Even more than a week after the results for the Panchayat polls were announced, an unabated spate of violence continues in different parts of the State.
In the run up to the Elections, interesting and encouraging signals came out from different parts of Odisha that indicated a societal rethink on the quality of candidates and widespread use of inducement tactics to win votes.
Nagada, which made headlines in 2016 after several children from the area died due to acute malnutrition, witnessed 83 per cent voter turnout during the fourth phase polls
While excitement was witnessed among people while exercising their franchise, at some places, it proved to be quite a tough job for voters to cast vote
The one noticeable thing during the three phases of polling so far has been that the most of the major incidents of violence have taken place in the politically volatile coastal Odisha while polling has passed off relatively peacefully in the areas grappling with left wing extremism.
Chulamani Baitharu, the victim, is in the race for the post of Sarpanch of Sunarisikuan Gram Panchayat in Khariar block of Nuapada.
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 […]
Puri: In yet another incident of post- poll violence in Odisha, at least five persons were injured after bombs were hurled following a clash between two groups at Bhatapada village in Brahmagiri area of Puri district on Sunday. According to sources, the two groups entered into a verbal duel soon after the declaration of the […]