Odisha Elections 2019: Polling in first phase election concludes

The first phase polling concluded for four Lok Sabha constituencies and 28 Assembly Constituencies. Odisha Chief Electoral Officer Surendra Kumar said, “We have been successful in conducting the first phase of polls in a free, fair & peaceful manner. There has been no untoward incident whatsoever reported in the polls. The failure rate of EVMs has been under 1%.”

“We are confident to form government in Odisha by securing three-fourth majority,” said State BJP In-charge Arun Singh after first phase polls in Odisha.

Tension erupted at a booth in MPV-65 in Malkangiri after locals locked up polling officials in a room alleging tampering of EVMs.

Addressing a presser Chief Electoral Officer Surendra Kumar in Bhubaneswar said 66% voters turnout was reported till 5 PM during first phase polls in the State.

As per the office of the Chief Electoral Officer, 57% voter turnout till 3:30 PM in first phase polls in Odisha.

“No untoward incident was reported during the first phase polls in the State. Polling parties and EVMs will reach strong room amid tight security,” said DGP In-charge BK Sharma.

As per the office of Chief Electoral Officer, 22 per cent voter turnout was recorded till 11 AM in first phase polls in Odisha. Reports claimed 25% voter turnout recorded in Berhampur Lok Sabha segment, 21% in Nabarangpur, 23% in Kalahandi and 23% in Koraput.

BJP’s MLA candidate from Gunupur Sisir Gamang casts his vote

BJD’s Lok Sabha candidate from Kalahandi Puspendra Singh Deo cast his vote along with his family members

BJD’s MP candidate from Berhampur Chandrasekhar Sahu casts his vote

BJD’s Berhampur Assembly candidate Bikram Panda casts his vote

BJD’s MLA candidate from Jeypore Rabi Narayan Nanda casts his vote

BJD’s Bissam Cuttack Assembly candidate Jagannath Saraka casts his vote

Senior Congress leader and MLA candidate from Jeypore Tara Prasad Bahinipati casts vote

Voters queue up to vote at a polling station in Mohana, Gajapati

Senior citizens cast their votes at a polling booth in Berhampur

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BJD’s Nabarangpur Lok Sabha candidate Ramesh Majhi casts his vote at a polling booth in Umerkote

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Odisha BJP president and Kalahandi LS seat candidate Basant Panda casts his vote

Congress’ Koraput LS candidate Saptagiri Ulaka casts vote

First Information: Voters at booth no- 65 at Bajigarh Ashram School, booth no- 72 at Kharsapada UP school in Lamataput in Koraput return without casting votes following glitches in EVMs

People queue up at a polling booth in Komna block of Nuapada district

Voters waiting to cast their votes at a polling booth in Malkangiri

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  • Voters outside a booth in Mohana in Gajapati district waiting for their turn to vote
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