Bhubaneswar: Polling in Odisha for 11 Lok Sabha seats and 77 assembly seats began Thursday, officials said.

As many as 98 candidates are in the fray for the 11 Lok Sabha seats.

Over 15 million voters will cast their ballot at 18,673 polling booths, where 120,000 poll officials have been deployed.

The first round of polling in Odisha saw 10 Lok Sabha constituencies going to polls, where the voter turnout was 67 percent.

Polling in the 21 Lok Sabha seats of Odisha is being held in two phases.

The main contest is between the Biju Janata Dal and the Congress.

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