Tag: State Election Commission

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BJP urges SEC to rein in bureaucracy for free, fair elections in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Citing that the collectors and SPs of various districts are acting as the general secretaries of the ruling BJD, the Odisha BJP today urged the State Election Commission (SEC) to ensure free and fair polls in the State. The saffron party demanded that the SEC should control the role of bureaucracy in elections by […]

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Repoll likely in 44 booths due to poll-related violence

Bhubaneswar: Following poll violence reports from different places across Odisha during the voting for the first phase panchayat polls, the State Election Commission (SEC) today announced fresh elections are likely to be held at some booths in different districts on basis of recommendations from Collectors. Talking to newsmen, SEC Secretary Rabindra Nath Sahu stated, “As […]

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1st phase GP polls result reflects resentment of people: Dharmendra

Bhubaneswar: After the end of the first phase panchayat polls in Odisha Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan in his reaction to OTV said, “The trends of the first phase result reflects the resentment of the people of Odisha.” Pradhan said that it a victory of the people of Odisha, a fruit of […]

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Odisha Panchayat polls: Voters find names missing from list

Jajpur: Though the first phase of panchayat elections in Jajpur district remained by and large peaceful, many voters who had voters’ identity cards were seen returning disappointed after not finding their names on the voters’ list. “I have exercised my franchise in every election for the last 25 years. I am surprised that my name […]

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71% turnout in first phase of Panchayat polls

Bhubaneswar: With first phase three-tier panchayat polls ending today, 71 percent voters turned up to exercise franchise even as incidents of poll violence including looting of ballot boxes were reported at some places. “Elaborate arrangements were made for 58,28446 voters to exercise franchise for 189 Zilla Parishad zones,1506 gram panchayats and 20369 wards under 65 […]

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Panchayat polls: More than 50% polling recorded till 11 am in first phase, says SEC office

Bhubaneswar: Voting for first phase of the five phases three-tier panchayat polls is going on in a seamless manner and more than 50% polling has been recorded till 11 am, said Secretary of the State Election Commission (SEC) Rabindra Nath Sahu today. Talking to newsmen, Sahu mentioned, “At some places, voters have boycotted the rural […]

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Security beefed up for 1st phase Panchayat polls in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) has made adequate security arrangements in 29 districts including the Maoist prone districts where the first phase Panchayat polls will begin tomorrow. Informing the media here this afternoon, SEC secretary Rabindranath Sahu said “Out of the 189 Zilla Parishad Zones in the Odisha Gram Panchayat elections, election for Zilla […]

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Stage set for 1st phase Panchayat polls in Odisha tomorrow

Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) today said all arrangements have been made for the first phase polling of the three-tier panchayat elections in Odisha, scheduled to begin at 7 am tomorrow in 29 districts except Deogarh. Talking to the media persons here this afternoon, SEC secretary Rabindranath Sahu said polling will be held in […]

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Ballot papers to be used in Panchayat polls: SEC

Bhubaneswar: With the first phase Panchayat elections in Odisha scheduled to kick off tomorrow morning, the State Election Commission (SEC) today briefed voting method to the new voters and those who have not fully understood the method of exercising their franchise. Talking to media persons here, SEC secretary Rabindranath Sahu said unlike the voting which […]

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BJP alleges rampant irregularities in voter list

Bhubaneswar: The State BJP today alleged that there have been rampant irregularities in the voter list in Odisha by the government machinery. Talking to media persons here, BJP State vice president Samir Mohanty claimed that he has come to know about such irregularities during his recent tour to Balasore district. “I have arrived here today […]

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14 candidates in Jajpur ZP elections have no property

Jajpur: At least 14 candidates in the fray for the Zilla Parishad (ZP) elections in Jajpur district have declared that they don’t have any property or bank deposit while four others in the fray are ‘crorepatis’. The 14 candidates contesting for the Jajpur Zilla Parishad election have declared that they don’t have any land, house, […]

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Campaigning for first phase Panchayat poll in Odisha ends

Bhubaneswar: The high-pitched campaigning for the first phase of the three-tier panchayat elections in the state came to an end this evening with Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik and his Chhattishgarh counterpart Raman Singh seeking votes for their respective party candidates. While Patnaik campaigned for BJD candidates in his home constituency of Hinjilicut in Ganjam district […]

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Poll panel exempts forest personnel from election duty

Kendrapara: The State Election Commission (SEC) in Odisha has exempted Forest officials working in wildlife parks and sanctuaries of two districts from election duty in the forthcoming panchayat polls in the state as it would hamper the ongoing wildlife and turtle protection drive. SEC secretary Rabindranath Sahoo said the Forest official from wildlife parks and […]

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Seizure of cash from vehicle: SEC directs stern action against guilty

Bhubaneswar: Talking note of the gross violation of model code of conduct enforced in Odisha for the ensuing panchayat polls scheduled to kick off on February 13, the State Election Commission (SEC) today directed the collector and SP of Jharsuguda district to take stern action against the persons from whom police had seized cash and […]

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Panchayat polls: 8,491 booths identified as hyper-sensitive

Bhubaneswar: For the upcoming three-tier panchayat polls in Odisha, the State Election Commission (SEC) has identified 8,491 booths as hyper-sensitive. Moreover, while polls are being conducted for 92,032 wards, 18,931 booths have been identified as sensitive. In Kandhamal district, maximum 1,076 booths are identified as hyper-sensitive, while Cuttack district has the most number of sensitive […]

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