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Tag: Campaigning

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Campaigning for last phase polls in Odisha ends

Bhubaneswar: Curtains came down on the month-long high-voltage poll campaigning across the State today ahead of the last phase polling in six Lok Sabha constituencies and 41 Assembly constituencies in Odisha on April 29. Preparations for smooth conduct of elections in the constituencies have been initiated on a war footing. Polling parties are already on […]

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Odisha elections 2019: Battle of the better halves

Sambalpur/Paradip: While candidates across party lines have intensified their campaigning ahead of the 3rd phase polls on April 18, their wives too have rolled up their sleeves by actively participating in the campaigning for their spouses. “The campaigning is going good and we are hopeful that BJP will register a win in this constituency. We […]

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Locals gherao BJD leader Prakash Majhi in Jharigaon

Nabarangpur: Irate locals of Kalegaon today gheraoed BJD’s Jharigaon Assembly seat candidate Prakash Majhi while he was campaigning in the village. The incident came to light after a video purportedly showing Prakash being opposed surfaced on different social media platforms. As per reports, Prakash, who is minister Ramesh Majhi’s younger brother, had visited Kalegaon for […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Bijepur bypoll: Stage set for triangular fight

Bijepur: Ahead of the by-election to the Bijepur Assembly constituency on February 24; BJD, BJP and Congress are all battle-ready and have now kicked off their campaigning one after the other. While Congress candidate Pranay Sahu began campaigning today from Barapali after offering worship to Goddess Samaleswari, BJD candidate Rita Sahu accompanied by senior party […]

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Malala Yousafzai made UN Messenger of Peace

United Nations: Malala Yousafzai, the youngest Nobel laureate, has broken another age barrier and become the youngest UN Messenger of Peace, an honour she shares with Hollywood actors Leonardo DiCaprio and Charlize Theron. Hailing the Pakistani teenager as “the most famous student in the world” and the symbol of the cause of education for all, […]

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Campaigning ends for last phase of UP Assembly polls

Lucknow: Campaigning for the final phase of the seven-stage Uttar Pradesh assembly elections came to an end at 5 p.m. on Monday, bringing the curtains down on one of the most caustic and bitterly-fought political battles ever seen in recent times. The last round of balloting on March 8 for the 403-member assembly comprises 40 […]

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Campaigning for fifth phase of UP elections ends

Lucknow: Campaigning for the fifth phase of assembly elections in Uttar Pradesh drew to a close on Saturday evening. Polling for 51 seats across 11 districts will be held on February 27, in which 1.84 crore voters will cast their votes including 96 lakh women. Among the prominent seats where polling will be held are […]

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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 […]

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Campaigning for first phase Panchayat poll in Odisha ends

Bhubaneswar: The high-pitched campaigning for the first phase of the three-tier panchayat elections in the state came to an end this evening with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his Chhattishgarh counterpart Raman Singh seeking votes for their respective party candidates. While Patnaik campaigned for BJD candidates in his home constituency of Hinjilicut in Ganjam district […]

Naveen to campaign for party candidates in Ganjam today

Bhubaneswar: Putting an end to all speculations, ruling BJD president and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik decided to campaign for his party candidates in Ganjam district on Saturday. Patnaik will campaign for the BJD candidates contesting in the three-tier panchayat elections only in his constituency of Hinjilicut, though many party leaders wanted the chief minister to […]

Highly qualified candidates in the fray for Panchayat polls

Kendrapara: Highly qualified candidates like IIT graduates, post graduates, law graduates and retired government servants are in the fray for the three-tier panchayat polls in Kendrapara district this time. Though in the past, highly educated people kept away from rural polls, this time they have expressed their desire to fight the polls for development of […]

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Parties take advantage of chink in poll expenditure norms

Bhubaneswar: Even though all the three major political parties are blaming each other for undertaking extravagant campaigning, one thing is clear that loopholes in the guidelines set by the State Election Commission (SEC) on poll expenditures are being blatantly exploited. Though the poll expenditure limits are applicable to the candidates, it is not applicable to […]

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SEC for proceedings against govt employees engaged in poll campaigning

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Election Commission today asked all the district collectors and SPs to initiate proceedings against government employees engaged in campaigning for the upcoming three-tier panchayat polls. The SEC has banned the employees of the state government, corporations or aided institutions from taking part in campaigning for any candidate or political party. Also […]

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