Vikash Sharma

Odisha Chief Minister on Wednesday submitted his resignation to Governor Raghubar Das after his Biju Janata Dal (BJD) was defeated in the Assembly polls, the results of which were announced on June 4.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is all set to form the next government after its resounding victory in the 2024 elections- both in Assembly and Lok Sabha segments. The BJP won 78 Assembly seats out of 147 and 20 Lok Sabha seats out of 21.

The BJP’s performance and rise has shocked everybody in Odisha as the ruling party had exuded confidence of winning over 100 seats in the Assembly segment in Odisha. However, the BJP surprised everybody and got a thumping majority in the state, riding on the anti-incumbency and other issues like Odia Asmita and lack of development in the past 24 years of BJD rule.

As per sources, the Odisha Governor has accepted Naveen Patnaik’s resignation; and, asked to continue the formation of a new government. BJD supremo will now be seen discharging duties of Opposition.

Also Read | BJP scripts history in Odisha, dethrones BJD by winning 78 seats; Naveen Patnaik fails to set record

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