With Pipili by-election slated to be held on September 30, Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha, Sushil Lohani on Tuesday shared the updates on preparations. According to Lohani, the silence period started from Monday (September 27) evening 6 PM.
Bhubaneswar: Following a delay in receipt of a factual report from the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Odisha pertaining to a false affidavit case against BJD’s Rajya Sabha member Achyuta Samanta, the Election Commission of India has directed the CEO to provide a detailed report at the earliest. In a letter dated December 31 to […]
Bhubaneswar: The Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Odisha, Surendra Kumar held a meeting with the representatives of different political parties of the State in Bhubaneswar today ahead of the electoral roll revision for the upcoming general elections. Finance Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera from BJD, Samir Mohanty and Pitambar Acharya from BJP and Congress vice president […]
Bhubaneswar: Days after KIIT and KISS founder Achyuta Samanta filed nomination for the Rajya Sabha elections, a few senior citizens of Bhubaneswar today moved the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) demanding an inquiry into his alleged illegal and unauthorised activities and cancellation of his nomination over allegations of land grabbing. As per the complaint, the senior […]
Bhubaneswar: Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda on Monday tore into BJD for accusing him of carrying out a motivated campaign against the party through OTV. Terming it ‘cheap politics’, Panda said, “They (BJD) ignore the fact that OTV has carried every allegation against me. I’m not involved in running OTV, which is run professionally vide a […]
Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD on Monday knocked on the doors of Chief Electoral Officer accusing OTV of telecasting ‘paid news’ to favour BJP candidate in the ensuing Bijepur by-poll. However OTV has termed such allegations as false and baseless. As per OTV’s clarification: OTV’s credibility as the number one regional channel in Odisha for the […]
Bhubaneswar: Alleging violation of model code of conduct which is in force for Bijepur bypoll, the Odisha unit of BJP today lodged a complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) against four senior bureaucrats demanding action against them for a free and fair election. The four officers are – V K Pandian, private secretary to […]
Bhubaneswar: A delegation of BJP leaders led by Odisha unit vice president Sameer Mohanty today met Governor SC Jamir opposing the appointment of Naba Kumar Nayak as the State Election Commissioner. The members of the party alleged that the appointment of Nayak has been done to help the state government keeping in view the upcoming […]
Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the Bijepur bypoll, Chief Election Commissioner Om Prakash Rawat has appointed Surendra Kumar as the new Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Odisha. An official notification was issued in this regard today. Kumar, a 1993 batch IAS officer, replaced DN Gupta as the CEO of Odisha. Currently Kumar is holding the position of […]
Bhubaneswar: The Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) and Electronic Voting Machines have been procured for the Bijepur bypoll, said Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha DN Gupta today without disclosing date for the by-election. He informed mediapersons that VVPAT machines have been procured from Gujarat as per the directive of the Election Commission of India. […]
Bhubaneswar: The BJP-led Central government is intentionally delaying announcement of the Bijepur bypoll date, alleged BJD MP Prasanna Acharya today. “The national parties, especially the ruling party are lagging behind in preparations; they have not announced a candidate for the Bijepur bypoll and for some other reasons they want the election to be delayed,” said […]
Bhubaneswar: A team of Odisha BJP led by vice president Sameer Mohanty met the Chief Electoral Officer here on Thursday and demanded action against Kendrapara MLA Kishore Chandra Tarai in connection with ‘false’ information furnished by the legislator in his poll affidavit. Citing that the affidavit filed by Tarai contains somebody else’s name, the party […]
Bhubaneswar: Voters’ education holds importance in enhancing electoral participation. Specific campaigns are to be organized for creating awareness among persons with disabilities, homeless persons, tribal communities, transgender and members of marginalized sections so that they realize the importance and paramount influence of their votes and become registered voters, said Governor SC Jamir. Speaking at the […]
Bhubaneswar: Senior Odia IAS officer of 1988 batch BB Swain has been transferred and appointed as the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) of Gujarat as per the notification of the Election Commission of India (ECI).
Bhubaneswar: With Odisha bracing for general and Assembly elections, 3.38 lakh newly added names of young voters set to feature in the state electoral rolls before the polls, may turn out to be game changer for political parties. This figure of new electors in the 18-19 years age group, who will make their debut on […]