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Odisha Vidhan Sabha Election Result 2024: As BJP Sweeps Odisha, The Question Of 'New CM' Surfaces

As per the trends and the data shared by the Election Commission of India, the BJP has recorded a majority in the Odisha Vidhan Sabha election results, brining an end to the BJD's 24-year rule. As BJP sweeps the eastern state, the question of who will become the new Chief Minister arises.

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Odisha Assembly Election Results 2024: Tight Contest Between BJP And BJD Photo: PTI
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The counting for the Odisha Vidhan Sabha Assembly Election Results 2024 is underway! As per the trends and the data shared by the Election Commission of India, the BJP has crossed the majority with leads in 780 seats, of which, it has won four.

With the BJP winning four seats and leading in 76, the incumbent Biju Janta Dal's 24-year rule is coming to an end. As the count continues, the question of who will become the new chief minister of Odisha has surfaced.

Who Will Become Odisha's New CM?

If the BJP does win the Vidhan Sabha Election result and ousted the BJD,the candidate for the new Chief Minister remains a mystery. With no candidate or CM face announced, it is likely that the BJP announces the CM candidate for Odisha in a manner similar to the December 2023 Assembly Election polls.

In December 2023, the BJP swept Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh. While announcing the chief ministers, the BJP pulled all stops and surprised the nation with new names.

However, if the BJD wins and secures another five years in the state assembly, then Naveen Patnaik is expected to serve his sixth term, amking him the longest-serving chief minister in India.

Odisha Assembly Results 2024: BJD Rule Ends As BJP Sweeps Odisha

For the first time in 24 years, the BJD is trailing in the Odisha Vidhan Sabha Election Results. As per the EC trends at 5 PM, the BJP is leading in 76 seats and has won four.

The incumbent BJD is trailing with 48 leads and has a single seat as of now. Meanwhile, the Indian national Congress has also recorded one win in the state assembly.

BJP Crosses Majority Mark  (5 PM EC Trends)
BJP Crosses Majority Mark (5 PM EC Trends) Photo: (results.eci.gov.in)
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For the 21 Lok Sabha seats in the state, trends from the Election Commission show a lead for the Bharatiya Janta Party. As per ECI data, BJP is leading from 19 seats and the BJD and Indian National Congress trail with one seat each.

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