Tag: Chief Electoral Officer

Elections 2019: Revision of electoral rolls begins today

Bhubaneswar: Amid speculations of early elections, the process of voter list revision began today. While the revision will continue till October 31, the final voter list will however be published on January 4, 2019. While claims and objections can be filed between September 1 and October 31, disposal of the same will be done before […]

  • Thursday, 01 July 2021
Mock poll drill using VVPAT machines in Odisha from Jan 7: CEO

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to allay apprehensions over Voter Verifiable Paper Audit Trail (VVPAT) machines, a mock poll drill will be conducted across Odisha from January 7, informed chief electoral officer of the State, Surendra Kumar. Addressing a press conference regarding preparedness for the upcoming polls, Kumar stated that final version of the revised voters’ […]

  • Wednesday, 23 June 2021
Elections 2019: Chief Electoral Officer to hold all-party meeting today

Bhubaneswar: With the general elections for Lok Sabha and Assembly seats round the corner, the State Chief Electoral Officer will hold an all-party meeting today to discuss several issues pertaining to the poll preparations, sources said. CEO Surendra Kumar will meet leaders and representatives of various political parties and discuss issues like use of EVMs, […]

  • Friday, 18 June 2021
Op-Ed: Intelligentsia & fear of the bigger evil

It has been two days since the BJD formally lodged a complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) accusing leading Odia TV channel OTV of peddling ‘paid news’ designed to favour the BJP and work against the ruling party in the run up to the Bijepur by-election. Over the last two days, I have been […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
Elections 2019: Special campaign to enroll left-out voters on Feb 23 & 24

Bhubaneswar: Following the directive of the Election Commission of India ahead of the general elections, the Chief Electoral Officer on Wednesday directed to hold special campaigns on February 23 and 24 for the enrolment of voters who have been left out in the electoral list. “Continuous updation of Electoral Rolls- Special Campaign Day on February […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
Poll Irregularities Or MCC Breach? Ring Up 24X7 Control Room

Bhubaneswar: In order to put a check on the poll irregularities and other malfunctions ahead and during the 2019 polls, a 24X7 control room was opened at the office of the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in Bhubaneswar on Friday. The control room would monitor activities like poll irregularities, model code of conduct (MCC) violation, and […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
BJD moves CEO alleging poll code violation by BJP

Bhubaneswar: Accusing BJP of violating model code of conduct, a delegation of the BJD today lodged a complaint before the State Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) Surendra Kumar here. The BJD alleged that senior leader and BJP Vice-president Baijayant Panda is engaging video-campaigning vehicle in Kendrapara without the required permission from the Chief Electoral Officer. Hoardings […]

  • Monday, 03 May 2021
BJP pressurising CEO to stop assistance under KALIA Scheme: BJD

Bhubaneswar: Accusing the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of pressurising the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in Odisha, the BJD today alleged that the CEO is not allowing the State government to disburse money under KALIA scheme citing violation of model code of conduct. At a presser, party Spokesperson Sasmit Patra said, “The action being taken by […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
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Mamata Approaches EC Demanding Recounting In Nandigram

Kolkata: In a major development, the Trinamool Congress on Sunday approached state Chief Electoral Officer Ariz Aftab demanding recounting of votes in Nandigram after Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee lost from…

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Dharmendra targets BJD, questions CEO over KALIA scheme

Bhubaneswar: Union Petroleum Minister Dharmendra Pradhan Sunday slammed the State government over reports quoting Chief Electoral Officer’s (CEO) posers to Odisha Government over the absence of beneficiary list and no clear-cut budgetary allocation for the KALIA scheme. Pradhan alleged that BJD-led government has cheated the people of Odisha by neither making adequate budgetary provision nor […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
BJD accuses Chief Electoral Officer of acting under BJP pressure

Bhubaneswar: Coming down heavily on the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO), Odisha, the ruling-BJD on Monday alleged that the official is not impartial to all the parties. Briefing the media here, BJD spokesperson Sasmit Patra said the CEO Surendra Kumar has stopped the disbursal of money to small and marginal farmers under the Krushak Assistance for […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
BJD LS candidate in trouble for discrepancies in father's name

Keonjhar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has drawn the attention of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) over discrepancies found in the father’s name of BJD’s Keonjhar Lok Sabha candidate, Chandrani Murmu. As per reports, while the father’s name registered in Chandrani’s nomination paper is Sanjeeb Murmu, in the voter identification card it is Sanjeeb Sinha. Similarly, […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
2014 poll manifesto: BJD lodges complaint against BJP

Bhubaneswar: A day after BJP released its poll manifesto for Odisha, ruling-BJD today lodged a complaint with the Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) and the Kharavela Nagar Police Station alleging that the saffron party cheated the people of Odisha. The BJD alleged that BJP has duped people of Odisha by not fulfilling the promise of special […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
Odisha farmers on streets again; scuffle with police during CEO office gherao

Bhubaneswar: Farmers under the aegis of Naba Nirman Krushak Sangathan (NNKS) attempted to gherao the office of Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) in Bhubaneswar protesting against the callous attitude of the State government towards their demands of price, prestige and pension. The farmers reportedly threatened to boycott elections if their demands are not fulfilled. As per […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021
BJD alleges violation of EC Guidelines by OTV; channel strongly refutes

Bhubaneswar: A delegation of the Biju Janata Dal, including party spokespersons Sasmit Patra and Sulochana Das today moved Chief Electoral Officer alleging violation of the ‘Election Commission Guidelines’ by OTV, Odisha’s leading media house. The delegation sought action against the channel stating that it telecast a press conference of Bharatiya Janata Party during silence period. […]

  • Sunday, 02 May 2021