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ULB Elections In Odisha
When Will ULB Polls Be Held In Odisha?

It is speculated that the Odisha government may consider holding the elections after the Panchayat polls in the State or they may go for simultaneous polls in February 2022.

ULB Polls In Odisha After Delimitation, Reservation Of Wards: SEC

Bhubaneswar: The election to the urban bodies in the State will be held within four months after the completion of delimitation and reservation of wards by the Odisha government, said State Election Commission secretary Rabindranath Sahu on Thursday. Talking to media, Sahu said, “The State government is responsible for delimitation and reservation of wards, while […]

Opposition Criticizes CM Naveen Over Sops Ahead Of Civic Body Polls

Bhubaneswar: Hours after Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik announced several developmental projects on the occasion of Local Self Governance Day today, Opposition parties criticised the move and termed it vote bank politics of the ruling-BJD to win confidence of urban voters ahead of civic body polls in the State. While attending a state-level function at  Lok […]

SC rejects Odisha govt plea on revising reservations in civic bodies

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: In a major setback to the Odisha government, the Supreme Court today rejected its plea challenging the Orissa High Court order on reservation of seats in urban local bodies in the State. Upholding the High Court’s earlier order, the apex court has made it clear that reservations of seats for the scheduled castes […]

Uncertainty looms over conduct of Municipal Polls in Odisha

Bhubaneswar: Uncertainty looms large over the conduct of Urban Local Bodies (ULBs) on time as Odisha government has decided to move Supreme Court against the Orissa High Court order regarding reservation of seats in different urban local bodies. Earlier, the Orissa High Court had asked the state government not to exceed 50 per cent reservation […]

BJD scores big win in ULB polls; Cong, BJP take severe beating

The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has reaffirmed its hegemony and scored a resounding victory in the second phase of urban local body (ULB) polls in western Odisha by winning a clear majority in 15 municipalities and notified area councils (NACs).