Bhubaneswar: Counting of votes for Khalikote, Chhatrapur, Aska, Surada, Sanakhemundi and Hinjili seats of Odisha Assembly has approached its conclusion. BJD’s Naveen Patnaik has retained his seat as the Chief Minister. 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 had won 117 of 147 seats while BJP got 10 and Congress 16. Here’s a look at the Khalikote, Chhatrapur, Aska, Surada, Sanakhemundi, Hinjili Assembly seats (https://www.india.com/lok-sabha-elections-2019-india/cm-naveen-patnaik-to-contest-from-hinjili-bijepur-assembly-seats-3606035/

Khalikote: BJD’s Suryamani Baidya has won this constituency. He was up against Congress’ Bhokali Sethi, BJP’s Bharati Behera, HND’s Mina Kumari Tahal, SKD’s Sudarsan Jalli, and Independent candidate Mangaraj Behera.

Chhatrapur: BJD’s Subash Chandra Behera has won this constituency. He was up against CPI’s Pradeep Kumar Sethy, BJP’s Prasanta Kumar Kar, BSP’s Ramahari Behera, RIM’s Natabara Behera and Chaitanya Pradhan, Sasmita Kar and Surendra Behera as Independent candidates.

Aska: This time, BJD’s Manjula Swain has won this constituency.  Congress has fielded Manoj Kumar Jena, SKD has Samira Swain, ANC has Sitaram Mohini and Rabindra Mahapatra is fighting as in Independent.

Surada: BJD’s sitting MLA Purna Chandra Swain has closed in on a hattrick following a battle against Congress’ Sangram Keshari Mohanty, BJP’s Nilamani Bosoyi and Independent candidates Nirakara Nayak and Raghu Nath Naik.

Sanakhemundi: Congress’ Ramesh Chandra Jena has won the seat in this constituency. He was up against BJD’s Nandini Devi, BJP’s Bijaya Kumar Swain, BSP’s Gariba Naik and Independent candidate Pratap Chandra Pradhan. This is constituency number 130.

Hinjili: BJD’s Naveen Patnaik has retained this constituency. He has been here since 2000. Patnaik was up against Congress’ Sambhu Panigrahi, BJP’s Pitambar Acharya, BSP’s Bhaskar Choudhury, ANC’s Ranjan Kumar Apata, SUCI(C) Tirupati Dora and Independent candidates Babula Sahu, Cipadi Lakshmi Achary and Sukanta Kishor Panda.