No Modi magic for BJP’s TV star Sambit Patra loses in Odisha Lok Sabha Polls
New Delhi May 24, 2019: No Modi magic worked for BJP’s TV Star Sambit Pata who lost lost from Odisha’s Puri constituency to two-time Biju Janata Dal (BJD) MP Pinaki Mishra by a margin of 11,714 votes. While Patra got 5,26,607 votes, Mishra got 5,38,321.
The Print stated that the maverick BJP spokesperson was fielded to increase the party’s profile in a state where it was relegated to the sidelines as it had won just one seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha elections.
This Lok Sabha election was, however, not Patra’s debut in electoral politics. He had unsuccessfully contested the municipal election in Delhi in 2012.
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