The Western Odisha Urban Election Result 2013 is going to declare on 23rd November 2013. We will update you as soon as the result will declared. The fate of 1,102 candidates was sealed in electronic voting machines (EVMs) as an encouraging 69 percent of the nearly 4.93 lakh electors voted in the elections held today in 20 urban local bodies (ULBs) in nine districts of western Odisha.
“An estimated 69 per cent of voters exercised their franchise in 20 ULBs. There is no report of any untoward incident from any place,” said R N Sahu, the special secretary at the State Election Commission’s office here. Replying to a question, Sahu said polling was held peacefully even in Maoist affected districts. While Kesinga NAC in Kalahandi district recorded the highest polling of 81 percent, Bhawanipatna municipality in the same district saw the lowest voter turnout of 55 percent.
Counting of votes as well as announcement of results will take place tomorrow. Notably, ruling BJD fielded 301 candidates while Congress and BJP nominated 240 and 268 candidates respectively in the polls to 11 NACs and nine municipalities conducted in as many as 560 polling booths. The need to conduct the polls emerged after the political parties had boycotted the ULB polls first notified on August 12 demonstrating solidarity with the demand for establishment of a permanent bench of Orissa High Court in the region.