Bhubaneswar: The State Election Commission (SEC) office today stated elections to the post of Sarpanch of Dhinkia gram panchayat in Jagatsinghpur District will be held next year.
In a statement, Secretary of the SEC, RN Sahu also mentioned polls to the 23 Ward Members will be held in 2023.
The tenure of Dhinkia GP will be over in 2023 as elections were held in 2018, the SEC office added.
Recently, the Dhinkia gram panchayat has been in news due to an agitation by villagers against the proposed steel plant project of JSW and police excesses on them.
The election to Dhinkia panchayat was delayed by over two years and held in 2018 due to the agitation against the Posco steel project. Later the company abandoned the steel project in Dhinkia.
The three-tier panchayat election will be held across the State in five phases from February 16, 2022.