Odisha Assembly Elections 2024: BJP Releases List of 112 Candidates, check here

BJP revealed a list of 112 candidates set to compete in the assembly elections in 2024. Here is all you need to know.
Odisha Assembly Elections 2024: BJP Releases List of 112 Candidates, check here

Odisha Assembly Elections 2024: BJP Releases List of 112 Candidates

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) announced its lineup of candidates for the upcoming Odisha Assembly Elections 2024. They revealed a list of 112 contenders set to compete in the assembly elections, which will coincide with the Lok Sabha polls across four phases. These phases are scheduled for May 13, May 20, May 25, and June 1, with the final vote count taking place on June 4.
The Odisha assembly consists of 147 seats, with a party needing at least 74 seats to form a government. The current tenure of the Odisha Legislative Assembly will conclude on June 24, 2024.
The list includes notable candidates such as Jagannath Pradhan, who will represent Bhubaneswar North, and Suresh Pujari, who will contest from the Brajarajnagar Assembly seat in Bargarh. Additionally, Jayanta Kumar Sarangi will represent Puri.
The party's state President, Manmohan Samal, will contest from Chandabali, while former chief Suresh Pujari, an outgoing Lok Sabha MP, will run from Brajarajnagar.
Odisha Election Results 2019:
In the 2019 assembly elections, the BJD secured a substantial majority with 112 seats, while the BJP won 23 seats in the state. The Congress is the third major party. This victory marked Naveen Patnaik's fifth consecutive term as Chief Minister, with his leadership dating back to 2000. The BJD had previously won 117 seats in 2014. The BJP has emerged as the primary challenger to Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's BJD, with Patnaik having governed the state since 2000.
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