Bhubaneswar: Expressing confidence over his party’s performance, the ruling BJD’s President and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik said he is expecting the first phase poll results would be better than of the last elections for his party.
Patnaik thanked the voters for turning out in large number today. “I thank the people who have come in large numbers to vote today. I expect the results to be better than the 2014 elections,” the BJD Supremo adds.
In the first phase today, four Lok Sabha seats (Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Berhampur and Koraput) and 28 assembly constituencies went to polls. About 66 per cent turnout was recorded till 5 p.m.
Voting was held in as many as 7,233 booths.