Berhampur, November 28 (LocalWire): Ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Thursday retained the Zilla Parishad seat of Zone 19 in Chhatrapur block of Ganjam district.
BJD candidate Pramod Kumar Pradhan won the Parishad seat by defeating his nearest rival, CPI’s Bhagirathi Pradhan, by a margin of 8,872 votes.
The by-election for the seat was held on Wednesday following the resignation of BJD’s Subash Behera after he was elected as the Chhatrapur MLA.
Overall, candidates from BJD, BJP, CPI, and Congress were contesting for the seat.
While the Congress and BJP candidates got 877 and 1,824 votes respectively, 944 ballots were rejected, sources said.