The government of the Indian state of Odisha and its 30 districts consists of an executive, led by the Governor of Odisha, a judiciary, and a legislative branch. 

Like other states in India, the head of state of Odisha is the Governor, appointed by the President of India on the advice of the Central government. His or her post is largely ceremonial. The Chief Minister is the head of government and is vested with most of the executive powers. Bhubaneswar is the capital of Odisha, and houses the Vidhan Sabha (Legislative Assembly) and the secretariat. The Orissa High Court, located in Cuttack, has jurisdiction over the whole state. 

The present Legislative Assembly of Odisha is unicameral, consisting of 147 Member of the Legislative Assembly (M.L.A). Its term is 5 years, unless sooner dissolved. 

The state of Odisha is represented at the centre by its 21 Member of Parliaments in the Lok Sabha and 10 Member of Parliaments in Rajya Sabha. There are 21 Lok Sabha constituencies from which candidates gets elected in the General Election to the Lok Sabha. The Members of Rajya Sabha were elected and / or nominated by the Member of Legislative Assembly through their parent political parties

Elections in odisha.
Elections in odisha.

“Odisha is called the soul of India” It is known for its culture and heritage, Governor of Odisha, Dr S C Jamir, who was also present at the event, said the Odia Utsav gives opportunity for introspection that how much has the state progressed after it came into existence. 

The stunning architectures, history, dialects, vibrant art music and dance forms make Odisha ever sprightly state of India. Odisha (formerly known as Orissa), the battleground for the famous Kalinga war fought by Ashoka the Great, lies on the country’s east coast. 


Odisha Legislative Assembly  

The Odisha Legislative Assembly is the unicameral state legislature of Odisha state in India. The seat of the Legislative Assembly is at Bhubaneswar, the capital of the state. The Legislative Assembly comprises 147  Members of Legislative Assembly   

  • It was announced by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik that the Sachivalaya or the Secretariat building in Bhubaneswar will be called Lok Seva Bhavan. 

Naveen Patnaik (born 16 October 1946) is an Indian politician serving as the current and 14th Chief Minister of Odisha

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, (BJD) 
Chief Secretary Shri Suresh Chandra Mahapatra, IAS 
Department Minister 
Home, General Administration & Public Grievances and any other Departments specifically not assigned Naveen Patnaik 
(Chief Minister of Odisha
Agriculture & Farmers’ Empowerment, Fisheries & Animal Resources Development, Higher Education Arun Kumar Sahoo 
(Cabinet Minister
Forest & Environment, Parliamentary Affairs Bikram Keshari Arukha 
(Cabinet Minister
Health & Family Welfare Naba Kishore Das 
(Cabinet Minister
Finance, Excise Niranjan Pujari 
(Cabinet Minister
Planning & Convergence, Commerce & Transport Padmanabha Behera 
(Cabinet Minister
Steel & Mines, Works Prafulla Kumar Mallik 
(Cabinet Minister
Panchayati Raj & Drinking Water, Law, Housing & Urban Development Pratap Jena 
(Cabinet Minister
Food Supplies & Consumer Welfare, Co-operation Ranendra Pratap Swain 
(Cabinet Minister
Revenue & Disaster Management Sudam Marndi 
(Cabinet Minister
Rural Development, Labour & Employees’ State Insurance Susanta Singh 
(Cabinet Minister
Women & Child Development and Mission Shakti Smt. Tukuni Sahu 
(Cabinet Minister
Science & Technology, Public Enterprises, Social Security & Empowerment of Persons with Disability Ashok Chandra Panda 
Minister of State (Independent Charge) 
Energy, Industries, Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, Home Dibya Shankar Mishra 
Minister of State (Independent Charge) & 
Minister of State for Home 
S.T. & S.C. Development, Minorities & Backward Classes Welfare Jagannath Sarka 
Minister of State (Independent Charge) 
Tourism, Odia Language, Literature & Culture Jyoti Prakash Panigrahi 
Minister of State (Independent Charge) 
Handlooms, Textiles & Handicrafts Smt. Padmini Dian 
Minister of State (Independent Charge) 
Skill Development & Technical Education Premananda Nayak 
Minister of State (Independent Charge) 
Water Resources, Information & Public Relations Raghunandan Das 
Minister of State (Independent Charge) 
School & Mass Education Samir Ranjan Das 
Minister of State (Independent Charge) 
Electronics & Information Technology, Sports & Youth Affairs Tusharkanti Behera 
Minister of State (Independent Charge) 

Main Political Parties 

  1. BJD: Biju Janata Dal 
  1. INC: Indian National Congress 
  1. BJP: Bharatiya Janata Party 
  1. CPI: Communist Party of India 
  1. AIFB: All India Forward Bloc 
  1. Swatantra Party 
  1. Janata Party 
  1. Janata Dal 

Lok Sabha Results from Odisha Till Now 

  1. 1951-52: Total: 20. Congress: 11 
  1. 1957: Total: 20. 
  1. 1962: Total: 20. 
  1. 1967: Total: 20. Swatantra: 8, Congress: 6, PSP: 4, SSP: 1, Ind: 1 
  1. 1971: Total: 20. Congress: 15, Swatantra: 3, CPI: 1 
  1. 1977: Total: 21. Janata Party + CPM = 15+1 = 16, Congress: 4 
  1. 1980: Total: 21. Congress: 20, Janata (S): 1 (Biju Patnaik) 
  1. 1984: Total: 21. Congress: 20, Janata (S): 1 (Biju Patnaik) 
  1. 1996: Total: 21. Congress: 17; Janata Dal : 3 (Biju Patnaik + 2 more) 
  1. 1998: Total: 21. BJD+BJP: 9+7 = 16; Congress: 5 
  1. 1999: Total: 21. BJD+BJP: 10+9 = 19; Congress: 2 
  1. 2004: Total: 21. BJD+BJP: 11+7 = 18; Congress: 2; JMM (Jharkhand Mukti Morcha): 1 
  1. 2009: Total: 21. BJD: 14, Congress: 6, CPI: 1 
  1. 2014: Total: 21. Biju Janata Dal: 20, BJP: 1, Congress: 0 
  1. 2019: Total: 21. Biju Janata Dal: 12, BJP: 8, Congress: 1 

Elections in Odisha 

General elections 

  1. 1951 
  1. 1957 
  1. 1962 
  1. 1967 
  1. 1971 
  1. 1977 
  1. 1980 
  1. 1984 
  1. 1989 
  1. 1991 
  1. 1996 
  1. 1998 
  1. 1999 
  1. 2004 
  1. 2009 
  1. 2014 
  1. 2019 

Legislative Assembly 

  1. 1952 
  1. 1957 
  1. 1961 
  1. 1967 
  1. 1971 
  1. 1974 
  1. 1977 
  1. 1980 
  1. 1985 
  1. 1990 
  1. 1995 
  1. 2000 
  1. 2004 
  1. 2009 
  1. 2014 
  1. 2019 

Local elections 

  1. Municipal- 2003 ,2008, 2013, 2021 
  1. Panchayat- 2002, 2007, 20012, 2017 . 

State symbols 


  1. Governors 
  1. Chief ministers 
  1. Legislative Assembly  
  1. Constituencies 
  1. High Court 
  1. Police 
  1. Elections 
  1. Politics 
  1. Human Rights Commission 

Some politics questions about Odisha !

who is the father of odisha election ?? 

Bijayananda Patnaik (5 March 1916 – 17 April 1997), popularly known as Biju Patnaik, was an Indian politician, aviator and businessman. As politician, he served twice as the Chief Minister of the State of Odisha.  

Now Which political party is ruling the Odisha ? 

Biju Janata Dal; abbr. BJD) is a regional political party in the Indian state of Odisha founded and led by Naveen Patnaik, the current Chief Minister of Odisha and the son of former Chief minister Biju Patnaik, after whom the party was named. 

Is Odisha ruled by BJP? 

NO NO NO !! Odisha’s chief minister is BJD leader Naveen Patnaik, who has led a government since March 2000. Other parties represented in the assembly are the BJP, the Congress Party and the Communist Party of India (Marxist). … Odisha is represented by 21 members of the Lok Sabha, the lower house of the Indian parliament. 

In 2021 How many MLA are there in Odisha state ? 

The seat of the Legislative Assembly is at Bhubaneswar, the capital of the state. The Legislative Assembly comprises 147 Members of Legislative Assembly. It was announced by Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik that the Sachivalaya or the Secretariat building in Bhubaneswar will be called Lok Seva Bhavan. 

CM is Odisha in which party ? 

Biju Janata Dal BJD Since 1946, Odisha has had 14 chief ministers. Serving since 2000, Naveen Patnaik of the Biju Janata Dal is the incumbent chief minister, and the longest-serving one in Odisha’s history. 

What is the total population of Odisha 2021 ?? 

47,098,218 4.71 Crore

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Year Projected Population 
2017 45,428,045 4.54 Crore 
2018 45,989,232 4.60 Crore 
2019 46,545,990 4.65 Crore 
2020 47,098,218 4.71 Crore 

Who is called the father of Odia language in history ? 

Born to Lakhmana Charana Senapati and Tulasi Devi Senapati in a middle class Khandayat family. When he was one and half year old his father died. 

Why did Orissa changed to Odisha by name ?

 The BJD (Biju janata dal) severed its ties with the BJP (Bhartiya Janata party) for the 2009 state elections and won an overwhelming majority of seats in the legislature that year. During this term, the state’s name was formally changed from Orissa to Odisha to better reflect the name’s pronunciation in the Odia language 


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