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Capital City Vote Tally Up

Bhubaneswar: With more voters rush to the Polling Booths this time the voting percentage of three Assembly segments in Capital City have been increased by at least five percent in this election in comparison to 2019 general elections.

Capital City known as Centre of Administration, Mandarins, Officials, Common Men and Women turned up in a big way to the Voting Centers.

According to data from the Election Commission, the voter turnout in Bhubaneswar Central Assembly constituency has been enhanced from 43.27 percent in 2019 to 51.19 percent in 2024.

Similarly, the voting percentage of Bhubaneswar North MLA segment has been increased to 51 percent from 45.40 percent recorded in 2019 polls.

Moreover, Ekamra-Bhubaneswar MLA segment has reported a voter turnout of 55.60 percent in 2024 against 47.63 percent recorded in the last election held in 2019.

So, the Team CEO has succeeded in attracting a greater number of urban voters to the polling booth this year despite heat wave and humidity conditions.

With this increase in voting percentage in these three MLA segments, the polling percentage of Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha constituency has also jumped from 59.05 percent in 2019 to 62 percent in this poll conducted yesterday.

The local poll pundits have started making assessments of the result with the new voting trend. Many of the experts feel that this higher voting percentage in urban pockets may go in favour of the BJP. As BJD has a strong hold in all the assembly constituencies, so the result cannot be predicted with the trend but the vote share of the BJP will definitely increase in comparison to last poll, said a political expert.     

In 2019, BJP candidate Aparajita Sarangi had won the Bhubaneswar Lok Sabha seat beating BJD’s Arup Patnaik with a vote margin of little more than 23,000 votes.

However, BJD had won all three Assembly segments coming under Bhubaneswar city in 2019.

BJD’s Ashok Chandra Panda won the Ekamra Bhubaneswar MLA seat by defeating BJP’s Babu Singh with a margin of 28,657 votes.

In Central Bhubaneswar, BJD candidate Ananta Narayan Jena had won the poll with a margin of 11,442 votes against his nearest rival Jagannath Pradhan (BJP).

Moreover, BJD’s Susanta Kumar Rout won the North Bhubaneswar seat by defeating BJP’s Aparajita Mohanty with a margin of 25,414 votes.