Tag: Panchayat Polls

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 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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 […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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 July 2021
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 July 2021
Poll Related violence
Poll-related violence continues in various parts of Odisha

Cuttack/Bhadrak/ Kendrapara/Angul: Poll-related violence continued in Odisha with several more injured in clashes in various parts of the State. Tension prevailed in Podana village in Niali of Cuttack district over the death of a person two days back. According to sources, houses were torched in the village by rival groups and clashes were also reported. […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Niranjan Patnaik
We are responsible for our poor show in Panchayat polls: Ex-PCC chief

Bhubaneswar: Senior Congress leader former president of the Odisha Pradesh Congress Committee (OPCC) Niranjan Patnaik today attributed lack of coordination and discipline among the party leaders to the miserable show of Congress in the ongoing three-tier Panchayat polls in Odisha. “We should not blame anyone for the dismal show of Congress. We are solely responsible […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Dharmendra Pradhan on 2nd phase poll
Accept the change what people want: Dharmendra to BJD

Bhubaneswar: Coming down heavily on the ruling BJD after the second phase panchayat elections, Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan today alleged the ruling regional party is using the bureaucracy for its own interest and creating a panicky environment to terrorise people. The union minister suggested the Naveen Patnaik-led party to accept the change what citizens want. […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Panchayat polls: BJD emerges winner, BJP continues to make inroads

Bhubaneswar: In line with the trend observed in the results of the first phase of the 3-tier panchayat polls in State, BJP’s performance has made many to sit up and take notice as the saffron party went on to claim 56 Zilla Parishad (ZP) zones in 172 out of 174 zones which went for polling […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Narendra Modi
Panchayat polls: Modi thanks people of Odisha for unstinting support to BJP

Bhubaneswar/Kannauj: Prime Minister Narendra Modi today conveyed his heartfelt gratitude to the people of Odisha for their unstinting and unprecedented support to the BJP in the ongoing five-phase Panchayat elections in the state. Addressing a massive election rally in Kannauj in Uttar Pradesh, Modi said despite the fact that the BJP organisation in Odisha is […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Poll-related violence
Several injured in poll-related violence in Odisha

Boudh/Cuttack/Rayagada: Several instances of violence were reported from various places in Odisha as the second phase of polling for the three-tier panchayat elections concluded today. Tension erupted in Kasurbandha panchayat in Boudh district after 3 rounds blank firing by two warring groups which left 6 persons injured. . According to sources, supporters of a sarpanch […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Code violation
BJP alleges BJD using Govt chopper in poll campaign

Bhubaneswar: A delegation of Odisha BJP met the State Election Commission (SEC) today alleging that the ruling party used helicopter, meant for government work, for panchayat polls campaign. The BJP team alleged that a chopper, which was engaged in Chief Minister’s official duty, was found used by a BJD MP yesterday for campaigning. The saffron […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
poll boycott
2nd phase panchayat polls faces poll boycott

Bhubaneswar: The second phase panchayat polls, which is currently underway at 175 Zilla Parishad zones in 29 districts, also witnessed poll boycott in various places today. In Bhadrak district, villagers of Kumarkhani under Rambhila panchayat boycotted the polling alleging lack of basic amenities. Voters of two villages under Katikela panchayat in Jharsuguda district also did […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
Second phase Panchayat polls today

Bhubaneswar: Voting for the second phase Panchayat election has begun today at 7 am and will continue till 12 noon. Counting will start at 1 pm. Polling is underway at 175 Zilla Parishad zones under 65 blocks of 29 districts, except Deogarh. Poll was not conducted as a Zilla Parishad member was declared elected unopposed […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
SEC- State Election Commission
SEC to conduct repolling in 62 wards of 11 dists

Bhubaneswar: Acting on the reports of the district collectors on booth capturing and violence during the first phase Panchayat polls, the State Election Commission (SEC) today decided to conduct repolling in 62 wards of 11 districts. According to a release issued by the SEC this evening, repolling in 62 wards would be conducted in Balasore, […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021