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State Election Commission Is A Toothless Body, Alleges Odisha BJP
State Election Commission Is A Toothless Body, Alleges Odisha BJP

State BJP general secretary Lekhashree Samantasinghar accused the SEC of being a tool in the hands of the BJD-led government. 

  • Tuesday, 18 January 2022
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Opposition Seek Postponement, SEC To Issue Guidelines; PIL In Orissa HC
Odisha Panchayat Polls: Opposition Seek Postponement, SEC To Issue Guidelines; PIL In Orissa HC

The Opposition is demanding for postponement of the polls for at least three months citing three reasons- Covid third wave and reservation for ST and OBC candidates.

  • Monday, 10 January 2022
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Odisha Publishes Draft List Of Reservation For Panchayat Elections

The draft lists of reservations for the upcoming three-tier panchayat elections in Odisha was published by the Panchayati Raj Department on Friday

  • Friday, 08 October 2021
2019 elections: Odisha EC preparations fuel early-poll speculations

Bhubaneswar: With the State Election Commission expediting preparations, speculations of an early-poll are gathering steam. A month after seeking information on expenses during the upcoming elections from the district electoral officers, the Odisha Chief Electoral Officer (CEO) has issued a directive for setting up storehouses for safekeeping of EVMs and VVPAT machines for which Rs […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
Uncertainty looms over elections to 65 civic bodies

Bhubaneswar: Uncertainty looms over elections to 65 urban local bodies (ULBs), which should be held by September this year by the State Election Commission (SEC), as the State government has expressed its incapability to complete ward delimitation and seat reservation within stipulated time frame. As per a letter written to the SEC on June 13, […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
2019 elections: Odisha EC asks Collectors to submit poll expenses estimate

Bhubaneswar: With the upcoming general elections barely a year away, the State Election Commission has started its preparations by asking district collectors to submit estimates regarding expenses for the polls. Confirming the development, Chief Electoral Officer of Odisha, Surendra Kumar on Monday informed that it is a routine process which needs to be undertaken at […]

  • Monday, 26 July 2021
BJP slams ruling BJD over poll commission appointment

Bhubaneswar: BJP on Monday lambasted the ruling party over appointment of Naba Kumar Nayak as the State Election Commissioner. The saffron party was up in arms alleging that the State government has appointed a junior level officer to the constitutional post. BJP spokesperson Pitambar Acharya said, “The service rule has been violated by appointing Nayak […]

  • Saturday, 24 July 2021
Paper trail machines to be used during Bijepur bypoll

Bhubaneswar:  Voter verifiable paper audit trail (VVPAT) machines will be used during the Bijepur bypoll in Odisha. Chief Electoral Officer, DN Gupta stated that VVPAT machines will be used in future general elections as per the notification of the Election Commission of India. VVPAT machines will be attached to the electronic voting machines (EVM) in […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
Civic polls: SEC asks govt to complete ward delimitation by Jan 2018

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) has asked the government to initiate preparations for urban local body (ULB) polls and complete ward delimitation by January 2018. In a letter to the Urban Development department, secretary of the SEC RN Sahu asked the government to finish delimitation of 93 ULBs. Term of 66 ULBs including the […]

  • Friday, 23 July 2021
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HC directs SEC to hold Zilla Parishad election in Malkangiri

Bhubaneswar: The Orissa High Court, on Monday, directed the State Election Commission (SEC) to conduct Zilla Parishad president election in Malkangiri. The HC ordered to hold elections in 18 gram panchayats of Chitrakonda I & II zones  in the district. Of the 13 Zilla Parishad zones in Malkangiri, elections to the two zones are yet […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Changes to ZP election rules during polls unacceptable: SEC

Cuttack: The State Election Commission (SEC), while presenting its stand before the Orissa High Court on the case filed challenging the changes made by the State government to the Odisha Zilla Parishad (ZP) Election Rules-1994, strongly objected such a change citing that government interference during the election process is unacceptable. Once the election begins, even […]

  • Wednesday, 21 July 2021
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Repolling at 14 places in Odisha on April 19

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) finalised April 19 as the date for repolling in the 14 places where the three-tier panchayat polls were stalled due to death of contestants. Notices regarding this will be sent to Panchayat offices, Block offices, Sub-Collector offices and District Collector offices on March 17. According to sources aspiring candidates […]

  • 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
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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