Odisha Pancahyat Elections: 77% Voter Turnout in Remaining Part

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Bhubaneswar: A imply of 77 % of the residents proper this second cast their votes amidst tight security throughout the last and shutting part of the three-tier Panchayat election in Odisha.

“Polling was carried out peacefully by out Odisha along with Maoist hit areas moreover some minor disturbance,” State Election Commissioner Rabinarayan Senapati suggested reporters.

He acknowledged the polling was held proper this second in 16,148 wards of 1,173 gram panchayats under 58 blocks and 150 Zilla Parishad constituencies unfold over 26 of the 30 districts of the state. The agricultural polls had been achieved in four districts of Angul, Boudh, Jharsuguda and Malkangiri in four earlier phases, Senapati acknowledged.

Senapati educated that though polling was held at 26-Belpada Zilla Parisahd Zone in Bolangir district on Tuesday, its outcomes just isn’t going to be declared along with others on February 25. Whereas highest voter find yourself of 88 % was reported in Subarnapur district whereas the underside 67 % polling had been acquired in Ganjam district.

Senapati acknowledged the polling proportion elevated by phases. Whereas the ratio was 71 % throughout the first part of polling on February 13, it elevated to 73 % in second part of polling on February 15. Inside the remaining third and fourth phases, the polling per centage was 75 and 76 respectively.

The overall polling proportion throughout the three-tier rural polls throughout the State stood at 74 %.

Replying to a question, Senapati acknowledged: “Wherever the poll has been disrupted, the detailed report from the concerned District Collectors is awaited. After receipt of report, the report, the payment will have a look at the matter and take extra decision.”

A report from Jajpur district acknowledged that the polling was postponed at two cubicles in Kantor panchayat under Korei block as a result of the names of some of the sarpanch candidates had been missing from the ballot paper.

Though there have been seven candidates throughout the fray, the title of solely 5 candidates had been there throughout the ballot paper. Subsequently, names of two candidates had been missing from the ballot paper which had been issued to gross sales house no 10 and 11 in Kantor panchayat.

The district administration postponed polling on the 2 cubicles, official sources acknowledged.

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