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Tag: Odisha Panchayat Polls

7 Kidnapped And Assaulted
7 'Kidnapped And Assaulted' In Odisha’s Boudh For Not Casting Votes In Favour Of BJD ZP Candidate

The victims have been identified as Narayan Kanhara of Jorasingh village and six other villagers

Bari Block Chairman Election
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Losing Candidate Alleges Irregularities In Bari Block Chairman Election

Jyotirmayee alleged that she was defeated in the election due to massive irregularities in the poll process

BJD Vs BJD: Panchayat Election Bares Infighting In Odisha's Ruling Party 
BJD Vs BJD: Panchayat Election Bares Infighting In Odisha's Ruling Party 

Sundargarh District BJD president Binay Toppo and Prafulla Majhi, a Congress turncoat who jumped into BJD camp, locked horns to take control of Balishankara Panchayat Samiti chairperson post.

1 Killed, 3 Injured In Post-Poll Violence In Ganjam
1 Killed, 3 Injured In Post-Poll Violence In Ganjam

As per preliminary reports, the two groups were engaged in a battle over a petty dispute near Kendupadar college. It is alleged that the two groups were at loggerheads over several issues.

BJD Claims Bagging 90 PC Block Chairman Posts In Odisha, Opposition Alleges Horse Trading
BJD Claims Bagging 90 PC Block Chairman Posts In Odisha, Opposition Alleges Horse Trading

Several aspiring Samiti Members, who aspire for Block Chairperson posts in different districts of Odisha, filed their nominations on Saturday. While many candidates arrived for the election with a grand show, several incidents of violence were also reported from different districts. 

Panchayat Samiti Office
Polls To Block Chairman Post In Odisha Today

Election to the post of chairman in Panchayat samitis across Odisha is all set to begin today at 10:30 am. The newly elected Samiti members will elect their leaders in their respective Panchayat Samitis.

Lekhashree Accuses Odisha Govt Of Threatening BJP-Backed Samiti Members Ahead Of Block Chairman Poll
Lekhashree Accuses Odisha Govt Of Threatening BJP-Backed Samiti Members Ahead Of Block Chairman Elections

Stressing that voting under coercion is not acceptable, Samantasinghar has sought immediate intervention of the State Election Commission in the matter.

Mohana High School
Odisha School Used As Panchayat Poll Strong Room Remains Closed, Students Protest

Students belonging to a government High School at Mohana in Odisha’s Gajapati district were forced to wait on the school verandah on Monday after they found their school locked up with the doors and windows sealed even after the announcement of the Panchayat poll results a week ago.

Tale Of Rebel Who Turned Sarpanch In Odisha Panchayat Election
Tale Of Rebel Who Turned Sarpanch In Odisha Panchayat Election

Speaking on the turn of his fate from a rebel to representing the hopes and aspirations of thousands of people of his panchayat, Kishan recounted that he had revolted and set fire on Rengali Tehsil office to show his protest and teach the powers that be so that such injustice is not meted out to anyone else. 

Upset Over Defeat, Sarpanch Candidate Cuts Off Road In Gajapati
Upset Over Defeat, Sarpanch Candidate Cuts Off Road In Gajapati

The unusual incident was reported from Gangabada Panchayat in Rayagada Block of Gajapati district.

Rookies Win Big, Hotshots Bite Dust In Odisha Panchayat Elections
Rookies Win Big, Hotshots Bite Dust In Odisha Panchayat Elections

BJP leader and former cabinet minister Anjali Behera, who contested for Panchayat Samiti member seat from Giridhar Prasad Gram Panchayat under Hindol Block in Dhenkanal district, lost the recently held elections by 826 votes.

Landslide Victory For BJD In Odisha Panchayat Polls
Landslide Victory For BJD In Odisha Panchayat Polls, Party Set To Form ZPs In All Districts

As the BJD has won maximum of zones in all the 30 districts, the Naveen Patnaik-led party is most likely to form all the ZPs

Odisha Congress Chief Niranjan Patnaik
We’re Not Given A Level Playing Field, Says Niranjan Patnaik On Congress’ Panchayat Poll Debacle

The landslide victory of the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) in the recently concluded Panchayat polls in Odisha was on account of the misuse of public money by the party for electoral gains, senior Congress leader Niranjan Patnaik alleged.

Not Surprised At Poll Results, Defeat Is Inevitable If Party Goes To Poll Unprepared: BJP Leader Bij
Not Surprised At Poll Results, Defeat Is Inevitable If Party Goes To Poll Unprepared: BJP Leader Bijoy Mohapatra 

The senior BJP leader said the BJD leaders manage only 30 percent of the elections strategy while the major part is handled by officers.

Dance Of Democracy: Meet Candidates Who Fought Money & Muscle To Script Victory In Panchayat Polls
Dance Of Democracy: Meet Candidates Who Fought Money & Muscle To Script Victory In Panchayat Polls

Asked what prompted her to join politics, Hira said it was the sufferings of her fellow villagers in the aftermath of cyclone ‘Fani’ that made take the decision to change their lives

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Factors That Added Up To BJD's Victory, Debacle Of BJP And Congress
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Factors That Added Up To BJD’s Victory, Debacle Of BJP & Congress 

The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is ahead in around 90 percent seats in the recently concluded three-tier Panchayat elections as the counting of votes cintinues for the second day. 

Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJP Demands Cancellation Of Election In Pallahara; BJD For Recounting In May
Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJP Demands Cancellation Of Election In Pallahara; BJD For Recounting In Mayurbhanj

Alleging discrepancy, the Pallahara Block unit of the saffron party alleged that the number of ballot papers used for voting didn’t match with the number of ballot papers found in the ballot boxes. 

Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJD's Poor Show In Koraput Baffles All, Congress Takes Lead 
Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJD's Poor Show In Koraput Baffles All, Congress Takes Lead 

The Naveen wave apparently has not worked in the southern district and the mandate seems to be in favour of the Congress party. 

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.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Counting Of Votes From Tomorrow; Political Parties Begin Speculating Numbers
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Counting Of Votes From Tomorrow; Political Parties Begin Speculating Numbers

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is confident of a landslide victory.

Odisha Panchayat Elections: Re-polling Conducted At 65 Booths; No Violence Reported
Odisha Panchayat Elections: Re-polling Conducted At 65 Booths; No Violence Reported

No incident of violence was reported during the re-polling.  

Odisha Panchayat Polls Vote Counting: SEC Issues Fresh Instructions, Check Details
Odisha Panchayat Polls Vote Counting: SEC Issues Fresh Instructions, Check Details

Counting for 315 Zilla Parishad zones will be conducted on February 26, while counting of votes for 307 and 229 ZP zones will be conducted on February 27 and 28, respectively

Odisha Panchayat Polls
Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJP Accuses SEC Of Showing Favour To Ruling BJD

The Opposition party also raised apprehensions about fairness during the counting process which will begin tomorrow

5th Phase Odisha Panchayat Polls
5th Phase Odisha Panchayat Polls: Polling Booths Turn Into Battle Grounds Again

Amid the poll violence, BJD Minister Bikram Arukh has been accused of booth rigging in Jilundi Panchayat under Bhanjanagar Police Station limits

Over 70% Voters Turnout Recorded In 5th Phase Of Odisha Panchayat Polls: SEC
Over 70% Voters Turnout Recorded In 5th Phase Of Odisha Panchayat Polls: SEC

The State Election Commission (SEC) said that the final phase recorded a voter turnout of over 70 percent by end of the voting today. The percentage is likely to go up after final compilation of data.

Sarpanch Contender Goes Missing In Odisha's Mayurbhanj, Police Complaint Filed
Sarpanch Contender Goes Missing In Odisha's Mayurbhanj, Police Complaint Filed

Sadananda Tudu was one of the contestants for the post of sarpanch of Bhatachatra gram panchayat in Bisoi block of Mayurbhanj district.

Odisha Panchayat Elections: Restive Dhinkia To Go For Polls Tomorrow
Odisha Panchayat Elections: Restive Dhinkia To Go For Polls Tomorrow

The otherwise sleepy village witnessed rounds of violent clashes between police and locals over the proposed JSW project which continued till last Saturday.

Odisha Panchayat Polls, Counting of Votes
Odisha Panchayat Polls: How Will Votes Be Counted From Feb 26, Here’s Details

Counting for 315 Zilla Parishad zones will be conducted on February 26, while counting of votes for 307 and 229 ZP zones will be conducted on February 27 and 28, respectively

Odisha Panchayat Polls: 2 BJP ZP Candidates Fall At BDO’s Feet Over Strong Room Security In Ganjam
Odisha Panchayat Polls: 2 BJP ZP Candidates Fall At BDO’s Feet Over Strong Room Security In Ganjam

At a time when the fate of the candidates in the fray for the Panchayat elections are sealed in the ballot boxes, contestants in some places are getting anxious about the security arrangements at the strong rooms. 

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: BJD & BJP Trade Barbs Over Poll Violence; SEC Helpless, Alleges Congress
Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJD & BJP Trade Barbs Over Poll Violence; SEC Helpless, Alleges Congress

The conch party leaders alleged that they have taken up the poll violence issue with the SEC for as many as eight times but no action has been taken so far. 

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Re-polling Underway At 49 Booths Amid Tight Security
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Re-polling Underway At 49 Booths Amid Tight Security

Of the 49 booths, while 25 are those where polling was affected in the first phase of voting, the rest 24 are the troubled ones during the second phase.

79 PC Voters Turn Out For 4th Phase Odisha Rural Polls, Final Stage Polling Tomorrow
79 PC Voters Turn Out For 4th Phase Odisha Rural Polls, Final Stage Polling Tomorrow

Subarnapur district registered highest voting percentage where 86.51 per cent voters exercised their franchise.

Panchayat Poll In Nagada
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Nagada Votes For First Time In 20 Yrs, Niyamgiri Tribals In 15 Yrs

Nagada, which made headlines in 2016 after several children from the area died due to acute malnutrition, witnessed 83 per cent voter turnout during the fourth phase polls

Odisha Panchayat Polls
4th Phase Odisha Panchayat Elections Sees 73% Voter Turnout Amid Violence & Poll Boycott

While excitement was witnessed among people while exercising their franchise, at some places, it proved to be quite a tough job for voters to cast vote

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Presiding Officer Thrashed In Bashudevpur Over Ballot Box Tampering Claims
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Presiding Officer Thrashed In Bashudevpur Over Ballot Box Tampering Claims

Locals said the ballot box was sealed after the voting was over and was then shifted to the strong room. However, they found the seal was broken when it was received at the centre where the strong room is located, they said. 

Poll Boycott
Poll Boycott Mars 4th Phase Panchayat Elections At Several Places In Odisha

As many as 332 voters from booth number 6 at Pakatamunda village under Kankadahada Block in Dhenkanal district decided not to exercise their franchise citing the non-fulfilment of their long standing demands by elected representatives

Secretary, Odisha Election Commission
Odisha Panchayat Elections: Re-poll In 45 Booths Tomorrow, 30 On Feb 25th

The Odisha State Election Commission has decided to carry out re-polling at a total of 75 booths where the democratic exercise was suspended during the first three phases of Panchayat elections in the State.

Panchayat Election Violence
98 Arrested In Odisha’s Jajpur Over Panchayat Election Violence

A total of 98 persons have been arrested till date in poll violence cases in Jajpur district

Sarpanch Candidate Attacked
Odisha Panchayat Election Violence: Sarpanch Candidate Attacked Before 4th Phase Polling

Palpable tension prevailed in Sana Adanga under Patakura Police limits in Kendrapara district after a Sarpanch candidate was allegedly attacked by miscreants late on Monday night.

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