Post-third phase polls, what prompts BJP, BJD & Congress to stake claim for government formation?  

Post the third phase of elections in Odisha, BJP, BJD, and Congress have started claiming potential victory and government formation. BJD's Naveen Patnaik is confident despite challenges, while BJP has cited increased support and high-profile visits as success factors. Conversely, Congress has positioned itself as an alternative amidst higher polling percentages.

A picture of the party symbols of the BJP, the BJD and the Congress

After the third phase of elections in Odisha, the fate of candidates in 15 Lok Sabha seats and 105 Assembly segments have been sealed in the EVMs. With the final phase to go, the three major parties have started staking claims for electoral success and government formation this time.

Interestingly, BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is confident of forming a stable government for the sixth term despite many rebels and an alleged undercurrent of resentment. “We will form a very stable government again this time,” the CM told media.