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    Puri election result: Sambit Patra loses a close fight with Pinaki Mishra

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    Big names contesting: Sambit Patra (BJP), Pinaki Misra (BJD)

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    Pinaki Mishra won with over a margin of 11,700 votes.
    Pinaki Misra wins the Puri seat against Sambit Patra by a margin of 11,700 votes

    Sambit Patra lost in the close fight against sitting BJD MP Pinaki Mishra. It's a close watch considering in 2009 and 2014, Mishra won convincingly without much of a fight. Historically, Puri has been kind to BJD with the party winning at a stretch from 1998. In 1996, Mishra had won on a Congress ticket.

    The Puri seat saw a voter turnout of 74.01 per cent in the 2014 parliamentary polls while in 2009, the constituency registered 68.85 per cent turnout during polling.
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    26 Comments on this Story

    Naresh Bansal481 days ago
    It is an excellent result. Don''t want to see this rabid person in Parliament
    Straight Bat481 days ago
    Mr.Patra, you gave a good fight to Mr.Mishra and you made him squirm. That itself was a big victory for you. Anyway, great things are in store for you. You are a very decent and a wonderful debater and a great asset to BJP. I am sure Mr.Modi and Mr.Shah have great plans for you. Hearty Congratulations.
    Ms 482 days ago
    Thank God !! One down from the lipbalm gang. I thought they were going to get together and sing , "We''re the lipbalm boys....".
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