13. Kandhamal is a Lok Sabha / Parliamentary constituency in South Odisha region of Odisha in East India. This rural general constituency has an estimated Scheduled Caste population of 19.7% and a Scheduled Tribe population of 29.89%. The estimated literacy level of Kandhamal is 69.69%. In the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, there were a total of eligible electors and the voter turnout was calculated at %. The seat went to the polls on Phase 2 on Thursday, April 18, 2019.
In the 2014 Lok Sabha elections, Hemendra Chandra Singh of BJD won in this seat by defeating the INC candidate by a margin of 1,81,017 votes which was 21.85% of the total votes polled in the constituency. BJD had a vote share of 50.88% in 2014 in the seat. There were a total of 8 contestants in 2014.
In 2009, Rudramadhab Ray of BJD emerged victorious in this seat by defeating the INC candidate by a margin of 1,51,007 votes which was 21.34% of the total votes polled. BJD had a vote share of 44.55% in 2019, in the constituency. There were 9 contestants in 2009.
The voter turnout in the 2014 Parliamentary polls in the seat was 73.43% and in 2009, the constituency registered 66.44% turnout during polling.
As of December 2018, the Member of Parliament from Kandhamal was: Pratyusha Rajeshwari Singh (BJD) . The 2019 Lok Sabha election results are scheduled for Thursday, May 23, 2019.
According to the 2014 electoral rolls, the electorate included 5,82,340 men, 5,61,228 women and 34 voters of the third gender.
Refer to the live updating results tables for the latest Kandhamal Lok Sabha results.
The geographic coordinates of Kandhamal is: 20.129 84.0721
Constituency and state name in other Indian languages: कंधमाल, ओडिशा (Hindi); কান্দামল, ওড়িশা (Bengali); कंधमाल, ओडिशा (Marathi); કંધમલ, ઓડિસા (Gujarati); கந்தாமால், ஒடிசா (Tamil); కందమాల్, ఒడిషా (Telugu); ಕಂಧಮಾಲ್, ಒಡಿಶಾ (Kannada); കാണ്ഡമാൽ, ഒഡിഷ (Malayalam).