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Tag: Panchayat Elections

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Urge To Serve Society Brings Educated, White Collar Executives Into Politics
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Urge To Serve Society Brings Educated, White Collar Executives Into Politics 

Lipika Majhi, daughter of senior Congress leader Bhujabal Majhi, says the love and affection of the innocent tribal people of her locality drew her into the politics, and not her political background.

Odisha Rural Polls Set Stage For Youth Brigade To Take Up The Gauntlet For Serving Society
Odisha Rural Polls Set Stage For Youth Brigade To Take Up The Gauntlet For Serving Society

If Odisha Panchayat Elections will be remembered for many aspects, then the most distinguished one will be the foray of brigade of intelligent youths into politics who value common good above all else.

Odisha Panchayat Election: BJD Faces Backlash Over Poll Code Violations
Odisha Panchayat Election: BJD Faces Backlash Over Poll Code Violations

The BJP delegation also alleged that despite enforcement of poll code, hoardings of Chief Minister and the ruling BJD are still very much adorning rural pockets in gross violation of the guidelines.  

Panchayat Polls: Parties Fall Back On Bhagwat Gita & Mahaprasad To Stop Dissidence, Defection 
Panchayat Polls: Parties Fall Back On Bhagwat Gita & Mahaprasad To Stop Dissidence, Defection 

But the important fact is that all the turncoats were administered oath in the name of God by district president Bibhuti Balabantaray. 

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Ballot Papers Sent To 10 Districts Amid Tight Security
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Ballot Papers Sent To 10 Districts Amid Tight Security

The State Election Commission (SEC) today revised the scale of payment of ex-gratia and compensation amounts in case of deaths and injuries due to any violent act of anti-socials in road mines, bomb blast and Covid-19 during election duty. 

No Work No Vote: Villagers In Three Odisha Districts Take Oath To Boycott Panchayat Elections
No Work No Vote: Villagers In Three Odisha Districts Take Oath To Boycott Panchayat Elections

The bizarre incident of a Sarpanch aspirant getting herself out of the fray within 24 hours of filing nomination papers has raised many eye brows. 

Pre-Panchayat Poll Violence: Clashes Break Out In Ganjam, Kandhamal; 3 Injured 
Pre-Panchayat Poll Violence: Clashes Break Out In Ganjam, Kandhamal; 3 Injured 

Tension erupted at Guma village of Belghar area in Kandhamal district after the supporters of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) clashed over the selection of the Samiti member candidate.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Political Parties Explore Ways To Launch Digital Campaign
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Political Parties Explore Ways To Launch Digital Campaign

This time around, Facebook and WhatsApp are going to be flooded with videos of candidates making enticing promises and hankering for votes.

Panchayat Elections In Odisha
Formal Notification For Odisha Panchayat Polls Out, Check Details

Around 2.79 crore voters across the State will exercise their franchise to elect 91,913 Ward members, 6,794 Sarpanchs, 6,793 Panchayat Samiti members, and 853 Zilla Parishad members. The voting will commence at 7 am and continue till 1 pm.

Panchayat Elections In Odisha
Release of Panchayat Poll Schedule Heats Up Politics In Rural Odisha 

Politics has heated up in villages across the State with meetings being hold to select the candidates and chalk out strategies for the Panchayat polls in Odisha

Panchayat Elections In Odisha
Sops, Freebies Won't Fetch Votes For BJD In Panchayat Polls: Opposition

BJP said that the ruling BJD knows that wind is not blowing in their favour and the upcoming elections will take a toll on the party

Odisha Panchayat Elections
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Defiant Opposition Claims To Checkmate Ruling BJD's Game Plan

The State Election Commissioner Aditya Prasad Padhi on Tuesday declared dates for the Panchayat polls in Odisha. In view of the Covid-19 situation, the Commission also announced a slew of guidelines to be strictly followed during the entire election process- from filing of nomination by candidates to counting of votes.

Odisha Panchayat Elections Dates Announced
Panchayat Polls In Odisha To Be Held In 5 Phases From Feb 16; MCC Comes Into Effect From Today

The counting of votes, which will be done at Block sadar level, will be held on February 26, 27 and 28; the model of conduct has come into effect in the State from today

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Final Voter List 2022 Out, Check Here
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Final Voter List 2022 Out, Check Here

The Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha on Wednesday released the final electoral rolls of the eligible voters ahead of the elections to the three-tier Panchayati Raj bodies in the State.

Odisha Govt Bending Over Backwards To Please Teachers Ahead Of Panchayat Polls: Opposition
Odisha Govt Bending Over Backwards To Please Teachers Ahead Of Panchayat Polls: Opposition

It has become a trend for the BJD government to lure voters with promises of freebies ahead of elections, alleged Odisha BJP

Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s New Video Raises Political Temperature Once Again
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik’s New Video Raises Political Temperature Once Again

The video clip showing Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik praying Lord Jagannath has set the political temperature soaring with the Opposition parties alleging that the ruling party has played the same card it had played during the 2019 general elections in order to woo voters as the Panchayat and the Civic body elections are round the corner. 

Acid Test For BJD, BJP & Congress in Odisha This Year
Acid Test For BJD, BJP & Congress in Odisha This Year

The bigger challenge that has emerged before the grand old party Congress is to get the party arranged. After many of its leaders defected to the BJD, the challenges before the seniors now is to enhance the confidence of the workers at the ground level. 

Slugfest Over OBC Quota: BJP Targets To Collect over 50Lakh Signature To Mount Pressure On Govt 
Slugfest Over OBC Quota: BJP Targets To Collect over 50Lakh Signature To Mount Pressure On Govt 

The State unit of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has decided to intensify its campaign and attack on the ruling BJD on the OBC reservation issue. 

Panchayat Polls: New Reservation List Will Boomerang On BJD: Opposition  
Panchayat Polls: New Reservation List Will Boomerang On BJD: Opposition  

The Odisha government’s new reservation list for different posts of PRIs like Sarpanch, Panchayat Samiti and Zilla Parishad members and chairmen of Blocks and Zilla Parishads will boomerang on the BJD, Opposition parties claimed on Wednesday. 

Top BJD Leader Debi Mishra Faces Party Workers' Wrath In Odisha's Cuttack
Top BJD Leader Debi Mishra Faces Party Workers' Wrath In Odisha's Cuttack

The scuffle reportedly broke out after a section of the BJD workers alleged massive irregularities in the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) and Public Distribution System (PDS) in the region.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: State Govt Re-Publishes Draft Reservation List For ZP President Posts
Odisha Panchayat Polls: State Govt Re-Publishes Draft Reservation List For ZP President Posts

The Odisha government on Friday re-published the draft list of reservations for the post of Zilla Parishad (ZP) Presidents across the State ahead of the forthcoming elections to the Panchayat Elections.

Odisha CM Naveen Patnaik
BJD Govt's Welfare Package Announcements Are Poll Ploy: Congress

The Congress alleged that the BJD seems to be engaged in giving alms to people and buying votes instead of thinking about the development of Odisha.

Odisha Panchayat Elections: Race For Ticket Begins Among Hopefuls
Odisha Panchayat Elections: Race For Ticket Begins Among Hopefuls

With the Panchayat election in Odisha expected in February next year, the political environment in rural areas is getting charged up. 

Odisha Panchayat Elections: Number Of Poll-Bound Panchayats To Reduce In 2022, Says SEC
Odisha Panchayat Elections: Number Of Poll-Bound Panchayats To Reduce In 2022, Says SEC

In 2017, polls were conducted in 6,801 village panchayats. However, their number has reduced to 6,794 for the upcoming polls. The panchayats that have been excluded from the list include 4 from Balasore's Remuna NAC, 2 from Nayagarh's Odagaon and one from Bargarh's Bijepur.

Odisha Police Arrests 3488 Fugitives In Special Drive In 10 Days
Odisha Police Arrests 3488 Fugitives In Special Drive In 10 Days

The highest number of warrants were executed with 592 arrests in Balasore district, followed by Ganjam district with 551 and Khordha with 516 arrests.

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