Odisha Election Results: BJD sweeps Assembly polls, Naveen Patnaik set to become CM for fifth term
Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal won all the six Lok Sabha seats in 2014.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), which has overtaken Congress as the main opposition party, is ahead on 23 seats. Congress is leading in 10 seats.
In the 2014 Assembly elections, BJD had secured 117 seats while BJP bagged 10 seats. Congress won 16 seats in the state.
Patnaik became Chief Minister of Odisha in 1997. From then on he never lost in the five Assembly elections held in the state.
In the Lok Sabha elections, which were held simultaneously with the Assembly polls, BJD is leading in 14 Lok Sabha constituencies out of 21 while BJP is ahead on 7 seats.
Here are the latest updates:
*Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Thursday expressed his "deep gratitude" to the voters for "showering their blessings" once again on the party.
*Congratulations to Naveen Babu for yet another victory in Odisha. Wishing him the very best for the next term, tweets PM Modi
*According to the official trends, BJD is leading on 113 out of a total of 146 seats in the assembly elections. In the Lok Sabha polls, the party is leading on 13 out of a total of 21 seats.
*BJD candidate Pramila Bisoi registers thumping win from Aska Lok Sabha seat
*BJD President and CM Naveen Patnaik wins from Hinjili Assembly constituency
*BJP captures Bhawanipatna Assembly seat
* Cuttack-Sadar Assembly seat goes to BJD
*BJP’s Madan Mohan Dutt defeats BJD’s Jeevan Pradip Das in Balasore Assembly seat
*BJD candidate Pranab Prakash Das wins from Jajpur Assembly seat
*BJD candidate Sadashiv Pradhani defeats BJP's Gouri Majhi by 7,079 votes in Nabarangpur