BJD heading for landslide win in Orissa (Second Lead)

May 16th, 2009 - 2:57 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party Bhubaneswar, May 16 (IANS) Orissa’s ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) was far ahead of its rivals - the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and Congress - as counting of votes for the state’s 21 Lok Sabha and 147 assembly seats was underway Saturday. The BJD has won two assembly seats and BJP one so far, poll officials said.
The BJD has won the Mahanga and Hindol assembly seats, and the BJP the Sambhalpur seat, according to results declared by noon.

BJD candidates were leading in 101 assembly constituencies. The Congress and the BJP were ahead in 30 and 10 respectively.

Similarly, the BJD was also leading in 14 Lok Sabha constituencies. While the Congress was leading in six seats the Communist Party of India in one seat.

The BJP appears to be faring poorly with its candidates leading in none of the Lok Sabha seats.

The ruling BJD looks to be heading for a landslide win and could form the government in the state on its own strength, an analyst said.

Elections for both the Lok Sabha and assembly were held simultaneously in two phases April 16 and April 23.

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