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Civic Polls in Odisha to be held after amendment of two Acts: Pratap Jena

16/03/2021 at 10:07 PM

Bhubaneswar, Mar 16: The process of holding elections to various urban local bodies (ULBs) in the State will begin after amendments to the existing Orissa Municipal Act-1950 and Orissa Municipal Corporation Act-2003, informed Housing and Urban Development Minister Pratap Jena in the Assembly today.

Replying to a question by Congress MLA, Suresh Kumar Routray the minister said that steps are being initiated for the election process.

The reservation of seats for SC, ST and OBC in the ULB polls will be possible only after necessary amendments to both the Acts. Election of ULBs in the State has been pending for last two years.   

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