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Tag: Bypoll

Tej Pratap Yadav
JDU Wins Kusheshwar Asthan, Tej Pratap Blames Senior Leaders For Defeat

Tej Pratap Yadav, the elder son of Lalu Prasad, blamed senior party leaders including RJD state president Jagadanad Singh, RJD vice president Shivanand Tiwari, senior RJD leader Sunil Singh and others for the defeat.

Voting For Bypoll In Assam, West Bengal, Meghalaya & Mizoram Begins
Voting For Bypoll In Assam, West Bengal, Meghalaya & Mizoram Begins

In Assam, nearly eight lakh voters, including 3,93,078 women would decide the fate of 31 candidates in Mariani, Thowra, Bhabanipur, Gossaigaon and Tamulpur Assembly seats, poll officials added.

BJP Slams BJD Over 'Defunct Transformer' Jibe At Late Balasore MLA
Political Churning Among Parties Begins In Odisha For Pipili By-Poll

Bhubaneswar: Just few days after the by-election to two major Assembly seats from Odisha, poll heat is already thick in the air with major parties beginning preparations for selection of candidates for the forthcoming by-election to Pipili Assembly constituency even as a formal notification for the by-poll is yet to be issued by the Election […]

BJD-Congress-BJP Odisha bypoll
BJD Vs BJP Vs Congress: Odisha By-poll Campaign Gains Momentum

Balasore: With each passing day, Odisha’s three major political parties – BJD, BJP and the Congress seem to be intensifying campaign in the bypoll-bound assembly constituencies of Balasore Sadar and Tirtol. The by-poll battles in both the assembly constituencies are expected to be closely contested ones as candidates are engaged in a fierce campaign. The […]

Model code of conduct violation by BJD
Odisha Bypolls: BJP Accuses BJD Ministers Of Violating Model Code Of Conduct

Bhubaneswar: State opposition party – BJP on Wednesday lodged a complaint with the chief electoral officer alleging violation of the model code of conduct by the ruling-BJD during campaigning for the upcoming by-polls in Balasore Sadar and Tirtol assembly constituencies. This is reportedly for the third time in a week that the BJP has complained […]

Odisha BJP Files Complaint Against BJD Over Alleged MCC Violation

Bhubaneswar: With by-poll campaign gaining pace, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday met the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) alleging violation of the election model code of conduct by the BJD and has sought immediate action against the violators. A delegation of the BJP led by party’s State General Secretary Lekhashree Samantsinghar today complained with […]

From BJD To BJP To BJD Again: Narayan Pradhan Returns To Party Fold In 48 Hours

Balasore: In another twist ahead of the by-polls, Balasore Sadar block chairman Narayan Pradhan who had quit BJD and joined the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on October 7, switched his allegiance from the saffron party to BJD again within 48 hours. While the three major political parties are yet to announce names of the candidates […]

Bypolls In Odisha: Party Hopping By BJD, BJP & Congress Leaders Continues

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the by-elections in Balasore and Tirtol Assembly constituencies, party hopping continues in the three major political parties. Raj Kishore Behera, who had earlier contested on Congress ticket from Tirtol Assembly constituency, recently joined the BJP. Ramakant Bhoi, the BJP candidate from the constituency in 2019, has also quit the party. While some […]

Opposition Slams Ruling-BJD Over Announcement Of Projects Ahead Of Bypoll

Bhubaneswar: The opposition parties on Monday accused the BJD president and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik misleading people by announcing projects ahead of the upcoming bypolls in Tirtol and Balasore Sadar Assembly constituencies. Both the BJP and the Congress alleged that akin to the announcements made ahead of the Bijepur by-election, the ruling-party in the […]

Just Over 47 Percent Turnout In UP By-polls

Lucknow: Just over 47 per cent of eligible voters exercised their franchise in the by-polls to 11 assembly seats in Uttar Pradesh on Monday. Polling began at 7 am amid tight security, officials said, adding that 47.05 per cent of electors exercised their franchise. Gangoh in Saharanpur district saw the highest turnout with about 60.30 […]

BJD, Congress Brace Up For Bijepur Bypoll, Candidate Announcement Soon 

Bhubaneswar: A day after the issuance of gazette notification for the by-election to Bijepur Assembly segment, senior leaders of the BJD and Congress are bracing up to finalise their respective candidates for the upcoming bypoll on October 21. Among several contenders in BJD, Rita Sahu, wife of former Congress MLA Subal Sahu, is said to […]

Varied voting in pan-India bypolls; EVMs malfunction in UP, Maharashtra

New Delhi: Amid complaints of dysfunctional electronic voting machines (EVMs) in three parliamentary constituencies in Uttar Pradesh and Maharashtra, the bypolls on Monday to four Lok Sabha and nine Assembly seats across India saw moderate to high turnout. The Congress and some other opposition parties complained to the Election Commission (EC) about “hundreds of EVMs” […]

West Bengal: Congress to extend support to CPI(M) candidate in upcoming bypoll

  Kolkata: The Congress has decided to extend support to CPI(M) candidate for the May 28 bypoll to Maheshtala Assembly seat in West Bengal, sparking speculation that the two parties might be coming closer to each other. The two parties had forged an coalition in Bengal for the 2016 assembly elections, but parted ways after […]

Voting underway for Phulpur, Gorakhpur by polls in UP

Lucknow: Voting for the crucial Gorakhpur and Phulpur parliamentary constituencies in Uttar Pradesh was underway on Sunday, according to election officials. Voter turn-out in the polls that began at 7 a.m., was less in the first two hours in both the constituencies, the officials said. The voting will end at 5 p.m. Uttar Pradesh Chief […]

What worked for BJD in Bijepur

Bhubaneswar: While BJP got its calculations wrong, Congress was seen nowhere in the race as BJD clinched a landslide victory in Bijepur by-election, leaving Naveen Patnaik’s undefeated record intact. It can now be safely said that that luring former MLA Subal Sahu’s widow Rita Sahu to the party and later fielding her as the party […]

Security beefed up in Bijepur for by-election

Bargarh: Security has been beefed up in the bypoll-bound Bijepur after high-voltage campaigning by political parties ended on Thursday. Five platoons of CRPF and BSF have been deployed in the Assembly constituency for smooth conduct of the election on February 24. Speaking at a presser today, Bargarh district collector Yamini Sarangi said as many as […]

Police raid Labour minister's residence

Bijepur: The police today raided the residence of Odisha Labour Minister Susant Singh at Bausenmura village in Bargarh district on suspicion of cash being hoarded for the Bijepur bypoll, which is scheduled to be held on February 24. “A raid was conducted following allegation that cash had been kept in the house of Singh for […]

Bijepur bypoll: Star-studded campaigning by BJD, BJP

Bargarh: It was a show of strength between BJP and BJD as the major political parties roped in star campaigners to woo voters ahead of the bypoll for the Bijepur Assembly constituency. For BJP, it was Union Minister Smriti Irani and Dharmendra Pradhan who addressed a public meeting at Gaisilat while BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik […]

Bijepur to witness high-voltage campaign on Feb 20

Bargarh: Get ready to witness a high-voltage campaign for the Bijepur bypoll as star campaigners of two major rival parties—BJP and BJD will hit the campaign trail on Wednesday. BJD President and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is scheduled to undertake a whirlwind tour of the district to campaign for party candidate Rita Sahu. Patnaik will […]

Bijepur bypoll: BJP levels code violation charges against BJD

Bhubaneswar: Demanding stern action, the State unit of BJP today moved the State Election Commission with charges of violation of model code of conduct against ruling party legislator Arun Sahoo while he was campaigning for the bypoll to the Bijepur Assembly constituency. The BJP stated Sahoo lured voters with cheap rice and old age pension […]

Bijepur bypoll: CM Naveen among 40 star campaigners of BJD

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) today released a list of star campaigners for the upcoming by-election to the Bijepur Assembly constituency scheduled to be held on February 24. The list includes names of 40 prominent leaders including party chief Naveen Patnaik who is scheduled to campaign in February 19 & 21. According to sources, […]

Bijepur bypoll: Congress to announce candidate by Feb 1

Bargarh: With the notification for by-election to Bijepur Assembly constituency coming out today, the Congress party has geared up to select its candidate with the team of observers visiting the constituency and holding discussions with party workers. Former chief minister Hemananda Biswal said the party candidate will be announced in a day or two. “The […]

Bijepur bypoll: Congress forms panel to select candidate

Bhubaneswar: The Congress party today constituted a six-member committee to select a candidate for the Bijepur Assembly Constituency which will go to bypoll on February 24. Party president Rahul Gandhi has approved a panel to recommend a suitable candidate for the by-election to Bijepur assembly segment, a release issued by AICC said. Former Chief Minister […]

BJD candidate victorious in Balasore ZP bypoll

Balasore/Kendrapara: BJD supporters and activists celebrated after party candidate Kamal Sahu emerged victorious in the bypoll for Zilla Parishad (ZP) zone-26 in Balasore district. Sahu defeated BJP candidate Parshuram Parida by 4,117 votes. While Sahu got 13,499 votes, a total of 9,382 votes were cast in favour of Parida. Polling official Bhabatarana Sahoo declared, “Among […]

Bypolls held for Samiti Member & ZP in Kendrapara, Balasore

Kendrapara/Balasore: Bypolls were held for the posts of Samiti Member in Penthapala and Badambila panchayats of Kendrapara and member of zilla parishad in zone 26 in Balasore. As many as 6,000 voters cast their vote during the bypoll for the Penthapala panchayat samiti seat, reserved for woman candidate. While Marua Malik and Pramila Malik claim […]

Shots fired at BJP activist’s house in Bijepur

Bijepur: Gunshots were allegedly fired at a BJP activist’s residence in Pada village of Bijepur block in Bargarh district this evening. Sources said three masked men arrived close to the BJP activist’s house and fired three gunshots at it. Though the exact reason behind the firing could not be ascertained, the local police has reached […]

CM announces sop for by-poll ready Bijepur

Bhubaneswar: With a few days left for the by-election to Bijepur assembly constituency, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today announced a mega irrigation system for the region, named as Gangadhar Meher Lift Canal System, to appease the farming community. The project, which will pump water from Bargarh main canal through underground pipeline, will be set up […]

BJP's Bargarh district prez says no dissent within party

Bhubaneswar: BJP’s Bargarh district president Narayan Sahu on Tuesday stated he has no differences with the State party leadership and expressed his full support to the party’s decision on candidature for Bijepur bypoll. After a meeting at BJP legislature party leader KV Singhdeo’s residence here, Sahu said there is no disagreement within the party. “I […]

Bijepur bypoll: BJD fires 3-Bs salvo ahead of BJP’s ‘Mishran Parv’

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: A day before the joining of former Bijepur MLA Ashok Panigrahi in the BJP, the BJD today exhorted confidence in winning the by-election by declaring its 3-Bs slogan-Bijepur, BJD, Bijay (victory). It lambasted Panigrahi, a rebel leader of the party during 2014 polls, terming him as a ‘habitual indisciplinarian’. “It’s triple B–BJD, Bijepur and […]

BJP has many potential candidates for Bijepur bypoll: Jual Oram

Bhubaneswar: A day after BJP’s Bargarh district president Narayan Sahu showed discontent over ex-legislator Ashok Panigrahi’s announcement to join BJP, Union minister and senior saffron party leader Jual Oram today stated that the party has many potential activists to become Bijepur bypoll candidate. He further stated, “If anyone shows discontent about the party’s decision, they […]

Subal Sahu’s wife to contest Bijepur bypoll on BJD ticket

Bhubaneswar: Late Congress leader Subal Sahu’s wife Rita Sahu will contest the Bijepur bypoll on Biju Janata Dal (BJD) ticket. Rita, her son Sumit Sahu along with various supporters joined BJD today at the party headquarters here in presence of BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. “Our family joined BJD as it was my […]

Rajya Sabha bypoll: EC to issue notification today

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission of India (ECI) will issue notification today for the by-election to lone Rajya Sabha seat from Odisha. The poll will be held on May 25. As per the schedule, the last date for filing of nominations is May 15 while scrutiny will be held on May 16. Candidates can withdraw their […]

bjp delhi win
BJP bags Rajouri Garden Assembly seat, AAP loses deposit

New Delhi: The BJP registered a huge victory in the Rajouri Garden Assembly bypoll in the national capital today handing a humiliating defeat to the ruling Aam Aadmi Party, which finished a distant third and even lost deposit. BJP-SAD joint candidate Manjinder Singh Sirsa bagged 40,602 seats, over 50 per cent of the total votes […]

kashmir polls
Repoll begins in 38 polling stations of Srinagar

Srinagar: The repoll ordered by Election Commission of India in 38 polling stations of Srinagar Lok Sabha constituency, where the bypoll on April 9 was marred by violence, began today amidst tight security arrangements. The polling began at 7 am and will end at 4 pm. All these polling stations are located in central Kashmir’s […]

Electronic Voting Machine
Congress seeks ballot papers if EVMs not fool-proof; EC dispatches team

New Delhi: The Congress on Saturday asked the Election Commission to re-examine the process concerning use of EVMs in view of report of its tampering from a constituency facing a bypoll in Madhya Pradesh, saying that the poll panel should revert back to the system of ballot papers if political parties are not convinced about […]