Tag: Panchayat Polls

Panchayat polls: SEC calls all-party meeting tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission has called all-party meeting tomorrow to discuss various issues relating to the ensuing Panchayat polls in Odisha scheduled in February next year. “The Commission has called an all-party meeting at 4 PM tomorrow to discuss about the preparation and management of panchayat polls,” Rabindranath Sahu, secretary, SEC, told media persons […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
State govt green signals for Panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: The State government today apprised its preparedness to the Election Commission for the ensuing 3-tire panchayat polls. A notification issued by the Panchayati Raj department mentioned-“In pursuance of sub-rule (2) of rule-3 of the Odisha Zilla Parishad Election Rules,1994, the State government do hereby call upon the Parishad Constituencies of all the Zilla Parishads […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
State BJP resolves dilemma; to toe Amit Shah line

Bhubaneswar: The State BJP has finally come out of the ‘troubled waters’ to confirm that it will go ahead with national president Amit Shah’s criticism on Odisha government, and not with the party heavyweight and union minister Arun Jaitely’s ‘appreciation’. The leaders of the saffron party today claimed that the dilemma over ‘stark contrast’ remarks […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Panchayat polls: Cong prepares blueprint amid growing rift

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Congress today prepared a blueprint for the upcoming Panchayat Polls amid in absence of the some members of the legislature party. While some of the MLAs who are also district presidents were absent in the meeting, PCC president Prasad Harichandan finalized the party’s strategy for the panchayat polls after holding discussions with the […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Prasad meet with dist chiefs tomorrow part of war with CLP?

Bhubaneswar: Talks of Congress infighting in Odisha has intensified further after Pradesh Congress has called the district presidents to meet on Monday, a day before the meeting of Congress Legislature Party (CLP). Meeting of legislators, which usually takes place a day or two before the Assembly session, has raised many eyebrows, hinting at growing conflict […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
BJP gives 'Challo Bhubaneswar' call for Nov 25 rally ahead of panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) of Odisha unit today has given ‘Challo Bhubaneswar’ call for its grand rally to be held on November 25 where party’s national president Amit Shah is scheduled to sound the poll bugle ahead of panchayat elections by addressing the party activists and public gathering. The saffron party prepared a […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
BJD holds 'padayatra' preparatory meet, flays Centre

Bhubaneswar: BJD president and chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Sunday lambasted the Congress-led UPA and BJP-led NDA governments for turning blind eyes to the interest of Odisha. While speaking at the preparatory meet of BJD’s ‘Jansampark Padayatra scheduled to begin from October 2, Patnaik reiterated that Central negligence has acted hindrance in the progress of […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Agitating teachers’ strike enters third day

Bhubaneswar: The agitation by teachers under the banner of Block Grant Secondary School Teachers and Employees Association entered third day on Friday with the striking members adamant not to call off the strike until the State government accepts their demands. Around 32,000 teachers and support staff from 2,208 schools across the State are up in […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Block grant teachers to boycott panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: Odisha block grant teachers under the banner of Block Grant Secondary School Teachers and Employees Association have threatened to boycott the ensuing panchayat polls scheduled to be held in February next year. The association demanded that if their nine point charter of demands is not met, they will not cooperate with the State government […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Panchayat polls: Cong forms election committees

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Congress today announced formation of committees at the state, block and panchayat level for the ensuing panchayat polls scheduled in February next year. Briefing media persons after presiding over the PCC Coordination Committee meeting, PCC president Prasad Harichandan said for the overall management of panchayat polls, campaigning and selection of candidates, Pradesh […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
BJP to field candidates in all panchayats in upcoming polls

Bhubaneswar: In view of the forthcoming panchayat polls early next year, the Odisha BJP on Friday said it will field candidates in all panchayats and zilla parishad zones in the State. It was decided unanimously after a meeting attended by the senior leaders at party headquarters here today. They chalked out the action plan for […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Lulu’s salvo exposes Congress in-fighting again

Bhubaneswar: The intra-party fighting in Congress once again came to fore on Monday after senior leader Lalatendu Bidyadhar Mohapatra (Lulu) raised the matter of lack of coordination in the party. “There is a communication gap and lack of co-ordination among the senior leaders. It is not possible on the part of All India Congress Committee […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Deoranjan Kumar Singh
Panchayat polls: Collectors asked to complete delimitation of wards, reservation by Aug 19

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the elections to the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) scheduled in February next year, the Odisha government has asked all district collectors to complete the process of delimitation of wards and reservation of seats by August 19 next. In a letter to all district collectors, Deoranjan Kumar Singh, commissioner-cum-secretary, Panchayati Raj, has asked […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Panchayat polls: Naveen appoints observers

As part of its strategy for the panchayat elections in Odisha scheduled early next year, chief minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik today appointed special observers and district level observers to monitor and supervise preparations for the polls

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021
Panchayat polls: SEC to send reminder to dept for ward, reservation data

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) will write to the Panchayati Raj department again asking it to submit a report on the number of wards and data on reservation of seats for the panchayat elections to be held next year. According to sources, the SEC had asked the department to submit a detailed report in […]

  • Tuesday, 20 July 2021