Odisha Assembly Elections 2019 Schedule: Polling for All 147 Seats in four phases, Counting of Votes on May 23

Bhubaneshwar, March 10: The Election Commission of India (ECI) on Sunday announced dates for the assembly elections in Odisha. The elections will be held in four phases between April 11 to April 29. The first phase will be held on April 11, second on April 18, third on April 23 and fourth on April 29. Meanwhile, the results will be declared on May 23. The assembly elections will be held along with the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. Model Code of Conduct Comes Into Force Ahead of Lok Sabha Elections 2019: What is MCC or Aachar Sanhita?

Constituencies which will go to polls in the first phase on April 11:

Sr. No. Constituency Category
1 Nuapada Gen
2 KhariarChitrakonda Gen
3 Umerkote ST
4  Jharigam ST
5 Nabarangpur ST
6 Dabugam ST
7 Lanjigarh ST
8  Junagarh Gen
9 Dharmgarh Gen
10 Bhawanipatna SC
11  Narla Gen
12 Chhatrapur SC
13 Gopalpur Gen
14 Berhampur Gen
15 Digapahandi Gen
16 Chikiti Gen
17  Mohana ST
18 Paralakhemundi Gen
19 Gunupur ST
20 Bissam ST
21 Cuttack ST
22  Rayagada ST
23  Laxmipur ST
24 Kotpad Gen
25 Jeypore SC
26 Koraput ST
27 Pottangi ST
28 Malkangiri ST

Constituencies which will go to polls in the second phase on April 18:

Sr. No. Constituency Category
1 Padampur Gen
2 Bijepur Gen
3 Bargarh Gen
4 Attabira SC
5 Bhatli Gen
6  Brajarajnagar Gen
7  Jharsuguda Gen
8 Talsara ST
9 Sundargarh ST
10 Biramitrapur ST
11 Raghunathpali SC
12 Rourkela Gen
13 Rajgangpur ST
14  Bonai ST
15 Birmaharajpur SC
16 Sonepur Gen
17 Loisingha SC
18 Patnagarh Gen
19 Bolangir Gen
20 Titlagarh Gen
21 Kantabanji Gen
22 Baliguda ST
23 G. Udayagiri ST
24  Phulbani ST
25 Kantamal Gen
26 Boudh Gen
27 Daspalla SC
28 Bhanjanagar Gen
29 Polasara Gen
30 Kabisuryanagar Gen
31 Khalikote SC
32 Aska Gen
33 Surada Gen
34 Sanakhemundi Gen
35 Hinjili Gen

Constituencies which will go to polls in the third phase on April 23:

Sr.No Constituencies Category
1 Kuchinda ST
2 Rengali SC
3 Sambalpur Gen
4 Rairakhol Gen
5 Deogarh Gen
6 Telkoi ST
7 Ghasipura Gen
8 Anandapur SC
9 Patna ST
10  Keonjhar ST
11 Champua Gen
12 Karanjia ST
13 Dhenkanal Gen
14 Hindol SC
15 Kamakhyanagar Gen
16 Parjanga Gen
17 Pallahara Gen
18 Talcher Gen
19 Angul Gen
20 Chhendipada SC
21 Athamallik Gen
22 Baramba Gen
23 Banki Gen
24 Athagarh Gen
25 Barabati-Cuttack Gen
26  Choudwar-Cuttack Gen
27 Cuttack Sadar SC
28  Puri Gen
29 Brahmagiri Gen
30 Satyabadi Gen
31  Pipili Gen
32 Jayadev SC
33 Bhubaneswar Central (Madhya) Gen
34 Bhubaneswar North (Uttar) Gen
35 Ekamra Bhubaneshwar Gen
36 Jatani Gen
37 Begunia Gen
38 Khurda Gen
39 Chilika Gen
40 Ranpur Gen
41 Khandapada Gen
42 Nayagarh Gen

Constituencies which will go to polls in the fourth phase on April 23:

S.No. Constetuencies Category
1 Jashipur ST
2 Saraskana ST
3 Rairangpur ST
4 Bangriposi ST
5 Udala ST
6 Badasahi SC
7  Baripada ST
8 Morada Gen
9 Jaleswar Gen
10 Bhograi Gen
11 Basta Gen
12 Balasore Gen
13 Remuna SC
14 Nilgiri Gen
15 Soro SC
16 Simulia Gen
17 Bhandaripokhari Gen
18 Bhadrak Gen
19 Basudevpur Gen
20 Dhamnagar SC
21 Chandabali Gen
22 Binjharpur SC
23 Bari Gen
24 Barachana Gen
25 Dharmasala Gen
26 Jajpur Gen
27 Korei Gen
28 Sukinda Gen
29 Niali SC
30 Salipur Gen
31 Mahanga Gen
32 Patkura Gen
33 Kendrapara SC
34 Aul Gen
35 Rajanagar Gen
36 Mahakalapada Gen
37 Paradeep Gen
38 Tirtol SC
39 Balikuda-Erasama Gen
40 Jagatsinghpur Gen
41 Kakatpur SC
42  Nimapara Gen

The main contest is to be witnessed between the incumbent Biju Janata Dal (BJD) headed by chief minister Naveen Patnaik, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)  and the Congress. In the 2014 assembly election, the BJP retained power by winning 117 seats in the 147-seat assembly. Meanwhile, the Congress bagged 16 seats, whereas, the BJP managed to win only 10 seats. Assembly Elections 2019 Schedule: Voting in Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim on April 11; Odisha To Witness 4-Phase Polls.

According to a survey conducted by Spick Media, the BJD is likely to win 84 seats, clearly crossing the magic figure of 74 seats. However, the BJD will still be 33 seats less than that of the 2014 assembly elections. As per the opinion poll, the Congress and the BJP will gain the most with 33 and 28 seats respectively, but both the parties will still fall short of the majority mark.