The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) swept the elections in eight urban local bodies (ULBs) including Belpahar Municipality in Jharsuguda as per the results declared during the counting of votes in morning.
BJD has won absolute majority in Belpahar Municipal Election by winning 16 seats from 19 wards. While BJP secured 2 seats and Congress managed with only 1.
BJP’s Jharsuguda Dist. President Pramod Senapati has alleged that, “With the help of District administration and distribution of black money BJD has able to secure these 16 seats and BJD party is made for vote bank politics only.”
Jharsuguda Dist. Congress President Bhawani Shankar Pati said that, “It is not the win of BJD Party but the win of money power.”
While WODC Chairman and BJD’s Jharsuguda Dist. President Kishore Kumar Mohanty said that, “It is the win of Belpahar people; this result shows that the people are happy with the developmental works done under BJD Govt. led by Naveen Patnaik. Other parties are not with the local people and don’t do any work for them because of which people have not elected them.”