Odisha Assembly Election 2019

Odisha Assembly Election 2019

The 4-phase voting for Odisha Assembly election 2019 will be held on April 11, 18, 23 and 29 for 147 assembly seats. The counting of votes will happen on May 23, 2019, along with Lok Sabha polls and 3 other state assemblies—Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh and Sikkim. Naveen Patnaik of the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has been running the state since March 2000. He had formed an alliance with the BJP and won a majority in 2000 but walked away from the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance (NDA) before the Lok Sabha and the Odisha state assembly polls in 2009 but successfully won the majority of seats alone. The BJD also won 14 out of 21 Lok Sabha seats in 2019. Since then the party has grown under the leadership of Naveen Patnaik. The BJP has been working actively to strengthen the party in Odisha and has emerged as the main challenger to the BJD in the state.

In 2014 elections, the BJD again secured an impressive victory, winning 117 assembly seats and 20 out of the 21 Lok Sabha seats in the state. In the current Assembly, the BJD has 118 members, the Congress 16, the BJP 10 and others 2. The BJD, BJP and the Congress are main parties in the state with some influence of the Left parties.

Important dates

Phase - 1

Date of Issue of Gazette Notification: 18.03.2019

Last Date of Nominations: 25.03.2019

Date for Scrutiny of Nominations: 26.03.2019

Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures: 28.03.2019

Date of Poll: 11.04.2019

Phase - 2

Date of Issue of Gazette Notification: 19.03.2019

Last Date of Nominations: 26.03.2019

Date for Scrutiny of Nominations: 27.03.2019

Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures: 29.03.2019

Date of Poll: 18.05.2019

Phase - 3

Date of Issue of Gazette Notification: 28.03.2019

Last Date of Nominations: 04.04.2019

Date for Scrutiny of Nominations: 05.04.2019

Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures: 08.04.2019

Date of Poll: 23.05.2019

Phase - 4

Date of Issue of Gazette Notification: 02.04.2019

Last Date of Nominations: 09.04.2019

Date for Scrutiny of Nominations: 10.04.2019

Last Date for Withdrawal of candidatures: 12.04.2019

Date of Poll: 29.05.2019

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