BJP on Monday emerged as a major gainer in the first phase of Panchyat polls. As per the latest trend of 1st Phase Panchayat Polls though ruling BJD Candidates are leading in maximum places but BJP only close to ruling BJD in winning zilla parishads seats.
As per the latest trend out of 188 zilla parishads seats BJD candidates leading in 103 seats, BJP in 71 seats, Congress in 7 seats and others 2 seats. It should be noted that out of total 851 ZP seats polled in 2012, BJD grabbed 651, Congress got 126 and BJP managed with 36 seats.
Polling was conducted for 188 zilla parishads of 29 districts today where 716 candidates are testing their fate. BJD leading in maximum seats where as BJP gaining ground in Odisha by replacing Congress as number 2 party . In Koraput BJD win all 7 seats.