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Odisha assembly election 2024 Highlights: PM Modi attacks BJD govt in Odisha rally, 35.31% voter turnout till 1 pm

Odisha assembly election 2024: Check out all the latest news, voter turnout and updates for the ongoing assembly election.
Odisha assembly election 2024 LIVE updates (File Photo)
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Odisha assembly election 2024 Highlights: Voting for 35 out of the total 147 assembly seats in Odisha is currently underway in the state, starting at 7 am on Monday. The polling for all 35 seats will continue till 6 pm. Meanwhile, the voting for five Lok Sabha seats in Odisha is also underway, as part of the fifth phase of the 2024 general election. As per the Election Commission schedule, voting is taking place in Aska, Bargarh, Bolangir, Kandhamal and Sundargarh Lok Sabha seats and 35 Assembly constituencies falling under these parliamentary seats....Read More

Approximately 79.69 lakh voters are eligible to cast their ballots at 9,162 booths located across 7,339 locations. Polling will continue till 6 pm, with adjustments in certain remote and Maoist-affected areas where voting will conclude earlier, the officials said.

Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) N B Dhal assured that adequate arrangements have been made for voters' convenience. "Over 79.69 lakh electors are eligible to vote, with 40 candidates contesting for the five Lok Sabha seats and 265 contestants vying for 35 assembly segments," he said.

The campaigning for the assembly elections in Odisha ended on Saturday. A total of 40 candidates are contesting the polls from the Lok Sabha seats while 265 candidates are in the fray for 35 assembly seats in the state. Key candidates from the elections are BJD chief and chief minister Naveen Patnaik, Bikram Arukha, Niranjan Pujari, PK Amat, Tukuni Sahu, Rita Sahu, and SP Nayak.

Through these assembly elections, Naveen Patnaik is eyeing his sixth term in office as the chief minister of Odisha, making him the longest serving chief minister of the state.

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May 20, 2024 3:27 PM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024: EVM glitches in Odisha

Reports of EVM glitches emerged from parts of Odisha, with a voter turnout of over 35 percent.

May 20, 2024 2:43 PM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024: Voter turnout update for Odisha

Odisha recorded 35.31 per cent voter turnout till 1 pm in the polling for five Lok Sabha constituencies and 35 Assembly segments on Monday, officials said.

Voting started at 7 am in Aska, Kandhamal, Bargarh, Bolangir and Sundergarh parliamentary constituencies along with 35 assembly segments within the jurisdiction of these Lok Sabha seats.

May 20, 2024 2:12 PM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024: ‘BJD gave land, soil mafia to Odisha,’ says PM Modi

“The media have started saying that there will be a hung assembly, but that's not true; the BJP will form the government in Odisha. If there is something that BJD has given to Odisha, it has given land mafia, sand mafia, coal mafia and mining mafia,” PM Modi said.

May 20, 2024 1:52 PM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024: Voter turnout by 1 pm

Odisha recorded 35.31% voter turnout till 1 pm, according to Election Commission data.

May 20, 2024 1:37 PM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024: Odisha police official injured

On polling day, a member of Odisha Police's Special Operation Group sustained a bullet wound during a gunfight with Maoists in Nuapada district on Monday, a senior police officer said.

May 20, 2024 1:23 PM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024: ‘Corruption in CM’s office,' alleges PM Modi

PM Modi said during his Odisha rally, “A handful of corrupt persons have grabbed the chief minister’s office and residence. Small workers of the BJD have now become crorepatis.”

May 20, 2024 1:03 PM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024: ‘Thank you Puri,’ says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi expressed gratitude to the holy city of Puri hours after holding a roadshow and said the heat did not deter the crowds from coming and blessing us.

PM Modi also appreciated the divinity and culture of the holy city and said each of these blessings inspires us to work harder for the people. (ANI)

May 20, 2024 12:49 PM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024: ‘People going to Gujarat to get jobs,’ says PM Modi

PM Modi said in his rally in Odisha, "Hardly there will be any block in Odisha from where people have not gone to Gujarat to get a job. The state which is so prosperous, this election is to punish all those who have destroyed the state..."

May 20, 2024 12:35 PM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi's rally in Odisha

May 20, 2024 12:17 PM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi's dig at Patnaik govt

"Who is responsible for the sorry state of affairs in Odisha? It is the BJD government which is under the control of some corrupt people. A handful of corrupt persons have grabbed the chief minister’s office and residence. Small workers of the BJD have now become crorepatis," the Prime Minister said.

May 20, 2024 12:00 PM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024 LIVE: Voter turnout update

May 20, 2024 11:44 AM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024 LIVE: 21 pc voter turnout till 11 am

Odisha recorded around 21 per cent voter turnout till 11 am in the polling for five Lok Sabha constituencies and 35 Assembly segments on Monday, officials said.

May 20, 2024 11:14 AM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi attacks BJD govt

PM Modi said in Odisha, "Ghar-ghar se ek hi awaaj aa rahi hai - Odisha me pehali baar double engine ki sarkar'... Today the entire Odisha is thinking that they have given 25 years to the BJD govt but what they have got in these years?..."

May 20, 2024 11:03 AM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi addresses rally in Odisha

In his address to a public gathering in Odisha's Dhenkanal, PM Narendra Modi said, "'Mai Gujarat se aaya hun, mai Somnath ki dharti se aaya hun, mai Jagannath ki dharti ko pranam karne aaya hun'..."

May 20, 2024 10:43 AM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024 LIVE: 6.99 voter turnout in Odisha till 9 am

Odisha recorded around 6.99 per cent voter turnout in the first two hours of polling in five Lok Sabha constituencies and 35 Assembly segments on Monday, officials said.

Voting started at 7 am in Aska, Kandhamal, Bargarh, Bolangir and Sundergarh parliamentary constituencies along with 35 assembly segments within the jurisdiction of these Lok Sabha seats.

May 20, 2024 10:23 AM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024 LIVE: Flag march in Banpur region

Odisha Police conducted a flag march on Sunday in Banpur region of Khordha district in the wake of the sixth phase of Lok Sabha elections, scheuled to be held on May 25.

May 20, 2024 10:14 AM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024 LIVE: 6.87 percent voter turnout till 9 am

The highest voter turnout out of all the seats was recorded in Bargarh constituency, standing at 9.31 percent till 9 am.

May 20, 2024 9:55 AM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024 LIVE: Overall 10.28 percent voter turnout

May 20, 2024 9:41 AM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024 LIVE: 6.83 percent voter turnout till 9 am

Odisha recorded a total voter turnout of 6.83 percent till 9 am on Monday, May 20.

May 20, 2024 9:26 AM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024 LIVE: BJD expresses confidence in 2nd phase

On the second phase of Assembly elections, 5T Chairman & BJD leader VK Pandian said, "...People have faith in BJD and BJD will sweep the second phase of elections."

May 20, 2024 9:15 AM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024 LIVE: BJD's Dilip Tirkey casts vote

BJD candidate from Sundargarh Lok Sabha seat, Dilip Tirkey said, “I appeal to the people of Sundergarh to come out and cast their vote. It is a festival of democracy and they should participate in it… Seeing the enthusiasm among the people, I can say that the voting percentage will increase here…”

May 20, 2024 9:06 AM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024 LIVE: Key candidates in fray

Prominent leaders whose electoral fate will be decided include Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, who is contesting from two assembly segments (Hinjili in Ganjam district and Kantabanji in Bolangir district), six Odisha ministers, BJP MPs Sangeeta Singh Deo and Jual Oram, and former Indian hockey skipper Dilip Tirkey.

May 20, 2024 8:58 AM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024 LIVE: PM Modi's appeal to voters

PM Narendra Modi took to X to appeal to the voters, “In the fifth phase of the Lok Sabha elections, voting will be held today for 49 seats in 8 states and union territories. I request all the voters of this phase to cast their votes and create a new record of voting. I especially appeal to women and young voters to participate enthusiastically in this festival of democracy.”

May 20, 2024 8:56 AM IST

Odisha assembly election 2024 LIVE: Voting underway for 35 seats

The voting for 35 assembly seats in Odisha, as well as 5 Lok Sabha seats in the state commenced on 7 am on Monday, May 20.

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