Phulbani, Dec 3:
BJD has swept the ULB polls in Kandhamal by winning 19 of the 26 wards in Phulbani and G.Udaygiri.
What has come as a big surprise, however, is that the BJP which had been considered a very powerful political force in the district, has failed to open its account in both the towns.
The Congress has come a poor second by winning only 2 wards each in the two towns,
Of the 13 wards in Phulbani, BJD has won 9 while Congress and Independents have won two wards each. In G.Udaygiri BJD has bagged 10 of the 13 wards. Congress has managed to win in 2 wards while an Independent candidate has emerged victorious in one.