Tag: Election Commission

Election Commission of India
EC Moves SC For Fixing Timeline For Filing Election Pleas, Release Of EVMs, VVPATs Used In 6 States

The poll panel is seeking appropriate directions from this court fixing a timeline for filing of Election Petitions in the States/Union Territories of Assam, Kerala, NCT of Delhi, Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

  • Wednesday, 01 September 2021
Speculations rife on early polls following training of officials

Bhubaneswar: With the Election Commission starting trainings on poll management for government officials in the state, talks of early polls are doing rounds in political circles. Senior government officials including Block Development Officers (BDOs), Sub Collectors and Tehsildars today appeared a test on poll preparations as part of the training exercise at the office of […]

  • 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
Bargarh gets new Collector, SP ahead of Bijepur bypoll

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: Odisha government on Friday appointed new Bargarh Collector and superintendent of police, two weeks ahead of the by-election to the Bijepur assembly constituency in the district. The development comes after the Election Commission ordered  to change the district Collector and SP. The Election Commission of India (ECI) had asked the state government to recommend […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
ECI seeks appointment of new SP ahead of Bijepur bypoll

Bargarh: Ahead of the Bijepur bypoll scheduled for February 24, the Election commission of India (ECI) has begun the process for appointing a new SP for Bargarh, a move which is said to be aimed at ensuring free and fair by-election. In a letter, the Chief Electoral Officer, Odisha has asked the state Home department to […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Bijepur bypoll: BJP moves EC alleging misuse of power by BJD

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: Alleging misuse of State machinery in bypoll bound Bijepur Assembly constituency, a delegation of BJP comprising Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, MP Bhupinder Yadav, Odisha in-charge Arun Singh and national spokesperson Sambit Patra today met the Election Commission (EC) in New Delhi demanding a free and fair by-election. In a four-page memorandum submitted to […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Congress confident of retaining Bijepur seat

Bhubaneswar: With the Election Commission announcing the schedule for by-elections in Bijepur Assembly constituency, the Congress today expressed its confidence to retain the seat where the bypoll was necessitated by the death of their sitting MLA Subal Sahu. Chief of Congress’ Odisha unit, Prasad Harichandan said that while other parties are trying to rope in […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Orissa HC rejects disqualification of 9 Keonjhar BJD councillors

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court today rejected the order issued by the State Election Commission (SEC) to disqualify the membership of the nine BJD councillors of Keonjhar Municipality for violating anti-defection law in February 2016. It may be recalled that the nine rebel councillors of the municipality Sushree Sangeeta Nanda, Dillip Kumar Behera, Swarnalata Sahu, […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Bijepur bypoll date announcement soon: Advisor to CEC

Bhubaneswar: Clearing the air on Bijepur bypoll, Advisor to Election Commission (EC) Bhagban Prakash today said that the EC will announce the dates for the bypoll within the stipulated time frame, as per the rules. The continuous delay in by-elections to Bijepur constituency has raised many eyebrows with the BJD and the Congress criticising the […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
EC notice to Naveen on poll expense row

Bhubaneswar: Seeking an explanation on the alleged poll fund irregularities, the Election Commission has issued a notice to Biju Janata Dal (BJD) president and Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik on Wednesday. As per reports published in national media, the EC wanted a clarification from Patnaik as to why poll expenditure amount mentioned in his affidavit does […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
BJP pressuring EC to delay Bijepur bypoll: BJD

Bhubaneswar: The Election Commission (EC) is delaying Bijepur bypoll due to pressure from the Centre, alleged Odisha Labour Minister Sushant Singh today. “The BJP is not announcing their candidate, the election date is also not announced, it seems that something fishy is going on. People feel Election Commission is delaying the dates under pressure from […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Mission Bijepur: BJD blows bypoll bugle ahead of schedule

Bargarh: Even though the Election Commission is yet to announce the date for the Bijepur by-election, the BJD has started campaigning in the area. Bijepur BJD candidate Rita Sahu, wife of late Subal Sahu, joined the election campaign on Thursday. Textiles and Handlooms Minister Snehangini Chhuria has shouldered the task of campaigning for BJD in […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
HC to hear on BJD’s dubious poll funding row today

Cuttack: Amid the ongoing war of words over alleged discrepancies in poll expenses of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and BJD, the Orissa High Court will hear on the recall petition filed by Ganjam Collector in connection with the issue today. Earlier, a hearing was slated to be held on July 27 but the court adjourned […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
BJD poll funding row: Hearing on recall petition on July 27; BJP moves EC

Cuttack: The Orissa High Court will hold its final hearing on July 27 on the recall petition filed by Ganjam Collector in connection with the alleged poll fund irregularities by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. “The Court has set July 27 for final hearing of the case. The Collector in his petition cited that notice issued […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
RTI activist alleges dubious funding by Odisha CM during 2014 elections

Bhubaneswar: RTI activist Subhas Mohapatra has alleged discrepancies in the data on 2014 election expenditure submitted by Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik before the Election Commission. The news came to fore after an English News channel ‘Times Now’ aired a report titled ‘#NaveenHawalaGhotala.” According to sources, Subhas, questioning the irregularities in election funding data, has moved […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021