March 02, 2017

India: BJP makes impressive inroads in Orissa - panchayat elections 2017

BJP upbeat, Congress worried: What’s happening in Odisha panchayat elections

For a party that was long-ridiculed as the ‘signboard party’ in Odisha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s congratulatory message at an election rally at Kannauj on Wednesday must have come as music to BJP leaders in the state.

Had it not been the unexpected success of the party in the first two phases of the panchayat elections, Modi would perhaps never have thought of Odisha in the midst of an election rally in Uttar Pradesh. [. . .]


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Odisha zilla parishad poll results out: BJD 473, BJP 297