Bhubaneswar: Counting of votes for Gopalpur, Berhampur, Digapahandi, Chikiti, Mohana and Paralakhemundi seats of Odisha Assembly (https://www.india.com/news/india/odisha-assembly-elections-2019-all-you-need-to-know-3625335/) has approached its conclusion. Polling for Odisha Assembly elections was held in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29, alongside Lok Sabha elections (https://www.india.com/lok-sabha-election-2019/).
Naveen Patnaik of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has been running the state since March 2000. In 2014, BJD won 117 of 147 seats while BJP 10 and Congress 16. Here’s a look at the Gopalpur, Berhampur, Digapahandi, Chikiti, Mohana, Paralakhemundi seats:
Gopalpur:MLA Pradeep Kumar Panigrahy has retained this constituency for a hattrick. He competed with Congress’ S. Dharmaraj Reddy, BJP’s Bibhuti Bhusan Jena, ANC’s Durya Dhana Behera, SUCI(C) P. Siba Prasad Reddy, Forward Bloc’s Santosh Kumar Sahu and Independent candidate Biswa Bihari Bishoyi.
Berhampur: Bikram Kumar Panda has won this seat. He was pitted up against Congress’ Lingaraj Chaudhury, BJP’s Kanhu Charan Pati, BSP’s Ashok Kumar Sahoo, ANC’s Gobinda Chandra Sahu, SUCI(C)’s Sibanisankar Mishra and Independent candidates Abani Kumar Gaya, Jeebano Patro, Siva Shankar Dash and Sumit Patro.
Digapahandi: BJD’s Surya Narayan Patra has completed a hattrick this year as he has successfully defended his seat from Congress’ Prafulla Panda, BJP’s Pinky Pradhan, BSP’s Pabitra Kumar Tripathy, ANC’s Bhagaban Sahoo and Independent candidate Uttam Kumar Panigrahy.
Chikiti: BJD’s Usha Devi will add to her term which has been in this constituency since 2000. She is defending it this time from Congress’ Subas Raut, BJP’s Manoranjan Dyan Samantara, ANC’s Pramodini Sahu, Forward Bloc’s Bibhudhendra Padhi and Independent candidates Saroj Kumar Panda and Surendra Mandal.
Mohana: Congress’ Dasarathi Gamango has won this constituency. She was up against BJP’s Prasanta Kumar Mallick, BSP’s Sudam Raita, ANC’s Damodar Raita, CPI(ML) Liberation’s Jakub Kargi and Independent candidates Amasan Mallik and Bharat Paik. Sitting MLA is Congress’ Chakradhar Paik.
Paralakhemundi: BJP’s K. Narayan Rao has won this constituency. He was up against Congress MLA K. Surya Rao is defending his seat from BJD’s Kalyani Gajapati, BSP’s Gouri Shankar Mahanandia, SKD’s Sunil Kumar Pattnaik and Independent candidates Kedar Sabar and Trirupati Panigrahy.