As predicted, BJD has retained both Cuttack & Baripada urban local bodies in recently concluded election. In Cuttack Municipality Corporation which polled 57% turn out on 6thFebruary 2014, BJD secured 36 seats, Congress 9, BJP 4 & independents got 10 seats. Similarly in Baripada Municipality where 61% poling was done on same day BJD got 3/4th majority that is 21 seats, independents 4 seats. JMM 2 seats, BJP 1 seat & Congress draw a blank. This is really decimation of both the national parties.
Also this is a serious setback for newly formed & much hyped parties like Pyari Mohan Mahapatras Odisha Janamancha & Soumya Patnaiks Aama Odisha failed get a single seat.