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Odisha Panchayat Elections: 8,648 Nominations Rejected

Bhubaneswar:23/1/22:As many as 8,648 nomination papers submitted by candidates for election to various positions in the three-tier Panchayati Raj Institutions in Odisha were rejected during scrutiny on Sunday.

During the examination of the nomination papers, applications of 5,544 candidates for the election to ward member positions were rejected due to several reasons.
Similarly, 1,753 nominations filed for the posts of Sarpanch, 1,119 for Panchayat Samiti members and 232 Zilla Parishad members were also rejected during the scrutiny.

Out of the total remaining 2.20 lakh valid nomination papers, 1, 56,753 are for the post of ward member, 32,860 for Sarpanch, 27,034 for Panchayat Samiti members, and 3,767 for Zilla Parishad member.

With the deadline for withdrawal of nomination papers being up to January 25, the final list of candidates to remain in the fray for the poll will be published on the same day.

The Panchayat elections in Odisha will be held in five phases on February 16, 18, 20, 22, and 24 while results will be declared on February 26, 27, and 28.
The election will be held for 91,913 ward member posts, 6,794 Sarpanches, 6,793 Panchayat Samiti members, and 853 Zilla Parishad members.

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Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.
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