Utpal quit the party and decided to contest as an Independent Candidate. The Battle of Goa has become more interesting with Utpal Parrikar's exit.
BJD, Congress and BJP have decided to field consensus candidates during the panchayat polls in Kotia. There will be selections for Zilla Parishad, Sarpanch, Samiti Member and Ward Member posts instead of elections.
The unprecedented exodus of OBC/Backward Caste leaders from BJP in Uttar Pradesh in the last 3 days, has stunned the party.
In Rajnagar, Kendrapara, the two parties will come together to contest the elections to give a befitting reply to ruling BJD.
Contesting the Chandigarh municipal polls for the first time, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has come out at the top trumping more established BJP, Congress, and SAD in the polls.