Tuesday, May 27, 2014
B’NGIR, T’GARH MUNICIPALITY POLLS ON JULY 1 Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar
B’NGIR, T’GARH MUNICIPALITY POLLS ON JULY 1
Tuesday, 27 May 2014 | PNS | BHUBANESWAR | in Bhubaneswar
The election to the two left out Urban Local Bodies (ULBs), Balangir and Titilagarah Minicipality, would be held on July 1. A notification to this effect was issued by the State Election Commission (SEC) on Monday.
Announcing the poll schedule for the two ULBs, State Election Commissioner Ajit Kumar Tripathy said the filing of nomination would continue from June 9 and 13 and the papers would be scrutinized on June 16. The last date for withdrawal of nomination papers has been fixed is June 19, he said.
Informing that polls would be conducted on July 1, Tripathy said counting of votes and publication of results would be held on July 2.
The Chairman elections would be conducted on July 11, he informed. An estimated 82, 000 voters would elect 21 Ward Members for Balangir Municipality and 23,600 electorates would elect 15 Ward Members for the Titilagarah Municipality.
Notably, Titilagarah NAC was upgraded to Municipality just before the announcement of the general election-2014.
Though the elections for the ULBs were announced on 12 August, 2013, the elections to 22 ULBs in Western Odisha were postponed following lawyers resorted to agitations demanding permanent bench of High Court in the region.
The SEC further postponed the polls for Balangir and Titilagarh in November 2013 as local people boycotted polls to press for setting up a HC bench in Balangir.