Votes of looted box counted Bhubaneswar: Votes polled at Nikirei booth in Kendrapara district on Tuesday was counted late in the night in presence of police, according to reports.
In a bid to further tourism development, the Odisha Government, two days after signing of an MOU for direct air connectivity to South East Asia from the city airport here, held a detail discussion to bring in a policy for South East Asia tourism at affordable and exciting prices.
While the BJP is set to form at least 10 Zilla Parishads, the party looks to greatly owe to Mayurbhanj district as it has got a whooping 49 ZP Members out of total number of 56 seats.
The Budget Session of the Odisha Legislative Assembly (OLAS) will begin at 11 am today and will be held in two phases till April 7. While the first will continue till March 4, the second phase will be held from March 14 to April 7.
With speculations rife over the changing political climate in Odisha with people’s verdict gradually tilting towards the saffron party BJP, particularly in the backdrop of the recently conducted panchayat election, it’s now calculation time. If to take into account the total seats won by all the political parties during the four phases of election and the tally of final phase poll available so far, BJD is going to form 16 Zilla Parishads in the state. BJP despite the massive victory is still lagging with 8 Zilla Parishads only.
With the counting process in progress across the Zilla Parishad zones in the state where the final phase poll was held today, the first set of winning candidates has been received. Signifying the BJD-BJP neck and neck clash apparent from the leading list, the list has again proved the poor performance of the Congress party.
Keeping pace with the high percentage of voting during the last four phases of polling in the ongoing panchayat election in the State, around 77% of voter turnout was registered today in the final phase. Amid small incidents of disturbances the polling was largely held in a peaceful manner.
With the final phase of voting in the ongoing panchayat election in the state is already over and the counting process is on, BJP has been seen again putting up a tough fight to the ruling BJD.
Incidents of violence and group clash continued unabated today, even during the final phase of panchayat election in the state. In a fresh incident, trouble erupted in the Krushnaprasad block of Puri district where groups from two villages fought with each other.
In another such incident, voters belonging to three villages under Niyamgiri hill area in Rayagada district boycotted polls while the last phase of the three-tier panchayat polls held there on Tuesday.