Bhubaneswar (SunstarTV Bureau): The former Odisha Chief Secretary and present WODC chairman, Asit Tripathy has been elected as the new president of Bhubaneswar Club, the high-profile club of Odisha located of Odisha’s Capital city.
Tripathy got 776 votes while his rival Bijay K Patnaik got 498 votes. Accordingly, the former State Chief Secretary won by 278 votes. The result was received a few minutes ago today. Both rivals were former Chief Secretaries of the State. Presently Tripathy is the Chairman of the Western Odisha Development Council (WODC).
Election for different office bearers of the Club had been conducted on Saturday and Sunday. Out of the 1854 members of the club 1267 members had casted their votes while 587 members were absent.
Election had been done for the last time in 2013 in Bhubaneswar club. Since then, only selection was being going on to choose the office bearers. However, this time a high-profile fight was witnessed.
Bhubaneswar club was reportedly founded in 1949. In 1950, the King of Khallikote became the first president of the Club.