55. Dhenkanal is an Assembly/Vidhan Sabha constituency in Coastal region of Odisha and falls in Dhenkanal district. Odisha is located in East India. Seat is unreserved.
This Rural constituency has 2,49,568 voters of which 1,29,574 are male and 1,19,994 are female and voters of the third gender.
In the 2019 Odisha Assembly elections, Dhenkanal, recorded a voter turnout of 74.63%. The voter turnout in the 2014 Assembly elections was 75.03% and in 2009, 64.57% of Dhenkanal's voters came out to elect their Member of Legislative Assembly (MLA).
In the 2014 Odisha state Assembly elections, Saroj Kumar Samal of BJD won in this seat defeating BJP's candidate by a margin of 3,294 votes which was 1.88% of the total votes polled. Saroj Kumar Samal polled a total of 1,75,352 (35.28%) votes.
NCP's Nabin Nanda won this seat in the 2009 Odisha Assembly elections beating the INC candidate by a margin of 6933 (4.79%) votes. Nabin Nanda polled 1,44,888 which was 35.28% of the total votes polled.
Dhenkanal went to the polls in Phase 3 of the 2019 Odisha Assembly polls on Tuesday, April 23, 2019. The election results for the seat are scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 2019.
Constituency name in other Indian languages: धेनकनाल (Hindi), ঢেঙ্কানল (Bangla), தென்கனல் (Tamil), and దెంకనల్ (Telugu).
State name in other Indian languages: ओडिशा (Hindi), ওড়িশা (Bengali), ओडिशा (Marathi), ઓડિસા (Gujarati), ஒடிசா (Tamil), ఒడిషా (Telugu), ಒಡಿಶಾ (Kannada), and ഒഡിഷ (Malayalam).
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