The deceased’s son said his father had been suffering from cold, body ache and headache for some days.
Staying away from the polling booth and election fray was the only option for us to make ourselves heard, said the residents of Bijipur village.
People of nine panchayats of Swabhiman Anchal under the Chitrakonda block of the district will cast vote and elect their representatives on February 24.
Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Zilla Parishad aspirant in Kalimela Zone-2 under Malkangiri district has allegedly gone missing since Monday morning, a day ahead of the nomination withdrawal deadline.
Delhi, Jharkhand, Rajasthan and Tamil Nadu have imposed weekend curfew and many other measures. However, weekend shutdown alongside Panchayat poll will sound doublespeak in Odisha
The State Election Commission on Tuesday recommended the suspension of a college principal, along with a sub-divisional police officer (SDPO), for allegedly violating model code of conduct.
Tired of the apathy by public representatives, the people of Das Sahi alleged that the politicians make promises before every election that they will construct the road but forget it as soon as the elections are over.
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.
The Zilla Parishad chairman posts in seven districts--Kandhamal, Koraput, Nabarangpur, Mayurbhanj, Malkangiri, Rayagada, and Sundargarh have been reserved for candidates from the Scheduled Tribe category.
Political heat has gained momentum as the Odisha government has kick-started the fund distribution programme while different political parties are prepping up for the upcoming Panchayat polls.
Though the dates for the crucial rural and urban body elections are still to be announced, they are expected to be held earlier this year
The party also raised questions on the effectiveness of the State OBC Commission and termed it ‘a failure’ which could not put the interests of the OBCs in the front.
The State Election Commission of Odisha issued election symbols for the upcoming Panchayat polls.
The EC has issued a total of 26 additional symbols including Banyan Tree, Motor Car, Lantern, Brinjal, Basket, Candles etc for election to the office of Sarpanch.
Ahead of the Panchayat polls in Odisha, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) convened a meeting of party MPs to chalk out strategy for the crucial elections at the party headquarters in Bhubaneswar on Monday.