Berhampur, June 11 (LocalWire): Snehalata Panda, vice president of Ganjam zilla parishad today took charge as president.
The zilla parishad president post was lying vacant after Subash Chandra Behera resigned after he was elected as MLA of Chhatrapur Assembly constituency.
Panda will retain the post till elections are held. Panda, a BJD member was elected from Purushottampur block to the zilla parishad.
The ruling party will not face any difficulty in electing the new president of zilla parishad as the BJD has absolute majority in the 69-member of the parishad, sources said.
Presently, BJD has 64 out of 69 members followed by BJP (4) and Congress (one). The president of the ZP in the district is un-reserved.