Odisha, Andhra Pradesh, Bihar… three states saved the NDA

Ananya Shroff
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New Delhi: In the 2024 Lok Sabha elections, BJP had given the slogan of '400 Paar'. In most of the exit polls that came after the elections, the BJP-led NDA was estimated to get more than three hundred and fifty seats. However, when the counting of votes started on June 4, the results were completely opposite. BJP remained far from majority on its own. NDA's seats also appeared to be around 300. In this election, the public has given full support to the opposition Bharat Alliance. While BJP has taken a lead in 244 seats, 98 seats are seen going to the account of Congress. In UP, Samajwadi Party is leading in 34 seats. At the same time, TMC is ahead in 29 seats in West Bengal. DMK is ahead in 22 seats in Tamil Nadu. Overall, most of the parties involved in the Bharat Alliance performed strongly. However, the role of three states is very important in the return of the BJP-led NDA alliance to power. If the party had not performed strongly with its alliance partners in these three states, then the path to forming the government at the Center would also have become difficult. These three states are Bihar, Andhra Pradesh and Odisha.

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BJP's spectacular performance in Odisha

When the counting of votes for 543 Lok Sabha seats began on Tuesday morning, no one would have thought that the BJP would fall short of a majority. Fortunately, the BJP-led NDA alliance performed well in Odisha, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh. Due to which the NDA seems to be forming the government at the Centre once again. Talking about Odisha, the BJP has maintained a lead in 19 out of the 21 Lok Sabha seats in the state. At the same time, the ruling Biju Janata Dal and Congress are leading in one seat each. BJP stalwarts including Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, party spokesperson Sambit Patra, National Vice President Baijayant Panda, former Union Minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi and Aparajita Sarangi are leading in Sambalpur, Puri, Kendrapara, Balasore and Bhubaneswar respectively.

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NDA leading on 33 seats in Bihar

Counting of votes is going on for 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar. In the trends so far, NDA is leading. BJP, which is a part of NDA, contested on more seats than JDU. But JDU is leading on more seats. From NDA, BJP had fielded candidates on 17 seats, JDU on 16 seats, LJP (Ram Vilas) on 5 seats and Jitan Ram Manjhi's party Hindustan Awam Morcha and Upendra Kushwaha's party Rashtriya Lok Morcha had fielded candidates on one seat each.

According to the Election Commission, NDA is leading in 33 seats, in which BJP candidates are leading in 13 seats. JDU is leading in 15 seats. In this election, Jitan Ram Manjhi himself contested from Gaya. He has won by a big margin. Upendra Kushwaha, who contested from Karakat, has lost. BJP's rebel Bhojpuri actor Pawan Singh spoiled Upendra Kushwaha's game. In a triangular contest, CPIML's Rajaram Singh has won from Karakat.

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NDA got 21 seats in Andhra Pradesh

Andhra Pradesh is the third big state where NDA has performed well in the Lok Sabha elections. TDP, which contested the elections in alliance with BJP in the state, has won 16 seats. BJP has got three seats. JNP, which is part of NDA, is also seen winning two seats. In this way, NDA is seen winning 21 out of 25 seats in Andhra Pradesh.

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