Tag Archives: Panchayat Polls

Post-Poll Violence occured in Many Places, Sec 144 clamped in Jajpur

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Post-poll violence continued unabated in Odisha as many people were injured, houses, shops, vehicles were damaged in various parts of the state including Jajpur, Khurda, Cuttack and Kendrapara districts. The district administration has clamped prohibitory orders under Section 144 as three persons were critically injured in a group clash at Jana village under Panikoili policeContinue Reading…

BJD wins 4 More Zilla Parishads after 5th Phase Polls

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The ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) has added four more Zilla Parishads to its kitty and reached an invincible position in yet another at the end of 5th and final phase pollsing in the state. The party won got full majority in Balasore, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal and Nuapada, taking the tally to 16. In Kandhamal, BJDContinue Reading…

Congress, BJP set to join hands in Nabarangpur to form Zilla Parishad

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Politics makes strange bedfellows. And, it’s coming true in Nabarangpur district. As per the confirmed reports, bitter rivals Congress and BJP have joined hands to stop BJD from capturing the Zilla Parishad there. Out of 26 Zilla Parishad Zones in the district, BJD won 11, followed by Congress (8) and BJP (7). As the magicContinue Reading…

BJD bags 63 out of 69 Zilla Parishad Zones in Naveen’s Home Turf

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While the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) made its presence felt across the state, barring a few exceptions, it could not gain much in Odisha CM and BJD Supremo Naveen Patnaik’s home turf. BJD has won 63 out of 69 Zilla Parishad Zones in the state. The BJP had to be content with 4 Zones, whileContinue Reading…

77% Voter turnout in 5th & Final Phase Panchayat Polls

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At least 77% voters turned up to exercise their franchise in the fifth and final phase of the Panchayat Polls, informed by the State Election Commissioner (SEC) Rabinarayan Senapati. Subarnapur district remaining at the top in the list with 88% while, Ganjam district standing at 67% with the lowest percentage of voters. The first phaseContinue Reading…

BJP continues to surge in 5th Phase Panchayat Polls in Odisha

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In continuation with the trend in the last four phases, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has moved ahead in the fifth and final phase too, by leading in nearly 40% of the total seats that went to polls today. As per the trends received so far, BJP is leading in 58 Zilla Parishad Zones, whileContinue Reading…

Six injured in Jajpur Poll Violence

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The fifth and final phase of rural polls on Tuesday was marred by violence in many booths of Jajpur districts. Six persons were injured as bombing reported in Anyaspur Gram Panchayat at Bari region in Jajpur district. Cops detained two people in this connection. Meanwhile, voting has been cancelled in two booths of Bantar gramContinue Reading…

Odisha Panchayat Polls: BJD faces rout in Western Odisha

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While Western Odisha has been a stronghold of BJP for years with a strong organisational base and involvement of top leaders in the region, the BJD was not weak either. Congress also had strong presence there. However, the panchayat polls in 2017, has proved beyond doubt that BJD has completely lost the ground, while CongressContinue Reading…

Chhattisgarh BJP Leader, 8 Others arrested by Kalahandi Police

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In a big development, which further proved the strong involvement of Chhattisgarh Government in panchayat polls in Odisha, Lokesh Kawadia, Secretary of BJP NGO Cell, has been arrested by Kalahandi Police on the allegations of distributing cash during panchayat polls. Lokesh was detained by the cops in Thuamula, Rampur in Kalahandi district last evening. TheContinue Reading…

Poll Violence continues in various parts of Odisha

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Several people were injured, voting cancelled, and people boycotted polls as poll related violence continued unabated in different parts of Odisha during the ongoing fifth and final phase of Panchayat elections. In an unfortunate incident during fifth phase polling, two persons, including a Sarpanch candidate, were killed and many others injured in Ganjam district asContinue Reading…


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