Published: Mon, May 27, 2019
Electronics | By Kelly Massey

Puri MP Pinaki Misra donates entire salary to CM relief fund

Puri MP Pinaki Misra donates entire salary to CM relief fund

But, the party is happy to have improved its tally from the previous record of winning just one seat in the state in the last three Lok Sabha polls.

Puri: Sitting BJD MP Pinaki Mishra has retained his Puri Lok Sabha seat by defeating BJP's Sambit Patra by a margin over 11,000 votes.

The BJP, however, won eight Lok Sabha seats in Odisha while the Biju Janata Dal secured 11 Lok Sabha seats.

BJP national vice-president Baijayant Panda and national spokesperson of the saffron party Sambit Patra are among the losers.

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While the BJP's vote share increased only marginally to 27.59 per cent from previous 27.56 per cent, that of the Sena has gone up to 23.29% from 20.82% of 2014. As per Election Commission, the BJP won 303 seats out of 542, witnessing a landslide win. Panda, who was elected from Kendrapara in 2014 polls as a BJD candidate, had resigned from the regional party and Lok Sabha membership past year following differences with the leadership. "Despite a strong "Modi wave", the Congress has improved its tally in Chhattisgarh to two seats", state Congress spokesman Shailesh Nitin Trivedi told PTI.

Though the BJP has recorded a massive victory in 2019 general elections, its vote share in Maharashtra has not seen any significant change compared to 2014.

Congress candidate Saptagiri Ulaka won from Koraput (ST) Lok Sabha constituency beating BJD's Kausalya Hikaka by 3,613 votes.

At 9.50am on Friday, of the 21 Lok Sabha seats in Odisha, the BJD is leading in six seats and has won six others, while the BJP is leading in four and has won four seats.

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