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Hindol NAC witnesses peaceful polling in all 16 wards

Statesman News Service | Dhenkanal |

Hindol NAC has witnessed peaceful polling on Tuesday in all 16 wards amid elaborate security arrangements. The turnout was 85.7 per cent.

Despite difficult terrain with wards at a distance of over 5 to 8 km from the NAC headquarter, a large number of people turned out to vote on Tuesday.

The district administration deployed 4 platoon police personnel and additional police force were put in place to make the polling incident free. District BJD president and Transport and Commerce Minister Nrushing Sahoo claimed 13 to 14 BJD candidates will win out of 16.

He claimed that the pro poor schemes and developmental measures of Naveen Patnaik had earned the love and trust of the voters.

The BJP is also hopeful to win the election and is keen as it has suffered electoral defeats in several bypolls recently. The Congress on its part is pinning hopes of the goodwill of some of its candidates. Results will be declared on 5 April.