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Tag: Odisha Panchayat Elections

Santosh Singh Saluja
Santosh Singh Saluja Decodes Congress Failure In Odisha Panchayat Elections

Senior Congress leader Santosh Singh Saluja said the failure of Congress occurred since the party failed to provide financial support to the candidates in the fray

We Failed Because We Couldn’t Capitalise on BJD’s Failures, Says MP Suresh Pujari
We Failed Because We Couldn’t Capitalise on BJD’s Failures, Says MP Suresh Pujari

In the 2017 elections, the saffron party had won 297 Zilla Parishad zones.

Odisha Panchayat Polls
Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJD Leading In 249 Zilla Parishad Seats Followed By BJP 32

A total of 2.2 lakh candidates contested in the elections. The SEC had declared 36,523 ward members, 126 sarpanch, 326 panchayat samiti members, and one Zilla Parishad member as uncontested winners.

Angry Odisha Villagers Hold BDO Hostage Over Missing Names In Voter List
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Angry Odisha Villagers Hold BDO Hostage Over Missing Names In Voter List

Chikiti Sub Divisional Police Officer (SDPO) Krushna Chandra Bhatra today said that the villagers are holding the BDO, Prakash Das hostage. He said a police team has been dispatched to the village to release the BDO.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Rival Groups Of Political Party Clash In Joda, Several Vehicles Damaged
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Rival Groups Of Political Party Clash In Joda, Several Vehicles Damaged

While one group is supporter of the sitting MLA, the members of the other group are followers of a former MLA.

Panchayat polls
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Another Video Of BJD Leaders Using Lord Jagannath’s Photograph To Win Election Surfaces

In the latest video clip doing rounds on the social media platforms, BJD’s Sarpancha aspirant Pratibha Biswal and Manasi Padhi, the president of party’s womens’ wing from Chandali Block, were seen making women voters of Ward number-12 in Itua village of the Gram Panchayat take pledge on the photograph of Lord Jagannath.

illagers Free Accused From Police Custody
Attack On Journalist In Odisha’s Nilagiri: Villagers Free Accused From Police Custody

While the cops were taking the accused to the police station, more than 50 villagers gheraoed the police vehicle near Santragadia Chhak and forcibly released the youth from custody.

Panchayat Poll Violence
Panchayat Poll Violence: Gaisilet IIC In Bargarh Accused Of Thrashing Voter For ‘No Fault’

Meanwhile, senior BJP leader Pradeep Purohit met the injured youth at the hospital and demanded the arrest of Bhagat immediately. 

Odisha Panchayat Elections
Voting In Bonda Valley: What Women Voter Turnout Reflect

Voting In Bonda Valley: What Women Voter Turnout Reflect

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Polling Officers Take Much Pains For Rural Elections In Odisha
From Boat Ride To Trekking Hills: Polling Officers Take Much Pains For Rural Elections In Odisha

According to data from election authorities, there are a total of 294 voters in Bagra village under Manchagam GP in Tentulikunti block of the district where voting is underway in the second phase of panchayat polls on Friday i.e. February 18.

Odisha Panchayat Elections
Odisha Panchayat Elections: Opposition Parties, Ruling BJD Trade Barbs Over Poll Violence

State BJP President Samir Mohanty alleged that the violence at various places during the polling was sponsored by ruling BJD

Odisha Panchayat Polls
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Another Booth Capturing Video During First Phase Voting Goes Viral

Dhenkanal district Collector Saroj Kumar Sethi said that four persons involved in rigging booths in the district have been arrested and further investigation in connection with the violent incident is underway.

Odisha Panchayat Elections 2022
Odisha Panchayat Polls Live Updates: Over 70 PC Votes Polled In 5th Phase Elections, Informs SEC

Voting for the fifth and final phase of panchayat elections began at 7 am on Thursday. More than 41 lakh voters will decide the fate of candidates in 131

Pre-poll violence
Violence Erupts In Puri, Ganjam Ahead Of Panchayat Elections In Odisha

In another incident, some miscreants allegedly attacked BJD’s Zone-24 Zilla Parishad candidate Dharnidhar Sahu while he was campaigning at Potal village under Pipili block of Puri district on Monday.

Election Campaigning
Odisha Panchayat Elections: Sans Road, Samiti Member Candidate Rides Horse For Campaigning

Election campaigning on horse! Unusual sight surfaces from Swabhiman Anchal

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What Is A Valid Vote, Odisha Election Commission Issues Clarification On Counting Guidelines
What Is A Valid Vote: Odisha Election Commission Issues Clarification On Counting Guidelines 

The Odisha State Election Commission (SEC) has laid down a set of guidelines specifying rules for the validation of votes polled during the Panchayat elections in the State.

Don't Go Near Maoist Posters: Koraput SP Cautions People Ahead Of Panchayat Elections
Don't Go Near Maoist Posters: Koraput SP Cautions People Ahead Of Panchayat Elections

The Koraput Police has advised people to maintain caution and not to venture near the areas sporting Maoist posters. The warning comes close on the heels of intelligence inputs about increasing Maoist activities in the Red belt of Odisha ahead of the elections to the three-tier Panchayati Raj institutions.

Independent ZP Candidates Likely To Play Spoiler For BJD Plans
Independent ZP Candidates Likely To Play Spoiler For BJD Plans

Disgruntled Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leaders who are contesting the Zilla Parishad elections independently after they were denied party tickets are perceived as a headache for the party.

Poll Code Violation: SEC Recommends Suspension Of College Principal, Salipur SDPO
Poll Code Violation: SEC Recommends Suspension Of College Principal, Salipur SDPO

The State Election Commission on Tuesday recommended the suspension of a college principal, along with a sub-divisional police officer (SDPO), for allegedly violating model code of conduct.

Odisha Panchayat Elections: 8772 Candidates File Nominations On First Day
Odisha Panchayat Elections: 8772 Candidates File Nominations On First Day

As many as 8772 candidates have filed their nominations for the three-tier elections to the Panchayati Raj bodies in Odisha on Monday, on the first day of the nomination filing process.

Odisha BJP
Odisha BJP Puts Question Mark On Transparency Of Upcoming Panchayat Polls

The saffron party has expressed serious doubts over the preparation of the voter lists

Odisha BJP President Samir Mohanty
BJP's Show Of Strength In BJD Supremo's Home Turf Ahead Of Panchayat Polls

With barely two months left for the Panchayat elections in Odisha, BJP's 'Mishran Parva' in the home district of the BJD supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is seen as a massive show of strength by the party.

Odisha Panchayat Elections
Odisha Panchayat Elections: Complete Voters' List To Be Out By December 14

The complete ward-wise voters’ list for the electoral process will be published before December 14, 2021, said Odisha State Election Commissioner Aditya Prasad Padhi

Panchayati Raj Dept
Panchayat Polls: Opposition Smells Rat In Draft Reservation, Govt Refutes Allegations

The Odisha Opposition on Sunday targeted the State government over the Panchayat Reservation Law passed recently in the last Assembly Monsoon session, alleging the law as faulty

Odisha Panchayat Polls Draft Reservation: 4 ZP President Posts Reserved For OBCs
Odisha Panchayat Elections: Four ZP President Posts Reserved For OBCs

Amid a state-wide backlash over inadequate representation of the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for the other posts in the three-tier elections to the Panchayati Raj institutions, the Odisha government has allotted four (4) Zilla Parishad president posts to OBCs.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: OBC Reservation
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Row Erupts Over 'Negligence' In Reservation For OBCs

Reports collated from various places in Bhadrak, Bargarh, and from Malkangiri to Mayurbhanj, voices of dissent against neglect to OBCs reservations in the draft list for Zilla Parishad posts have warmed the State politics. 

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