BJD's sheer dominance has been observed in both rural and urban landscape. It won 90 percent ZPs and 70 percent Civic chief posts
Opposition In UP has two dynamites - Hathras and Lakhimpur Kheri. But they failed to breach BJP's UP citadel
In the run up to the Elections, interesting and encouraging signals came out from different parts of Odisha that indicated a societal rethink on the quality of candidates and widespread use of inducement tactics to win votes.
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A higher turnout is expected when policies of the incumbents (Modi and Naveen) had a salutary effect on voters, or when the contest has been very close
The one noticeable thing during the three phases of polling so far has been that the most of the major incidents of violence have taken place in the politically volatile coastal Odisha while polling has passed off relatively peacefully in the areas grappling with left wing extremism.
As per SEC, the State witnessed 78.6 per cent voter turnout during the third phase polls held on February 20. Once again Sonepur district recorded the highest 87.44% voter turnout, followed by Nabarangpur (86.33), Koraput (84.78) and Angul (84.24).
As per reports, two persons from one group visited the area at night and were questioned by other group members about the reason. Soon a scuffle broke out as other persons joined in. Three persons suffered head injuries in the clash and were rushed to a hospital in Cuttack.
Beset with pandemic pain, lack of jobs near home, working-age group population migrated for work from Ganjam. The district recorded lowest turnout after 2002
Classification of districts as sensitive is based on present law & order scenario and poll history. When 2022 poll disruptions show troubled Blocks as history-sheeters, why it take time to fix
Exactly, this is the strategy of ruling BJD, because when asked about the rumour mill buzzing, CM Patnaik didn't simply rubbish it but linked the same to the elections
Unidentified miscreants threw a ballot box into a pond in Jajpur district. It is alleged that the miscreants had looted the ballot box from booth number 9 at Dasarathpur Block in the district.
The villagers erected bamboo barricade at the entrance of the locality restricting entry of the polling team and shouted slogans on poll boycott.
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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
Reality checks show the zero hour BJD uprisings is to shift the blame on the Centre over the flip-flops in PMAY and rice procurement
In 2018, a year after BJD's big loss in 2017 Panchayat polls, the Association of Democratic Reforms (ADR) had done a survey in Odisha. As per survey, schemes (Yojanas) for Water, Jobs and Roads (Paani, Kaam And Sadak) the vote winner
The nominations for the post of sarpanch have risen by 30 percent in 2022. For other posts, the rise ranged between 18-27 percent. 18 lakh first-time voters to cast their rural ballot this time
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