This Article is From Apr 15, 2014

NDTV opinion poll: BJP gains in Odisha at the cost of Congress

New Delhi: Riding on a perceived Modi wave, the BJP is set to win 7 of the 21 Lok Sabha seats in Odisha, replacing Congress as the main Opposition party in the state, NDTV opinion poll has forecast.

The BJP had drawn a blank in the 2009 general election. The Congress, which had cornered six seats five years ago, will have to rest content with a single seat.

There is a marginal dip in the strength of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's Biju Janata Dal, or the BJD, which has been ruling the state since 2000. It is likely to bag 13 seats, a seat less than what it won in 2009.