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Tag: 2019 General Polls

Over 79% polling in Andhra Pradesh

Amaravati: A little over 79 per cent voters cast their votes in the simultaneous elections to 175-member Andhra Pradesh Assembly and 25 Lok Sabha seats on Thursday, poll officials said on Friday. Officials said 79.05 per cent turnout was recorded but this may go up further as final polling figure was yet to be received […]

Elections 2019: Some interesting facts and figures

With the seven-phase Lok Sabha elections all set kick off from April 11, here are some interesting facts about India’s general elections. * The first Lok Sabha elections in 1952 cost around Rs 10.45 crore, while the 2014 general elections cost almost Rs 3,870.3 crore. * The first Lok Sabha elections were contested for 489 […]

Poll preparation: EVMs for 13 districts reach Odisha

Jharsuguda: Over 30,000 Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) for 13 districts of the State reached here on Monday. Official sources said the EVMs were brought in as many as 70 railway containers from Uttar Pradesh and have been kept in Jharsuguda Container Corporation yard. The EVMs will be sent to various storehouses in Jharsuguda, Cuttack, Bargarh, […]

2019 elections: Odisha EC preparations fuel early-poll speculations

Bhubaneswar: With the State Election Commission expediting preparations, speculations of an early-poll are gathering steam. A month after seeking information on expenses during the upcoming elections from the district electoral officers, the Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has issued a directive for setting up storehouses for safekeeping of EVMs and VVPAT machines for which Rs […]

Winnability is the only preference for party tickets: OPCC chief

Bhubaneswar: Clearing the air over the growing confusion among Congress leaders on the ‘One man one post’ policy, Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) President Niranjan Patnaik today said that it only means one shall not hold party post and the post of an elected representative simultaneously. “The ‘one man one post’ issue has been misinterpreted […]