panchayat poll

Odisha rural polls: BJD sees rush for sarpanch post as 15 per cent rebels in fray

Out of the 30,000 nomination papers filed for the sarpanch post, about 20,000 were from the ruling BJD with at least 15 per cent being rebels.

published on : 22nd January 2022

Sarpanch post in sight for visually-challenged Santilal Sabar at Odisha's Gondamer panchayat

A resident of Dabri village under the GP, Sabar had contested the panchayat elections in 2007 but could not win.

published on : 22nd January 2022

Problems over candidate selection for Odisha panchayat polls persist in BJD

As the filing of nomination papers entered the third day, the BJD leadership at the State and district-level were struggling to pacify the rival factions fighting for tickets.

published on : 20th January 2022

IT engineer from Odisha's Angul prefers being public servant, enters panchayat poll frenzy

Sujit Mahallick, a native of Poktunga village, left his job as assistant engineer in a private company and filed nominations papers as BJD candidate.

published on : 20th January 2022

Odisha panchayat polls: 21 candidates file papers from former Maoist hotbed

Of the nine panchayats in Swabhiman Anchal, Dhuliput witnessed the highest of five candidates filing nominations for ward member posts, one for samiti member and another for sarpanch.

published on : 20th January 2022

Piped water, all-weather roads dream for villages of Odisha's Mayurbhanj district

Many areas in tribal-dominated Mayurbhanj are bereft of motorable roads, safe drinking water facilities, pucca houses and power supply.

published on : 20th January 2022

Odisha: Junior college principal in Kendrapara canvasses for sarpanch candidate, suspended

The principal of government-run Maa Tarini Higher Secondary School has landed in trouble for organising an election meeting on the college premises.

published on : 19th January 2022

Over 8K candidates file nominations for panchayat polls on Day 1

The SEC said that observers should be watchful about the implementation of the model code of conduct during campaigning and should also ensure that no rallies are held.

published on : 18th January 2022

BJP outlines corruption, OBC quota as Odisha Panchayat poll planks  

After a two-day churning of the state BJP leadership with district functionaries, the saffron party decided to go to the people with issues over which it had launched state-wide agitation last year.

published on : 14th January 2022

Panchayats under red shadow scared of polls

With the polls announced, leaders of political parties are beginning to show up but the shadow of fear looms.

published on : 14th January 2022

BJP target for Odisha Panchayat polls: At least 5 zones in each Assembly

BJP state in-charge D Purandeswari, on a two-day visit to the state, took a district-wise review of the party’s preparedness with district functionaries in virtual mode.

published on : 13th January 2022

Focus on virtual campaigns for Odisha panchayat polls

The candidates can undertake door-to-door campaigns with minimum supporters, maintain social distance and wear face masks without fail, the state government's Covid guidelines said.

published on : 13th January 2022

Five-phase panchayat polls in Odisha from February 16 to 24

The SEC warned that if a candidate or political party violated Covid-19 guidelines, they are liable for prosecution under suitable provisions of the Disaster Management Act, 2005.

published on : 12th January 2022

Odisha State Election Commission to announce rural polls soon

Meanwhile, the Opposition political parties demanded postponement of the polls citing the third wave of the pandemic and lack of reservation for ST and OBC candidates.

published on : 11th January 2022

Ahead of panchayat and urban polls, BJD faced with organisational issues

There is a feeling among the BJD leaders that there is lack of any communication in the party which has affected its functioning.

published on : 3rd January 2022
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