Bhubaneswar: With exit polls predicting Naveen Patnaik’s BJD returning to power for a fifth consecutive time with a smaller margin, senior BJP leader and Union Minister Jual Oram today said that the prediction may go wrong in Odisha.
Going by the predictions of various survey agencies, Odisha appears to be heading towards a spilt result – BJD returning to power for fifth consecutive with a smaller margin, and BJP winning more Lok Sabha seats than the regional party.
“Though we had set a Mission 120+ in Odisha but we will definitely win more than 70 seats and form Government. The exit poll results may go wrong in Odisha so far as the Assembly results is concerned,” said Oram.
According to national-level exit poll results, BJP will acquire 18 Lok Sabha seats in Odisha.
Results will be announced on May 23. Lok Sabha and Assembly elections were held simultaneously in four phases – April 11, 18, 23 and 29 – in the State. BJP has fielded candidates in all the 21 Lok Sabha and 147 Assembly seats.