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Tag: Odisha Urban Polls

Odisha Urban Polls: 65 PC Voter Turn Out Reported In 106 ULBs, BMC Reports 50 PC, Says SEC
Odisha Govt Notifies New Rules For Deputy Mayor Poll

The new rule has allowed for appointment of agents by political parties and the election officer will allow the authorised agents to verify the votes cast by the elected members of their respective parties as is being done during the Rajya Sabha elections.

Youngest Corporator In Cuttack. Damayanti Majhi
Odisha Urban Polls: Candidates Who Defied Norms, Overcame Poverty To Emerge Victorious

When there is a will there is a way. While this is a very common saying, but pretty effective if looked through the lenses of these three men and women who dared to go against the tide to emerge victorious in the recently concluded civic polls in Odisha and become corporators and councilors.

Civic Poll Results In CM Naveen’s Home Turf Worry For BJD
Civic Poll Results In CM Naveen’s Home Turf Worry For BJD

The urban poll results reflect an apparent public discontentment against the ruling party in Ganjam district.

Violation Of Bureaucratic ‘Laxman Rekha’: BJP Condemns Babus' Meet With Naveen After Urban Poll Win
Violation Of Bureaucratic ‘Laxman Rekha’: BJP Condemns Babus' Meet With Naveen After Urban Poll Win

A day after several senior administrative officials of the State government machinery called on Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik to extend congratulations over BJD's landslide victory in the urban local body elections, the Odisha unit of BJP on Monday lashed out at the State's top bureaucracy and accused it of tarnishing the image of civil service ethics and code.

Odisha Urban Polls: What Helped BJP To Increase Its Vote Share In Twin Cities
Odisha Urban Polls: What Helped BJP To Increase Its Vote Share In Twin Cities

Though the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) registered a thumping victory in the recently concluded Urban Local Body (ULB) polls, political analysts view that the mood of the urban voters, rebel BJD candidates and confusion in ticket distribution might have hindered BJD in recording a clean sweep.

Aparajita Alleges BJD Used Money, Muscle Power To Win Urban Civic Bodies
Aparajita Alleges BJD Used Money, Muscle Power To Win Urban Civic Bodies

Expressing gratitude, the parliamentarian thanked the voters for the Bhubaneswar for showing trust in BJP and supporting the party candidates in the ULB polls held on March 24.

Odisha Urban Polls
Odisha Urban Polls: BJD Registers Landslide Victory, Secures 76 Civic Chief Posts Out Of 108

The BJD has won chairperson seats in 73 municipalities/NACs and mayor seats in all three municipal corporations -- Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Berhampur

Police Lathi Charge On Protesters In Front Of Strong Room
Police Lathi Charge As EVM Tampering Protest At BJB College Strong Room Flares Up, 2 Hurt

The police resorted to lathi charge on corporator candidates and their supporters protesting the alleged EVM tampering by a BJD supporter at the strong room created at the Buxi Jagabandhu Bidyadhar (BJB) Autonomous College in Bhubaneswar on Friday. The counting of votes for the ULB polls will be held tomorrow.

Odisha Municipal Elections 2022: Counting Of Votes Tomorrow
Odisha Municipal Elections 2022: Counting Of Votes Tomorrow

SEC Secretary, Rabindranath Sahu said as per the schedule the counting of votes will start at 8 am tomorrow (March 26) and continue till all votes are counted.

3 BJP Workers Injured, Vehicles Ransacked In Poll-Related Violence In Odisha’s Ganjam
3 BJP Workers Injured, Vehicles Ransacked In Poll-Related Violence In Odisha’s Ganjam

The BJD workers and supporters allegedly vandalised BJP leader Manoranjan Dyansamantaray’s vehicle and several other bikes, sources in formed.

Violence Hits Odisha During Urban Elections Polling; Youth Stabbed, Block VC Attacked
Violence Hits Odisha During Urban Elections Polling; Youth Stabbed, Block VC Attacked

Sisir Kumar Sahu, the Vice Chairman alleged that he was attacked by independent candidate Arati Pradhan’s husband and his associate. 

Pre-Poll Violence: Balasore BJP Worker Stabbed A Day Before Voting, Hospitalised
Pre-Poll Violence: Balasore BJP Worker Stabbed A Day Before Voting, Hospitalised

BJP worker from Ward No-10 of Jaleswar Municipality, Rajeswar Andiya was standing near a temple on Wednesday evening when some youths allegedly attacked him with knives.  

BJD Rebel Corporator Candidate
Rebel Trouble In BJD Likely To Upset Party's Urban Poll Prospects: Experts

As the polling date for the Odisha Urban elections in Odisha inches closer, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) seems to have found itself in a tight situation with rebel candidates throwing open challenge to the party leadership.

Odisha ULB Polls: Political Parties Focus On Slum Votes Across Cities
Odisha ULB Polls: Political Parties Focus On Slum Votes Across Cities

Since the campaigning will come to an end on Tuesday evening, the candidates appear to be in no mood to let the crucial hours go waste and are going out of their ways to woo the slum dwellers. 

Berhampur Mayor Election: Can Candidates Knit Path Of Development For Weavers
Berhampur Mayor Election: Can Candidates Knit Path Of Development For Weavers

In the Silk City Berhampur, which is set for an extremely tight battle, campaigning is at fever pitch with candidates coming up with their manifesto, while the development cries of weaver community in the city have taken centre stage as one of the major poll issue.

Bargarh
Drainage System, Drinking Water Issues Dominate Poll Campaign In Bargarh

With the election date is inching closer, Kalpana Majhi of BJD, Anuradha Agrawal of BJP and Tapaswini Behera of Congress are leaving no stone unturned to woo the voters. 

Bhubaneswar’s Crumbling Drainage System A Key Municipal Election Issue 
Bhubaneswar’s Crumbling Drainage System A Key Municipal Election Issue 

With the tragedy of the washing away of a Class X student in an open drain in Shatabdi Nagar under Ward no-51 last September still fresh in incident, the city residents wish the elected corporators and Mayor should address the issues. 

Odisha Urban Polls: Can BJD Save CM Naveen's Face In Bijepur Amid Infighting
Odisha Urban Polls: Can BJD Save CM Naveen's Face In Bijepur Amid Infighting

Though BJD has fielded Pradyumna Tripathy as its chairperson candidate for Barpali NAC, it is believed that infighting within the party may prove costly for the ruling party in the local poll

Independent Mayor Candidates In Cuttack Put Up Fight Despite Fund Crunch: A Ground Report
Independent Mayor Candidates In Cuttack Put Up Fight Despite Fund Crunch: A Ground Report

Every nook and corner of the city is now dotted with party-flags and life-size cut-outs, banners of candidates contesting the polls for the post of corporator and Mayor.

Odisha Urban Polls: BJP, Congress Confident Of Capturing BJD Fort Jajpur Municipality
Jajpur Municipal Polls: BJP, Congress Confident Of Capturing BJD Fort

While the BJP and the Congress are hopeful of successfully vanquishing the BJD bastion, the ruling party claims it will retain the municipality with ease

Odisha Urban Polls
Odisha Urban Polls: Uphill Task For Candidates To Woo Voters As Jeypore Limps With Age-Old Problems

The campaigning has gained pace in every nook and corner of the city with candidates trying outsmart one another in order to take charge of the 70-year-old municipal council

BMC
Control Room Set Up In Bhubaneswar To Ensure No Violation Of Model Code

The control room, which has been set up to ensure no violation of the MCC, will functions from 9 AM to 8 PM daily till the MCC is in force

Mayor Candidates For Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation - Madhusmita Acharya, Suniti Mund, Sulochana Das (From Left)
Odisha Municipal Elections 2022: Here’s What Bhubaneswar Expects From Its Next Mayor

To know what actually the smart voters of the Smart City want from their candidate, OTV spoke to a cross section of electors to find out what they really expect from their next Mayor

Odisha Urban Polls: BJD Claims Clean Sweep, Congress Alleges Use Of Money Power
Odisha Urban Polls: BJD Claims Clean Sweep, Congress Alleges Use Of Money Power

BJD is confident of the party repeating the Panchayat poll performance in the ensuing Municipal elections 2022

Odisha Urban Polls: Tough To Woo Balasore Voters As Municipality Still Grapples With Age-Old Problem
Odisha Urban Polls: Tough To Woo Balasore Voters As Municipality Still Grapples With Age-Old Problems 

The municipality, which came into existence in 1876, has a total of 31 Wards and a population of around 3 lakh along with a slew of issues being allegedly pushed to the back burner since long

Odisha Urban Polls: 6411 Contenders In Fray For 109 Civic Bodies 
Odisha Urban Polls: 6411 Contenders In Fray For 109 Civic Bodies 

The polling for 109 civic bodies, including three municipal corporations, is scheduled to be held on March 24. 

BJP Stages Protest At Laxmi Sagar Police Station, Demands Release of Corporator Candidate’s Brother 
BJP Stages Protest At Laxmi Sagar Police Station, Demands Release of Corporator Candidate’s Brother 

The BJP leaders demanded release of one Rakesh Jena, brother of their party’s female corporator candidate.

Know Your Mayor Candidates For Berhampur Municipal Corporation 
Know Your Mayor Candidates For Berhampur Municipal Corporation 

While the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has fielded Sanghamitra Dalai for the Mayor post, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)’s pick is Dr Sabita Suar and the grand old party Congress’s choice is Manju Rath.

BJP Leaders At Berhampur Sub-Collector's Office
Nomination Withdrawal Politics Ahead Of Odisha Urban Polls

Bizarre scenes were noticed at the Ganjam Sub-Collector’s office in Berhampur on Monday as senior leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) were seen guarding the office gate to ensure that none of their Corporator candidates withdrew nomination for the upcoming Urban Local Body polls.

Like Panchayat Polls, Urban Polls In Odisha To Witness Election-Motivated Family Tussles
Odisha Civic Elections: Where Family Members Put Politics Above Ties

According to sources, Angul Municipality will see a father-son contest in the ensuing political battle. Bhimsen Mandothia is contesting from a BJP ticket as a councillor from ward number-5 while his son Ranjit Mandothia will fight against him for the post from BJD camp.

Bhubaneswar MP Aparajita Sarangi
Aparajita Sarangi Brings Cash For Vote Allegations, Appeals Voters To Beware

BJP’s Member of Parliament from Bhubaneswar, Aparajita Sarangi made a sensational revelation on Tuesday when she said that some political leaders have started luring voters by offering to purchase their votes for the upcoming BMC polls.

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.

Naveen Patnaik Master Shock Therapist!
Naveen Picks RS MP Subash Singh As CMC Horse, Opens Rajya Sabha Racecourse

The element of surprise here is CM Patnaik's this decision will open up the Rajya Sabha contest in the State, if Opposition shows the spine to not give BJD a walkover

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 Urban Polls
Odisha Urban Polls: BMC Invites Suggestion Over Booth List In All Party Meeting

Suggestions and views of all the political parties have been invited over the proposed list

Odisha Urban Polls: 5K Wards To Get 11,000 EVMs For Smooth Conduct Of Elections
Odisha Urban Polls: 5K Wards To Get 11,000 EVMs For Smooth Conduct Of Elections

As 107 municipalities and notified area councils (NACs), besides Cuttack, Bhubaneswar and Berhampur municipal corporations are likely to go for polls by the end of April or beginning of May, the State government is working overtime complete the necessary exercises, like Ward delimitations. 

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