Jagatsinghpur: The much touted anti Posco group in the proposed Posco site Dhinkia, Gadakujanga and Nuagaon Panchayat’s did not perform well in Panchayat polls even unable to capture any Sarpanch and Samiti member posts in these Panchayat’s.
Report said that in trouble torn Dhinkia Panchayat pro Posco supported candidate Tilotama Parida received victory contesting for the Samiti member post and defeated her PPSS backed candidate in huge margin.
However in Nuagaon Panchayat pro Posco leader Tamil Pradhan’s wife Anjali Pradhan emerged victorious for the Panchayat’s Sarpanch post and Soudamini Rout was elected as Samiti Member from this Panchayat both defeated their PPSS supported contestants.
In Gadakujanga Panchayat, recognized as another Posco region, Congress backed Mitarani Majhi was elected as Sarpanch and Sara Hembraum won the Samiti member post, interestingly duo too defeated their PPSS hold candidates.
Administration had made elaborate arrangements conducting Panchayat polls peaceful and incident free in Posco region and received success during polls held on Sunday barring few stray incidents. Elections passed off peaceful, 7 booths of Dhinkia Panchayat had conducted polls in Trilochanpur and Govindapur voters had traveled Nuagaon village to cast their votes.