However general public is speculating that this is a fight between BJP and independent candidates considering earlier civic polls where the Congress and BJP performed very poorly limiting to single digits where as number of winning independent candidates listed second to BJD in tally.
Baripada, the northern Odisha town, also goes to vote for its Municipality. This municipality has 28 wards, 78 booths and 68854 voters.
Terms of both Cuttack Municipal Corporation and Baripada Municipality ends on 12th February 2014. The mayor of CMC and Chairman of Baripada Municipality will be elected on 13th February 2014 where as deputies in respective civic body’s will be elected on March 1st.