Odisha voted simultaneously in the 2019 Lok Sabha election and the Legislative Assembly polls in four phases. Phase 1 was held on April 11, Phase 2 on April 18, Phase 3 on April 23 and Phase 4 on April 29.
Incumbent chief minister Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is anticipating a fourth term while pollsters have predicted substantial gains for the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Assembly elections. In 2014, the BJD had secured 117 seats in the 147-member Odisha Assembly.
BJP state unit president Basant Panda and Union Minister Jual Oram claimed that the saffron party will form government in Odisha by securing more than 70 of the 147 seats in the Assembly.
11:00 AM | BJD secures lead on 73 seats, BJP ahead in 26 constituencies
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s BJD has secured a lead on 73 seats in Odisha Assembly elections. The BJP is ahead in 26 constituencies.
09:20 AM | Congress’s Aska Assembly candidate Manoj Jena injured after opened fire at
Congress candidate from the Aska Assembly seat Manoj Jena was critically injured on Wednesday after four unidentified miscreants opened fire at him in Lanjipalli area.
08:55 AM | Counting of votes for 46 Assembly segments begins
Counting of 46 Assembly segments in Odisha is being held at 63 different centres across the state amidst tight security.