Jharsuguda: With the last date for withdrawing nomination papers, which ended on Monday, the battle lines were drawn for the urban local bodies (ULBs) elections to be held on November 22.
This year, a triangular fight among the Congress, Biju Janta Dal and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is emerging in Jharsuguda.
As many as 81 candidates are going to contest this year in 24 wards of Jharsuguda Municipality.
Jharsuguda Municipality, which is going to elect its 14th Chairman this year has around 81 candidates’ fates, will be decided by 65,833 voters.
In last Municipal election which was held in the year 2008, BJD and BJP had fought with an alliance in which BJD had secured 11 seats, BJP 3, who had together elected their chairman. Where Congress managed to get only 10 seats. But in the midterm only, the chairman candidate of BJD had changed her party from BJD and joined Congress. However due to reservation of Chairman Seat, BJD had no other candidate and with the breaking of alliance in the state. BJP had supported Congress in electing the congress Chairman in Jharsuguda Municipality.
In this year election, every political party have taken up the issue of development as main agenda.
However, after the withdrawal of nomination, which ended on Monday, the candidates of political parties and the independents has started their election campaigning in full swing.
This year a strong fight is been seen among BJD and Congress. Where BJD has put their full efforts to won this election. Even BJD minister like Kalpatru Das, and Prabhat Biswal have already camping at Jharsuguda for this election.