Bhubaneswar: The Odisha State Election Commissioner has directed Balangir Collector to ensure that no willing person is obstructed/ dissuaded from filing nomination for the post of Sarpanch of Bileisarada GP on the allegation of auction of Sarpanch post.
It is to be noted that a media report had claimed that allegedly the Sarpanch post for the Bilesarda gram panchayat in Balangir district was nominated through an auction. Accordingly, earlier the SEC had asked the district collector of Bolangir to submit a report on the alleged auction of the post of Sarpanch in Bilesarda gram panchayat.
The State Election Commissioner of Odisha also reviewed removal of the hoardings, banners, posters etc. from Government Buildings and Public Places through Video Conferencing with all District Collectors at 4.00 PM today.
The State Election Commissioner also ordered disengagement of GRS of Purusottampr GP under Chandabali Block in Bhadrak District and ordered Bhadrak Collector to issue show cause notice to the Panchayat Executive Officer (PEO) for allowing Government Office being misused on the complaint filed by BJP yesterday before SEC.