Tag: Panchayat Polls

Naveen asks party workers to highlight Centre's negligence in poll campaign

Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister and ruling BJD president Naveen Patnaik today asked his party leaders to take the message of Centre’s negligence towards Odisha during campaign for the panchayat elections. Patnaik said this while addressing the district and block-level poll observers of the BJD. “Tell the people in rural areas on the issues relating River Mahanadi, […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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2,07,180 candidates eligible for Odisha Panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: As many as 2,07,180 candidates have become eligible to participate in the three-tier gram panchayat elections, polling for which will be held in five phases from February 13. After the scrutiny of nomination papers on January 18, the State Election Commission (SEC) today published the total eligible panchayat poll candidate as well as names […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
70 booths identified as hyper-sensitive in Koraput

Koraput: As many as 70 booths have been identified as hyper-sensitive for ensuing Panchayat elections in Odisha’s Koraput district where videography will be done during voting to ensure peaceful polling. Polling for the 3,482 posts of ward members, samiti members, sarpanches and zilla parishad members will be held in five phases from February 13 in […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
Total 2,973 booths to be set up in Koraput during panchayat polls

Koraput: As many as 2,973 polling booths would be set up for its 7,68,235 voters in Koraput district for the forthcoming three-tier panchayat polls, officials said. Elections for 3,482 posts of ward member, samiti member, sarpanch and zilla parishad member will be held in five phases from February 13. Notification for the rural polls will […]

  • Monday, 28 June 2021
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Odisha Panchayat Polls To Get Delayed This Time!

The three-tier panchayat elections in Odisha scheduled for February 2022 are likely to get delayed due to inordinate hold-up in completion of the ward delimitation and reservation works by the State government.

  • Tuesday, 22 June 2021
Panchayat poll results
Time to Junk Delusion, Get Real for BJD

By Sandeep Sahu What a turn-around it has been! In five days flat, the BJD, which deluded itself – and persuaded many others to believe likewise – that it is destined to rule till eternity, has been yanked off the high pedestal it had perched itself on and brought down to the ground with a […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
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'Partyless' Panchayat Polls: End the Hypocrisy

By Sandeep Sahu Everyone knows it is a blatant lie, but no one really seems to mind. The lie that panchyat elections are ‘not fought on party basis’ has been perpetuated for far too and it is high time it was given a decent – and permanent – burial. Of course, there are other myths […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
Course Correction Time for BJD

By Sandeep Sahu The ‘unofficial’ seat count in the first phase zilla parishad election given by television news channels on Monday evening varied widely. If Kalinga TV showed the BJD winning 120 out of the 188 zilla parishad zones that went to polls earlier in the day, News 7 gave the ruling party winning no […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
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Dear SEC, Countermand Polls in Penthapala

By Sandeep Sahu It looks straight out of The Arabian Nights. Since l’affaire Penthapala burst on to the scene in panchayat poll-bound Odisha 10 days ago, each day has brought a fresh story, each more startling than the previous one. It has got to a stage where news on what is happening on the election […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
Gross Subversion of Democratic Process

By Sandeep Sahu 36, 779!!! The figure should sound an alarm bell for all those who love democracy because that is the number of candidates who have won ‘uncontested’ even before the three-tier panchayat elections have got underway in the state. To put things in perspective, these 36, 779 are among the 1, 89, 099 […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
Is the BJP ‘upsurge’ for real? Wait till the panchayat polls

By Sandeep Sahu The BJP, we are told, is in the process of preparing a blueprint to win nine Lok Sabha seats in Odisha – in eight of which it had emerged second the last time round – in the next general elections (Union Tribal Affairs minister Jual Oram had won the Sundargarh seat for […]

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
It’s the Panchayat polls, stupid!

The unseemly tug-of-war between the Centre and the Odisha government over the guest list at functions being organized across the state by the Union Petroleum & Natural Gas (PNG) ministry for the phase-wise roll out of the Ujjwala scheme points to two things. First, the two governments are locked in an essentially political battle that should have been better left to the two concerned parties – the BJP and BJD – to fight out. Second, the war of words between the two contending parties has assumed a particularly virulent tone at least partly because the panchayat polls are round the corner

  • Thursday, 10 June 2021
Odisha Elections 2019: Jostle ensues among ticket aspirants in BJD

Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the forthcoming polls, ticket aspirants in BJD have begun lobbying on the third floor of the Secretariat which is considered as the power centre of the State. A throng of sitting BJD legislators, former legislators and new aspirants was seen at the State Secretariat today. Though poll dates have not been announced […]

  • Tuesday, 04 May 2021
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Odia Candidate Pulls Out Of Andhra Panchayat Polls

Parlakhemundi/Bhubaneswar: An Odia candidate has withdrawn nomination papers filed for the ensuing panchayat elections being conducted by Andhra Pradesh in bordering villages of Gajapati in Odisha. Laxmi Sabar, a resident of Gangabada under Raigad block in Gajapati district had filed nominations for the post of ward member. However, he has withdrawn from the ongoing poll […]

  • Monday, 05 April 2021
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Kotia Row: Andhra MLA Claims Elections Not New In The Area

Bhubaneswar: Even as the Odisha government gears up to move the Supreme Court against Andhra Pradesh’s announcement for holding panchayat polls in disputed Kotia region of Koraput, an MLA from the ruling YSR Congress in the neighbouring State has added a new twist to the ongoing row. Rajanna Dora, the YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) legislator […]

  • Monday, 05 April 2021