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.
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.
The urban poll results reflect an apparent public discontentment against the ruling party in Ganjam district.
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.
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.
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.
The BJD has won chairperson seats in 73 municipalities/NACs and mayor seats in all three municipal corporations -- Bhubaneswar, Cuttack and Berhampur
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.
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.
The BJD workers and supporters allegedly vandalised BJP leader Manoranjan Dyansamantaray’s vehicle and several other bikes, sources in formed.
Sisir Kumar Sahu, the Vice Chairman alleged that he was attacked by independent candidate Arati Pradhan’s husband and his associate.
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.
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.
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.
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.