The Odisha State Election Commission (SEC) will declare the results of the elections that were conducted to the panchayats and zilla parishad seats in the state. While the performance of each party, in terms of leads in zilla parishads across several districts, is already known, the official announcement by the election commission is awaited today.
10:53 pm: BJD-467, BJP-294, Congress-60, Others-16
9:49 pm: Total polled Zilla Parishad zones-849; BJD-464, BJP-293, Congress-60, Others-16
9:14 pm: Latest numbers | BJD- 452, BJP-288, Congress-57, Others-16
8:45 pm: BJD- 449, BJP-288, Congress-57, Others-16
8:20 pm: BJD- 426, BJP-285, Congress-54, Others-16
7:46 pm: Leads as of now | BJD- 425, BJP-255, Congress-54, Others-16
7:00 pm: Leads as of now – BJD- 409, BJP-248, Congress-44, Others-16
7:00 pm: BJP set to get Zila Parishad Chairperson’s post in Gajapati district despite not having majority, as it’s reserved for Dalit Women and BJP won that lone seat.
6:56 pm: BJD members got scared after PM’s remark highlighting poverty in Odisha, said Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan.
6:52 pm: BJD- 407, BJP-232, Congress-44, Others-15
6:25 pm: Leads as of now | BJD- 378, BJP-226, Congress-44, Others-14
6:19 pm: Results of just about 200 more Zila Parishad zones yet to be announced.
6:05 pm: BJD- 360, BJP-222, Congress-44, Others-14
5:53 pm: Tally as of now: BJD- 349, BJP-216, Congress-44, Others-14
5:51 pm: People have started rejecting Odisha Govt due to their failure, misgovernance and incompetency. BJP emerging as a big alternative: Dharmendra Pradhan
5:49 pm: BJD- 345, BJP-216, Congress-44, Others-14
5:37 pm: Leads as of now: BJD- 336, BJP-211, Congress-38, Others-13
District wise results
5:23 pm: BJD- 316, BJP-199, Congress-38, Others-13.
5:21 pm: Union petroleum and natural gas minister Dharmendra Pradhan holds presser at BJP office, says Panchayat polls result is against a corrupt, inefficient and incapable government in Odisha.
5:18 pm: BJD- 303, BJP-177, Congress-34, Others-12
5:11 pm: BJD- 296, BJP-177, Congress-34, Others-12
5:08 pm: Leads right now: BJD- 295, BJP-171, Congress-34, Others-12
4:54 pm: BJD- 284, BJP-168, Congress-34, Others-12
4:53 pm: In Pipili block of Puri, BJP workers blocked road protesting irregularities in counting of votes for Zilla Parishad Zone 22. BJP claims the party candidate has won.
4:47 pm: BJD-283, BJP-168 Congress-34, Others-12
4:42 pm: BJD-283, BJP-166, Congress-34, Others-12
4:40 pm: In Puri districts’ Nuagada, Panchayat Samiti member, woman candidate Lata Kandi attempts self-immolation after losing election by just 3 votes, demands recounting.
4:37 pm: BJD -280, BJP – 166, Congress-34, Others-12
4:25 pm: BJD – 269, BJP – 158, Congress – 34, Others- 12
4:14 pm: Leads right now -Zilla Parishad zones – BJD – 260, BJP – 155, Congress – 31, Others – 12
4:00 pm – In 2012, BJD had got 651 seats, BJP 36 seats, Cong 128 seats
3:50 pm: Leads right now – BJD – 235, BJP – 149, Cong – 29 and Others – 12
3:32 pm: Apart from the zilla parishad zones, 6,802 gram panchayats, 6,801 Panchayat Samiti members and 92,052 ward members were in the fray.
3:30 pm: The tabulation and poll result announcement began at 9 am at 314 block offices across the State amid tight security arrangements.
3:05 pm: So, we are now getting the trends from the election commission. A total of 849 zilla parishad zone seats were up for grabs. Initial numbers right now (which will change) are BJD – 172, BJP – 116 and Cong – 26. Others have 11 seats.
11:09 am: The numbers were morale-boosting for the BJP which had not put up a good show in the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections in the state in 2014. The party could only win 1 out of 21 seats in the state in 2014.
11:08 am: Except for a few seats, the final numbers are not likely to be different from the initial leads announced earlier.
11:05 am: The results from all districts are likely to be announced in the evening today.
A total of 851 zilla parishad seats had gone to the polls between February 13 and 21. Some of the districts that went to the polls include Malkangiri, Bolangir, Sambalpur, Bargarh, Deogarh and Mayurbhanj.
In initial numbers obtained from the election commission, the BJP is learnt to have won nearly 306 seats, ten times its tally in the last election. While the Congress tally fell from 126 to 66, the ruling BJD also saw a fall from 651 to 460 seats. Odisha has been ruled by the BJD for the last 17 years under the leadership of Naveen Patnaik.