Tag: Panchayat Polls

Parties indulge in horse trading ahead of ZP Council formation

Bhubaneswar: Panchayat poll is over and the results have been declared by the State Election Commission (SEC). But the cause of concern among political parties is horse trading by opponents to maintain proximity with the winning ward members and Zilla Parishad (ZP) members to form council in respective blocks. Consider this. A ZP member of […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
BJP takes Koraput clerks’ stir row to Governor

Bhubaneswar/Jeypore: The Koraput district clerical association’s stir protesting against the ‘vindictive approach’ of district administration over the row relating to the approval of union minister Dharmendra Pradhan’s chopper landing reached the Raj Bhawan today with State BJP leaders seeking Governor’s intervention in the matter to resolve the administrative logjam in the tribal dominated district. The […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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BJP alleges discrepancy in panchayat poll results

Bhubaneswar: Amid fresh allegations and counter allegations of forgery in counting and discrepancy in the declaration of the three-tier panchayat poll results, the BJP today has alleged that the ruling BJD has snatched away 34 Zilla Parishad zones from the former. Demanding suspension of an Election Officer, alleging him of felicitating the victory of a […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Panchayat Polls: BJD sits on top with 472 ZP seats, BJP 298, Cong slips to 3rd spot

Bhubaneswar: With the official tabulation and declaration of results of panchayat elections concluded today, BJD retained the top position by grabbing 472 Zilla Parishad zones and BJP rose to second spot with 298 seats. Congress slipped to third position with only 60 seats. Similarly, Independent and other candidates have managed to pocket 16 zones. Out […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Panchayat polls: Opposition fumes on SEC for not declaring winners’ names

Bhubaneswar: Even as the results of three-tier panchayat elections was declared officially today, Opposition parties in Odisha-Congress and BJP- have questioned the transparency of the State Election Commission over not announcing the names of the winning candidates. The silence of the Commission did not go well with the Congress and BJP, which alleged the commission […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Poll results for samiti members, ZPs to be declared formally today

Bhubaneswar: Official announcement of results of the recently concluded elections for panchayat samiti member and zilla parishad posts will be announced today at the block offices across Odisha. The tabulation and poll result announcement process will begin at the block offices at 9 am for which the local administration of the districts has made tight […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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SEC gears up for official announcement of Panchayat poll results tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: With the official announcement of the Panchayat Polls result scheduled to be made tomorrow by the State Election Commission (SEC), all arrangements have been made in all Block offices in Odisha from where the results will be announced after tabulation. The tabulation process in all the Block offices will begin from 9 am for […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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BJD slams PM’s disparaging remarks on Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The ruling BJD today came down heavily on the remarks of Prime Minister Narendra Modi that Odisha stands as the leading state in the country in terms of poverty and starvation. Terming the statement of the Prime Minister as indecent and grossly unfortunate, BJD spokesman Pratap Keshari Deb said, the former, before giving such […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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BJD accepts charges of booth rigging during Panchayat Polls

Cuttack: Following OTV telecast on booth rigging during re-polls at Pokharigaon polling stations in Cuttack district on February 21, BJD spokesperson Surya Narayan Patro on Thursday stated the poll disturbances might have happened at places where multiple candidates contested for posts for which the election was held on no-party basis. Speaking to media persons here, […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Odisha assembly
House adjourned till 11.45 am amid Opp din

Bhubaneswar: Odisha Assembly Speaker Niranjan Pujari today adjourned the House till 11.45 am amid din created by BJP and Congress members when an adjournment motion moved by the Opposition for a debate on occurrence of violence cases during the panchayat polls held recently in five phases across the State. The Opposition legislators shouted slogans standing […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Panchayat Polls: Names of Sarpanch, Ward Members to be declared today

Bhubaneswar: An official announcement of the names of Sarpanch and Ward Member candidates, who won in the recently concluded three tier Panchayat Polls, will be made today at all block offices across Odisha, State Election Commissioner R N Senapati has informed. Tabulation of the results will be undertaken at the block offices from 9 am […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
It’s time to introspect, Naveen tells party members

Bhubaneswar: The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD)’s visible fall from 651 Zilla Parishad (ZP) zones in 2012 panchayat polls to 460 in 2017 has prompted party supremo Naveen Patnaik to ask the lawmakers and senior party leaders to introspect what led to the party’s poor show this rural polls which concluded on Tuesday. Though a […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Panchayat Polls: BJP to form 8 ZPs, Cong has to content with one

Bhubaneswar: On the basis of the results of the three-tier Panchayat polls, BJP is all set to form eight Zilla Parishads (ZPs) in Odisha while Congress has to remain content with only one Zilla Parishad in Jharsuguda district. It is likely that the BJP may get Gajapati Zilla Parishad seat as a bonus, which will […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Governor’s speech disappointing: Narasingha Mishra

Bhubaneswar: In the face of Congress’ worst electoral defeat in a decade in Odisha, the party on Wednesday alleged that the governor’s inaugural speech in the State Assembly was discouraging. Leader of Opposition Narasingha Mishra said, “It is unfortunate that the governor didn’t mention anything about the law and order situation during the recently concluded […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Naveen resents lacklustre show of BJD in Panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: Not happy with the unofficial results of the three-tier Panchayat polls which concluded in Odisha on Tuesday, chief minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik expressed his resentment over the performance of his party though it managed to get more seats than its arch rival BJP and Congress. Referring to the outcome of the unofficial […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021