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Municipal Elections News Updates

After Mayor, BMC Gets Woman Deputy Mayor 
After Mayor, BMC Gets Woman Deputy Mayor 

Manjulata Kanhar, a post-graduate in political science from Sambalpur University, elected to the post unopposed.

Sulochana Das Takes Oath As BMC Mayor; Deputy Mayor Poll Today  
Sulochana Das Takes Oath As BMC Mayor

Sangramjit Nayak, director of municipal administration, administered the oath of office to Das. Along with the new Mayor, all the 67 newly-elected Corporators were also sworn in today at the conference hall.  

Suspense Over BMC’s Deputy Mayor Leaves Leaders, Analysts Guessing
Suspense Over BMC’s Deputy Mayor Leaves Leaders, Analysts Guessing

Bhubaneswar city comprises three Assembly segments. Talks are doing rounds that the Deputy Mayor candidate will be from the segment whose MLA enjoys a clout in the party. 

Paradip Civic Body Dy Chief Poll:  3 File Nominations, Cross Voting Likely
Paradip Civic Body Dy Chief Poll: 3 File Nominations, Cross Voting Likely

There is a possibility of cross voting as the ruling party has not been able to notify the name of any agent for the polls. It is pertinent to mention here that the BJD has seven councilors in the civic body while the BJP has three and the Congress one.

Polls For 3 Deputy Mayor, 105 Vice Chairperson Posts From Tomorrow 
Polls For 3 Deputy Mayor, 105 Vice Chairperson Posts From Tomorrow 

The election will begin from 1:30PM and go on till 3PM. Thereafter, the counting will be held and the results announced. 

Horse Trading Alleged In Vice Chairperson Election
Race For Vice-Chairpersons Of Civic Bodies Intensifies Amid Allegations Of Horse Trading

As the municipalities and notified area councils (NACs) in Odisha are gearing up to elect their vice-chairpersons on April 7, allegations of ruling Biju Janata Dal’s (BJD’s) involvement in horse-trading has heated up the political climate in the State.

Odisha SEC Announces Repoll In Dhamnagar NAC On April 5
Odisha SEC Announces Repoll In Dhamnagar NAC On April 5

The SEC had postponed the counting of votes in all Wards for Councillor and Chairperson of Dhamnagar NAC after the polling could not be held due to disruptions in six booths on March 24.

Youngest Corporator In Cuttack. Damayanti Majhi
Odisha Urban Polls: Candidates Who Defied Norms, Overcame Poverty To Emerge Victorious

When there is a will there is a way. While this is a very common saying, but pretty effective if looked through the lenses of these three men and women who dared to go against the tide to emerge victorious in the recently concluded civic polls in Odisha and become corporators and councilors.

Gulmaki Dalwazi Habib
Gulmaki Elected As Odisha's First Muslim Woman Chairperson In Urban Polls

According to political analysts, no Muslim woman has so far been elected as chairperson of any civic body in Odisha so far. However, one Md Akbar was the chairperson of another Muslim dominated municipality in Kendrapara from 1983 to 1990.

32 Urban Bodies In State Heading For Turbulent Days Ahead Over Political Mismatch
32 Urban Bodies In State Heading For Turbulent Days Ahead Over Political Mismatch

In Dharamgarh NAC in Kalahandi district as well as Jagatsinghpur and Bhadrak Municipalities, the majority of councillors belong to the ruling BJD party.

Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation
Lobbying For Dy Mayor Position Intensifies In BMC And CMC

With the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) Mayor candidates winning all three Municipal Corporations; Bhubaneswar (BMC), Cuttack (CMC) and Berhampur (BeMC), the positions of Deputy Mayor is now up for grabs by eligible candidates.

Municipal Elections: Political Heavyweights’ Drastic Performance Triggers Mudslinging In Odisha
Municipal Elections: Political Heavyweights’ Drastic Performance Triggers Mudslinging In Odisha

In the municipal elections, the BJD, BJP and Congress have secured 73, 16 and seven municipality chairman posts respectively.

Odisha Urban Polls: What Helped BJP To Increase Its Vote Share In Twin Cities
Odisha Urban Polls: What Helped BJP To Increase Its Vote Share In Twin Cities

Though the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) registered a thumping victory in the recently concluded Urban Local Body (ULB) polls, political analysts view that the mood of the urban voters, rebel BJD candidates and confusion in ticket distribution might have hindered BJD in recording a clean sweep.

Aparajita Alleges BJD Used Money, Muscle Power To Win Urban Civic Bodies
Aparajita Alleges BJD Used Money, Muscle Power To Win Urban Civic Bodies

Expressing gratitude, the parliamentarian thanked the voters for the Bhubaneswar for showing trust in BJP and supporting the party candidates in the ULB polls held on March 24.

 Post Municipal Poll Violence In Berhampur; Bikes Of Defeated BJP & Independent Candidates Ransacked
Post Municipal Poll Violence In Berhampur; Bikes Of Defeated BJP & Independent Candidates Ransacked

The miscreants reportedly pelted stones at the house of former corporator and independent candidate from ward no.12 Biren Patnaik and his wife Sasmita who was contesting for the corporator post from ward no 14. The couple had reportedly lost from their respective wards yesterday.

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