land of Lord Jagannath) on April 23 (third phase polling of the General Elections-2019).
BJD MP candidate Pinaki Mishra: Won by 11714 votes. Total votes- 538321
Congress MP candidate Satya Prakash Nayak: Lost. Total votes- 44734
BJP MP candidate Sambit Patra: Lost. Total votes- 526607
While sitting party MP Pinaki Mishra had been fielded again by Biju Janata Dal (BJD) as its candidate, his contenders were journalist-turned-politician Satya Prakash Nayak of Congress and Sambit Patra of BJP (party’s national spokesperson and deemed to be loyal lieutenant of Narendra Modi).