Odisha govt declares phase-wise holiday for elections

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today declared holiday on the four days the State will have simultaneous Lok Sabha and Assembly elections.

“The Government of Odisha have been pleased to declare holiday for the employees of the State Government  Offices and Magisterial Courts (Executive) on the day of polling in the respective parliamentary constituencies and Assembly segments in order to enable their employees to exercise their franchise,” an official notification issued in this regard said.

The State will go to polls in four phases on April 11, 18, 23 and 29.

In the first phase, on April 11, voting will be held in Kalahandi, Nabarangpur, Berhampur and Koraput Parliamentary constituencies.

In the second phase, April 18, polls will be conducted in Bargarh, Sundergarh, Bolangir, Kandhamal and Aska Parliamentary segments.

In the third phase, on April 23, Sambalpur, Keonjhar, Dhenkanal, Cuttack, Puri and Bhubaneswar constituencies will go to polls.

In the fourth or last phase, on April 29, voting will be held at Mayurbhanj, Balasore, Bhadrak, Jajpur, Kendrapara and Jagatsinghpur seats.

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