Bhubaneswar: Counting of votes for Khandapada, Daspalla, Nayagarh, Bhanjanagar, Polasara and Kabisuryangar seats of Odisha Assembly have approached conclusion and it is BJD’s Naveen Patnaik who has retained his Chief Minister seat. 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 http://16.Here’s a look at the Khandapada, Daspalla, Nayagarh, Bhanjanagar, Polasara, Kabisuryanagar Assembly seats (https://www.india.com/lok-sabha-elections-2019-india/odisha-polls-campaign-ends-for-6-ls-and-42-assembly-seats-going-to-polls-april-23-3637950/
Khandapada: BJD’s Soumya Ranjan Patnaik has sealed a seat in this constituency after defeating BJP’s Siddharth Sekhar Singh, Congress’ Basanta Kumar Maharana and Dusmanta Kumar Swain who fought as an Independent.
Daspalla: Ramesh Chandra Bahera of BJP has won the seat in this constituency. This year, the sitting MLA has been fielded by BJP. Others in the fray are BJD’s Ramesh Chandra Behera, Congress’ Prashanta Kumar Naik, BSP’s Debaraj Naik, NCP’s Benudhar Nayak, SKD’s Trinath Naik and Independent candidate Bishnupriya Das.
Nayagarh: BJD’s Arun Kumar Sahoo has retained his seat as the sitting MLA. He has been in the seat since 2004. He is BJD candidate again. Congress has fielded Manoj Kumar Sahoo, BJP has Irani Ray, ANC has Subhalaxmi Dash, Kalinga Sena has Srikanta Dash while Giridhari Rout, Balaram Sahoo and Hemanta Kumar Prusty are three Independent candidates.
Bhanjanagar: BJD’s sitting MLA Bikram Keshari Arukha has won the seat in this constituency. Congress candidate Sanjay Kumar Tripathy, BJP’s Padyumna Kumar Nayak, BSP’s Narasingha Gouda and CPIM(ML) Red Star’s Purna Chandra Pradhan. Birendra Kumar Gouda is an Independent candidate.
Polasara: BJD’s sitting MLA Srikanta Sahu has won this contituency. He was up against Congress’ Hari Charan Swain, BJP’s Gokula Nanda Mallik, BSP’s Kailash Chandra Patro, and Independent candidates Golap Sahu, Kedar Nath Maharana, Pitabasa Pradhan, Samarjit Mahanty and Shibaprasad Bishoyi.
Kabisuryanagar: In 2014 election, BJD candidate V. Sugnana Kumari Deo defeated Independent candidate Hara Prasad Sahu. This time, however, BJD has fielded Latika Pradhan and against her are Congress’ Bijaya Kumar Sahu, BJP’s Ranjan Polai and Independent candidate Abani Kanta Badajena.