Sudhansu Kumar Dalai
Dhenkanal : In a miraculous manner with only 4 BJP councilors out of the total of 23 councilors today Sudhansu Kumar Dalai councilor of ward number 12 was elected the Chairman of Dhenkanal Municipality Corporation in a by poll.
A few days back Indramani Behera (of ward No.11)of BJD was the Chairman however he had lost a no confidence motion brought against him and subsequently the Municipality had gone under the control of the DM cum Collector. Surprisingly he too had been elected with just 8 BJD councilors where as the majority mark stood 12.
Today in a major setback to Odisha Pradesh Congress, 8 out of the 11 Congress councilors resigned from their party. It is still unclear as to how Sudhansu won the election. A huge victory rally gathered to felicitate the victor. The DM cum Collector and the SP of Dhenkanal district congratulated him. Union Minister Shri. Dharmendra Pradhan, BJP Odisha Chief Shri. Basanta Kumar Panda and several BJP leaders congratulated Sudhansu. Eminent socio-political leader Shri. Suparno Satpathy too congratulated him. He even tweeted about Sudhansu.
— Sh. Suparno Satpathy (@SuparnoSatpathy) October 13, 2016