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Odisha Election 2024 Highlights: 61.71% voter turnout recorded in phase 6

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Odisha, May 24 (ANI): Polling officials carry EVMs and other polling materials at a distribution centre before leaving for their respective polling stations for the Lok Sabha and Odisha Assembly elections, on Friday. (ANI Photo)
Odisha, May 24 (ANI): Polling officials carry EVMs and other polling materials at a distribution centre before leaving for their respective polling stations for the Lok Sabha and Odisha Assembly elections, on Friday. (ANI Photo)

Odisha Election 2024 Highlights: Voting was completed in multiple seats in Odisha amid the ongoing state assembly elections 2024 today. Notably, today is also the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election 2024 across multiple states and union territories. Lok Sabha and Assembly elections are being held simultaneously in Odisha. Voting started at 7 am in Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Puri Lok Sabha seats along with 42 assembly segments that make up these Lok Sabha constituencies. Polling continued till 6 pm....Read More

In the third round of the simultaneous elections in the state, over than 94.48 lakh voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in 10,581 polling booths across the 42 seats. Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) NB Dhal said that adequate arrangements for voters' convenience have been made in all booths.

Key candidates who remain in fray during the third phase of the assembly polls in Odisha are Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, BJD organisational secretary and MLA Pranab Prakash Das and BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra. Four Odisha ministers -- Prafulla Mallick, RP Swain, Ashok Panda and Basanti Hembram -- are also in the fray.

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May 25, 2024 9:59 PM IST

'If Naveen Patnaik is focused on anything, it is on the increase in business of the South Indian people. He is not worried about the youth of Odisha': Smriti Irani's jibe at Odisha CM

Addressing a public rally in Balasore, Union Minister Smriti Irani said, "This is a misfortune of the state which has natural resources, which gave morals and culture to the world, today that state government is being run by remote control. I have come here to urge the people to vote for BJP for the welfare and upliftment of Odisha... This region has no new provisions for the employment of the youth, neither is there any provision to promote industry. If Naveen Patnaik is focused on anything, it is on the increase in business of the South Indian people. He is not worried about the youth of Odisha."

May 25, 2024 9:55 PM IST

"People realised voting for INDIA bloc is futile": PM Modi thanks voters after phase 6

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed his gratitude to voters participating in the penultimate phase of the Lok Sabha elections and claimed that people have released that voting for the opposition INDIA bloc in the ongoing elections is "futile" because there is no chance of its coming to power.

"I thank all those who have voted in the penultimate phase of the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. NDA's numbers are looking better and better. People have realised that since INDI Alliance is coming nowhere close to power, voting for it is futile," PM Modi posted on X.

The sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections for 58 parliamentary constituencies saw a cumulative voter turnout of 59.23 per cent, as per the data shared by the Election Commission on Saturday.

May 25, 2024 8:45 PM IST

Odisha Election 2024 LIVE: 60.07% voter turnout recorded in phase 6

60.07% voter turnout was recorded in Odisha in phase 6 polls.

May 25, 2024 7:27 PM IST

NRI travels from Dubai to cast vote in Odisha polls

A Non-Resident Indian (NRI) has travelled thousands of miles from Dubai to cast his vote in the simultaneous Lok Sabha and assembly elections in Odisha on Saturday.

Priyadarshee Panigrahi, the son of former parliamentarian and Odisha minister Sriballav Panigrahi, has been staying in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates since 2008.

He undertook a 20-hour journey from Dubai to Kolkata via flight and then by train to Jharsuguda and finally by road to Sambalpur to reach his polling station at 11.30 am to exercise his franchise.

"I have a special connection with Sambalpur. I grew up here and my late father represented Sambalpur twice in 1971 and 1974 in the Odisha Assembly. So, coming here and voting was also my way of paying homage to my motherland and to my late father.

May 25, 2024 6:18 PM IST

Odisha logs around 60 pc voter turnout till 5 pm in 6 LS seats, 42 assembly segments

Odisha recorded 59.60 per cent voter turnout till 5 pm in the six Lok Sabha constituencies and 42 assembly segments on Saturday, officials said.

Voting was held in Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Puri parliamentary constituencies along with 42 assembly segments within the jurisdiction of these Lok Sabha seats.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik walked to the Aerodrome Upper Primary School near his residence here to cast his vote. "We will form a stable government in the state," he told reporters.

Odisha's chief electoral officer N B Dhal said voting was peaceful so far in the 10,581 polling stations, barring some reports of EVM glitches.

May 25, 2024 6:08 PM IST

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May 25, 2024 5:32 PM IST

Odisha Election 2024 LIVE: 59.60% voter turnout till 5pm

Odisha recorded 59.60% voter turnout till 5pm.

May 25, 2024 5:08 PM IST

Over 48% of 94.4 lakh electors cast their votes in 6th phase in Odisha | Read

Despite the oppressive heat and soaring humidity sweeping the state, by 3pm, 48.44% of the 9.448 million (94.4 lakh) voters in six Lok Sabha and 42 assembly constituencies of Odisha came out to vote to decide the electoral fate of candidates in the fray. Lok Sabha and Assembly elections are being held simultaneously in Odisha. Read More

May 25, 2024 4:53 PM IST

Odisha Election 2024 LIVE: Union Minister and BJP candidate from Sambalpur Lok Sabha seat Dharmendra Pradhan casts his vote.

Union Minister and BJP candidate from Sambalpur Lok Sabha seat Dharmendra Pradhan was seen casting his vote today.

May 25, 2024 4:47 PM IST

Odisha Election 2024 LIVE:' We will form a stable government in the state…' CM Patnaik as polling progressed in state

"We will form a stable government in the state," CM Patnaik told reporters.

Odisha's Chief Electoral Officer N B Dhal said voting has been peaceful so far in the 10,581 polling stations, barring some reports of EVM glitches.

May 25, 2024 4:07 PM IST

Lok Sabha elections 2024: Approx. voter turnout at 49.20 in phase 6 of general polls

Approx. voter turnout was recorded at 49.20 in phase 6 of general polls.

May 25, 2024 3:35 PM IST

Odisha Election 2024 LIVE: 48.44% voter turnout till 3pm

Odisha recorded 48.44% voter turnout till 3pm.

May 25, 2024 3:28 PM IST

"We want all citizens to exercise their democratic right:" Chief of Defence Staff Anil Chauhan after casting vote

Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) Gen Anil Chauhan cast his vote at a polling station in the national capital here on Saturday in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election 2024.

After casting his vote, CSS Chauhan said, "We just exercised our democratic right and we want all citizens to do the same."

May 25, 2024 2:42 PM IST

Odisha election 2024: Vote for BJP to free Odisha from captivity, says Smriti Irani

Senior BJP leader and Union Minister Smriti Irani has urged people to vote for the BJP to liberate Odisha's future from BJD's "captivity".

Speaking at an election rally in Kujang within Jagatsinghpur Lok Sabha constituency on Saturday, Irani said, "There's talk that Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik lacks the freedom to express himself and meet others independently. The entire BJD leadership is in captivity. Free Odisha's future from this confinement by pressing the lotus button on June 1."

She declared that if voted to power, the BJP would appoint an Odia CM. Irani accused BJD leaders of involvement in a ?32,000-crore chit fund scam, a ?60,000-crore mining scam, and criticised the state's ruling party for awarding them poll tickets. "How long will Odisha endure all this?" she questioned.

May 25, 2024 2:20 PM IST

Lok Sabha results will be in favour of BJP: Maneka Gandhi

Former Union Minister Maneka Gandhi, who is seeking a record ninth term in Parliament, visited polling booths in Sultanpur from where she is in the fray in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections being held on Saturday.

Maneka Gandhi, who is a sitting BJP MP from the seat, urged people to vote in large numbers. She said results on June 4 will be in favour of BJP.

The MP said there were minor issues at two-three places in EVMs. "A few polling officers are not well-trained, and some of our agents are unaware. It's a hit-and-miss process," Maneka Gandhi said answering a query.

"I not a fortune teller. All I can tell is the results that will be coming on June 4 will be in favour of BJP," she said answering another query.

May 25, 2024 12:40 PM IST

Odisha election 2024: 21.30 per cent voter turnout till 11 am, say officials

Odisha election 2024: Odisha recorded 21.30 per cent voter turnout till 11 am in six Lok Sabha constituencies and 42 assembly segments on Saturday, officials said, reported news agency PTI.

Voting started at 7 am in Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Puri parliamentary constituencies along with 42 assembly segments within the jurisdiction of these Lok Sabha seats.

May 25, 2024 12:07 PM IST

Odisha election 2024: Actress Anu Choudhury casts her vote in Bhubaneswar

Odisha election 2024: Actress Anu Choudhury cast her vote at a polling booth in Bhubaneswar.

"It is our right to vote to elect our leader. We should follow the democratic rights given to us," said Anu Choudhury after casting her vote, reported PTI.

May 25, 2024 11:25 AM IST

Odisha election 2024: 7.43 per cent voter turnout till 9 am, say officials

Odisha election 2024: Odisha recorded around 7.43 per cent voter turnout till 9 am in six Lok Sabha constituencies and 42 assembly segments on Saturday, officials said, reported news agency PTI.

The Lok Sabha and assembly elections are being held simultaneously in Odisha. Voting started at 7 am in Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Puri parliamentary constituencies along with 42 assembly segments within the jurisdiction of these Lok Sabha seats.

May 25, 2024 10:49 AM IST

Odisha election 2024: 'India has always been the biggest republic,' says BJP leader Baijayant Panda

Odisha election 2024: BJP leader Baijayant Panda cast his vote in Bhubaneswar and highlighted the importance of the country as a republic.

"Not just today, but India has always been the biggest republic," said Baijayant Panda.

May 25, 2024 10:16 AM IST

Odisha election 2024: What Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik said after casting his vote

Odisha election 2024: After casting his vote, Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik said, "I request all voters especially young voters to come out and vote. I expect BJD to have a great victory both in the Assembly and Lok Sabha elections. We will form a very stable government in the state..."

May 25, 2024 9:49 AM IST

Odisha election 2024: Sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik creates sculpture to create awareness on voting

Odisha election 2024: Renowned sand artist Sudarsan Pattnaik has created a sculpture using 500 kg of mangoes at Puri beach, with an appeal to voters to exercise their franchise in the ongoing elections, reported news agency PTI.

Pattnaik created the sculpture on a 2,000 sq ft area with texts on sand that reads ‘Chunav ka Parv Desh ka Garv’ and ‘Your Vote Your Voice’.

May 25, 2024 9:39 AM IST

Odisha election 2024: BJP candidate from Bhubaneswar Aparajita Sarangi casts her vote

Odisha election 2024: BJP candidate from Bhubaneswar Aparajita Sarangi voted in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha Elections 2024 and third phase of Odisha Assembly elections, at a polling station in Bhubaneswar, reported news agency ANI.

Congress has fielded Syed Yashir Nawaz and BJD has fielded Manmath Kumar Routray from this seat.

May 25, 2024 9:24 AM IST

Odisha election 2024: BJD leader VK Pandian urges people to vote in large numbers

Odisha election 2024: 5T Chairman and BJD leader VK Pandian cast his vote for the ongoing sixth phase of Lok Sabha Elections and third phase of Odisha Assembly elections, at a polling booth in Bhubaneswar on Saturday, reported news agency ANI.

After casting his vote, Pandian appealed to the people to come together and increase the voting percentage.

"Everyone should participate in the festival of democracy and exercise their vote. You have to be part of a vibrant democracy. India is known for its vibrant democracy, let's all join together and increase the voting percentage and come in large numbers and cast your vote. I'm very happy to exercise my choice," the BJD leader said.

May 25, 2024 9:10 AM IST

Odisha election 2024: CM Naveen Patnaik urges people to vote

Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik said on X, “Every vote counts towards strengthening democracy. This is your right. Let us vote in large numbers in the great festival of democracy and encourage everyone in this direction.”

May 25, 2024 9:06 AM IST

Odisha election 2024: PM Modi's appeal to voters

PM Narendra Modi wrote on X, “I request all the voters of the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha elections to come forward to vote in maximum numbers. Every vote matters and your vote is equally important! Democracy flourishes and looks vibrant only when the public participates enthusiastically in the election process. Along with mothers, sisters and daughters, I especially request the young voters to definitely exercise their right to vote.”

May 25, 2024 8:58 AM IST

Odisha election 2024: BJP candidate Aparajita Sarangi casts vote

May 25, 2024 8:48 AM IST

Odisha election 2024: ‘EVM not working’, says Sambit Patra

BJP leader and Puri Lok Sabha candidate Sambit Patra said on Saturday morning, "EVM is not working and I will speak to the returning officer and also request him for an extension of time..."

May 25, 2024 8:37 AM IST

Odisha election 2024: BJD's VK Pandian casts his vote

May 25, 2024 8:31 AM IST

Odisha election 2024: Check Lok Sabha coverage here

Click here for the full live coverage of Lok Sabha election 2024 Phase 6

May 25, 2024 8:18 AM IST

Odisha election 2024: Mock polls conducted before 7 am

Ahead of voting in Odisha, mock polls were conducted to prepare for the voters at 7 am today for the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha election.

May 25, 2024 8:06 AM IST

Odisha election 2024: Over 94 lakh voters to cast vote today

In the third phase of the Odisha assembly election 2024, over 94.48 lakh voters are eligible to exercise their franchise in 10,581 polling booths across the six parliamentary seats.

May 25, 2024 8:01 AM IST

Odisha election 2024: Cyclone Remal warning in state

Cyclone Remal is likely to make landfall between the Bangladesh and West Bengal on May 26 midnight, with weather agencies issueing a warning in Odisha and Bengal for the day.

May 25, 2024 7:47 AM IST

Odisha election 2024: Seats where voting is taking place

Voting is taking place on six Lok Sabha seats - Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Puri - and 42 assembly seats that come under these constituencies today.

May 25, 2024 7:43 AM IST

Odisha election 2024: Key candidates in fray

In the third phase of the assembly polls, key candidates who remain in fray in Odisha are Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, BJD organisational secretary and MLA Pranab Prakash Das and BJP national spokesperson Sambit Patra.

May 25, 2024 7:36 AM IST

Odisha election 2024: Polling begins across 42 seats

The voting for assembly elections and Lok Sabha election 2024 in Odisha commenced for six parliamentary seats at 7 am today. Voting will take place till 6 pm tonight.

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