Ruling BJD sweeps 3-tier panchayat polls in Odisha rural polls
Ruling BJD sweeps 3-tier panchayat polls in Odisha rural polls

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janta Dal (BJD) won 766 out of 852 seats in the three-tier panchayat elections, according to the State Election Commission.

According to the State Election Commission, the BJD won 766 Zilla Parishad seats out of 852, the BJP 42 Zilla Parishad seats, and the Congress 37. In addition, the Jharkhand Mukti Morcha (JMM) gained three seats, the CPI-M one, and independent candidates three.Out of the total 853 seasts of  Zilla Parishad, one seat was won by BJP without opposition.

Odisha's Panchayati Raj Institutions elections began on February 16 and were held in five stages. On February 28th, the votes were counted.

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik hailed his party members and thanked the public after the results were announced. "My heartfelt gratitude to all of you for your unflinching support in helping the BJD win the three-tier panchayat elections. Our dedication to public service has been deepened as a result of this. "My heartiest congratulations to the victorious candidates, as well as all the party activists and workers who worked tirelessly to develop the BJD into a people's movement," he said.

Odisha's rural voter base totals 2.79 crore individuals, with 2.10 crore casting ballots in this election. The BJD received 52.73 percent of the vote, the biggest vote percentage it has ever received in a state election. The BJP received 30% of the vote, while the Congress received 13%.

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