Odisha Sun Times Bureau
Bhubaneswar, Oct 5:
Students’ union poll results for colleges across Odisha were announced this evening.
In Utkal University, where polls were held after a gap of a year, Biju Chhatra Janata Dal (BCJD) supported candidate Mahesh Prasad came victorious as the President despite rival groups highlighting alleged criminal cases against him. The General Secretary post went to another BCJD supported candidate Ipsita Sahu.
“This is a victory of truth and humanity. A lot was being made out of nothing. None of their negative campaigns bore fruit. I give the credits of this win to my friends. Their support made this possible,” said Mahesh after results were announced.
In Ravenshaw University, Lalat keshari Dash defeated BCJD supported candidate Debashis Tarai to become the new president. The General Secretary post, however, went to BCJD supported candidate Subrat Kumar Satpathy.
Independent candidate Anasuya Tripathy was elected president in Rama Devi University defeating the BCJD supported candidate. The General Secretary post here went to Sangeeta Panda.
In Khallikote University, Soubhagya Rath was elected president. In Gangadhar Meher University, the president post went to Rupesh Sahu.
In University Law College of Bhubaneswar, both President and General Secretary positions went to girl students. Swagatika Mohanty was elected president there.
Among other top colleges of Odisha, Sk. Imtiaz became the new president of Jagatsinghpur College, Prasenjit Kund became the new president of Kendrapara College, Mausumi Parida was elected president of NC College Jajpur, Abinash Mohanty was elected president of SCS College Puri and Sandeep Samantray was elected president of Jeypore college.
The winning groups were seen bursting fire crackers and celebrating their win among fellow students. There were no reports of post-poll violence in any of the colleges unlike previous years.
The oath taking ceremony will be conducted in the colleges across the state tomorrow.