BJD fears poaching in Sambalpur

After a thumping victory in Sambalpur zilla parisad, the BJD is apprehensive of the  Congress creating disturbances in the election of chairman scheduled to be held on March 13. The BJD leaders have reportedly kept all the 10 winning candidate in secret places outside the district.

On the other hand, several panchayat samiti members in the district reportedly ‘disappeared’ as soon as they were declared winners. Sources said though officially there was no party affiliation in the panchayat samiti elections, each and every member was backed by certain political parties.

“Though party affiliation was not required for the samiti members, every one had political backing in the recent polling. Now after the election, the winning candidate has to follow the instruction of the party that was backing him or her,” a source said.

When contacted,  BJD district president Rohit Pujari denied that his party was hiding its winning candidates at secret places.

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