Odisha Assembly election results LIVE: Fourth inning for Naveen Patnaik, BJD set to win majority

By Supriya Jha | Last Updated: Friday, May 16, 2014 - 22:38

Zee Media Bureau/Supriya Jha and Tarun Khanna

9: 25 pm The Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik was elected from Hinjili Assembly seat for the fourth consecutive time.

Patnaik defeated Congress` Sibaram Patra by 76, 586 votes.

7:28 pm The former Odisha minister and BJD candidate Golak Bihari Naik defeated BJP candidate Bhaskar Madhei from Udala Assembly seat.

From Pulbani, BJD`s Duguni Kanhar defeated BJP`s Narayan Pradhan by a margin of 25,540.

7:20 pm The former Odisha minister and BJD candidate Golak Bihari Naik defeated BJP candidate Bhaskar Madhei from Udala Assembly seat.

From Pulbani, BJD`s Duguni Kanhar defeated BJP`s Narayan Pradhan by a margin of 25,540.

7: 10 pm BJD candidate Rohit Pujari won from Rairakhol constituency of Odisha defeating Assaf Ali Khan of Congress by 11,909 votes. On the other hand, BJD`s Braja Kishore Pradhan won from Talcher seat against Kalandi Samal of BJP by 14, 322.

BJD`s leader Prabhat Kumar Tripathy won from Banki assembly constituency defeating Rabindra Kumar Mallick of Congress by 43,758 votes.

7:05 pm People have blessed us consecutively fourth time. We are absolutely thrilled with the win, says Naveen Patnaik to a news channel.

When questioned about BJP`s landslide victory, Patnaik said, “I hope new Central govt will be positive towards Odisha and will help the state to develop.

6: 59 pm BJD candidate Rohit Pujari won from Rairakhol constituency of Odisha defeating Assaf Ali Khan of Congress by 11,909 votes. On the other hand, BJD`s Braja Kishore Pradhan won from Talcher seat against Kalandi Samal of BJP by 14, 322.

6: 20 pm The development works, welfare schemes carried out and the transparent, clean government given by the BJD in Odisha have contributed to the party`s win, says Patnaik.

5:00 pm: After being assured of a landslide victory in Odisha, CM Naveen Patnaik has expressed "deep gratitude to the people of Odisha for showering their blessings" on the BJD. Mr Patnaik also promised that he will continue the efforts to keep up the good work.

04:10 pm: Odisha seems to be one of the few states to have bucked the Modi wave as Odiyas have voted for the BJD and Naveen Patnaik for a fourth successive term. At 4:00 pm, trends flashed a mark of 112 seats on which the regional party was surging ahead, poised for a landslide victory.

03:00 pm: Mr Navin Patnaik is all set to return as the Chief Minister as the trends available at 3 pm show the BJD ahead on a whopping 112 seats out of 147, way ahead of the BJP (ahead on 18 seats) and the Congress (ahead on 12 seats).

02:30 pm: According to the latest trends at 2:30 pm, the BJD has gained lead in 106 seats, while the Congress (20) is ahead on higher number of seats than that of the BJP (13).

02:00 pm: According to an exit poll by Chankaya, which is the most proven post-poll survey yet, the BJD is set to sweep the state, by winning 110 ± 9 seats, while the Congress and the BJP were set to be at equal footing of 18 ± 5 seats.

01:10 pm: BJD leading on 104 seats now, with the Congress trailing behind with 21 seats and the BJP on 13 seats, according to the latest trends as tweeted by the PIB.

12:00 pm: BJD leader Jay Panda has hailed the Biju Janata Dal`s victory in Odisha.

"The BJD led by Naveen Patnaik has got overwhelming support in Odisha, both in Lok Sabha and Assembly results," Jay Panda was quoted as saying.

11:50 am: The BJD is now leading on 100 seats, while the Congress is ahead on 19 seats, according to the trends.

11:45 am: The trends show the BJD gaining constantly and now it stands at a mark of 96, while the Congress is leading on 14.

11:30 am: Naveen Patnaik`s BJD is now seen leading on 91 seats, while the Congress has gained marginally and is now ahead on 17 seats. The BJP is retaining a constant mark of 10.

11:10 am: As per the trends available by now, the BJD is ahead on 87 seats, while the Congress and the BJP are ahead on 16 and 10 seats respectively.

10:40 am: The Odisha Jan Morcha has finally been shown leading on at least one seat, as per the latest trends available.

10:35 am: Trends are now available for 105 out of 147 seats, and the BJD is ahead on 77 seats.

10:30 am: According to the latest report, Naveen Patnaik is leading from Hinjili.

10:25 am: The BJD is now leading on 70 seats - almost 50% of the 147 seats, while the Congress is leading on 13 seats and the BJP is marginally behind, leading on 11 seats.

10: 00 am: As per the latest trends, the BJD is ahead on 58 seats, while the Congress and the BJP are neck and neck with 10 and 9 seats respectively.

9: 30 am: As per early trends available for 47 out of 147 sears, BJD is leading in 33 seats, while the Congress is trailing with a mere 4 seats.
8:20 am: Early trends indicate that BJD is leading in seven seats followed by Congress and BJP in one each.

8:00 am: Amid tight security, counting of votes has begun for 147 seats in the unicameral Odisha Assembly legislature to decide the fate of over 1,616 candidates.

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In Odisha, Assembly elections and Lok Sabha were held simultaneously in two phases – on April 10 and April 17.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik`s state saw a decent average turnout of 74 percent – a good improvement against 65.3 percent polling recorded in last general elections in 2009.

As for the entire nation, even the state of Odisha has waited for May 16 with avid curiosity as polls have been predicting the Biju Janata Dal to repeat the triumph and bring Mr Patnaik back to the CM chair for a fourth stint.

In the 2009 election, Odisha had voted for Patnaik, and the Biju Janata Dal had won the majority, however in 2004 the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) was voted to power.



First Published: Friday, May 16, 2014 - 08:07

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