Odisha Lok Sabha Election Results 2019: Prime Minister Narendra Modi Thursday congratulated Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik for his Biju Janata Dal’s performance in the state Assembly elections. The BJD Thursday looked set to form its government for a fifth straight term negating a Modi wave that is sweeping the country, with its candidates leading in 112 of the state’s 146 seats.
Meanwhile, the BJD firmly secured 12 seats while BJP has got 9 out of 21 Lok Sabha seats. This is good news for the BJP as it has secured four more seats than 2014 elections. In 2014, the BJD had won 20 seats and BJP took one. In the Lok Sabha elections, the Congress is not even in the fray as per the latest trends, while the saffron party sees scope for adding to their strength in Parliament from the 21 Lok Sabha seats in Odisha.
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Polling was held in 21 Lok Sabha seats and 146 Assembly segments in four different phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29. In the 2014 elections, the BJP had won a single parliamentary seat of the 21 in Odisha and 10 of the 147 assembly seats.
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