Odisha Assembly election results 2019: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal is heading for a clear majority in the ongoing Odisha assembly election and is set to form the next government in the state. As per latest trends, the ruling Biju Janata Dal is leading in 114 seats while Congress is leading in 9 seat and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is leading in 21 seats and others 2 seats. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is leading from both the assembly constituencies. The counting of votes for the Odisha Legislative Assembly election is still underway. The voting for 147 assembly seats was held in the four phases on April 11, 18, 23, and 29. The current term of the Odisha assembly will expire on May 24, 2019. The major parties in fray in the election are – Biju Janata Dal (BJD), the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Congress. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik has contested from two assembly seats – Hinjili (Ganjam) and Bijepur (Bargarh).
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The counting is likely to be delayed than its national counterparts because of the simultaneous counting for both state Assembly election and Lok Sabha elections.
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The exit polls for Odisha Legislative Assembly elections conducted by Kanak News and News18 Odia forecasted that incumbent BJD headed by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik will return back to power once again.
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The exit polls have also predicted that BJD may get around 85 seats, while BJP is set to get 26 seats, Congress 12 seats and other 24 seats. In the previous assembly election held in 2014, the Biju Janata Dal won 117 seats out of 147, emerging as the single largest party with more than two-thirds majority in the Odisha Legislative Assembly. A party needs a minimum of 74 seats to form the government.