CM calls on for Panchayat review


Bhubaneswar: In a bid to assess the real cause of defeat of the party (BJD) in certain areas during the panchayat polls held during the month of February this year, Chief Minister Naveen Pattnaik called on various MLAs and ministers pertaining to those areas and raised questions on the reason behind the party losing public support in such areas.

As per reports, the review process would start at a complete note after the completion of the ensuing budget session of state assembly. However, Pattnaik has already the process by calling some ministers and MLAs of the areas.

Duing the last election (panchayat polls) in Kalahandi district of the state, the party (BJD), the party has crushed down to a much defeated number, where Pushpendra Singhdeo holds a cabinet post in the state ministry.

Similarly, Pattnaik has reviewed the results of Junagrah area by questioning MLA Captain Dibya Shankar Mishra. Pattnaik specifically asked questions relating to the reasons for which people did not vote for BJD, and why did the people opt for BJP in place BJD.

During the last panchayat polls, the entire seven number of Zilla Parishad posts were won by BJP candidates. As such, Pattnaik started reviewing the entire process by calling Dibya Shankar at first.

BJD Spokesperson Pratap Keshari Deb has said that the Chief Minister would review with the ministers and MLAs of those areas where the party has lost its base in the last panchayat elections.

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