STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

63 in fray for Hindol NAC elections

For the first election to be held for Hindol NAC on April 3, scrutiny was over on Monday leaving 63 candidates in fray.

Published: 20th March 2013 12:19 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th March 2013 12:19 PM   |  A+A-

For the first election to be held for Hindol NAC on April 3, scrutiny was over on Monday leaving 63 candidates in fray.

Now, eligible candidates of different political parties have started their campaign in right earnest. The NAC comprising 16 wards has 8,506 voters.

Though BJD leadership is confident of victory in majority of wards, the party activists are a disturbed lot after Hindol MLA and former Minister Anjali Behera was dropped from the State Cabinet.

However, BJD leadership is optimistic of performing well in the civic body polls due to various welfare programmes launched by Naveen Patnaik Government in the State. Though the party workers are aware of the fact that Behera has been distanced from party leadership, they are glorifying her leadership and popularity as she is the third time MLA from Hindol.

Meanwhile, in BJP, lack of unity and solidarity among party leaders has made it weak to take on ruling BJD in the State.

The activities of Rajya Sabha member and BJP national secretary Dharmendra Pradhan in the are has not gone down well with the party workers. Ignoring district leadership, Pradhan with the help of former Rajya Sabha member Rudra Narayan Pany has been distributing party tickets to NAC candidates.

BJP district president Krushna Chandra Patra said party leadership should consult district leaders before finalising the candidates. Unsuitable candidates may hamper possibility of victory, he added.

Taking advantage of the bickering in BJP, Congress has improved its base over the years in Hindol constituency. Many BJD supporters and workers have also started inclining toward Congress which has been gaining popularity by raising many local issues like irregularities in public distribution system, large scale corruption in development works and murder of former

Hindol block Chairman Nabaghan Sahoo.

Stay up to date on all the latest Odisha news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp