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BJD-BJP inching towards majority

PTI | ByPress Trust of India, Bhubaneswar
May 14, 2004 12:45 AM IST

The BJD-BJP combine was inching towards securing a majority in the Orissa assembly establishing leads in 78 of the 147 seats.

The BJD-BJP combine was inching towards securing a majority in the Orissa assembly establishing leads in 78 of the 147 seats in the house despite the Congress-led alliance substantially improving their position.

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Congress and its allies OGP, CPI, CPI-M and JMM were ahead in 58 seats according to trends available till 1200 hours.

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BJD candidates were leading in 51 seats while its electoral ally BJP was ahead in 27 constituencies.

Trends indicated that the BJD-BJP combine was conceding substantial ground to the congress-led alliance in the state.

Congress candidates were leading in 49 constituencies while its allies JMM nominees were ahead in four followed by OGP and CPI-two each and CPI-M-one seat.

Independents were leading in 10 seats.

In the last assembly elections, the BJD had won 68 seats while the BJP and Congress had 38 and 25 seats respectively.

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