|BJP emerges winner in Lakhimpur|
NORTH LAKHIMPUR, Dec 14 - The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party emerged as the overall winner in panchayat polls in Lakhimpur as the counting of ballots finally came to an end this morning. In the final tally announced by Lakhimpur district election authority, the BJP won 10 ZPCs out of 14. The remaining four ZPCs were won by the Congress.
The BJP won Kadam, Bogeenadi, Lakhimpur, Telahi, Nowboicha, Pohumora, Gabharu, Kherajkhat, Narayanpur and Dholpur-Shimoluguri ZPCs of Lakhimpur district. The ZPCs won by the Congress are Bihpuria, Pabho, Somdiri and Ujjwalpur.
In the election to the 60 Gaon Panchayat Presidents, both the the BJP and the Congress shared honours as the former bagged 30 seats while the latter got 25 seats respectively. The AIUDF and Sanmilita Gana Shakti won 2 seats each while the Asom Gana Parishad managed to win only one Gaon Panchayat President posts.
The BJP also won 38 Anchalik Panchayat Members posts out of 60 in Lakhimpur district. The Congress got 17 posts while the AIUDF and Sanmilita Gana Shakti were declared winners in two posts each. The AGP again fared miserably winning only one post.
For 600 Ward Members, poll was held for 590 members in which the BJP got 293 posts followed by 196 by the Congress. The AGP won 38 posts followed by Independent candidates wining 23 posts. The Sanmilita Gana Shakti got 22 Ward Member posts followed by 13 posts by the AIUDF. The SUCI and Voters Party of India also managed to win two posts each in this category followed by one seat by the CPI.