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Tag: Municipal Elections

Post-Poll Violence: Bombing At Dhenkanal Municipality Chairperson’s House
Post-Poll Violence: Bombing At Dhenkanal Municipality Chairperson’s House

On March 30, Jayanti had alleged that shots were fired in front of her house and death threats were issued to her. She had then accused the workers of the ruling BJD of resorting to blank firing and issuing death threats to her.

Gulmaki Dalwazi Habib
Gulmaki Elected As Odisha's First Muslim Woman Chairperson In Urban Polls

According to political analysts, no Muslim woman has so far been elected as chairperson of any civic body in Odisha so far. However, one Md Akbar was the chairperson of another Muslim dominated municipality in Kendrapara from 1983 to 1990.

Odisha Urban Elections: 21 PC Voter Turnout In 3 Municipal Corporations, 32 In Other ULBs Till 12 PM
Odisha Urban Elections: 21 PC Voter Turnout In 3 Municipal Corporations, 32 In Other ULBs Till 12 PM

The Odisha State Election Commission (SEC) has informed that the average voter turnout in 3 Municipal Corporations of the State is 21 percent while around 32 percent of total voters have exercised their franchise in other urban local bodies in an average till 12 pm on Thursday.

Odisha Urban Elections - BJP Candidates Threatened To Withdraw Candidature In Berhampur
Odisha Urban Elections - BJP Candidates Threatened To Withdraw Candidature In Berhampur

Moreover, the saffron party has filed a complaint about such incidents to the Sub-Collector and Superintendent of Police (SP) of Berhampur and demanded the authorities to provide protection to the party candidates. 

Voting
7152 Candidates File Nomination Papers For 109 ULBs In Odisha

The highest number of 5,045 candidates filed their nominations on the last day. Of them 4,541 nominations were filed for councilor/corporator posts and the remaining 504 for the post of chairperson/mayors.

Odisha ULB Polls: SEC Relaxes Curbs For Campaigning, Restrictions If Cases Rise
Odisha ULB Polls: SEC Relaxes Curbs For Campaigning, Restriction If Covid Cases Rise

State Election Commissioner Aditya Prasad Padhi said that since there has been a significant drop in the daily Covid-19 cases, restrictions will be lifted for campaigning during the crucial elections to 106 urban local bodies (ULBs) and three municipal corporations, scheduled to be held on March 24.

Odisha Govt Asks Employees To Maintain Neutrality During Urban Polls
Odisha Govt Asks Employees To Maintain Neutrality During Urban Polls

The government servants should remain absolutely impartial during the ULB elections and he/she shall not indulge in any campaigning activities for or against any contesting candidate or any political party, he said.

Odisha EC Issues Notification For Urban Local Body Polls On March 24; Nominations From March 2
Odisha EC Issues Notification For Urban Local Body Polls On March 24; Nominations From March 2

As per the notification, the elections to 106 urban local bodies (ULBs) and three municipal corporations will be held on March 24. Similarly, the counting of votes will be held on March 26.

Odisha ULB Polls: Training Session Kicks Off For Master Trainers To Learn EVM Operation
Odisha ULB Polls: Training Session Kicks Off For Master Trainers To Learn EVM Operation

On February 11, the SEC decided to include the ‘None Of the Above’ (NOTA) option in the forthcoming civic body polls in the State in a bid to empower the voters to use their discretion while voting.

Odisha ULB Elections
Odisha ULB Polls: Govt Issues Dateline For Ward Delimitation, Seat Reservation Exercises

The Odisha government on Monday released the detailed schedule for completion of delimitation of wards and reservation of seats to make way for the upcoming elections to the Urban Local Bodies in the State. 

Odisha Civic Polls
Municipal Elections Delayed: Odisha Denying Rights To Citizens Despite Constitutional Mandate

For over two and half years, Municipal Bodies of Odisha are without elected representatives despite specific Constitutional mandate to hold Municipal Election before completion of the five year term of a Municipal Body.

BJP leader Pitambar Acharya
Odisha BJP Slams Chief Electoral Officer Over Delay In Municipal Polls

It is pertinent to mention here that the Orissa High Court had struck down the Odisha Municipal (Delimitation of wards, Reservation of seats and Conduct of Elections) Amendment Rules, 2016 after the reservation of seats crossed 50 per cent.

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