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.
With barely two months left for the Panchayat elections in Odisha, BJP's 'Mishran Parva' in the home district of the BJD supremo and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is seen as a massive show of strength by the party.
Hundreds of teachers under the banner of Odisha Junior Teacher’s Association launched a protest on Friday (Dec 17) at Lower PMG Square in Bhubaneswar.
The court’s order came in response to a petition filed against the reservation list for the upcoming polls issued by the State government recently.
Despite being in the crosshairs of Opposition parties for the sensational Mamita Meher murder case, the ruling BJD has already taken up several programmes to retain its women vote bank.
A detailed discussion was held on the limits of election expenditure by the candidates. It has been proposed in the meeting to increase the limit of election expenditures of Sarpanch and Nominee candidates for the upcoming election.
The Odisha government on Friday issued the final list of reservations for the post of Zilla Parishad presidents across the State ahead of the forthcoming Panchayat elections.
The scribe-cum-politician has whiffed the prevalence of 'double standards' in CM Naveen Patnaik's political approach. Writing his editorial column 'Ama Ghara Halchal' in his vernacular daily, the Sambad, Soumya terms Dibya Shankar's clarification after nearly three weeks of the ghastly murder as the one that seeds more confusion.
Amid a state-wide backlash over inadequate representation of the Other Backward Classes (OBCs) for the other posts in the three-tier elections to the Panchayati Raj institutions, the Odisha government has allotted four (4) Zilla Parishad president posts to OBCs.
Reports collated from various places in Bhadrak, Bargarh, and from Malkangiri to Mayurbhanj, voices of dissent against neglect to OBCs reservations in the draft list for Zilla Parishad posts have warmed the State politics.
The lists which are being published at the district level will specify the quota attached for each post of Ward Member, Sarpanch, Panchayat Samiti Member, Block Chairman and Zilla Parishad Member across the State.
The State Panchayati Raj department has issued a directive to the administrative heads of all districts to accelerate the preparations for the elections on a priority basis.
In a massive setback to the BJP ahead of the upcoming three-tier Panchayat Elections in the State, as many as 15 Zilla Parishad members of the party's Mayurbhanj unit resigned from their post as well the primary membership of the party on Friday.
The meeting chaired by former Panhayati Raj minister and senior party leader Raghunath Mohanty discussed strategies to grill BJD-led State government ahead of panchayat elections
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
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.
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