Tag: Panchayat Polls

Panchayat Samiti elections held in 11 GPs of Laikera in Jharsuguda

Jharsuguda: Voting for Panchayat Samiti member post is being held at 11 panchayats under Laikera block of Jharsuguda district today after the stay order of Odisha High Court was lifted. Samiti Member election had not been held in these panchayats following a stay order of the Court. The voting commenced from 9 am and will […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Baijayant Panda
Respect decision if taken in BJD's interest: Baijayant

Bhubaneswar:  A day after his ‘removal’ from Parliamentary party spokesperson post, Kendrapara MP Baijayant Panda on Saturday said it was BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik’s prerogative and he respects it if the decision was taken in the interest of the party. ”I have been tirelessly working for improvement of Biju Janata Dal (BJD) for the past […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
congress bhawan
Cong concern : Rahul Gandhi to meet Odisha MLAs tomorrow

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In an effort to address dissent and strengthen its organisational structure in Odisha ahead of the 2019 elections, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi will meet party MLAs from the State and seek their views to resurrect the party on May 8 and 9. Of the 16 Congress MLAs, many have demanded a reshuffle in […]

  • Thursday, 22 July 2021
Dharmendra’s visit to Thakurani Yatra sparks off political slugfest

Berhampur: A day before the maiden visit of Chief minister Naveen Patnaik to the famous Thakurani Yatra of Ganjam district, Union minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s trip to the fete triggered a political slugfest  today on the 27th day of the biennial religious extravaganza. Though the Petroleum minister stated that he prayed for the State, it is […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
CM says will look into BJD infighting
Naveen refutes intra-party conflict, says will look into it

Bhubaneswar: Reacting to the issue of infighting in the party, Chief Minister and BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik, stated that he will look into it. Patnaik said this after attending a review meeting with newly elected BJD panchayat-level representatives of Cuttack district. ”I do not think there is any truth in this. But if there is […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Naveen meets MPs
Naveen to meet party MPs in Parliament; important issues to be discussed

New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: An important meeting of BJD MPs will be held at the Parliament in New Delhi today under leadership of Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik. The meeting, two days prior to the end of the Budget Session, has raised many questions. What instructions is Patnaik going to give the MPs, will he rebuke them for […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
BJP’s national executive meet to focus on pro-poor schemes

Bhubaneswar: Buoyed by the party’s landslide victory in the recently concluded panchayat polls, especially in the backward districts like Kalahandi and Mayurbhanj, the Odisha unit of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) is banking on the ‘strategies’ for effective implementation of pro-poor schemes of the Centre, during the two-day brainstorming national executive meet of the party beginning […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Naveen to meet newly elected PRI members of Mayurbhanj
Naveen to meet newly elected PRI members of Mayurbhanj

Bhubaneswar: Being alert after the party’s performance in recent Panchayat Polls, BJD supremo and Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik is meeting newly elected representatives of Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) in person. Today he is set to meet the elected representatives of Mayurbhanj district. Naveen is scheduled to hold discussions with all the newly elected panchayat representatives […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Naveen meets newly-elected PRI members of Koraput, Jajpur

Bhubaneswar: Following the recently held panchayat polls across the State, Chief Minister and BJD party supremo Naveen Patnaik today met the party elected representatives of local bodies in Koraput and Jajpur districts at the ruling party’s State headquarters office in Bhubaneswar for the first time. Informing about the meeting, Naveen told newsmen, “The panchayat raj […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Naveen to meet elected PRI members from tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: From tomorrow onwards, Odisha CM and BJD president Naveen Patnaik will embark on a journey to various district party headquarters to meet the newly-elected Panchayati Raj Institution (PRI) members as a part of an effort to strengthen the party’s organisation at the grassroots and review the performance in the recently concluded rural polls. The […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Tara Bahinipati
OPCC’s 2nd show cause notice to Tara, Anant, Prafulla

Bhubaneswar: The disciplinary committee of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) served show cause notice to three senior leaders of the party including two MLAs for their public statement against party leadership over Congress’ debacle in panchayat elections. The Committee issued the notice for the second time asking the three leaders- Anant Sethi, Tara Prasad Bahinipati […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
SEC - State Election Commission
Changes to ZP election rules during polls unacceptable: SEC

Cuttack: The State Election Commission (SEC), while presenting its stand before the Orissa High Court on the case filed challenging the changes made by the State government to the Odisha Zilla Parishad (ZP) Election Rules-1994, strongly objected such a change citing that government interference during the election process is unacceptable. Once the election begins, even […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Ranjan Behera and Ambaj Das
Mayadhar Pradhan murder case: Dhenkanal Police nabs 2 accused

Dhenkanal: Two accused in the murder of Mayadhar Pradhan of Dhenkanal district were nabbed by the police today. Special squad of Dhenkanal police arrested the two accused, identified as Ranjan Behera and Ambaj Das, from Bhagabanpur in the district. Mayadhar had been killed over political enmity at Gandia in the district during the celebration of […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
State Election Commission
Repolling at 14 places in Odisha on April 19

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) finalised April 19 as the date for repolling in the 14 places where the three-tier panchayat polls were stalled due to death of contestants. Notices regarding this will be sent to Panchayat offices, Block offices, Sub-Collector offices and District Collector offices on March 17. According to sources aspiring candidates […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
BK Hariprasad
Congress’ Odisha in-charge BK Hariprasad resigns

Bhubaneswar: Congress’ rout in the Odisha Panchayat Polls has claimed its first victim in the form of All India Congress Committee (AICC) general secretary and State in-charge, BK Hariprasad. According to AICC Media panellist, Brijesh Kalappa, Hariprasad has resigned from both his posts. Kalappa also said that Hariprasad’s resignation from the general secretary post to […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021