Bhubaneswar: The interim stay imposed by the Orissa High Court on holding Panchayat polls at ParjangZilla Parishad zone-2, Muktapasi Gram Panchayat and at Pathara Khamaba Gram Panchayat has been lifted. The said fall under the Parjang block of Dhenkanal district.
Rabindra Nath Sahu, Secretary, Odisha State Election Commission on 20 Jan 2017 at a press meet said, “On December 27, notification was issued for conducting elections for total 853 Zilla Parishad zones. Subsequently, two Zilla Parishad zones had been excluded abiding to the Orissa High Court directive. One of the two excluded was Parjang-2 in Dhenkanal district. Meanwhile, the High Court has lifted its interim stay. Hence, we announce Panchayat poll schedule for the Zilla Parishad zone and also for Muktapasi Gram Panchayat and Pathara Khamaba Gram Panchayat of Parjang block in Dhenkanal district.”
“As per the poll schedule, filing of nomination process will begin from January 21. It will for five days i.e. on January 21, 24, 25, 27 and 28. On January 29, the nomination papers will be scrutinised. On February 1 till 3 pm, those who desires to withdraw can do so. The election to this Parjang-2 Zilla Parishad zone will be held on February 21, he added.”
It is to be noted that (BJD) MLA of Parjang Dr. Nrushingha Sahu’s daughter-in-law is to contest from the said ZP zone on a BJD ticket and she is tipped to be a contender for the post of Dhenkanal ZP Chairman.