Tag: Panchayat Polls

Panchayat 2016 elections
Parties warm up for 2016 Panchayat elections

Bhubaneswar: Though we are 10 months away from the Panchayat elections in the State, all the major parties –BJD, Congress, BJP – have began warming up for the same. While Congress launched an membership drive for the same on Friday, BJP is all set to kick off its Jana Kalyan campaign from April 7. Even […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
SEC gears up for Panchayat elections in 2017

Bhubaneswar: Gearing up for the Panchayat Elections, which are almost a year away, the State Election Commission (SEC) has asked the Panchayatiraj department to reconstitute the Panchayats and submit a detailed list of panchayats after their reconstitution by May. After the reconstitution, the current number of 6336 panchayats is expected to rise by 700. “We […]

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
BJD, BJP, Cong target 2017 Panchayat polls

As 2016 sets in with celebrations among people cutting across class and political affiliations, the three major political parties in Odisha – BJD, BJP, Congress – will definitely face an uphill task in facing the challenges ahead in the new year

  • Monday, 19 July 2021
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'Protest Politics' Intensifies In Odisha Ahead Of Panchayat Polls 

All the political parties in the State are now focusing on the upcoming Panchayat elections and seeing it as a major opportunity to build and ensure their prospects for the 2024 general polls

  • Wednesday, 14 July 2021
Voting underway for third phase of J&K panchayat polls

Jammu/Srinagar: Voting was underway on Saturday for the third phase of panchayat polls across Jammu and Kashmir amid tight security. Voting is taking place in 2,773 polling stations — 918 in Kashmir division and 1,855 in Jammu. Polling started at 8 a.m. and will end at 2 p.m. According to the state’s Chief Electoral Officer […]

  • Friday, 09 July 2021
Bengal panchayat results: Trinamool takes lead, BJP emerges second

Kolkata: The ruling Trinamool Congress in West Bengal took an early lead in all three tiers of the panchayat polls after nearly five hours of counting on Thursday. According to the latest trend, Trinamool went ahead in almost all the Zilla Parishad and Panchayat Samiti seats across 20 districts where rural election were held on […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
Bengal polls: Independent candidate's supporter killed, TMC leader held

Kolkata: A supporter of an Independent candidate for the coming panchayat polls was killed in West Bengal’s Bhangar on Friday, following which police arrested local strongman of the ruling Trinamool Congress Arabul Islam. Hafizul Molla (26), a resident of Bhangar’s Machibhanga in South 24 Parganas district, died after an armed attack on a political rally […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
TMC threatening election body to work in its favour: BJP

Kolkata: The West Bengal BJP leadership on Sunday accused the state ruling party Trinamool Congress of threatening the state election commissioner and reiterated their demand that central forces be brought in during the coming state Panchayat polls. “The Trinamool Congress is threatening the state election commissioner A.K. Singh and forcing him to work in their […]

  • Wednesday, 07 July 2021
80.33 per cent voting in Goa panchayat polls

Panaji: A total of 80.33 per cent voters cast their ballot in the Goa village panchayat elections held on Sunday, State Election Commissioner R.K. Srivastava said late on Sunday. The final polling percentage was released by the top official late on Sunday night, after polling ended as late as 8 p.m. in some polling booths. […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
Voting underway for Goa panchayat polls

Panaji: Voting for the 186 panchayats in Goa is underway on Sunday, with nearly 7.49 lakh voters eligible to cast their ballot in the coastal state. The results will be declared on June 13, according to Durga Prasad, officer on special duty to the State Election Commission “In total, 5,297 candidates are contesting in 1,450 […]

  • Monday, 05 July 2021
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BJP seeks Centre's intervention over Odisha panchayat poll violence

Bhubaneswar: The BJP’s Odisha unit on Friday sought Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh’s intervention over the alleged involvement of government officials in violence during panchayat polls in the state. In a letter to the Minister, the state’s opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) drew his attention to what it said was “massive state-sponsored electoral violence by […]

  • Saturday, 03 July 2021
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Panchayat poll phase-2 in Odisha records 73% turnout

Bhubaneswar: Barring stray incidents, the second phase of the three-tier panchayat polls concluded peacefully across Odisha on Wednesday with 73 per cent voter turnout. The first phase poll held on February 13, recorded 71 per cent turnout. “The state witnessed 73 per cent turnout in the second phase panchayat polls. While Dhenkanal district recorded the […]

  • Saturday, 03 July 2021
BJP 2nd largest party in Odisha Panchayat polls; Cong 3rd

Bhubaneswar: The BJP has emerged as the principal gainer by becoming the second largest party in rural Odisha pushing the Congress to the third position, even as the state’s ruling BJD won majority seats. According to results declared by the State Election Commission (SEC), of the 846 Zilla Parishad seats for which polls were held […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Many highly qualified candidates win panchayat polls

Kendrapara: Highly qualified candidates like IIT graduates, post graduates, engineering graduates, PhD and law graduates have emerged victorious in panchayat polls in Kendrapara district this time. Though highly educated people chose to keep away from rural polls in the past, this time they had expressed their desire to fight the polls for development of their […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
People have rejected BJP leaders in state panchayat polls: BJD

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD today claimed that the Odisha state BJP president and two of its union ministers have been rejected by the people of their respective districts in the three-tier panchayat elections. “BJP state president Basant Panda, union ministers Jual Oram and Dharmendra Pradhan, have been rejected by the people of Nuapada, Sundergarh and […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021