Tag Archives: Panchayat Elections

Odisha Panchayat Poll: 5,403 Nomination Papers filed in Second Phase

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Around 5,403 nomination papers were filed for various PRI posts in the second phase of nominations filed between January 27 and 30, the State Election Commission sources informed. The nominations were filed for the three-tier Panchayat elections scheduled to start from February 13 in Odisha. The polling will take place in five phases on FebruaryContinue Reading…

Maoists warn Tribals to abstain from Panchayat Polls

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Ahead of Panchayat Elections, the CPI (Maoist) Malkangiri Divisional Committee have warned the tribals of Malkangiri district to restrain from Panchayat Polls. They also threatened not to apply for candidature and cast vote in the ensuing Panchayat Polls. In a written letter they warned that if anybody contests for upcoming Panchay Polls would be sentencedContinue Reading…

Odisha BJP to hold ‘Maha Samavesh’ in Bhubaneswar on Nov 25

Odisha BJP-Maha Samavesh

Ahead of Panchayat elections in Odisha, Odisha BJP has started preparation for the large meeting ‘Maha Samavesh’ at Baramunda field in Bhubaneswar on November 25. Party President Amit Shah will join the event on Friday and will campaign for the upcoming panchayat polls and expose the inefficiency, misrule of the BJD in the state. NearlyContinue Reading…

Amit Shah to attend BJP Maha Samavesh in Odisha on Nov 25

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The BJP State President Basanta Panda on Thursday announced that the party president Amit Shah will visit Odisha on November 25. Ahead of Panchayat elections, Odisha BJP unit is going to organize a ‘Maha Samavesh’ at Bhubaneswar on November 25. Many national leaders including the party President will join the mega event. Amit Shah willContinue Reading…

Voting on for second phase of Himachal Panchayat Polls

Shimla, Jan 1: Voting began on Friday for the second phase of Himachal Pradesh panchayat elections amid tight security. The polling, which began at 7 a.m., is taking place for the election of Panchayat Raj Institutions (PRIs), representatives of 732 panchayats, State Election Commissioner T.G. Negi told. Police and home guard personnel were deployed toContinue Reading…

Re-examine literacy criteria for panchayat polls: Amartya Sen

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New Delhi, Dec 18:¬†There is a need for a Constitution bench to deliberate on the Supreme Court’s upholding of the Haryana government’s decision to make literacy an essential criterion to contest panchayat elections, Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen has said. “We need to distinguish between what our objectives are and what is the state of theContinue Reading…

Panchayat Poll results jolt for Samajwadi Party Heavyweights

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav

Lucknow, Nov 2: In a major setback to Uttar Pradesh’s ruling Samajwadi Party, relatives of many ministers and senior leaders were defeated in the panchayat elections. Counting of votes is underway on Monday. Officials with the state Election Commission told that so far results of 35,000 regional panchayat wards have been declared, and of theContinue Reading…

HC stays Academic Qualification for Haryana Panchayat Polls

Haryana Panchayat Polls

Chandigarh, Aug 21: The Punjab and Haryana High Court on Friday stayed a Haryana government decision making academic qualifications and some other conditions mandatory for those contesting¬†Haryana Panchayat Polls. The BJP government on August 11 decided to amend the Haryana Panchayati Raj Act, 1994, and announced new rules to make it mandatory for candidates toContinue Reading…


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