BJD sweeps BMC polls; very poor show by Congress, BJP

OST Bureau

Bhubaneswar, Jan 9:

The results of the Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections have gone the way of the two previous rounds of urban local bodies (ULBs) in the state with the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leaving its rivals way behind.

BJD's Bhanupriya Das : Winner, Ward-34
BJD’s Bhanupriya Das : Winner, Ward-34

The ruling party made a near clean sweep by winning 49 out of the 67 wards. Most of the 12 Independents who won are believed to have been rebel BJD candidates.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) was far behind winning just four wards while the Congress, the principal opposition party, continued its disastrous run winning just two wards.

PCC president Jayadev Jena reacted along predictable lines accusing the ruling party of using money and muscle power to win the BMC polls.

Independents have done far better than both the opposition parties posting wins in 12 wards. Most of the winning independents are BJD rebels who entered the fray after being denied the party ticket and can be trusted to return to the party fold when the council is formed.

In a setback of sorts for the BJD, however, Linkan Subuddhi, the candidate personally chosen by party supremo Naveen Patnaik, lost the election to a BJD rebel candidate in Ward No 8.

“I will continue to serve the party,” the social activist, who hit the headlines after being attacked by the relatives of a teen age girl for opposing her marriage to a middle aged man in NOIDA, said after the announcement of the result.

Winning BJD candidate from Ward No 38 Nikhil Balabantaray
Winning BJD candidate from Ward No 38 Nikhil Balabantaray


Ward No    Winner            Party

1. Mamata Rout -BJD

2. Harish Chandra Murmu -BJD

3. Jayanti Jena-BJD

4. Gayatri Lenka-BJD

5. Nirmal Chandra Rout -BJD

6. Pritinanda Routray-BJD

7. Swarna Prabha Ray -BJD

8.Monalisha Sahoo-Ind

9. Suryakanti Jena-Ind

10. Pranati Naik-BJD

11. Rasmita Mohanty -BJD

12. Sanjay Kumar Sethi-BJD

13. Soubhagya Barik- Ind

14 .Devi Prasad Mallick -BJD

15. Sameer Pradhan-Ind

16. Bharati Singh-BJD

17. Lilabati Ojha-BJD

18. Sukanti Subudhi -Ind

19. Jyostnarani Routray -INC

20. Basanti Singh-BJD

21. Premananda Jena- BJD

22. Harekrushna Nayak- BJD

23. Dilip Kumar Majhi- BJD

24. Harapriya Sahu- BJD

25. Manasirani Sundaray – BJD

26. Jhunibala Dei – BJD

27. Pratima Routray – BJD

28. Pushpanjali Das – BJD

29. SK Nizamuddin – BJD

30. Saswati Mishra – BJD

31. Kumarendra Mohapatra – BJD

32. Susama Jena – BJD

33. Suresh Chandra Jena-BJP

34. Bhanupriya Das- – BJD

35. Debasis Sit – BJD

36. Sasmita Nanda- IND

37. Nabakishore Behera – BJD

38. Nikhil Kumar Balabantray – BJD

39. Pratibha Samantray – BJD

40. Ramachandra Pradhan – BJD

41. Mamata Sahu – BJD

42. Puspanjali Sethi – BJD

43. Rajlaxmi Nayak-BJP

44. Rachana Patsani- IND

45. Amaresh Jena – BJD

46. Pranab Kishore Swain – BJD

47. Anant Narayan Jena – BJD

48. Nihar Ranjan Sahoo- IND

49. Aswin Kumar Sundaray- IND

50. Sujit Kumar Swain – BJD

51. Binayani Jena –IND

52. Sridhara Behera- Cong

53. Mahamaya Swain – BJD

54. Rashmita Mohapatra – BJD

55. Sima Nayak – BJD

56. K Shanti- – BJD

57. Bandana Sahu- IND

58. Pushpa Das – BJD

59. Biranchi Narayan Mahasupakar- IND

60. Diptimayee Samartha – BJD

61. Anitarani Mohanty-BJD

62. Hrudaya Ballav Samantray- BJD

63. Raghunath Mohanty-BJP

64. Mujahid Hussein- BJD

65. Jyotsnamayee Jena- BJP

66. Chhabi Das – BJD

67. Debi Prasad Nanda- IND.


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