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
In the 2017 elections, the saffron party had won 297 Zilla Parishad zones.
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.
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.
While one group is supporter of the sitting MLA, the members of the other group are followers of a former MLA.
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.
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.
Meanwhile, senior BJP leader Pradeep Purohit met the injured youth at the hospital and demanded the arrest of Bhagat immediately.
Voting In Bonda Valley: What Women Voter Turnout Reflect
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.
State BJP President Samir Mohanty alleged that the violence at various places during the polling was sponsored by ruling BJD
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.
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 on horse! Unusual sight surfaces from Swabhiman Anchal
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.