Politics in Odisha gears up for 2024 elections

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Last Updated Prameya News Bureau - November 15, 2023

Bhubaneswar, NOV 13:  The State politics gears up for 2024 election., The ruling BJD, and main Opposition parties  BJP, Congress claim to form the government in 2024. Though, it is very early to predict the results, the three active parties claim tall in the coming days.

Mainly ruling BJD has been publicly pledging to form the government again and Naveen Patnaik to be CM for six times consecutively.This time BJD is working hard in this direction, preparing ground well ahead of the assembly election aiming for a thumping majority with a target of 130 seats out of total 147 in the state assembly. Earlier, in 2014 BJD had secured 117 seats and in 2019 it was 112. If the party reaches the target of 130 seats, it will also be a record itself. Under the leadership of Biju Patnaik in 1990, the then-Janata Party had secured a massive victory with 123 seats. Now his son Neveen Patanaik 's party BJD aims to break that record in the coming elections. 

On the other hand, the main opposition party BJP also claims to form the government with a target of 120 seats in 2024. In the previous assembly election in 2019 BJP had secured 23 seats and had become the main opposition party in the assembly first time. But in the previous panchayat and civic elections, BJP lagged far behind the ruling BJD.

Similarly, the Congress which was relegated to the third position last time, also claims tall.this time. The Party has given a slogan from " 9 to 90".  In the last assembly election in 2019 Congress, the grand old party had secured only 9 seats, the ever-low performance in the history of Odisha politics. In this critical juncture, Congress claims that it will return to power with 94 seats. To form a government in the state, the magic number is 74,

The coming assembly elections in the state may be held around April-May 2024. But the stars of the major three political parties in the state are  claiming tall. But the real results will tell the truth.   

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