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Topic result for panchayat-polls

Prasad Harichandan
Massive use of black money by BJD, BJP influenced voters: Cong

Bhubaneswar: Making himself accountable to the miserable show of Congress in the three-tier Panchayat polls which was concluded in Odisha today, president of Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Prasad Harichandan said there are other factors responsible for the dismal performance of his party. “Both BJP and BJP managed to influence the voters through massive use […]

Panchayat polls: 77% voter turnout in final phase

Bhubaneswar: The fifth and final phase of the three-tier Panchayat polls in Odisha which concluded on Tuesday, witnessed 77% voter turnout, said a State Election Commission official. “In the fifth phase the voter turnout was 77%. Barring stray incidents of poll-related violence at some places, the voting was peaceful,” said State Election Commissioner R N […]

poll violence
Two including sarpanch candidate killed in poll violence in Ganjam

Berhampur: When the fifth and final phase panchayat polls were held across Odisha today, two persons including a sarpanch candidate were killed in poll related violence cases in Ganjam district. The sarpanch candidate, identified as Bulu Pradhan, died during a group clash at Brahman Sahi under Hinjili police limits of Sheragada block while ten others […]

Poor show in Western Odisha leaves BJD grappling

Bhubaneswar: With BJP slowly inching closer, BJD’s performance in Western Odisha in the ongoing three-tier Panchayat polls has left the ruling party with a lot to think about. The ruling-party’s poor show in the Western parts of Odisha has been beyond comprehension for many both inside and outside the party. Out of the 189 Zilla […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • BJD
Migration - Panchayat polls
Migration shadows poll atmosphere in Bolangir villages

Bolangir: Even as panchayat elections have created much hype in every lane and by-lane of rural pockets in Odisha, some villages in Patanagarh area of the district have worn a deserted look as most of the villagers have migrated outside in search of greener pastures. The State Election Commission (SEC) has made all arrangements in […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • BJD
RN Sahu on 5th phase polls
Preparations put in place for fifth phase Panchayat Polls

Bhubaneswar: Elaborate arrangements have been made for the fifth and final phase Panchayat polls beginning in Odisha tomorrow. Talking to media persons here today, State Election Commission (SEC) secretary Rabindranath Sahu said polling for 1173 Sarpanch and 16,148 Samiti Member posts in 149 Zilla Parishad zones will be held in 26 districts. “Barring Angul, Boudh, […]

Dharmendra Pradhan
Panchayat polls: Dharmendra thanks people for overwhelming support to BJP

Bhubaneswar: Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan today expressed his gratitude to the people of Odisha for their unprecedented support to the BJP which is closely following the ruling BJD in the ongoing three-tier Panchayat polls at the end of the 4th phase polls on Sunday. “The current trend clearly reflects the antipathy of […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • BJP
Repolling on at some booths in 4 blocks amid tight security

Brahmagiri/Ghasipura/Bhuban: Amid tight security arrangements repolling is on at different places across Odisha where voting process was cancelled due to loot of ballot box, booth capturing and other poll-related disturbances in the recently concluded four phases panchayat polls. CCTV cameras were installed at booth no 6 in Mathapatna village under Ambapada panchayat and booth no […]

76% voting recorded in 4th phase panchayat polls: SEC

Bhubaneswar: Average 76% voting was recorded during the fourth phase panchayat polls across Odisha, said State Election Commissioner RN Senapati today. Talking to newsmen, Senapati informed highest 87% polling was recorded in Subarnapur district whereas lowest 65% voter turnout was reported in Ganjam district. Apart from few minor disturbances at some places, the fourth phase […]

Pradeep Maharathy
BJD supremo staying away from poll campaign grossly unfortunate: Pradeep Maharathi

Puri: Senior BJD leader and minister Pradeep Maharathy today said his party would have performed much better in the Panchayat polls in Odisha had the party supremo and chief minister Naveen Patnaik vigorously campaigned for his party candidates. “It is unfortunate for the BJD that the party supremo did not give much emphasis on campaigning […]

Harassment of party workers: BJP warns of action against bureaucrats

Jeypore: Taking strong exception to the persistent harassment of party workers and leaders by some bureaucrats in the ongoing three-tier Panchayat polls in Odisha, the BJP today said it would take appropriate action against them after the party comes to power in 2019. “There are a number of bureaucrats who are harassing our party workers […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • BJD
BJD blames overconfidence for lost ground in Panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: With BJP is breathing down BJD’s neck as shown in the unofficial results of the first three phases of 3-tier panchayat polls, the latter has admitted that overconfidence on the part of party members has led it to lose ground to the former. “Overconfidence many a times leads to the downfall of a party. […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • BJD
Three-tier security for 4th phase Panchayat polls in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The fourth and penultimate phase Panchayat polls will begin tomorrow amid tight security in 28 districts, the State Election Commission (SEC) said today. Barring Jharsuguda and Boudh districts, polling would be conducted in the remaining 28 districts. “A total of 50,61,974people would exercise their franchise for the election of 1324 Panchayat Samiti members and […]

Panchayat polls: Repolling held at 36 booths across Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Repolling was held at 36 booths across the State today where voting for the first phase panchayat polls was cancelled by the State Election Commission (SEC) due to disturbances and cases of violence related to the rural elections. In Kendrapara district, the repolling was conducted at two booths in Bangalapur panchayat, eight booths under […]

poll violence
Post-poll violence continues unabated in J’singhpur

Jagatsinghpur: Post-poll violence was witnessed at Ibirisingh square in Jagatsinghpur district on late last night as three shops at the square were allegedly set on fire by BJD supporters. Some Congress activists have alleged that following a dispute during rally of a victorious BJD candidate at the place, the supporters of the candidate set the […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • BJD
Union Minister Dharmendra thanks Odisha for supporting BJP in rural polls

Bhubaneswar: Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan thanked the people of Odisha today as BJP again emerged as a tight competitor for the ruling BJD in the third phase panchayat polls. Pradhan mentioned that the people of Odisha have dismissed inefficient, paralysed, anti-poor and corrupt governance. Besides, various welfare schemes which were introduced by […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • BJD
3rd phase panchayat poll results: BJD, BJP battle it out as Congress falls flat

Bhubaneswar: BJP continued its dream run by winning 62 Zilla Parishad (ZP) zones and closely followed BJD which emerged on top by claiming 89 out of 172 from the 175 Zilla Parishad zones which went for polls in the third phase of the 3-tier panchayat elections on Feb 17. Congress’ dismal performance continued as it […]

Kalahandi violence
Villagers protest ghost polling, scuffle with police

Bhawanipatna: Tension ran high at Siripur booth under Zilla Parishad Zone-4 of Bhawanipatna block in Kalahandi district after irate locals scuffled with the policemen and polling officials alleging ghost polling in the polling booth in their area. As soon as counting began at 1 PM after conclusion of the third phase Panchayat polls, the polling […]

Poll results left the BJD red-faced: BJP

Bhubaneswar: BJP state vice-president Sameer Mohanty on Friday said results of the first and second phase polling of the ongoing three-tier panchayat polls have left the ruling BJD red-faced. He stated that the ruling party is in shock over the overwhelming response of the voters who wanted a change in the State leadership. Mohanty told […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • BJD
BJP’s surge is like ‘Dengue,’ needs timely treatment: BJD

Bhubaneswar: Some say their own complacency befell them, others concede it as disease which needs immediate treatment; but as BJP’s bite into the Panchayat pie is getting deeper, BJD is noticeably feeling the pinch. BJP’s performance in the first two phases of the ongoing 3-tier as shown by the unofficial count has surprised one and […]

  • Wednesday, 21 Jul 2021
  • BJD