Tag: 2019 Polls

Elections 2019: BJP chief Amit Shah to make back-to-back Odisha visits

Bhubaneswar: Setting the tone for the upcoming general elections slated to be held in a few months from now, BJP chief Amit Shah is now scheduled to make back to back visits to Odisha. Party’s State in-charge Arun Singh today informed that Shah, who is scheduled to visit Odisha tomorrow will also come to the […]

  • Friday, 30 July 2021
'Voter awareness vehicle' flagged off from Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to create awareness among voters about Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) & voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machine ahead of the upcoming Lok Sabha and Assembly polls in the state, a ‘voter awareness vehicle’ was flagged off from the capital city today. As per reports, Khurda collector Nirmal Chandra Mishra flagged […]

  • Wednesday, 28 July 2021
Elections 2019: Govt officials suspended over lapses during voter awareness programme

Sundergarh: Issuing a stern warning to officials, Sundergarh Collector Surendra Meena on Saturday suspended two government officials for their alleged dereliction of duty. As per reports, Additional Block Education Officer (BEO), Bisra, Sarat Kumar Pati and Vedavyasa UP School Headmaster Bibekananda Das were suspended for allegedly showing laxity in work during Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Elections 2019: Congress chalks out strategies to corner BJP, BJD

Bhubaneswar: With speculations of early polls rife after Election Commission started trainings on poll management for government officials, the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) on Sunday held its legislature party meeting at the residence of Opposition leader Narasingha Mishra to chalk out strategies for the upcoming general elections. In the meeting, the Congress leaders discussed […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
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 […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Odisha govt mulls ‘adjustment’ formula in supplementary budget

Bhubaneswar: As the 2019 elections inch closer, the state government is exploring an ‘adjustment’ formula for the upcoming supplementary budget. In a letter to all departments asking them to submit their proposals, the Finance Department made it clear that the supplementary budget 2018-19 would be purely an adjustment budget. “The administrative departments would be allowed […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Odisha Congress' organisation yet to take shape

Bhubaneswar: Even though the All India Congress Committee (AICC) had announced names of the district presidents and working presidents for Odisha on June 9, the party’s unit here is yet to constitute the Pradesh Congress Committee and District Congress Committees. Odisha Congress had first announced that the formation of the committees would be completed by […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Amit Shah's secret plan for Odisha ahead of 2019 polls

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the 2019 general polls, the BJP, along with its look-east policy, is planning a new strategy to increase its foothold in Odisha. According to sources, party chief, Amit Shah who is scheduled to visit Odisha on July 1 will be specially focussing on 21 assembly constituencies under three designated Lok Sabha parliamentary […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
The politics of book launch in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Matching blow-for-blow, the ruling-BJD and BJP in Odisha are all out to outscore each other in every possible way as they prepare to lock horns in the 2019 polls. While BJD launched ‘The Tall Man Biju Patnaik’ book on January 27 at a function which was attended by frontline national leaders from different parties, […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
OPCC revamp: Will Congress go for its failed formula again?

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Amid the ongoing clamour for a change in leadership, the All India Congress Committee (AICC) today held discussions with as many as 36 leaders of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) and speculations are rife that the party might adopt the ‘1+3’ formula which it had unsuccessfully experimented in 2009. The 1+3 formula was […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
2019 election results in Odisha, split voting
Assembly polls in Haryana, Maha, J'khand may be clubbed with LS elections

New Delhi: Assembly elections in Haryana, Maharashtra and Jharkhand–all three ruled by the BJP– may be advanced by several months to be held with the Lok Sabha elections in April-May this year. While elections for the Assemblies of Haryana and Maharashtra are due in October this year that of Jharkhand are scheduled for December. There […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Not going back to era of ballot papers: Chief Election Commissioner

New Delhi: Rejecting the demand of major opposition parties, the Election Commission on Thursday ruled out going back to the era of ballot papers and asserted it cannot be “bullied or coerced” into discarding the Electronic Voting Machines (EVMs) and VVPATs. “We are going to keep on using EVMs. We are going to keep on […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
National interest must prevail over party: Modi

New Delhi: Calling for extensive debate on issues related to public interest, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hoped that matters of national interest will prevail over party considerations ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. His remarks came ahead of the commencement of the winter session of Parliament. “The winter session of Parliament is […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Facebook tightens political ads in India ahead of 2019 polls

New Delhi: Facing intense scrutiny over the misuse of its platform globally during elections, Facebook has announced fresh steps to increase ad transparency and defend against foreign interference ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha polls in India. Now anyone who wants to run an ad in India related to politics will need to first confirm […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Modi slams Odisha govt over non-utilisation of DMF funds

Bhubaneswar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday lashed out at the Odisha government alleging non-utilisation of District Mineral Foundation (DMF) funds towards the development of the areas and people affected by mining related operations. Addressing a huge gathering at Bolangir, Modi said that Odisha has over Rs 4000 crore in its DMF funds but it […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021