Odisha Politics

Panchayat Elections: The State Government Limits Liquor Sales on Election Days

The State Government has put limits on the selling of booze on polling days as panchayat elections approach. Excise Commissioner Ashish Kumar Singh directed Collectors to oversee the restriction of liquor in seats and neighbouring regions during the polling process.

Beginning with the hour specified for the completion of the panchayat elections poll and continuing on the day after the poll day.

During this time, it has prohibited the delivery of alcoholic beverages to polluted areas.

The SEC has threatened to take harsh action against anybody who violates its instructions.

Meanwhile, the SEC has ordered the state government to provide its employees paid time off on election days.

This is in accordance with Section 135 C of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. Within the respective wards during the period of 48 hours preceding the panchayat elections poll until the day following poll day.

This will contain the re-poll dates, if needed, and the letter. According to the SEC’s timetable, voting will take place on February 16, 18, 20, 22, and 24. The vote counting, which will be done at the block level, will take place on February 26, 27, and 28.


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