Odisha voted in the first four phases of Lok Sabha Elections 2019 on April 11, 18, 23 and 29. There are 21 seats in the state with prime parties being Biju Janata Dal (BJD), BJP and Congress. According to the latest trends of 19 seats, the Naveen Patnaik led Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is all set to sweep the state with 15 seats. The trend shows BJP’s Sambit Patra trailing from Odisha seat.
In 2014 Lok Sabha Polls, Odisha voter turnout was 73.8 per cent when BJD swept 20 seats and BJP got one seat. The 21 Odisha seats are: Sundargarh, Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Dhenkanal, Bolangir, Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Kandhamal, Cuttack, Kendrapara, Jagatsinghpur, Puri, Bhubaneswar, Aska, Berhampur and Koraput. Odisha Lok Sabha Election Results, along with all other states, will be declared on May 23.
The BJD received 94,89,946 votes with a vote share of 44.77 per cent, while the BJP was able to garner 46,38,565 votes in the state with a vote share of 21.88 per cent. The saffron party came second in Balasore, Bargarh, Bhubaneswar, Bolangir, Dhenkanal, Kalahandi, Mayurbhanj, Keonjhar and Sambalpur. The Congress got more votes than the BJP in the elections but drew a blank. The party got 55,91,380 votes with 26.38 per cent of the vote share. According to our analysis, the BJD was ahead in 116 Assembly segments during the 2014 Lok Sabha polls. The Congress was leading on 11 and the BJP on 20. In 2009 Lok Sabha Elections, the BJD was successful on 14 seats and the Congress won 6. The BJP was not able to open its account in the state.