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Exit polls say major gains for BJP in Naveen Patnaik’s Odisha

Odisha, which voted simultaneously for assembly and parliamentary elections, is crucial to BJP calculations and the party is hoping to make gains in the state and improve its 2014 tally of 1 Lok Sabha seat.

lok-sabha-elections Updated: May 19, 2019 23:57 IST
HT Correspondent
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Hindustan Times, New Delhi
Voters show their identity cards as they stand in queues to cast their votes in Odisha.
Voters show their identity cards as they stand in queues to cast their votes in Odisha. (Arabinda Mahapatra / HT PHOTO)
         

Naveen Patnaik’s Biju Janata Dal will get 11 Lok Sabha seats, with the BJP making a sweep in Odisha,exit polls, aired soon after voting for Lok Sabha polls ended on Sunday, have revealed.

The Republic TV C-Voter exit poll gave the NDA 10 seats, the Biju Janata Dal 11 seats and the UPA 0.

The Times Now-VMR exit poll 2019 results indicate 12 Lok Sabha seats for the BJP in Odisha.

According to the CNNNews18 - IPSOS, the BJP is expected to sweep Odisha, winning 13 of the 21 seats in the state. Exit polls often get it wrong and the actual results will only be known on Thursday, May 23, when votes are counted.

Odisha, which voted simultaneously for assembly and parliamentary elections, is crucial to BJP calculations and the party is hoping to make gains in the state and improve its 2014 tally of 1 Lok Sabha seat.

Naveen Patnaik-led Biju Janata Dal had swept 20 of the 21 Lok Sabha seats in the state.

Since then, the BJP made gains in the local polls held in 2017, increasing its tally manifold, winning 306 of 853 zilla Parishad seats, up from 36 in 2012.

Both PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah campaigned extensively in the state, targeting Naveen Patnaik, who is seeking a fifth consecutive term as CM, over alleged lack of governance and absence of development and urging people to oust the ‘burnt-out transformer’.

Patnaik responded by ‘inviting’ PM Modi to his oath-taking ceremony, claiming he had already won the assembly elections.

The ruling BJD claims it will win anything between 15 and 18 Lok Sabha seats and retain power for the fifth consecutive term by winning anything between 90 and 127 of the 147 assembly seats. The magic number in Odisha Assembly is 74 which senior BJD leaders say would not be difficult to achieve considering the overall popularity of chief minister Naveen Patnaik.

The opposition BJP is also upbeat, claiming it will win anything between 12 and 16 Lok Sabha seats. In Assembly, the party hopes to get around 50-55 seats.

BJP’s national secretary Suresh Pujari however says Odisha would surprise everyone as the support for PM Narendra Modi was unprecedented. “Many pollsters have not been able to gauge the undercurrent for BJP. We would do very well in Lok Sabha and Assembly,” he said.

 

BIHAR
ArrahRajkumar Singh, BJP
BuxarAshwini Kumar Choubey, BJP
SasaramChhedi Paswan, BJP
KarakatUpendra Kushwaha, RLSP
JahanabadArun Kumar, Rashtriya Lok Samta Party
NalandaKaushalendra Kumar, JD(U)
Patna SahibShatrughan Sinha, BJP (now with Congress)
PatliputraRam Kripal Yadav, BJP
PUNJAB
Amritsar:Gurjeet Singh Aujla, Congress
Anandpur SahibPrem Singh Chandumajra, SAD
BathindaHarsimrat Kaur, SAD
Faridkot (SC)Sadhu Singh, AAP
Fatehgarh Sahib (SC)Harinder Singh Khalsa, AAP
FerozepurSher Singh Ghubaya, SAD
GurdaspurSunil Jakhar, Congress
Hoshiarpur (SC)Vijay Sampla, BJP
Jalandhar (SC)Santokh Singh Chaudhary, Congress
Khadoor SahibRanjit Singh Brahmpura, SAD (SAD-Taksali)
LudhianaRavneet Singh Bittu, Congress
PatialaDharamvira Gandhi, AAP
SangrurBhagwant Mann, AAP
CHANDIGARH
ChandigarhKirron Kher, BJP
HIMACHAL PRADESH
KangraShanta Kumar, BJP
HamirpurAnurag Thakur, BJP
MandiRamswaroop Sharma, BJP
ShimlaVirender Kashyap, BJP
JHARKHAND
GoddaNishikant Dubey, BJP
DumkaShibu Soren, JMM
RajmahalVijay Hansdak, JM
UTTAR PRADESH
BalliaBharat Singh, BJP
BansgaonKamlesh Paswan, BJP
ChandauliMahendra Nath Pandey, BJP
DeoriaKalraj Mishra, BJP
GhazipurManoj Sinha, BJP
GhosiHarinarayan Rajbhar, BJP
GorakhpurPraveen Kumar Nishad, SP
Kushi NagarRajesh Pandey, BJP
RobertsganjChhotelal, BJP
SalempurRavindra Kushwaha, BJP
VaranasiNarendra Modi, BJP
MirzapurAnupriya Patel, Apna Dal
MaharajganjPankaj Chaudhary, BJP
MADHYA PRADESH (8)
DewasManohar Untwal, BJP
DharSavitri Thakur, BJP
IndoreSumitra Mahajan (BJP)
KhandwaNandkumar Singh Chouhan (BJP)
KhargoneSubhash Patel, BJP
MandsaurSudhir Gupta, BJP
RatlamKantilal Bhuria, Congress
UjjainProf Chintamani Malviya, BJP
WEST BENGAL
BarasatKakali Ghosh Dastidar, Trinamool
BasirhatIdris Ali, Trinamool Congress
JoynagarPratima Mondal, Trinamool Congress
MathurapurChoudhury Mohan Jatua, Trinamool Congress
Diamond HarbourAbhishek Banerjee, Trinamool Congress
Kolkata SouthSubrata Bakshi, Trinamool Congress
JadavpurSugata Bose, Trinamool Congress
Kolkata NorthSudip Bandyopadhyay, Trinamool Congress
DumdumSaugata Roy, Trinamool Congress

First Published: May 19, 2019 20:55 IST

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