Added on : 2019-05-24 14:59:06
In what was seen as the contest of spokespersons, BJP’s Sambit Patra lost a close fight against BJD MP Pinaki Mishra in Puri Lok Sabha seat. In a see-saw battle, spokesperson and sitting BJD MP Mishra finally emerged as a winner by a margin of 11,714 votes. While Misra secured 5,37,782 votes, BJP’s national spokesperson Sambit Patra was trailing behind with 524504 votes. Congress’ spokesperson Satya Prakash Naik came in third.