Tag Archives: Panchayat Polls

Raman Singh to campaign for BJP in upcoming Panchayat Polls

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Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh will be the BJP’s star campaigner for the ensuing panchayat polls in Odisha. Some other Chief Ministers of neighboring states and parliamentarians have been added to the list. The ruling BJD and Congress have decided to stage demonstration in the areas the senior BJP leader will visit to address publicContinue Reading…

Maoists abduct 5 Election Officials, 1 Villager from Malkangiri cut-off Area

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Ahead of Panchayat Polls, Maoists abducted five election officials including a villager from the cut-off area in Malkangiri district today morning. The abducted officials were identified as Hrushikesh Naik, Purusottam Behera, Praveen Soren, Lingaraj Majhi and Kaminikant Singh. Manoranjan Sisa, son of Jodamba village head Laxman Sisa is also among the six abducted persons. Reportedly,Continue 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…

BJD moves SEC against Poll Code violation by BJP

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Alleging violation of model code of conduct by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) in the Panchayat Polls, the ruling Biju Janata Dal (BJD) on Thursday sought the intervention of the State Election Commissioner (SEC) in the matter. Ruling BJD alleged that BJP is violating the rules by advertising several schemes on local television channels. ReactingContinue Reading…

State SEC hikes expenditure limit of Candidates in Panchayat Polls

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The State Election Commission (SEC) on Thursday increased the expenditure limit of the candidates for upcoming 3-tire panchayat polls in Odisha going to be held in February, 2017. The expenditure limit of Zilla Parishad candidates has been increased to Rs 2 lakh from Rs 1.5 lakh and it has been finalized at Rs 80,000 forContinue Reading…

BJD’s month-long ‘Jansampark Padyatra’ begins from Oct 2

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The ruling BJD started its month-long ‘Jansampark Padyatra’ (peoples’ contact programme) on Sunday to sensitise people about its various developmental initiatives ahead of the panchayat polls. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik inaugurated the annual peoples’ contact programme at Nuagaon under Samantarapur area in the presence of many Ministers and party leaders. The party have planned toContinue Reading…

Which Party holds the edge for 2017 Panchayat Polls in Odisha?

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Which party in Odisha has the clear edge in Panchayat polls? Is BJD assured of a massive win? Will Congress give it a tough fight? IS BJP doing enough to match its rivals? Deepak Kumar Prusty: BJD will be the winner by hook or crook. Yes, both Congress and BJP will do better as comparedContinue Reading…

State Election Commission begins Process for Panchayat Polls in 25 Districts

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The State Election Commission (SEC) has begun the preparations for the panchayat polls in 25 districts of Odisha. The rest five districts include Balasore, Bargarh, Kandhamal, Kalahandi and Nuapada, where the decision of the state government to create 188 new Panchayats is under sub-judice. The state government is waiting for the verdict of the court afterContinue Reading…

BJP to field Candidates in all Seats in Panchayat Polls

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Odisha BJP Unit on Friday announced that it will field candidates across all panchayats and zilla parishad zones in the state in the upcoming panchayat polls for the year 2016-17. It was decided in a high level meeting of BJP Election Management Committee held in Bhubaneswar yesterday. Sources said, the Party members will reach to theContinue Reading…

Collectors asked to complete Delimitation of Wards, Reservation by Aug 19

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The Commissioner-cum-secretary, Panchayati Raj, Deoranjan Kumar Singh has asked all the district collectors to complete the process of delimitation of wards and reservation of seats by August 19 as per the provisions of the Panchayati Raj Institutions (PRIs) Act and Rules. The delimitation process should be completed in Gram Panchayats (GPs), Panchayat Samitis (PSs) andContinue Reading…


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