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Tag: Poll Violence

Bengal by-polls: Over 52 pc voting till 5 pm; minor incidents of violence in Asansol
Bengal by-polls: Over 52 pc voting till 5 pm; minor incidents of violence in Asansol

Stones were thrown when the candidate's personal security personnel baton-charged a group of TMC supporters who gheraoed Paul's vehicle alleging that she tried to enter a polling booth along with her security guards. Television grabs also seemed to show that her guards had tried to enter the booth.

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Violence Reported During By-elections In West Bengal

Violence Reported During By-elections In West Bengal

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In Political Intolerance, Odisha Closely Follows WB: BJP State President Samir Mohanty 
In Political Intolerance, Odisha Closely Follows WB: BJP State President Samir Mohanty 

Referring to the incidents of violence reported from various parts of the State during the conduct of voting for the urban local bodies on Thursday, the State president of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Samir Mohanty launched a scathing attack on the BJD dispensation at a press conference in Bhubaneswar. 

Violence Hits Odisha During Urban Elections Polling; Youth Stabbed, Block VC Attacked
Violence Hits Odisha During Urban Elections Polling; Youth Stabbed, Block VC Attacked

Sisir Kumar Sahu, the Vice Chairman alleged that he was attacked by independent candidate Arati Pradhan’s husband and his associate. 

Laxmisagar Group Clash Prime Accused Shikhar Jena Held, Booked For Attempt To Murder
Laxmisagar Group Clash Prime Accused Shikhar Jena Held, Booked For Attempt To Murder

Police said Jena has been booked under Arms Act and Section 307 of IPC.

BJP Stages Protest At Laxmi Sagar Police Station, Demands Release of Corporator Candidate’s Brother 
BJP Stages Protest At Laxmi Sagar Police Station, Demands Release of Corporator Candidate’s Brother 

The BJP leaders demanded release of one Rakesh Jena, brother of their party’s female corporator candidate.

Civic Polls: Twin City Police Says Will Tackle Violence With Iron Hand
Civic Polls: Twin City Police Says Will Tackle Violence With Iron Hand

Commissioner of Police for Cuttack and Bhubaneswar has sent out a strict warning against perpetrators of violence trying to disrupt peace and law and order in the Twin Cities in the run-up to the urban elections in Odisha on March 24.

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Post-Poll Violence: Clash Between Sarpanch And Naib Sarpanch Supporters Leaves 7 Injured In Bolangir

Tension mounted in Chandanbhati village under Sadar Police limits in Bolangir district after supporters of the local Sarpanch and Naib Sarpanch clashed over taking out victory procession on Friday.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJD & BJP Trade Barbs Over Poll Violence; SEC Helpless, Alleges Congress
Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJD & BJP Trade Barbs Over Poll Violence; SEC Helpless, Alleges Congress

The conch party leaders alleged that they have taken up the poll violence issue with the SEC for as many as eight times but no action has been taken so far. 

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Odisha Panchayat Elections: Re-poll In 45 Booths Tomorrow, 30 On Feb 25th

The Odisha State Election Commission has decided to carry out re-polling at a total of 75 booths where the democratic exercise was suspended during the first three phases of Panchayat elections in the State.

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Rival Groups Of Political Party Clash In Joda, Several Vehicles Damaged
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Rival Groups Of Political Party Clash In Joda, Several Vehicles Damaged

While one group is supporter of the sitting MLA, the members of the other group are followers of a former MLA.

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Panchayat Poll Violence: Gaisilet IIC In Bargarh Accused Of Thrashing Voter For ‘No Fault’

Meanwhile, senior BJP leader Pradeep Purohit met the injured youth at the hospital and demanded the arrest of Bhagat immediately. 

Attack On Journalists During Odisha Panchayat Polls: Condemnations Pour In, Prime Accused Held
Attack On Journalists During Odisha Panchayat Polls: Condemnations Pour In, Prime Accused Held

Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan took to Twitter to condemn the attack on the scribes who were covering the election. 

Villagers, Incensed With Wrong Ballot Paper Folding, Throw Vote Box Into Pond
Villagers, Incensed With Wrong Ballot Paper Folding, Throw Vote Box Into Pond

Dozens of people barged into the polling chamber and started ransacking the booth. 

Odisha Panchayat Polls: Violence Continues As Patry Worker Attacks ZP Candidate In Jajpur
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Violence Continues As Patry Worker Attacks ZP Candidate In Jajpur

On the other hand, 5 persons were arrested and forwarded to a court for their alleged involvement in the looting of ballot boxes from three booths in Patsara Block of Jagatsinghpur. 

Violence In 1st Phase Odisha Panchayat Polls: SEC Summons DGP, Chief Secretary Ahead Of 2nd Phase
Violence In 1st Phase Odisha Panchayat Polls: SEC Summons DGP, Chief Secretary Ahead Of 2nd Phase

Further, the DGP has assured that strict security measures will be in place for the remaining four phases of rural elections so as to ensure the conduct of the election in a free and fair manner.

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Odisha Panchayat Elections: Opposition Parties, Ruling BJD Trade Barbs Over Poll Violence

State BJP President Samir Mohanty alleged that the violence at various places during the polling was sponsored by ruling BJD

BJP Urges Odisha DGP To Bring Perpetrators Of Violence To Book, Ensure Free & Fair Polls 
BJP Urges Odisha DGP To Bring Perpetrators Of Violence To Book, Ensure Free & Fair Polls 

In a memorandum to DGP Sunil Kumar Bansal, the BJP alleged that the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) resorts to violence and creates tension to influence voters whenever elections come. 

Pre-Panchayat Poll Violence In Odisha: Bloodshed Again in Ganjam, 6 Hurt In Group Clashes
Pre-Panchayat Poll Violence In Odisha: Bloodshed Again in Ganjam, 6 Hurt In Group Clashes

While the police are yet to nab the attackers, the law and order situation in the district seems to be deteriorating.

Five Killed In Poll Related Violence In Bengal
Five Killed In Poll Related Violence In Bengal

Kolkata: Violence erupted in the fourth phase of elections in Bengal in which five people were killed in two separate incidents. Four persons were killed when central forces opened fire…

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Maoists blow up bridge in Jharkhand

Ranchi: Maoists on Saturday in an attempt to intimidate voters during the first phase of Jharkhand Assembly elections underway in 13 districts, blew up a bridge in Gumla, just before polling began, police said. This bridge ran between Ghaghra-Kathkothwa highway and after Moaists found that there threats to boycott the polling process was not being […]

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Political rivalry behind attack on Talcher youth?

Angul: Even though the 2019 general elections in Odisha are over, political violence still continues. This was again evident after a youth was allegedly attacked by his political opponent at Santhapada village in Talcher. The injured, Sushant Samal is now undergoing treatment at the district headquarters hospital. As per reports, Sushant was attacked by one […]

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Two dead in Bhatpara violence, prohibitory orders imposed

Kolkata: A fresh flare-up of violence at Bhatpara in West Bengal’s North 24 Parganas district claimed two lives and left four others injured while the police had to open fire on Thursday, prompting the administration to impose prohibitory orders in the affected areas. “Two persons have died… the officers are deciding on the further course […]

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One dead, many injured as violence continues in Bengal

Kolkata: One person was stabbed to death while several others were injured as political violence continued in West Bengal on Sunday, the police said. Reports of houses being ransacked and activists of both the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and the ruling Trinamool Congress sustaining injuries surfaced through the day. A 36-year-old man, said to be […]

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In a first, EC orders curtailment of campaign in Bengal, removes 2 top officials

New Delhi:  In an unprecedented step, the Election Commission on Wednesday ordered end to poll campaign from 10 p.m. on Thursday in West Bengals remaining 9 Lok Sabha constituencies which go to the polls on May 19, cutting it short by a day in view of the widespread violence witnessed in the state. The Election […]

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BJP Leader Manguli Jena Murder Case: Crime Branch Arrests 5 Persons, Probe Underway

Bhubaneswar: In a major breakthrough, the Crime Branch CID Monday arrested five persons in connection with the murder of BJP Khurda Mandal president Manguli Jena on April 14. The arrested persons- Dibyalochan Gajendra, Simanchala Badajena, Papin Dalasinghray, Chandrakant Pradhan and Ispat Maharana, have been identified as residents of Nirakarpur police station area in Khurda district, […]

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710 companies of central forces in Bengal's 7th phase

Kolkata: A total of 710 companies of the central forces will be deployed for the seventh and final phase of Lok Sabha polls in West Bengal covering nine parliamentary seats on May 19, according to Central Police Observer Vivek Dubey. “The 710 companies will be providing 100 per cent coverage in the state. It will include […]

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One killed, many injured as violence hits Bengal in LS polls

Kolkata: A BJP activist was killed in West Bengal’s Jhargram district early on Sunday as a number of violent incidents and clashes rocked the state in the sixth phase of the Lok Sabha polls. Eight parliamentary constituencies spread across five districts in West Bengal voted on Sunday. A BJP activist, Ramen Singh (30) from Jhargram constituency’s […]

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Amid violence, over 76% turnout in Bengal till 5 pm

Kolkata: Amid widespread violence, including the attack on a Union Minister, clashes outside polling booths, hurling of bombs and EVM snags, over 76 per cent of the electorate voted till 5 p.m. in the fourth phase of Lok Sabha elections in West Bengal on Monday. Long queues of men and women were seen outside the […]

Odisha Elections 2019: Five injured in post-poll violence in Banki

Cuttack: In yet another incident of poll violence, at least five persons were injured in a violent clash between supporters of BJD and Congress at Brahmapura village under Banki Police limits in Cuttack district on Wednesday. According to sources, all the injured have been admitted to Banki Sub-Divisional Hospital. Later, two persons, who sustained critical […]

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EVM vandalisation: Case lodged against BJP's candidate; two arrested

Puri: Two persons were arrested by the police in Gadishagoda today in connection with vandalisation of EVM and VVPAT machine at Birakishorepur in Satyabadi on Tuesday. The arrested persons, Manoj Samantray and Akhaya Biswal have been forwarded to court. Informing media about the arrest, Puri SP, Umashankar Das, said, “Yesterday when voting was underway, poll […]

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Man hacked to death outside booth during polling in WB

Murshidabad (WB): A 55-year-old daily wage labourer, claimed to be a Congress activist, was hacked to death outside a polling booth in Murshidabad Lok Sabha seat, a senior official at the Election Commission said. The Congress alleged that it was the handiwork of the Trinamool Congress but the ruling party denied the charge. Three other […]

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BJP leader Krushna Jagdev's vehicle vandalised

Puri: Krushna Jagdev, a senior BJP leader of Satyabadi Assembly constituency in Puri has alleged that some miscreants attacked and vandalized his car today. Jagdev has raised allegations that some people believed to be supporters of BJD attacked him and broke his car’s window glasses while he was going to look into a protest incident […]

Poll violence: Niranjan Patnaik, Ananta Jena & Jagannath Pradhan attacked in separate incidents

Keonjhar/Bhubaneswar: Ahead of the third phase polls in Odisha, political leaders of BJP, BJD, Congress and their supporters were attacked on Sunday in separate incidents. OPCC president Niranjan Patnaik and his supporters were allegedly attacked by some miscreants at Bhandaripada Chhak under Ramchandrapur Police limits in Ghasipura constituency of Keonjhar. Patnaik and more than 10 […]

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Op-Ed: Back to square one after 19 years!

Violence has been an inseparable part of elections in states like Uttar Pradesh, Bihar and West Bengal since as long as one can remember. Killings, rigging and booth capturing marked elections in many parts of the country in the pre-EVM era. Odisha, in contrast, was an island of peace in those days. Maoist violence was […]

Pre Poll Violence: Six injured in group clash in Nayagarh

Nayagarh: Ahead of the third phase polls in Odisha, at least six persons were injured in a violent clash between two groups at Kalikaprasad village under Sadar Police limits in Nayagarh district on Saturday. According to sources, three persons who sustained critical injuries during the clash were admitted to the District Headquarters Hospital (DHH). Later, […]

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BJP MLA candidate Nilamani Bisoyi arrested for 'smashing EVM' during Phase-2 polls

Berhampur: Hours after an FIR was lodged against BJP Assembly candidate Nilamani Bisoyi for allegedly smashing the Electronic Voting Machine (EVM) in polling booth no-182 at Renti village under Sorada Assembly constituency, police arrested him Thursday evening as his bail plea was rejected by the Court. As per reports, Ganjam District Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange […]

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Poll violence: 24 injured as BJP candidate's campaign rally attacked in Brahmagiri

Puri: In yet another incident of poll violence, at least 24 persons were injured after members of Biju Yuva Bahini allegedly attacked the campaign rally of Brahmagiri BJP candidate Lalitendu Mohapatra at Brahmanadeo village under Krushna Prasad block in Puri district on Thursday. As per reports, BYV members attacked the rally while Namita Mohapatra, wife […]

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Violence in Odisha Polls 2019 continues unabated

Bhubaneswar: From murder to brutal attacks on political leaders and workers, Odisha witnessed several poll-related violence in the run-up to the first and second phase elections which has now emerged as a major concern. As most of the attacks were on BJP leaders and its workers, point of suspicion is now on ruling-BJD. The spate […]

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Spurt in poll violence in Odisha, BJP alleges hooliganism by BJD

Bhubaneswar/Bargarh: Ahead of the second phase polls in Odisha, multiple incidents of violence were reported yesterday in several districts of the State and in all the cases BJD workers were accused of attacking BJP leaders and party members. A youth said to be a supporter of BJP was allegedly beaten to death at Kadalijhola Village […]

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