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Cong wins majority in Dhubri, Bilasipara subdivisions

Voters waiting patiently for results during the counting of ballots, before Dhubri BN College on Thursday. – UB Photos
 DHUBRI, Dec 14 - Counting of ballots for the panchayat elections that started on Wednesday morning, for the 17 ZPC’s of Dhubri subdivision and seven ZPCs of Bilasipara subdivision continued till this evening.

In Dhubri subdivision where 89.2% voters and in Bilasipara subdivision, where 88.43 % voters voted for the four-level panchayat polls in Dhubri district, till the last announcement by the administration on Friday, candidates from the Indian National Congress had won majority of the seats and will head the Zila Parishad Councils.

In Dhubri subdivision for the 17 ZPC seats, while two candidates from the AIUDF and one from the BJP won, as many as 12 Congress candidates emerged victorious.

In this subdivision, for the 85 AP member seats, results of 74 seats were declared. Out of these, eight are from the BJP, 34 from the Congress, 25 from the AIUDF and there are seven Independents and candidates from other parties.

Among the 89 GP president seats, the names of 83 candidates have been declared winners, out of whom 10 are from BJP, 40 from the Congress, 22 from the AIUDF and 11 Independents and candidates from other parties.

The names of 611 Ward members from 860 seats have been declared in the subdivision, out which 106 are from the BJP, 270 from the Congress, 133 from the AIUDF and 102 are Independents and candidates from other parties.

In the Bilasipara subdivision, out of 7 ZPC’s, six seats were won by the Congress and one by the AIUDF. The counting for Bilasipara subdivision concluded before 12 noon today. Out of 43 AP member seats 10 were won by the BJP, 21 by the Congress and six by the AIUDF respectively. For the 43 GP President Seats, 5, 24 and 4 seats have been occupied by BJP, Congress and AIUDF candidates while nine seats have been occupied by Independents and one by the AGP.

In Bilasipara out of 418 GP Member seats, BJP, Congress and AIUDF have won 84, 176 and 49 seats respectively, while 109 candidates are from other parties and Independents which include 13 from the AGP.

Talking to this newspaper, Dhubri district Congress president Uttam Sarkar expressed his joy and thanked the people of Dhubri for giving them the opportunity to form the Zila Parishad Committee with full majority in both the subdivisions. “The Chairman of the Zila Parishad will be declared after the counting concludes and official announcements of the final results, by a democratic process of the party”, Sarkar added.

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