Jagatsinghpur: The election for the Zilla Parishad President post was held in District Rural Development Agency (DRDA) office on Tuesday in Jagatsinghpur.

Following Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s announcement on Monday, BJD candidate Devidatta Mohanty filed his nomination papers for contesting the election. He won the election unopposed as no one else was contesting against him in the race.

The newly elected ZP President Mohanty, a law graduate and a business man by profession, is the first timer ZP member from Jagatsinghpur ZP zone 2. He is the 4th President of Zilla Parishad.

It is noteworthy to mention that out of 26 ZP seats spread in Jagatsinghpur district, BJD had captured 23 zones and Opposition Congress had bagged 3 ZP seats.

Hectic political activity went on in the BJD on Monday for selection of candidates for the Zilla Parishad President posts. BJD higher ups had called all the elected ZP members to Bhubaneswar for consultation for choosing ZP President.