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As the voting process began in the state Assembly, legislators belonging to different political parties joined the polling process and cast their votes.
Patnaik and Mishra were among the first to cast their votes. The voting process started at 10 am amid tight security.
The other early voters were K V Singhdeo, legislator from Patnagarh, Basant Panda, BJP state unit president and former union minister Dilip Ray.
There are two independent MLAs in the house.