Naveen Patnaik All Set For 5th Term, Leads In Hinjili and Bijepur
Bhubaneswar: Odisha Chief Minister and Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Chief Naveen Patnaik, who is seeking a fifth term in office, is leading from both the Bijepur and Hinjili constituencies. For the first time ever, he has contested from two seats in the assembly elections.
In Bijepur, Patnaik is leading by a margin of 1,991 votes against BJP’s Sanat Kumar Gartia while in Hinjili, he is leading by 3682 votes against his arch-rival Pitambar Acharya of BJP.
BJD is leading from 110 Assembly seats while the BJP is trailing at 26 seats, the Congress at 12 and others at 1. In terms of the Lok Sabha seats, the BJD is again leading in 15 seats while the BJP is leading in 6 seats.
According to latest trends, BJD’s Pramila Bisoyi is leading against her nearest BJP rival Anita Subhadarshini by 852 votes in Aska Lok Sabha seat.
Prasanna Acharya of the BJD is leading by 358 votes against his nearest BJP rival Suresh Pujari in the Bargarh Lok Sabha constituency.
In Balangir Lok Sabha seat, Sangeeta Kumari Singh Deo of the BJP is leading against her nearest rival Kalikesh Narayan Singh Deo of the BJD by 727 votes.
BJD candidate Mahesh Sahoo is leading against his nearest BJP rival Rudra Narayan Pany by 1,349 votes in the Dhenkanal seat.
Sarmistha Sethi of BJD is leading against her nearest BJP rival Amiya Kanta Mallick by 513 votes in the Jajpur seat.
In the Kalahandi Lok Sabha seat, Basanta Kumar Panda of BJP is leading against his nearest BJD rival Puspendra Singh Deo by 195 votes.
Achyuta Samanta of the BJD is leading against his nearest BJP rival Kharabela Swain of BJP by 756 votes in the Kandhamal Lok Sabha seat.
In Keonjhar seat BJD candidate Chandrani Murmu is leading against her nearest BJP rival Ananta Nayak by 329 votes.
Kausalaya Hikaka of the BJD is leading against his Congress rival Saptagiri Sankar Ulaka by 226 votes in Koraput Lok Sabha seat.
In Nabarangpur seat, Ramesh Chandra Majhi of BJD is leading against his nearest BJP rival Balabhadra Majhi by 114 votes.
Nalini Kanta Pradhan of BJD is leading against his nearest BJP rival Nitesh Ganga Deb by 677 votes in the Sambalpur seat.
In 2014, the BJD had won 117 assembly seats and 20 Lok Sabha seats, while the BJP had won 10 Assembly seats and one Lok Sabha seat. Congress had won 16 Assembly seats and had drawn a blank in Parliamentary constituencies.