Dhinkia, 3 July-2014: BJD- supported sarpanch candidate wins elections in Dhinkia gram panchayat. The panchayat elections in Dhinkia gram panchayat in the proposed Posco site passed off peacefully on Wednesday.
BJD supported sarpanch candidate wins elections in Dhinkia gram panchayat
Dhinkia, a sensitive village in view of the anti-Posco movement, went to polls after seven years. No untoward incident was reported during the polls as both pro and anti-Posco villagers have united after the return of 52 families to the village from Badagabapur transit camp.
The panchayat recorded a whopping 90 per cent polling this time, sources said. Out of 4,125 votes polled, 2,263 went to the BJD-supported sarpanch candidate and 1,862 to the Posco Pratirodh Sangram Samiti (PPSS)-backed candidate. To maintain the law and order during the election, three platoons of police and mobile vans were deployed under guidance of ASP, Paradip.
(Input Source: orissadiary.com)