Campaigning for 2nd phase Panchayat polls ends in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: A total of 53,62,814 voters in 29 districts of Odisha would exercise their franchise in the second phase three-tier Panchayat polls on Wednesday.

Informing this to the media here, State Election Commission (SEC) secretary Rabindranath Sahu said campaigning for the second phase Panchayat Polls has ended at 7 PM today.

“Elections will be held in 174 Zilla Parishad zones in 65 blocks in 29 districts in which 53,62,814 voters would exercise their franchise. Elections would be held for 1386 Panchayat Samiti members and 18,561 Ward Members,” Sahu added.

He, however, said there will be no election in Deogarh district in the second phase. “Besides, there would be no election in one Zilla Parishad zone in Polasara block in Ganjam district as the BJD candidate has won the election uncontested,” he pointed out.