Tag: Panchayat Polls

C’garh CM will be BJP star campaigner, says Arun Singh

Bhubaneswar: Giving a hint about changes in BJP’s list of star campaigners for third time, the party’s Odisha In-charge Arun Singh today stated Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh will be the party’s star campaigner for the ensuing panchayat polls. Talking to newsmen Singh added, “Some other chief ministers of neighbouring states and parliamentarians will be […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Panchayat polls: Bijay Mohapatra, Dillip Ray included in BJP star campaigner list

Bhubaneswar: The State BJP which had left out Bijay Mohapatra and Dillip Ray from the list of 40 star campaigners today for the ensuing three-tier Panchayat polls scheduled to begin from February 13, later came out with a revised list including the names of these two senior party leaders. The party in a release had […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Panchayat polls: Bijay Mohapatra, Dillip Ray left out of BJP star campaigner list

Bhubaneswar: The State BJP which announced a list of 40 star campaigners today for the ensuing three-tier Panchayat polls scheduled to begin from February 13, has left out two senior party leaders Bijay Mohapatra and Dilip Ray from the list. The leaders who have been appointed as star campaigners are Basant Panda, KV Singhdeo, Jual […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Preparation for panchayat polls: BJD names 40 star campaigners

Bhubaneswar: Stepping up its preparation for ensuing panchayat polls starting from February 13 in the State, BJD today named 40 star campaigners for the party. Chief minister Naveen Patnaik, senior leaders of the ruling party and Minister Damodar Rout, Bijayshree Routray, Debi Prasad Mishra are among the BJD star campaigners. Rajya Sabha MPs Prasanna Acharya […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Panchayat polls: Nomination filing process from today

Bhubaneswar: The process for filing of nomination papers by candidates of different political parties contesting the ensuing panchayat polls will start from today. Rabindra Nath Sahu, secretary, State Election Commission, said “Nomination filing starts from 11 am to 3 pm on January 11 and the process will continue till January to 17. Scrutiny of the […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Maoists warn tribals to refrain from Panchayat Polls in Malkangiri

Malkangiri: Maoist posters of CPI (Maoist) were found in Kudumuluguma village in Malkangiri district today. Through the letter, the CPI (M) Malkangiri Divisional Committee has threatened the tribals not to apply for candidature and cast vote in the ensuing Panchayat polls. The body warned the tribals that if anybody contests for Sarpanch, Panchayat Samiti member, […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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SEC announces schedule for Panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) today announced the schedule for the ensuing Panchayat polls in Odisha beginning from February 13. Giving details to the media, SEC secretary Rabindra Sahu said the elections will be conducted in five phases in 852 Zilla Parishad Zones of 314 blocks. Polling would be held in 189 Zilla Parishad […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
SEC to hold meeting on panchayat polls at Secretariat today

Bhubaneswar: A high-level meeting presided by State Election Commission (SEC) RN Senapati will be held today at the State Secretariat here to talk about measures to ensure impartial and organised panchayat polls starting February 13 in Odisha. Law and order situation, security arrangements at sensitive polling booths and implementation of the model code of conduct […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Demonetisation to be Cong’s poll plank in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress will reach out to voters in the State highlighting the plight of the common men faced on account of the Centre’s demonetization move. As per the directions of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) today convened a meeting of the district presidents and office-bearers of […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Ministry asks DAVP to stop Swachh Bharat ads in Odia TV channels, DD

Bhubaneswar: Taking note of the directive of the State Election Commission (SEC), Odisha, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has asked the Directorate of Advertising and Visual Publicity (DAVP) under the Information and Broadcasting Ministry to stop advertisements relating to Swachh Bharat Mission in all Odia TV channels with immediate effect. “Besides, the Doodarshan […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Panchayat polls: BJP-BJD fight over poll code continues

Bhubaneswar: The fight between BJD and BJP in Odisha over advertisements allegedly violating model code conduct continues with both the parties moving State Election Commission against each other today. The regional party which moved the commission against rice scheme advertisement of Centre yesterday has once again alleged that Centre’s announcement on Atal Jyoti Yojana violates […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Panchayat polls: BJD organisational district meeting begins at Naveen Niwas

Bhubaneswar: With the three-tier Panchayat polls in Odisha scheduled in mid-February this year, the ruling BJD has revved up its preparations in full swing. As part of the process, the meetings of the BJD organisational districts began at the residence of the party supremo and chief minister Naveen Patnaik at Naveen Niwas here today. On […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
BJD moves SEC alleging BJP violating model poll code

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Thursday moved State Election Commission (SEC) alleging that the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is violating the model code of conduct for ensuing panchayat polls by advertising its several schemes on local television channels. A delegation of BJD, headed by party vice-president Surya Narayan Patra, moved SEC and […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Naveen blows Panchayat poll bugle on BJD foundation day

Bhubaneswar: BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik today blew the bugle at the party’s 19th foundation day for the ensuing Panchayat polls in Odisha scheduled in February next year. “All the grassroots workers of BJD including its president are the servants of the people and with this mindset we will go to the people with a message […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
BJD to observe 19th foundation day tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The Biju Janata Dal (BJD) is going to observe its 19th foundation day on Monday even as the regional party is already on the back foot over number of controversial issues including the recent one- Bhubaneswar Mayor’s alleged link with the engineering student Rishi Mohanty’s death. The party leader and workers are waiting for […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021