Cuttack: Mayor of CMC & Baripada elected on the tacit verdict of BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik. So far as party system in India is concerned, no party President can afford to allow partymembers to monopolise their voting at the time certain important decisions and in simalar parlance Naveen Patnaik, Supremo of BJD appears to have acted tactfully in projecting appropriate personalities in the post of mayors both for Cuttack and Baripada. Unlike earlier process of selection, Naveen Patnaik is quite conscious of his unbiased decision and he is not in mood to create personality like another Pyari Babu in his decision making and as murmuring in political sphere the Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is after good personalities for his party and the selection of Mayors is his choice but that has been mechanically processed under the guise of democracy and Anita Behera, Corporator of Ward no. 21 has come out successfully.
Rural Development Minister and Senior BJD leader Bikram Keshari Arukh who was once made the center of attack for his owning plot in BDA under Discretionary Quota and returned the same as a disciplined party worker regardless of the fact that the judges of Orissa High Court similarly situated retains the illegal allotment as on date , has earlier forwarded the name of Anita Behara to party president Naveen Patnaik for his approval and after being consented by the Party President as a mark of hierarchical decision ,Anita is showered with joyful floral celebration for her being elected/selected as Mayaor of the biggest organisation like Cuttack Municipal corporation.
In a similar development, Babita Das, Corporator of Ward no. 25 of Baripada was elected unopposed as the Chairperson of Baripada Municipality. Civic poll in Baripada has totally gone to BJD with a sweeping wave taking 21 seats out of 28 .