Bhubaneswar: In Odisha, the victory of a number of candidates including first timers came as a surprise to many this election. Here is a list of some of those candidates in Lok Sabha and Assembly who managed to defeat stalwarts in the State.
1. Anubhav Mohanty (BJD) – Defeated former Lok Sabha MP Baijayant Panda in Kendrapada Lok Sabha constituency
2. Saroj Kumar Meher (BJD) – Defeated senior BJP leader KV Singhdeo in Patnagarh assembly segment
3. Raghunandan Das (BJD) – Defeated veteran leader Damodar Rout (BJP) in Balikuda-Erasama assembly segment
4. Jayanta Kumar Sarangi (BJP) – Defeated former Odisha minister Maheswar Mohanty (BJD) in Puri assembly segment
5. Chandrani Murmu (BJD) – Defeated former Lok Sabha member Ananta Nayak in Keonjhar Lok Sabha constituency
6. Lalitendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra (BJP) – Defeated two time (incumbent) MLA and former Minister Sanjay Dasburma (BJD) in Bramhagiri assembly segment
7. Mohammed Moquim (Congress) – Defeated two-time (incumbent) MLA Debasis Samantray (BJD) in Cuttack-Barabati assembly segment